Welcome to this latest round-up of articles and resources that came to our attention in April, which you might not yet have had a chance to read. We are pleased to include suggestions from members, so if there’s an event we haven’t mentioned, a useful resource we’ve missed or an article you feel would be of interest to colleagues, do please let us know!

We’re sure you’ll join us in offering congratulations to Charlie Redman, Jake Keeling, Lauren Blain and Rajeev McCrea-Routrey and Carrie McCrea who collectively raised an amazing £23.4K for their chosen charities in this year’s London Marathon! On their and their charities’ behalf (Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, Prostate Cancer UK, Children with Cancer, Sense), thank you to all of you who sponsored them.

As well as supporting these individuals, we’re also pleased to be sponsoring some upcoming events. We’ll be at the FMPA Conference [https://www.fmpa.co.uk/fmpa-conference-2024-programme/] tomorrow, Thursday 23rd May, so please do come and say ‘Hello’ if you’re attending.

Facilitating CPD and SEM education is important to us at SEMPRIS, and so another event we are supporting is the RFL Medical CPD 2024 – Medical Matters from a Legal Perspective and Open Forum with the new RFL CMO and Medical Team, to be held at Leeds Beckett University on 18th June. For details, please email medical@rfl.co.uk

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Cardiorespiratory Fitness – A strong and consistent predictor of morbidity and mortality among adults: an overview of meta-analyses representing over 20.9 million observations from 199 unique cohort studies https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/58/10/556


AI – AI does not always improve radiologist performance https://appliedradiology.com/Articles/new-research-shows-ai-does-not-always-improve-radiologist-performance

Novel Ultrasound Technology – Mapping thorax vibrations from respiratory, cardiac activities https://appliedradiology.com/Articles/novel-ultrasound-technology-maps-thorax-vibrations-from-respiratory-cardiac-activities

Findings From The B-Pro Foot ECG Study – Imaging associations enhance the understanding of ECG abnormalities in male Brazilian football players: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/04/14/bjsports-2023-108053

Anthropomorphic Phantom – Streak artefact due to leads (CT head) https://radiopaedia.org/cases/streak-artefact-due-to-leads-anthropomorphic-phantom-ct-head


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

“Restoring That Faith in My Shoulder” – Qualitative investigation of how and why exercise therapy influenced the clinical outcomes of individuals with rotator cuff-related shoulder pain https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37440455/

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex – Prognostic factors for clinical outcomes after arthroscopic treatment of traumatic central tears https://boneandjoint.org.uk/Article/10.1302/0301-620X.106B4.BJJ-2023-0642.R3

ACL Repair – Stabilization and gap formation of adjustable versus fixed primary ACL repair with internal brace: An in vitro full-construct biomechanical cadaveric study https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231201462

ACL Reconstruction – Biomechanical comparison of 3 adjustable-loop suspensory devices for all-inside ACL reconstruction: a time-zero full-construct model https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231201461

Hypermobile Lateral Meniscus: A systematic review of current treatment options https://esskajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ksa.12102

Hip And Knee Arthroplasty – Early patient-reported outcomes from primary hip and knee arthroplasty improvements https://boneandjoint.org.uk/Article/10.1302/0301-620X.104B6.BJJ-2021-1577.R1

ACL Injury Detection – New neural network model detects graft ruptures and contralateral anterior cruciate ligament injuries https://esskajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ksa.12123

Foot And Ankle – Supination resistance variations in musculoskeletal disorders: implications for diagnosis and customised interventions with wedged insoles https://jfootankleres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13047-023-00681-5

Ankle and Hindfoot Function – Description of the simple ankle value: a simplified patient-reported outcome measure for the assessment https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231200498

Hill-Sachs Lesions – Utility of Talus osteochondral allograft augmentation for varying Hill-Sachs lesion sizes: a cadaveric study https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231203285


Consensus Statement – Initial assessment and management of select musculoskeletal injuries: A US-based team physician consensus statement https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/fulltext/2024/03000/initial_assessment_and_management_of_select.8.aspx

Consensus Statement (2022 Update) – Mass participation and tournament event management for the team physician https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/fulltext/2024/04000/mass_participation_and_tournament_event_management.8.aspx

Energy Expenditure And Dietary Intake – In professional female football players in the Dutch Women’s League: Implications for nutritional counselling https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2024.2329850

5v5 SSG Test Protocol – Relationships between the physical outputs of a standardized 5v5 SSG test protocol and maximal match outputs in elite-level soccer https://www.researchgate.net/publication/377951675_Relationships_Between_the_Physical_Outputs_of_a_Standardized_5v5_SSG_Test_Protocol_and_Maximal_Match_Outputs_in_Elite-Level_Soccer

Health Disparities – Assessing the scope of North-American based research in sports medicine https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2024/03/26/assessing-the-scope-of-north-american-based-health-disparity-research-in-sports-medicine/

Suicide Incidence Study – A 20-year analysis of in National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes https://bjsm.bmj.com/conent/58/10/531


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

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/

OrthoSearch – Orthopaedic Discovery Tool https://orthosearch.org.uk/Catalogue


FMPA Conference, 23rd May 2024; Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel https://www.fmpa.co.uk/fmpa-conference-2024-programme/

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

RFL Medical CPD 2024 – Medical Matters from a Legal Perspective and Open Forum, 18th June 2024; Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus medical@rfl.co.uk

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

The Young Athlete’s Hip Conference and Workshops, 25th -26th September 2024; Worcester College, University of Oxford Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre Auditorium and online (live streamed) https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/events/the-young-athletes-hip-conference-and-workshops

RISE @ESC Congress 2024 – A professional development conference for women in cardiology, Thursday, 29 August from 8:30 to 17:30; ExCeL London https://www.escardio.org/Congresses-Events/ESC-Congress/rise-esc-congress-2024

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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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