As most will know, we tragically lost our much-loved and respected MD Neil Redman last August. In recognition of the incredible efforts of Scotland’s Air Ambulance crew that attended his father, Charlie Redman will be running the London Marathon in April in Neil’s name and raising funds for this essential charity.

The Air Ambulance service is funded entirely through donations, fundraising and events, and we’re sure you will join us in wishing Charlie luck in his efforts to raise funds for an organisation that went above and beyond in their attempts to save his father’s life.

SEMPRIS have been delighted to make a donation towards Charlie’s target of £8,500, and if it’s something  you would like to do as well, you can visit his London Marathon page here

Do let us know if you have any suggestions for resources, studies or events for inclusion in future bulletins.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Exercise – It is safe when coronary artery calcium progresses during exercising?

Acute Myocarditis – Red flags in

Therapeutics – Effect of opioids for breathlessness in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Sudden Cardiac Death – Yield of molecular autopsy in athletes: data from a large registry in the UK

Leisure Time Physical Activity – Associated with improved diastolic heart function and partly mediated by unsupervised quantified metabolic health

Atherosclerosis – Physical fitness in male adolescents and atherosclerosis in middle age: a population-based cohort study


Non–Traumatic Head and Neck Emergencies


Neck Pain – Systemic inflammation, sleep and psychological factors determine recovery trajectories. An exploratory study

Acromioclavicular Injury – Prospective multicentre randomised controlled trial of surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for acute Rockwood Type 3 acromioclavicular injury

Anterior Glenohumeral Instability – Arthroscopic Bankart with remplissage results in lower rates of recurrent instability with similar range of motion compared to isolated arthroscopic Bankart: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

Hamstrings – A musculoskeletal multifactorial individualised programme for muscle injury risk reduction in professional football: results of a prospective cohort study

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy – A Systematic Review of Interventions

When ACL Reconstruction Does Not Help – Risk factors associated with not achieving the minimal important change for the KOOS Sport/Rec and QoL

ACL Reconstruction – Effectiveness of the KC@H programme compared with clinic-based rehabilitation in patients: a study protocol for a single-centre, two-arm, single-blinded, randomised controlled superiority trial

Meniscal and ACL Injury – Risk factors for concomitant meniscal injury with sport-related anterior cruciate ligament injury

Meniscal Tears – Treatment Options

Knee Injury – Prophylactic knee bracing in offensive linemen of the national football league: a retrospective analysis of usage trends, player performance, and major knee injury

ACL Reconstruction – Objectively evaluated physical activity among individuals following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posterolateral Corner Knee – Injury Patterns

ACL Reconstruction – The role of hydrotherapy

ACL Rupture – Investigation of morphometric factors associated in adolescents

ACL Reconstruction – Older age, poor preoperative quadriceps muscle strength, and residual pain as risk factors for poor quadriceps muscle strength recovery at 1 year after: A TMDU MAKS study of 402 patients

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tibial Avulsion Fractures – Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of clinical outcomes after management

Ankle Dorsiflexion – The effect of manual therapy on range of motion: A pilot crossover randomised trial

Assessing Global Ankle Instability

Syndesmotic Injury – A Novel flexible fixation method

Tarsal Coalition


Pregnancy and RTP – Returning to activity and sport postpartum; what do we currently know and what is missing?

Cricket Injuries – A similar injury profile observed in franchise men’s and women’s cricket in England and Wales: injury surveillance analysis from the first three ‘The Hundred’ competitions

Rugby Union – Match injuries in English schoolboy rugby union

Underwater Rugby – Epidemiology of acute and overuse injuries

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome – Exercise compared to a control condition or other conservative treatment options: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Running-Related Injury – Gait asymmetry in spatiotemporal and kinetic variables does not increase injury risk in lower limbs: a secondary analysis of a randomised trial including 800+ recreational runners

Elite Short-Course Triathletes – Injury incidence and prevalence: a 4-year prospective study

Depression – Effect of exercise: systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Concussion – Exploring the association between cognitive activity and symptom resolution in adolescents aged 11–17 years

Rugby Union and Concussion – Differences in injury and concussion rates in a cohort of Canadian female and male youth: a step towards targeted prevention strategies

Sleep Patterns – A real-world examination of elite athletes before and after competition

Munich 2022 European Championships – Injuries and illnesses: a prospective study of 5419 athletes from 52 countries involved in 9 sports

Women’s Club Football – A qualitative exploration of contextual factors affecting the implementation of injury prevention initiatives and the provision of effective injury management in elite-level women’s club football in Ireland


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

FIFA Medical Conference 2024 – A recap

Gout Specialty Channel – Podiatry Today

EHRA Cardio Talk – Keep the rhythm

Cardiovascular Risk In Master Athletes – ESC 365 – Episode 8: Atrial shunt devices in HF

The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ) Podcasts

BJJ Podcasts – Robotic Trials in Arthroplasty Surgery

BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine on Instagram

Return To Running Post-Partum – When, what, and how? EP# 545 – BJSM Podcast

Back Pain


AI Congress 2024 | Augmentation and Automation, Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd March 2024; IET Savoy Place, London

ECOSEP2024 CONFERENCE: The future of Sports and Exercise Medicine: start strong, return stronger, 25th – 27th April 2024; MOVE Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10th Foot and Ankle Symposium, 10th May 2024 08:00 – 16:00 BST; Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough Football Club

Football Medicine: Bridging Science and Practice, 25th – 27th May 2024; Civitas Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid

5th European Summit on Cardiology, June 20–21, 2024; Dublin, Ireland

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

UK Collaborating Centre on Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport (UKCCIIS) Inaugural International Conference, 8th – 9th July 2024;Edinburgh, Scotland

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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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