Nov. 5, 2014

OMED 2014 — Seattle recap
AOASM extends a special thank you to Dr. Jeff Bytomski for chairing the Sports Medicine section of OMED 2014. His creative program included perennial favorite topics like the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, ACL Prevention and Practical Nutrition as well as new topics Yoga for the Repetitive Use Injury and Kinesiotaping. These sessions were held jointly with the AAO and resulted in high attendance at the meeting.

OMED is the fall conference of the American Osteopathic Association, and AOASM holds sports medicine lectures at OMED each year. Mark your calendar for OMED 2015 in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 17-21.

If you attended OMED 2014 and have not submitted your attestation form to receive CME credits, click here. Remember to file your CME request by Friday, Dec. 12.More

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Texas Health Science Center
The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM), is a 12 month OGME-4 program. The training program will be accepting applicants from the following specialties: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. All applicants must have graduated from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine and have completed an AOA-approved internship.More

A short profile on Dr. Schulte

Adam Schulte is the inaugural Primary Care Sports medicine fellow at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM). He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biopsychology, and completed his medical education at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California.

After a traditional year internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, he completed his family medicine residency training at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. It was here that Dr. Schulte became deeply involved with CrossFit, assuming leadership roles as the medical director of the Central East Regional events, staff physician for the CrossFit Games and conducted one of the largest medical studies on CrossFit athletes to date. He is a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer certificate holder and competes annually in the CrossFit Open.

At UNTHSC, Dr. Schulte leads a weekly fitness club workout for TCOM and other health science center students that introduces the functional fitness components of CrossFit. Dr. Schulte’s career plans includes utilizing his Primary Care Sports Medicine training to expand the medical community’s understanding of CrossFit and strength athletes, improving treatment and management strategies and developing guidelines and protocols to address these unique athletes’ specific needs.More

Advancing the preparticipation physical evaluation: An ACSM and FIMS joint consensus statement
Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
While the preparticipation physical evaluation is widely accepted, its usage and content are not standardized. Implementation is affected by cost, access, level of participation, participant age/sex and local/regional/national mandate. Preparticipation physical evaluation screening costs are generally borne by the athlete, family or club. Screening involves generally agreed-upon questions based on expert opinion and tested over decades of use. More

BASEM moving from strength to strength: More education, more member benefits
British Journal of Sports Medicine
BASEM's mini theme edition focuses on rowing, as well as highlighting updates in clinical decision-making across the spectrum of sport and exercise medicine. BASEM continues to build on its new foundation and they are now on a solid financial footing. Thanks to this they have been able to increase their sponsorship of educational and research opportunities and invest in the expansion of their learning programs. More

Calf muscles outclass hamstrings in injury prevention
ScienceNetwork WA
Better prevention of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injuries is on the horizon after a recent study found the calf muscle plays a larger role in stabilizing the knee than previously thought. Researchers from the University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health and the University of Tennessee studied six amateur Western Australian Rules footballers to determine what muscle forces are at work during single-leg jump landings.More

Concussions lead to increased dementia risk in older adults
Healthline News
The study, published in JAMA Neurology and conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that those with moderate to severe TBI at 55 or older, or mild TBI — also called a concussion — at 65 or older, had an increased risk of dementia. The study included 164,661 patients who were identified in a California health database of emergency room and inpatient visits.More

Grafts for reconstructions — PRP for tears
Medpage Today
Muscle and ligament tears and ruptures can put athletes out of play for months. Two studies explore options for treating these injuries. Should an orthopedic surgeon performing ACL reconstruction on a competitive athlete use a patellar tendon or hamstring graft? More

Study: Universities lag in concussion management
The New York Times
Four years after the NCAA introduced a concussion policy that placed responsibilities on member universities, many have still not implemented all aspects of the program, a new study by researchers at Harvard found. In a survey of 1,066 NCAA institutions, 907 of which responded, more than 90 percent of the universities said they had introduced a concussion management plan. But the universities must do a better job of educating coaches and athletes on the risks of concussions and of increasing the size of their sports medicine staffs, the study found. More

The importance of hip internal rotation
By Heidi Dawson
Hip joint internal rotation occurs when the femur rotates within the hip joint, toward the mid-line of the body. It also occurs in standing when the lower limb is fixed and the pelvis rotates. A "normal" value for hip internal rotation is 45 degrees, although few individuals get anywhere near that level of movement and a minimum of 35 degrees is considered sufficient for most people. Many people — runners, coaches and physical therapists — are aware of the need for sufficient hip extension during the gait cycle, in both walking and running.More

ACL reconstruction may go better with pre-, postop rehab
Medscape (free subscription)
Individuals who undergo preoperative rehabilitation before unilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, as well as postoperative rehabilitation, may experience better outcomes than individuals who have usual care, according to an article published online Oct. 28, in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Hege Grindem, Ph.D., from the Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation, Oslo, Norway, and colleagues compared patient-reported knee function outcomes for 84 patients who underwent preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation at the sports medicine clinic with outcomes for 2690 patients who underwent usual care and who were included in the Norwegian National Knee Ligament Registry.More