Mixed martial arts: elite athletes or just street brawlers?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr Dinesh Sirisena Since the first Ultimate Fighting Championships in the early 1990s, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has gained popularity with regular national and international tournaments [1]. For some it remains barbaric, taking us back to our primal instincts of fight vs. flight. […]

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Injuries in Golfers who are not Pros – Suggestions for Innovative Research

By Mr Alexander M Wood, Orthopaedic Registrar Wansbeck Hospital Ashington Mr Andre C Keenan, Orthopaedic Registrar Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh Little France Mr Stuart A Aitken Orthopaedic Registrar Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh Little France We thank Dr’s Iain and Andrew Murray and Dr Roger Hawkes for their blog1 Getting to Grips with Golf Injuries,which addresses some […]

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Cutting edge science at Mo Farah’s Oregon Training Camp

Guest Blog By Nick Smallwood Post script August 11th, 2012 – Congratulations @Mo_Farah for 5K, 10K double – delighted the world! Mo Farah knows the fine line between success and failure. At the World Athletics Championships last summer, he missed out on 10,000m gold by a quarter of a second. A few days later, he […]

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IOC partnership: Children and Sport BJSM theme issue

This issue of BJSM – one of the 16 annually – focuses on keeping young people healthy. Many readers are not aware that the IOC and BJSM partner to produce 4 issues of the BJSM annually. These issues focus on the IOC mission of ‘Athlete Protection and Health Promotion’. The special issues, generally appearing in […]

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Response to Ian Shrier

We agree with Ian Shrier that the finding of an effect of stretching on risk of muscle, ligament and tendon injuries should be interpreted with caution. That is why we wrote “The finding of an effect of stretching on muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk needs to be considered cautiously because muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk was a […]

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What constitutes the safe use of PRP in sports injuries? Continuing the PRP debate.

This month’s BJSM is hot off the press! Lars Engebretsen and Kathrin Steffen Warm-Up by introducing us to the International Olympic Committee recommendations and discussing the controversy of PRP. In this BJSM issue the IOC consensus group caution the use of PRP in elite athletes as we await the outcomes of robust scientific evidence. It […]

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Rapid return to activity after ankle injury

The topic of a new BJSM podcast is Ankle sprains and rehabilitation, with human movement specialist Evert Verhagen. He addresses accurate diagnosis, whether to tape or brace (and when), principles of return to sport, and issues of cost-effectiveness. This podcast is geared to clinicians treating patients after ankle sprain  — and preventing these injuries in the […]

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E-Letter: Performance anomalies in running shoe design: Psychological factors?

The following E-Letter is a response to The effect of three different levels of footwear stability on pain outcomes in women runners: a randomised control trial . Abstract | Full article Ryan et al (1) provide empirical evidence that standards for running shoes in relation to foot posture are far from convincing. In particular, a sophisticated […]

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E-letter: Are there risk factors in alpine skiing?

This E-letter is in response to Are there risk factors in alpine skiing? A controlled multicentre survey of 1278 skiers. Abstract | Full article We read with interest the article from Hasler et al. (2009) “Are there risk factors in alpine skiing? A controlled multicentre survey of 1278 skiers”. In general, the answer is: ‘yes, there are […]

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IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport 2011 deadline

The deadline for proposals for the 2011 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport is November 1st 2009 – act now! – K. Khan Dear Colleagues, Based on the tremendous success of the 1st and 2nd World Congresses on Sports Injury Prevention in Oslo in 2005 and Tromsø in 2008, their successor, […]

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