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.
Athletes who run, jump, kick, and slide are likely to strain some muscles around their hip. In fact, strains and contusions are the most common injuries experienced in young athletes. That being said, one should not assume that a child or adolescent athlete complaining of hip, thigh, or knee pain has “just a groin pull”… Continue reading Unique Hip Problems and the Pediatric Athlete: The Injuries You Don’t Want to Miss – Kristan Pierz, MD
Hygiene. Simply cleaning our hands, face and body. Soap and water. Sometimes taken for granted in all aspects of life including medicine and sports. In sports, wrestling is the sport that comes to mind where cleanliness is so important. Rugby, football, hockey, boxing, and the new player on the field MMA can be impacted as… Continue reading Star Player on Your Team: Hygiene – Thomas G Ward, M.D.
Introduction Shoulder instability in young patients is a well-recognized spectrum of pathology from common traumatic anterior dislocations to recurrent multidirectional instability. In young adolescent or pediatric patients with open proximal humeral physes, shoulder instability was once thought to be far less common than physeal injury but may be more common than once believed. 1 2 … Continue reading Shoulder Instability in Adolescent Athletes – Matthew D. Milewski, MD and Carl W. Nissen, MD