Note from Editor-in-Chief William O. Roberts
The holiday season is upon us! There is a heavy layer of frost on the ground and a thin layer of ice on the ponds this morning. A reminder that winter sports, holiday road races, and family celebrations will soon follow, and a time to reflect on family, friends, and the passing of another year. We send our warmest season’s greetings to all of you from all of us who bring you this journal.
The November/December 2016 issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports is packed full of useful information and interesting reads covering a variety of topics in both competitive sports and special populations. Competitive Sports Section Editor John C. Hill, DO, FACSM, has assembled a set of articles on a variety of topics that will prove useful. Check out this section to learn more about musculoskeletal overuse injuries in the pediatric population, incidence and risk factors for finger injuries in rock climbing, water polo injuries and training methods, injuries and prevention in track and field throwing events, and Morel-Lavallée lesion in sports.
When exploring the Special Populations segment recruited by Section Editor Suzanne S. Hecht, MD, FACSM, you will learn more about the surgical management of the aging athlete, injury patterns in athletes competing in combined competitions like the heptathlon and the decathlon, and medical issues in the adult recreational tennis player. You also will want to check out the case report in this section about point-of-care ultrasound in the management of acute shoulder injury.
ACSM’s Clinician Profile features David E. Olson, MD, FACSM. The Pearls & Pitfalls column looks at exertional rhabdomyolysis. Scanning Sports Medicine covers the latest clinical research published by ACSM, and Web Alerts reviews several interesting Web sites. Clinical Pearls discusses humeral stress fractures in overhead athletes and provides pearls for recognition, diagnosis, and management.
I hope the topics covered in this issue will help you help your athletes and active patients return to competition and also reduce their risk of recurring pain, illness, and injury.
From all of us at Current Sports Medicine Reports, have a safe and active holiday season.
William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM