Source: NY Times
You are certainly right that sore shoulders are common, especially as a person ages. About half of all middle-aged tennis players suffer from shoulder pain, according to a 2012 study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, and youngsters aren’t immune either. The same study reported that about a quarter of competitive tennis players under 20 hurt their shoulders every year. Many of these injuries involve the rotator cuff, the group of muscles and tendons at the back of the shoulder that stabilize the joint. Studies show that forces equivalent to at least 120 percent of a person’s body weight slam through the rotator cuff during a typical tennis serve or baseball pitch. To withstand that pounding, the rotator cuff needs to be strong.
Source: Science Daily
A new 3-D motion detection system could help identify baseball pitchers who are at risk for shoulder injuries, according to a new study. The system can be used on the field, and requires only a laptop computer. Other systems that evaluate pitchers' throwing motions require cameras and other equipment and generally are confined to indoor use. Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine surgeon Pietro Tonino, MD, is a co-author of the study, published in the journal Musculoskeletal Surgery.
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Dr. Forsythe Discusses Youth Baseball Players Adhering to Best Practices Seminar on Solutions for Shoulder and Hip Pain: Your Questions Answered
Dr. Brian Forsythe, team physician for the Chicago White Sox and sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, joins Terrance Sgroi, physical therapist and co-head of the Accelerated Rehabilitation Overhead Throwing Program in an interview with WSCR-AM "The Score" radio.
Nearly 120 coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, community leaders, parents and young athletes attended the first ever Youth Injury Prevention and Treatment Sports Summit at Cellular Field.
Dr. Brian Forsythe recently helped the University of Illinois hockey team captain and key player relieve his shoulder pain by performing successful rotator cuff surgery.
Following the team's early exit in the quarterfinals of last year's ACHA national tournament, Bostock finally went to Brian Forsythe for a second opinion at Midwest Orthopedics at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Source: Medical News Today New research suggests that exercise programs aimed at preventing falls in older adults may also prevent injuries caused by falls. This is according to a study published in the BMJ. These injuries can have serious implications on a person's mobility and independence, increasing the risk of discharge to a nursing home, as well as incurring high economic costs.
Source: Medical News Today Athletes ages 8 to 18 who spend twice as many hours per week in organized sports than in free play, and especially in a single sport, are more likely to be injured, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has released the Integra Proximal Humeral Fracture Plate System in the United States. The system features two different plates. The low profile plate is designed to be placed lower on the humerus to minimize subacromial and soft tissue impingement. The greater tuberosity plate, designed for higher placement, maximizes fixation coverage with 12 proximal screw holes. Both plates include four holes to provide stable fixation and protect against various tilt and settling of the humeral head, according to a company press release. “Our new system complements the Titan Modular Fracture and Reverse Shoulder System, and allows us to further penetrate the growing shoulder market by providing surgeons with multiple options for fracture treatment,” Robert Paltridge, corporate vice president, president of extremity reconstruction, stated in the release.