The answer to promoting physical activity is lying at our feet: dog-facilitated physical activity interventions

Part of the BJSM’s #KnowledgeTranslation blog series   Approximately 30% of the households in high income countries own dogs, yet it is estimated that up to half of these dog owners do not walk with their dogs regularly. Promoting more dog walking seems like a logical way to enhance both human and canine health. The […]

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Part 2 in the #MedicalReversals series: long-term effects of cortisone injection for knee OA

Part 2 of a 4 part blog series by Dr John Orchard The example of corticosteroids for knee OA The focus of this episode on the use of cortisone injections (IAC = intra-articular cortisone) for knee osteoarthritis (OA), which I wrote about in an Education review in BMJ earlier this year1. Cortisone injections are commonly […]

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How can we better promote physical activity to the public through messaging?

Messages to movement The role of messaging in improving population physical activity levels As researchers, healthcare professionals and policymakers in the field of public health, we know that physical activity is important for health. We know that it is important for the general public to move more and sit less. We spend time and resources […]

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Medial Gastrocnemious Tears In Sports: Is It About Muscle, Aponeurosis Or Tendon?

Even More, Does It Really Matter? Calf muscle injuries are common in sports involving high-speed running and specially in acceleration and deceleration actions. It has been reported that calf muscle injuries contribute about 13% of muscle injuries in football, though it may be that this percentage is even higher nowadays (1, 2). It is easy […]

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Medical Reversals related to Sport and Exercise Medicine – Part 1 of 4

Medical Reversals and the “Slow” Brain One of the best ‘medical’ books of recent years is Ending Medical Reversal by Prasad and Cifu1; it is close to essential reading for all doctors, medical students and even health professionals. It is referenced in an important editorial just published in the BJSM 2. In addition, Ending Medical […]

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Rugby Union, and Health and Wellbeing. What can we take away from the scoping review?

Part of the BJSM’s #KnowledgeTranslation blog series Two days ago, we published the first ‘big picture’ scientific overview detailing the relationships between rugby union, and health and wellbeing. Some of the main findings from the scoping review are summarised in the animation, and in the thread below. However, you might want some more detail around […]

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β2-agonists may boost strength and sprint performance, whilst endurance seems unaffected

Part of the BJSM’s #KnowledgeTranslation blog series In the following blog we summarise the main finding of our two recent papers examining the effect of β2-agonists on physical performance1,2. We found that β2-agonists may improve anaerobic but not aerobic performance in healthy athletes. Asthma is common in top athletes3 and β2-agonists are often prophylaxis for […]

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How do football injuries occur? Nine typical injury patterns from German Bundesliga 

Part of the BJSM’s #KnowledgeTranslation blog series To prevent injuries, a precise description of the injury-inciting event can be helpful.1 2 Thus, the purpose of this study was to systematically video-analyse moderate and severe match injuries from German Bundesliga (BL) and Bundesliga 2 (BL2). How did we do this? We searched for all moderate and […]

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Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for degenerative knee disease – just SHAM or does it potentially harm?

An insight into the randomised, placebo-surgery controlled FIDELITY trial, as part of the BJSM’s new #KnowledgeTranslation blog series Here we explain the latest 5-year results of our FIDELITY (Finnish Degenerative Meniscus Lesion Study) trial, a placebo-surgery controlled trial that was launched in 2007. The full-text can be obtained here. Introduction The initial 1-year follow-up study, […]

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Which treatment is most effective for Achilles tendinopathy? A new way of finding out!

An insight into a living systematic review and meta-analysis, as part of the BJSM’s new #KnowledgeTranslation blog series In our blog, we will explain why and how we did our study, and what makes it different from previous systematic reviews on treatments for Achilles tendinopathy. This large project took more than two years to complete […]

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