Player Safety

Study: Athletes at Higher Risk of Injury Post-Pandemic

Athletes returning to competition in their first season after the COVID-19 pandemic were at higher risk for noncontact and overuse injury, according to at least one presenter from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual... more »

New ACL Reconstruction Technique Shows Positive 2-Year Results

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City presented last week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2022 Annual Meeting found that a novel surgical technique... more »

After Failed Pacemaker, Ref’s Life Saved By ATC & AED

A Colorado athletic trainer's quick decision-making saved the life of a referee recently. Bear Creek High School's certified athletic trainer Ashley Cowan came to the aid of referee Harold 'Woody' White during a regular-season meeting... more »

Study: Muscle-Strengthening Activities May Lower Risk of Mortality

According to a recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regular engagement in muscle-strengthening activities, such as resistance training, may lower the risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Using MEDLINE... more »

Study: NCAA’s COVID-19 Mitigation Tactics Worked

A┬árecent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates mitigation measures taken during the past two years by NCAA member schools have worked. A group of Stanford researchers conducted the first known... more »

Eye Movements Could Indicate Athletes Who Suffered Concussions

Concussions continue to take up headspace in the minds of sports medicine professionals around the globe. Such is the case for Anthony Kontos, research director of the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of... more »

Mental Health Tools to Bolster Athletic Facilities

The IHRSA Foundation has developed two new resources to assist health and fitness facilities when designing initiatives and programs to address consumer mental health and well-being. The IHRSA Foundation created the following resources thanks to... more »

PA Surgeon Pioneers Faster Recovering ACL Surgery

When a budding girls high school basketball player in Pennslyvania saw her season cut short due to a torn ACL during summer league play, Cayleigh Walker and her family turned to one of the best.... more »

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