A new tool to identify players who are at risk of mental health disorders

A new tool to identify players who are at risk of mental health disorders

There is an increasing awareness that mental health conditions can impact anyone, including elite football players. This week’s FastFact highlights a paper from the International Olympic Committee that introduces a tool that can be used to help identify elite players who may be at risk of mental health symptoms or disorders.1 The International Olympic Committee [...]
High volume injections do not appear to be effective in the treatment for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy

High volume injections do not appear to be effective in the treatment for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy

There are a range of therapies that have been suggested as possible treatments for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy. This edition of the FastFact highlights a paper, published in the BMJ, that evaluates the effectiveness of high volume injections.1 High volume injections involve injecting a large amount of fluid into the area surrounding a painful [...]
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy may be worse than no treatment for degenerative medial meniscal tears

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy may be worse than no treatment for degenerative medial meniscal tears

There is increasing evidence that arthroscopic partial meniscectomies, one of the most common surgical procedures performed on the knee, may not be as effective as previously thought. This edition of the FastFact highlights the five-year results of the FIDELITY trial which have just been published in the BJSM. The aim of the FIDELITY (Finnish Degenerative [...]