Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
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With current trends in health consciousness, physicians are being asked to counsel individuals with chronic diseases who are involved in exercise programs. To accomplish this goal, health care providers should understand the effects of exercise on these individuals. Previously, epileptics were p...
Menstrual dysfunction is very common in female athletes, with close to 40-60% of freshman college athletes giving a history of menstrual irregularity. Pathogenic eating behavior is also very common in female athletes, and these numbers appear to be on the rise. Both of these disturbances have es...
The breakdown of skeletal muscle cells, rhabdomyolysis, is often caused by physical exercise. The exact mechanism of muscle injury is poorly understood. When injured, muscle cells release enzymes into the bloodstream, which can be detected on laboratory examination. In most cases, the amount of ...
There are two categories of cold injury. The first is hypothermia, which is a systemic injury to cold, and the second is frostbite, which is a local injury. Throughout history, entire armies, from George Washington to the Germans on the Russian Front in World War II, have fallen prey to prolonge...
Exertional heat illness represents a spectrum of conditions ranging from the benign to the life-threatening. Prompt assessment and treatment can prevent fatalities in those who present as a heat casualty. More importantly, however, these injuries can be prevented from occurring altogether. This ...
The health benefits of exercise have been extolled by health professionals. The only concern about regular exercise has been the risk of overuse injuries. As more people have embraced regular exercise, a problem of habituation to the activity to the point of disruption of the normal conduct of d...
The Bristow procedure has undergone several modifications since Latarjet's original description in 1954. Throughout all the variations, the main principle remains in that the transferred bone block and muscle unit act as a mechanical buttress and sling to reinforce the weak anterior glenohumeral...