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sports medicine

February 16, 2015

Protecting your players

Steps to help athletes avoid debilitating sports injuries Choosing a brace isn’t the most exciting decision an athlete will ever make, but it just might be the most important one. Timothy McGuine, senior scientist in the Department of Orthopedi...


February 12, 2015

Texas bill would require heart screenings for athletes

Three Texas lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require the state's high school athletes to undergo heart screenings. [caption id="attachment_10828" align="alignleft" width="256"] A Texas bill would require electrocardiograms for hig...


February 3, 2015

Texas considers ending steroid testing program

Texas will soon consider ending its steroid testing program for high school student-athletes. The state began its random testing procedures in 2008, and since then the state has spent approximately $9.3 million on the program, according to KHOU i...


October 3, 2014

SportsMed: Stress fractures are preventable catastrophes

Exces­sive and repetitive stress on any bone can lead to stress fractures, and these are actually relatively common. When bones do not get enough time to recover, they may develop “microfractures,” which progress to a “stress reaction,” whic...


March 18, 2014

The relationship of reaction time to injury susceptibility

Reaction time (RT) is a widely used term for the amount of time that elapses from the presentation of a stimulus (i.e., visual, auditory, or tactile) to either the initiation or completion of a specified physical response. Effective performance of sp...


February 19, 2014

The Athletic Edge, Henry Schein Partner to Provide Training Room Equipment

The Athletic Edge, by Pivotal Health Solutions, a leading manufacturer of premium quality health and wellness equipment for more than 20 years, proudly enters a sales and marketing distribution arrangement with Henry Schein, the world’s largest...


July 10, 2013

SportsMed: Helping to avoid catastrophic injuries

Injuries are extremely common in high school and collegiate athletics, but the vast majority are not catastrophic. Because catastrophic injuries are rare, complacency about ensuring athlete safety can develop. Is your athletic department doing eve...


May 6, 2013

SportsMed: A ‘SICK’ scapula — is that contagious?

Part one of this two-part series examines the shoulder and injury prevention Shoulder injuries are prevalent among athletes with constant overhead movement of their arms, and susceptibility increases with the progressively greater demands imposed by...