Posts by Jane McDevitt, Ph.D., ATC
Middle school and high school athletes who reported more concussion symptoms and sleep issues, as well as post-traumatic amnesia, had a greater chance of a prolonged recovery than peers without these concerns. Furthermore, depressive symptoms may help identify males at risk for a prolonged recovery.
Participants with recurrent patellar dislocations that received an isolated reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament and rehabilitation were less likely to report persistent patellar instability than those receiving conservative care. However, both groups had similar improvements in all other outcomes.