Posts by Nicole Cattano, PhD, MPH, LAT, ATC
The FIFA 11+ program failed to reduce lower extremity injury
rates versus a standard warm-up among high school athletes, probably because 2 out of 3 teams failed receive the recommended number of training sessions/week. We need better implementation strategies to ensure compliance with injury
Overall, 7 out of 10 football programs are not implementing six key heat-stroke preparedness strategies. Football programs within warmer regions of the United States and/or with state-level mandates had better compliance with these strategies than those without mandates or within other areas of the country.
Age, Gender, Quadriceps Strength and Hop Test Performance are the Most Important Factors Affecting the Achievement of a Patient-Acceptable Symptom State After ACL Reconstruction
Cristiani R, Mikkelsen C, Edman G, Forssblad M, Engstrom B, & Stalman A. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2019; Published online June 22, 2019 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-019-05576-2 Full Text Freely Available
Take Home Message: A patient is more likely to report acceptable symptom states at 2 years after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction if they were male, over the age of 30 years, and had good limb symmetry for strength and hop performance at 6 months after surgery.
One in 3 patients perceives their knee as unsatisfactory 2 to 6 years after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Unfortunately, it is unclear how clinicians could predict who is at risk for a poor outcome. These authors used a clinical registry to determine which pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative factors related to a patient’s perceptions of their symptoms at 2 years after a primary ACL reconstruction.