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Thursday, 19 January 2012 15:29

15 Orthopedic & Spine Research Grant Awards

Here are 15 orthopedic, spine and sports medicine research grants awarded to surgeons, device companies and researchers over the past year.
A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine has found factors that impact youth athlete baseline scores for neurocognitive testing, showing that medical professionals can't assume a perfect baseline score of 100 points for every athlete.
Here are 119 orthopedic and sports medicine physicians who serve as team physicians for National Football League teams in the 2011-2012 season. Information was not available for all team physicians.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 15:55

NBA Applies New Concussion Policy

The National Basketball Association has implemented a new policy on concussions, according to a Miami Herald news report.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, along with several other orthopedic and sports medicine organizations, has issued a new guideline recommending that athletes suspected of having a concussion not return to play on the same day of injury under any circumstances, according to an AAOS Now report.
A team of concussion specialists led by Paul S. Echlin, a physician in Ontario, Canada, recently launched the Sport Concussion Library, which includes information about concussion management and prevention, according to a New York Times report.
A group of 12 former professional football players have filed a lawsuit against the National Football League with allegations that it failed to protect players from long-term brain injuries despite evidence showing on-field concussions can lead to such injuries, according to a news release from The Offices of Marc S. Albert.
A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that administering baseline neurocognitive testing to athletes in a group setting could create errors and negatively affect test performance.
Surgeons and researchers at Stanford University are studying the force of head impacts during football games and practices, according to a Stanford University news release.
In a recent study, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that modern football helmets aren't any better at reducing concussion risks than the old leather football helmets — and sometimes they are worse, according to a Time report.
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