Don't miss the latest special edition of Connecticut Medicine, featuring a timely article from the Connecticut State Medical Society Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports that focuses on the safety and health of youth athletes. Many thanks to Michael Medvecky, MD, for his tireless efforts as guest editor. Click here to read the publication.
Ultrasound imaging is a modality that uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is safe and painless. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, sports ultrasound or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer probe with a gel that is placed directly on the skin.… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Tool for Improving Quality and Care – Gene Tekmyster, DO
Issues concerning sports specialization have increased significantly over the course of the past decade. Unfortunately, it is true that un-trained athletes and athletes returning back to their sport after a layoff, do improve rapidly if they specialize. This rapid improvement in ability in these situations is used to justify continued single sport specialization. From a… Continue reading Overuse Injuries – Carl W. Nissen, M.D.
Acromioclavicular injuries (AC separations) are common shoulder injuries in contact sports. The mechanism of injury is a fall onto the point of the shoulder or a fall onto an outstretched hand. The majority of these athletic injuries can be treated conservatively. We will outline the diagnosis and treatment of acromioclavicular injuries Anatomy The clavicle connects… Continue reading Acromioclavicular injuries -Daniel M. Veltri MD
Thank you to CSMS Sports Medicine committee member, Carl Nissen, MD, for sharing the following article: Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics CSMS Sports Medicine Committee Members - check your email for additional information on this topic. Thank you.