It was while I was suffering a nerve root treatment for a persistent front tooth problem, that I wondered ""Was it worth this?"". I vividly recall making the save - a deflection with the glove. It hit the cross bar. But it did not goover. Instead it rebounded into play.
The 16th Bethesda Conference was convened with the specific purpose of fomulating guidelines for the athlete with an underlying primary cardiovascular abnormality and for assessing the eligibility of such athletes for competition.
This article is devoted to overuse injuries of the hip and pelvis in sport. Overuse injuries in this anatomical area can be very difficult to diagnose and therefore manage. In particular, conditions in the sacroiliac joint and the symphysis pubis can be frustrating as athletes often end up with chronic pain that prevents them from competing.
Ankle sprains are one of the most commonly treated sports injuries that the physician ortherapistmay encounter. Twenty per cent of those treated will have residual symptoms that can result in chronic pain, swelling and chronic instability. An accurate assessment of the typical ankle sprain has become most important in order to achieve an accurate diagnosis and thereby prevent some of the above sequelae. This article presents a general introduction into the problems encountered with ankle sprains as well as an outline of a proposed assessmen t to be used in this field of sports medicine.
Stress fractures and bone stress injuries of the hip and pelvis encompass stress injuries o f the femoral neck, sacrum, ilium, ischium and pubic bone. Many terms have been interchangeably with ï¿½ stress fractures"" including march fractures, insufficiency fractures and fatigue fractures, and therefore controversy exists regarding the term ï¿½ stress fractureï¿½.
Rugby injuries have increased in the last fifteen years, and judging from the latest statistics, this trend does not appear to be abating. Concussion is a common injury in contact sports, such as rugby However, the degree of seriousness and the long term effects of such an injury, are not only dictated by the trauma but also by the coaches and referees.
Sports Medicine is concerned with rehabilitation and performance in both elite and nonelite athletes. Continued research is crucial towards progress in these areas, and subjects are increasingly being subjected to manipulative and invasive experimental methods. In examining current research practices, this paper questions whether we ought to rank consequentialist principles over nonconsequentialist ones. The history of cases of abuse of human subjects is considered, and the argument is presented that official endorsement is not a sufficient guarantee against exploitation.
Mild head injuries occur across a range of different competitive and recreational sports. Concern has been expressed regarding the outcome of these injuries, and it is generally accepted that what has until recently been regarded as relatively minor or trivial head injuries (concussions) can give rise to long-term and possibly even permanent neurocognitive effects. This may occur in the absence o f direct impact or loss of consciousness.