International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510189

Persistent Pain after Clay Shoveler's Fracture Delayed Union: The Role for Ultrasound-Guided Corticosteroid Injection

Ike B. Hasley, MD, Marc P. Gruner, DO, David B. Soma, MD and Jacob L. Sellon, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 15, 2021

Clay shoveler's fracture is an avulsion fracture of the lower cervical or upper thoracic spinous processes. This injury can be seen in trauma and sports-related activity, and usually responds to rest from painful activity. Patients with persistent pain may be treated with surgical excision of the avulsion fragment. We describe the case of a 14 year-old competitive swimmer whose desire to return to sport after failed initial treatment led to pursuit of an ultrasound-guided anesthetic/corticostero...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510188

Medically Integrated Fitness Program Review to Improve Health and Functional Outcomes

Michael M. Haniff, MD, PhD(c), Christopher R. Sutton, MS, ACSM-RCEP, EIM, James J.L. Mateka, MD, PhD(c), Peggy McDonagh Bravo, RN, BSN, MA, Wesley R. Waggener, PhD, CSCS and Nathaniel S. Jones, MD, CAQ-SM

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 21, 2021

Exercise prescription may be a useful tool in the management and prevention of chronic disease among the adult population. There is a dearth of structured exercise prescription programs for improving quality of life, physical function, and overall health. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of Next Steps Fitness Programs on symptoms and health outcomes among adults with one or more chronic conditions. This study was a retrospective examination of ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510187

First Rib Fracture Nonunion Treated With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate in a Division 1 Collegiate Baseball Player

Kanjiya S, Gambardella RA and Moon CN

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 17, 2021

Fractures of the first rib have historically been described in major trauma with a high prevalence for cardiothoracic and musculoskeletal fractures. However, there have been several case reports describing first rib fractures in athletes. The vast majority of these patients return to play with conservative management. Unfortunately, some patients may develop fracture nonunion. Patients that develop a nonunion may remain asymptomatic. In the rare case that a patient is symptomatic or develops tho...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510186

The Influence of Linear Sprint and Jump Performance on Change-of-Direction Performance in Male and Female State-Representative Youth Basketball Players

Michael Keiner, Björn Kadlubowski, Klaus Wirth and Markus Klusemann

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 17, 2021

Good change-of-direction sprint performance is considered important for basketball players. Regarding the components of a change-of-direction task, a correlation between the linear sprint and concentric power output can be assumed. Previous studies have shown heterogeneous correlation coefficients between different change-of-direction (COD) tests and linear and jump performance. Therefore, 47 trained youth basketball players (13.2 ± 3.6 years; 34 males and 13 females) were recruited. Linear spr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510185

Causes and Prevention of Running-Related Injury: An Engineering Perspective

Lee Saxby and Mick Wilkinson

Article Type: Current Opinion | First Published: March 17, 2021

There is a high prevalence of, and lack of a systematic reduction in running-related injuries. Despite decades of research, there remains a lack of consensus about risk factors and solutions for running injury in the scientific literature. In response to suggestions that running injuries should be viewed from alternative conceptual frameworks, this paper has viewed running from an engineering perspective to suggest causes and solutions based on the 'fundamental principles' approach that characte...

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