BJSM Virtual Conference – RED-S, FAT and ACL (Enough abbreviations?)

A monthly round-up of podcasts and articles 

By Steffan Griffin (@lifestylemedic)

Not only does the start of this month bring some fantastic sporting events but also another of our Virtual Conferences. This one is inspired by this fantastic recent podcast with Pippa Bennett, who addresses Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries– both of which are the focus of this virtual conference.

woma runningRED-S/Female Athlete Triad

If you learn best through listening then your first stop has to be this podcast with Margot Mountjoy, who clarifies the IOC’s consensus statement on this condition, explaining why it is needed, what the controversies are and what clinicians can do in the clinic (amongst other things)  ow.ly/RMYRq

If you are more of a visual learner, then make the most of the IOC consensus statement mentioned in the podcast – full of fantastic graphics and key-points ow.ly/RN0II. Likewise – if you can see yourself using this in practice (although interesting even if not!), here is the link to the RED-S Clinical Assessment Tool (CAT) – also mentioned and explained clearly in the aforementioned podcast ow.ly/RN171

Some of you may be wondering where the historical ‘Female Athlete Triad’ has disappeared to, and in that case you might be pleased/confused/surprised to know that it is still an academic entity. A paper that makes for good reading is one by the #FAT camp (Female Athlete Triad to avoid controversy), which refutes the IOC consensus statement on RED-S http://bit.ly/1jIbnuz

For completion – if you want a good read that provides some deeper insight, then here is the #FAT consensus statement, one of our most popular papers of recent years ow.ly/RN0Ae

ACL Injuries

Moving onto ACLs and a recent paper that has been a huge hit in the football medicine world – using video analysis to determine which on-field football scenarios precede ACL rupture.  You can listen to Markus Walden ow.ly/RMYw5 or again view the recent paper http://ow.ly/QUezQ

Keeping with ACLs – here’s a classic podcast concerning the management and prevention of ACL injuries with Grethe Myklebust – one of the pioneers to investigate the role of exercise for ACL prevention – providing a one-stop shop for all things ACL ow.ly/RMZcX

Any injury prevention programme that can reduce the risk of ACL injury is a golden-ticket to both practitioners and athletes alike. Following the famous Norwegian ACL prevention paper in 2003 – the authors revisit ACL injury incidence in female handball 10 years after the Norwegian ACL prevention study – and demonstrate important clinical as well as research tips to consider for any sports-medicine practitioners ow.ly/RN1jj.

So there we are for another month! If you have any suggestions or would like to see another topic featured then please don’t hesitate to contact us on social media – be it twitter, facebook or Google+.

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