Sports Medicine


Incomplete Picture

When runners have trouble with stress fractures, they might turn to wearables that track foot impact with the ground. However, recent research says these sensors are measuring the wrong thing—leaving athletes vulnerable. 

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Innovative Ankle Surgery

Many heard about University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s quick return following ankle surgery this season. Here’s a look at the unique surgical method used, called tightrope fixation.

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Safety in Ice Hockey

To boost educational practices and better sports medicine coverage for high school ice hockey, the Alaska Athletic Trainers’ Association recently sponsored a “Safety in Hockey Campaign.”

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Watch It Again

An instant video replay system is changing the way athletic trainers in the Mountain West Conference evaluate and assess injuries. 

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Tua Tagovailoa’s innovative ankle surgery

In the leadup to the national championship, much was said about University of Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s rapid return from ankle surgery… more »


Catching Long QT

A University of Indianapolis football player’s cardiac condition could have ended his playing career—or his life. But thanks to a rigorous PPE process, he is able to stay on the field safely. 

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Shorter Path Back

Louisiana State University football players regularly return from ACL reconstruction in roughly five months. The secret to their success might lie in the method used to repair the damaged ACL.

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When the AT is Injured

Going from the sidelines to being sidelined can be tough when athletic trainers suffer an injury. But as Ewing (N.J.) High School Athletic Trainer David Csillan discovered, it’s the perfect time to practice being a good patient.
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