With the London Marathon almost upon us, we’re delighted to share that we’ve added another couple of participants to our sponsorship! In addition to Charlie Redman, who is running for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance which responded to his late father Neil (director and co-founder of SEMPRIS) in his hour of need. Charlie’s Marathon page is here https://2024tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/charlie-redman-23

We’re also pleased to be able to support Jake Keeling from ‘P3rform’, who many of you will know from his rehabilitation work with professional footballers and other elite athletes, headquartered at St George’s Park, and who will be running for Prostate Cancer UK https://www.justgiving.com/page/jake-keeling-running-challenges-prostatecanceruk

And last but not least, Lauren Blain who will be running for Children with Cancer UK https://2024tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/lauren-french-blain

Good luck to everyone taking part!

We’d also like to mention the new book by Professor Bill Ribbans and Mark Saggers, ‘A Plague On All Your Sports: When Covid And Sport Collided. It’s another excellent read, and we hope to be talking to Bill and Mark in more detail about it very soon, so look out for the interview!

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

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Autonomic Cardiovascular Regulation – The effect of exercise training https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/fulltext/2018/12000/the_effect_of_exercise_training_on_autonomic.14.aspx

Atrial Fibrillation – Accelerometer-derived physical activity and the risk of death, heart failure, and stroke in patients: a prospective study from UK Biobank https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/58/8/427

Premature Ventricular Beats In Athletes – To detrain or not to detrain? https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/03/12/bjsports-2023-107384

ECGAbnormalities – Association with mortality in a low‐risk population https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.123.033306

Cardiovascular Risk – Biomarkers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from the TARGET trial https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.123.032095

Coronary Atherosclerosis – Recent insights and clinical considerations https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/03/19/bjsports-2023-107938

Left Ventricular Trabeculation -Arrhythmogenic and clinical significance in elite athletes https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S089473172400110X?via%3Dihub


Graft Status – Evaluation of a new MRI-based classification of after superior capsule reconstruction https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231193315

CT Data – Deep learning for acute rib fracture detection: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://academic.oup.com/bjr/article/97/1155/535/7529222

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury – Utility of three-dimensional proton density-weighted sequence MRI in knee for the assessment of anterolateral complex https://academic.oup.com/bjr/article/97/1155/583/7511851


Shoulder Instability Surgery – Assessment of thresholds for clinically relevant change in the paediatric/adolescent shoulder survey: factors associated with meaningful improvement in outcomes https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231196943

Hip Resurfacing – Optimal hip capsular release for joint exposure via the direct anterior approach https://boneandjoint.org.uk/Article/10.1302/0301-620X.106B3.BJJ-2023-0592.R1

Proximal Hamstring Tendon Repair – Systematic review of complications https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231199092

Posterior Inferior Tibiofibular Ligament Injury – Treatment of intra-articular lesions after: a case series of elite rugby players https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231200934

Focal Knee Cartilage Defects – Viable cartilage allograft outperforms existing treatments https://esskajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ksa.12074

Primary ACL Reconstructions – Increased risk for early revision with quadriceps graft compared with patellar tendon graft https://esskajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ksa.12081

Hamstring Autograft – Comparison of ACL and anterolateral ligament reconstruction with isolated ACL reconstruction: outcomes in young female patients with high-grade pivot shift https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231178048

Persistent Low Back Pain – Contexts, behavioural mechanisms and outcomes to optimise therapeutic exercise prescription https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/?p=10959

Cruciate Ligament Surgery – Environmental and genetic risk factors associated with total knee arthroplasty https://boneandjoint.org.uk/Article/10.1302/0301-620X.106B3.BJJ-2023-0425.R2

Patellofemoral Instability – Derotational distal femoral osteotomy corrects excessive femoral anteversion in patients: A systematic review

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury – No sign of weakness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of hip and calf muscle strength https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/03/27/bjsports-2023-107536

Plantar Fasciitis – Early outcomes of transcatheter arterial embolisation using imipenem/cilastatin https://academic.oup.com/bjr/article/97/1155/544/7590848


Research and Education – Highlighting gaps in sports physiotherapy and sports medicine research and education https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/58/5/239

Youth Handball Concussion Prevention Strategies – A workshop-based study with experts and end users https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/10/1/e001877

Concussion – FIFA hails IFAB decision on permanent concussion substitutes https://inside.fifa.com/about-fifa/organisation/news/fifa-hails-ifab-decision-on-permanent-concussion-substitutes

Innovation In Sport Medicine and Science – A global social network analysis of stakeholder collaboration in rugby union https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/10/1/e001559?

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training – In female functional fitness exercisers: an assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/02/27/bjsports-2023-107365

Rehabilitation – Periodisation in rehabilitation of the MSK conditions https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2024/03/08/periodization-in-rehabilitation-of-the-msk-conditions-plan-your-rehab/

Bone Health In The Young Athlete – Part of the new UK SEM Trainee Blog Series https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/12/23/bone-health-in-the-young-athlete-part-of-the-new-uk-sem-trainee-blog-series/

Injury Prevention – Efficacy of a new injury prevention programme (FUNBALL) in young football (soccer) players: a cluster-randomised controlled trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/03/20/bjsports-2023-107388


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

UEFA Medical Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/4bRfq6n7Hgvx5efKbna78E?si=dfdee4b316244637

The Placebo Effect and Fueling Endurance Athletes with Dr. Peter Brukner. EP#548 | BJSM Podcast https://bjsmbmj.podbean.com/e/the-placebo-effect-and-fueling-endurance-athletes-with-dr-peter-brukner-ep548/

HeartTalk with Dr. Jon Drezner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmnPJlnv2PQ

FMPA Podcast – ACL surgery by: Andy Williams interviewed by Eleanor Trezise https://www.fmpa.co.uk/podcasts/acl-surgery/


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

10th Foot and Ankle Symposium, 10th May 2024 08:00 – 16:00 BST; Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough Football Club https://x.com/nemsoc16/status/1757814012610257001

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

5th European Summit on Cardiology, June 20–21, 2024; Dublin, Ireland https://twitter.com/stellamerina/status/1739993042193641833

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

UK Collaborating Centre on Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport (UKCCIIS) Inaugural International Conference, 8th – 9th July 2024;Edinburgh, Scotland https://www.ed.ac.uk/education/rke/our-research/sport-related-research/esmrn/media-events/ioc-inaugural-conference

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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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