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Injuries among male and female amateur rugby players: what...

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Paper Title: Injury Trends in Irish Amateur Rugby: An epidemiological comparison of men and women Publication: Sports Health Publication date: March 2021 INTRODUCTION Despite its collisional nature and high injury incidence rate (IIR), rugby union is a popular global sport. Males and females play the sport at professional, semi-professional, and amateur levels. Although research exists... MORE

Improving compliance of load management programs in elite youth...

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Paper title: Facilitators and barriers for implementation of a load management intervention in football Journal: British Journal of Sports Medicine Publication date: 22 June 2021 INTRODUCTION The physical demands on elite youth football players are high compared to age-matched recreational athletes, and there is a high burden of injury and illness throughout the season. However,... MORE

Hamstring intramuscular tendon injury RTP decision-making: Does a picture...

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Paper title: Complete resolution of a hamstring intramuscular tendon injury on MRI is not necessary for a clinically successful return to play. Publication: British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021;55:397-402. Publication date: April 2021. INTRODUCTION Hamstring injuries make up a significant percentage of acute, sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. There is ongoing debate regarding the return to play (RTP) decision-making criteria. The... MORE

What is the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 during rugby...

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SARS-CoV-2 transmission is low during rugby league matches The return of sports brings with it a delight and hope to athletes and sports fans worldwide. However, the presence of COVID-19 may dampen spirits and create anxiety around the risk of transmission during contact sports. In the August issue of Sports Injury Bulletin, David Power shed’s... MORE

Winning at all costs: mind over matter

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Other, Sports psychology

Mental health continues to gather the attention it deserves. The travel and sporting event restrictions, e.g., participation bubbles, place athletes and support personnel in unprecedented situations. In addition, the social disconnect places strain on the relationships that are paramount for mental health, and thus performance. Emotion fogs the nuance around performance. As athletes fight for... MORE

On your mark, get set, go!

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To start the new era at the Sports injury Bulletin, I would like to thank Alicia Filley for her contribution over the past three years. I look forward to working with the team to continue to bring you a publication that you can trust and depend on for evidence-based, pragmatic knowledge. As your clients are... MORE

Patellofemoral pain syndrome: is it okay to use lunges?

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Paper title: Patellofemoral joint loading during the forward and backward lunge Publication: Physical Therapy in Sport. Jan 2021; Vol. 47, Pages 178-184 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.12.001 Publication date: Jan 2021 INTRODUCTION Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes. It usually presents as anterior and retro-patellar knee pain made... MORE

Putting the brakes on ACL injuries in women

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As we close out the month of May and our dive into sports injury in female athletes, we highlight a study that points out just how little research focuses on female ACL injuries. Researchers in Italy found only one recent video analysis study of ACL injuries in soccer players that included female athletes(1). They note... MORE

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