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Concussions in the NHL: A narrative review of the literature

December 01, 2014

Ice hockey has been identified as a sport with a high risk for concussions. Given the health sequelae associated with the injury, a great deal of attention has been placed on its diagnosis, management and return-to play protocols. The highest level of ice hockey in North America is played in the National Hockey League (NHL), and concussions pose a serious threat

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Whiplash: a selective annotated bibliography

July 08, 2014

Objective: to review the literature on whiplash injury including an overview, collision mechanics, pathophysiology, neurobehavioral, imaging, treatment/management, prognosis, outcomes, and litigation. Design: an annotated bibliography. Methods: a literature search of MEDLINE from 1987 to 1995 and CHIROLARS from 1900 to 1996, with emphasis on the last ten years, was performed. Conference proceedings and the personal

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Nine year longitudinal retrospective study of Taekwondo injuries

June 13, 2014

This retrospective longitudinal study aims to describe reported Taekwondo injuries and to examine associations between competitor experience level, age and gender, and the type, location, and mechanism of injury sustained. Additionally, we examined whether recent rule changes concerning increased point value of head shots in adult Taekwondo competition had affected injury incidence. This study was

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Posterior tibialis tendonopathy in an adolescent soccer player: a case report

June 10, 2014

Objective: Detail the progress of an adolescent soccer player with right-sided chronic medial foot pain due to striking an opponent’s leg while kicking the ball. The patient underwent diagnostic ultrasound and a conservative treatment plan. Clinical Features: The most important features were hindfoot varus, forefoot abduction, flatfoot deformity, and inability to single leg heel raise

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Baseline knowledge on vehicle safety and head restraints among Fleet Managers in British Columbia Canada: a pilot study

June 06, 2014

Background: Whiplash is the most common injury type arising from motor vehicle collisions, often leading to long-term suffering and disability. Prevention of such injuries is possible through the use of appropriate, correctly positioned, vehicular head restraints. Objective: To survey the awareness and knowledge level of vehicle fleet managers in the province of British Columbia, Canada,

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