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Injuries in sport

Every four years, the Olympics return, and the Olympic motto of altius, citius, fortius can be heard again in allies might. High level sport is fun to watch, but harder to participate in. Modern Olympic athletes are the best of the best, are gifted, and have dedicated good part of their life to achieve athletic excellence. All this comes at a stiff price: they may suffer from a greater incidence of injury.
This series of articles gathers a series of international experts to give their well-researched views on some of the topics close to our hearts, and, we hope, to the hearts of our readers.

  1. This study aimed to explore the clinical efficacy of treating a first metacarpal base fracture by closed reduction and percutaneous parallel K-wire interlocking fixation between the first and second metacarpals.

    Authors: Wu Wang, Min Zeng, Junxiao Yang, Long Wang, Jie Xie and Yihe Hu

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2021 16:454

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Patients with greater tuberosity fractures of the humerus often require surgery. Therefore, there is a need to find a minimally invasive and effective surgical procedure with great patient outcomes.

    Authors: Xiaocong Lin, Xiuxi Huang, Kaibin Fang and Zhangsheng Dai

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2020 15:554

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The present study assessed the prevalence of non-contact muscle injuries of the lower limbs, including hamstring injuries, in professional Russian soccer players who regularly perform Salah, an obligatory Musl...

    Authors: Eduard Bezuglov, Oleg Talibov, Mikhail Butovskiy, Anastasiya Lyubushkina, Vladimir Khaitin, Artemii Lazarev, Evgeny Achkasov, Zbigniew Waśkiewicz, Thomas Rosemann, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Beat Knechtle and Nicola Maffulli

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2020 15:440

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  4. Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) carries marked morbidity in runners. Its management is not standardized and lacks evidence base. We evaluated the effectiveness of three different exercises programs in reducing...

    Authors: Janine McKay, Nicola Maffulli, Rocco Aicale and Jack Taunton

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2020 15:188

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Compression bandage often is used after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to alleviate pain, ameliorate swelling, and reduce bleeding. However, there is controversy about its application due to conflicting clinica...

    Authors: Pei Liu, Xiaohong Mu, Qidong Zhang, Zhaohui Liu, Weiguo Wang and Wanshou Guo

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2020 15:52

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The last decade has seen an explosion in the interest in using biologics for regenerative medicine applications, including umbilical cord-derived Wharton’s Jelly. There is insufficient literature assessing the...

    Authors: Ashim Gupta, Saadiq F. El-Amin III, Howard J. Levy, Rebecca Sze-Tu, Sobrasua E. Ibim and Nicola Maffulli

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2020 15:49

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Patellar tendon overuse injuries are common in athletes. Imaging may show a change in tissue structure with tendon thickening and disruption of the intratendinous substance. We wish to test the hypothesis that...

    Authors: Gil Rodas, Robert Soler, Ramón Balius, Xavier Alomar, Xavier Peirau, Mercedes Alberca, Ana Sánchez, Javier García Sancho, Clementina Rodellar, Antonio Romero, Lorenzo Masci, Lluís Orozco and Nicola Maffulli

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2019 14:441

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Extreme sports (ES) are usually pursued in remote locations with little or no access to medical care with the athlete competing against oneself or the forces of nature. They involve high ...

    Authors: Lior Laver, Ioannis P. Pengas and Omer Mei-Dan

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:59

    Content type: Review

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  9. Hand and wrist injuries are common during athletics and can have a significant impact especially if initially disregarded. Due to their high level of physical demand, athletes represent a unique subset of the ...

    Authors: Daniel M. Avery III, Craig M. Rodner and Cory M. Edgar

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2016 11:99

    Content type: Review

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  10. Stress fractures and other bony stress injuries occur along a spectrum of severity which can impact treatment and prognosis. When treating these injuries, it should be borne in mind that no two stress fracture...

    Authors: Timothy L. Miller and Thomas M. Best

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2016 11:98

    Content type: Review

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  11. Ankle impingement is a syndrome that encompasses a wide range of anterior and posterior joint pathology involving both osseous and soft tissue abnormalities. In this review, the etiology, pathoanatomy, diagnos...

    Authors: Kyle P. Lavery, Kevin J. McHale, William H. Rossy and George Theodore

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2016 11:97

    Content type: Review

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