Player Safety

Study: Quadriceps autograft may accelerate ACL reconstruction return to play

New research has shown that a quadriceps autograft may accelerate return-to-play after ACL reconstruction compared to hamstring autografts. Kostas Economopoulos, MD, presented his findings at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. He... more »

Researchers find new link between sleep and concussions

A new study led by Flinders University points to the importance of sleep quality in the aftermath and recovery process of sports-related concussions, a common form of mild traumatic brain injury. Results from a study... more »

When To Effectively Utilize Dynamic Stretches

In preparation for a workout, whether it may be a weightlifting session or cardio-based, nothing serves the tactical athlete any better than a well-devised session of dynamic stretches.  Dynamic stretches, as the name implies, indicate... more »

Study suggests headers in soccer not as harmful as originally thought

A new study suggests soccer 'headers' may not cause irrevocable harm damage — as long as the technique is properly taught. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) studied the repetitive impacts of headers by athletes... more »

‘Smart Heart’ Initiative aims to prevent cardiac arrest during events

Every major American sports league is banding together to team up with top-tier sports medicine societies to combat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) among high school student-athletes. The 'Smart Heart' Sports Coalition is a collaboration between... more »

Kansas bill to reduce sports medicine barriers for visiting athletes

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed a bill that's meant to help fix the state's healthcare workforce shortages and provide more options for out-of-town athletes. Senate Bill 131 was signed on Tuesday after passing in... more »

Study: Effects of repetitive head trauma on symptoms of sports-related concussion

In an effort to understand the effects of repetitive sport-related head injuries, researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City evaluated a large multicenter... more »

New coalition to implement EAP training for high schools

The National Football League announced the launch of The Smart Heart Sports Coalition, a collaboration among the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, NCAA, the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Korey Stringer Institute, National Athletic... more »

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