Happy New Year!

Whilst 2024 has already seen its fair share of turmoil, turbulence and injury in the sporting world, the year has started with much to celebrate and admire. As the prizes are dished out to the deserving, we’ve particularly enjoyed Pep Guardiola of Manchester City’s response to winning FIFA’s The Best Men’s Coach: “We are here because we won a lot”.

Here at SEMPRIS, we’re really keen to assist you, our members, through career transitions, to help you to minimise any disruption or confusion in relation to your medical indemnity when negotiating new contracts with your employers.  To that end, we would urge you to speak to us at the earliest opportunity when you are changing roles.

We are here to talk you through your options, specific to your own personal circumstances, so please do pick up the phone (0208 652 9018) or send us an email.  It is, without exception, always easier to understand your indemnity position before you make a decision and finalise a contract (and improves your negotiating position too).  Please don’t forget to let us know about any changes to your declared practice during the course of your policy year.

Meanwhile, last month was not short of interesting research and articles – here is a summary, in case you missed them.

If you have any suggestions for resources, studies or events for inclusion in future bulletins, please do let us know.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Reduced Ejection Fraction in Elite Endurance Athletes: Clinical and Genetic Overlap With Dilated Cardiomyopathy https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.063777


Cardiac imaging in athlete’s heart: current status and future prospects https://cardiovascularultrasound.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12947-023-00319-3

MRI Reporting – The catastrophisation effects https://twitter.com/TDekkersPhysio/status/1722569538787594636 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-021-06809-0#citeas


Rotator Cuff – Preoperative outcome scores may predict relative improvement from repair https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20231206/preoperative-outcome-scores-may-predict-relative-improvement-from-rotator-cuff-repair

Rotator Cuff – Bone marrow stimulation provided no benefit to arthroscopic repair https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20231201/study-bone-marrow-stimulation-provided-no-benefit-to-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair

Rotator Cuff – Statistical fragility of randomized controlled trials evaluating rehabilitation after arthroscopic repair https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231184946

Groin Pain – Into the Bermuda Triangle Part 3 https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/11/10/groin-pain-into-the-bermuda-triangle-part-3/

Groin Pain – Into the Bermuda Triangle Part 4 https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/12/11/groin-pain-into-the-bermuda-triangle-part-4/

Hamstring Injury – Revisiting the prevention and rehabilitation literature https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/12/07/bjsports-2023-106878?

ACL – Peroneus longus vs. hamstring autograft yielded early return to sport after surgery https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20231208/peroneus-longus-vs-hamstring-autograft-yielded-early-return-to-sport-after-acl-surgery

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury – Towards a gendered environmental approach https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/17/984

Meniscal Tears – Treatment options https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/05/29/treatment-options-for-meniscal-tears/

Patellofemoral Instability – Towards a better understanding https://boneandjoint.org.uk/Article/10.1302/0301-620X.105B12.BJJ-2023-1026

Ankle Osteoarthritis – Online survey of current treatment practices of UK-based podiatrists and physiotherapistshttps://jfootankleres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13047-023-00683-3

Lisfranc Dislocation – A rehab case study https://www.physio-network.com/blog/lisfranc-dislocation-rehab-case-study/


Golfing Injuries – What are they and what should we do? https://basem.co.uk/golfing-injuries-what-are-they-and-what-should-we-do/

Sub-Elite Golfers – What differences exist between the lead and trail wrist in extensor carpi ulnaris activity and golf swing joint kinematics? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2023.2285121

Patient Online Searches – An analysis of online patient searches for rotator cuff repair https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1058274623004160

Pelvic Floor In Athletes – Infographic https://twitter.com/BJSM_BMJ/status/1733969611484221551

Tendons – Understanding rapid tendon regeneration in newts may one day help human athletes https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231129003809.htm

Runners – Gait asymmetry in spatiotemporal and kinetic variables does not increase running-related injury risk in lower limbs: a secondary analysis of a randomised trial https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/10/1/e001787

Shoulder Range Of Motion – Accuracy of a smartphone software application compared with a handheld goniometer for measuring in asymptomatic adults https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231187297

Women’s Football Health problems – A two-season prospective cohort study in the Norwegian premier league https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/58/1/4

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics – Epidemiology of injuries: a retrospective analysis of six seasons https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/4/e001721?

UEFA Women’s Elite Club Injury Study – A prospective study on 1527 injuries over four consecutive seasons 2018/2019 to 2021/2022 reveals thigh muscle injuries to be most common and ACL injuries most burdensome https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/01/05/bjsports-2023-107133


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

From Red Flags to Recovery: A Deep Dive into Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Strategies for Managing REDs. EP#542 https://bjsmbmj.podbean.com/e/from-red-flags-to-recovery-a-deep-dive-into-primary-secondary-and-tertiary-strategies-for-managing-reds-ep542/

Foot & Ankle International – Podcasts https://footandankle.libsyn.com/


IMC LIVE – Complex Chronic Total Occlusions, 8th – 9th Feb 2024; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia https://imc-live.com/registration_2024/

British Institute of Radiology: Ninth Head and Neck Imaging Refresher Course, 9th  February 2024; Horizon Leeds https://www.mybir.org.uk/l/s/community-event?id=a173Y00000GQSeDQAX#/Overview

The 7th IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, 29th February – 2nd March 2024; Monaco https://olympics.com/ioc/medical-research/7-th-ioc-world-conference-on-prevention-of-injury-and-illness-in-sport

AI Congress 2024 | Augmentation and Automation, Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd March 2024; IET Savoy Place, London https://www.mybir.org.uk/l/s/community-event?id=a173Y00000GQSVNQA5

ECOSEP2024 CONFERENCE: The future of Sports and Exercise Medicine: start strong, return stronger,  25th – 27th  April 2024; MOVE Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia https://ecosep2024.com/#hometop

Football Medicine: Bridging Science and Practice, 25th – 27th May 2024; Civitas Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid https://isokineticconference.com/isok24-scientific-programme/

ESBiomech 2024: 29th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, 30th June – 3rd July 2024; Edinburgh https://esbiomech2024.org/

Do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for websites, apps or networks for inclusion in future bulletins.

DISCLAIMER: Horizons is intended as a helpful round-up for members of potentially interesting articles/opinions that have been shared online. SEMPRIS are not qualified to make/infer any clinical judgements, and the inclusion of content, events and resources does not imply endorsement.

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