Bankart Lesion

Bankart Lesion

Case This 20-year-old, right hand dominant professional player presented with recurring episodes of pain in his right shoulder. He described more than six episodes where he had landed awkwardly on his outstretched arm and had experienced a ‘dead feeling’ in his arm, followed by pain and restricted movement of his shoulder. The most recent episode [...]
Professional athletes are at higher risk of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction

Professional athletes are at higher risk of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction

Septic arthritis (SA) following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is a rare (0.14% to 2.6%) but potentially devastating complication. Professional athletes have previously been reported to be at increased risk of septic arthritis after ACLR when compared to non-professionals, but the literature has been conflicting. The main reason for this lack of agreement has been [...]
More training sessions before returning to play reduces the risk of re-injury

More training sessions before returning to play reduces the risk of re-injury

Re-injuries are a frequent frustration in professional football. This study from the Football Research Group (and featuring an author from the Aspetar FMCE) has shown an association between the number of training sessions completed before returning to play and re-injury1. It appears that delaying a return to competition, to allow more training, might help reduce [...]