Note from Editor-in-Chief William O. Roberts
It is early May. The ice has been out of White Bear Lake for five days and it has not snowed for three. The sun came out yesterday raising spirits across the five state region as spring seems to have officially arrived. With spring comes baseball, running events, youth tournaments, and the rights of summer.
The May/June 2013 issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports covering topics in both sideline and event management and training, prevention, and rehabilitation promises to have a little something for every reader. For starters check out my editorial and the Invited Commentary by Thomas M. Best, MD, PhD, FACSM and William W. Dexter, MD, FACSM, which discusses osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis has many faces and different presentations and you can see in the sister pieces where I share my recent personal experience with rapidly deteriorating disease and resulting joint replacements. Not on my radar two years ago.
The Sideline and Event Management Section Editor Aaron L. Rubin, MD, FACSM, has assembled a set of articles that will prove informative on a variety of youth sports topics. Read this section to learn the latest about sideline coverage of youth football, medical management of youth baseball and softball tournaments, medical coverage of youth basketball events, and sideline management from head to toe of the skeletally immature athlete. You’ll also want to read the case report in this section about a marathon runner with nearly an hour of resuscitation for cardiopulmonary arrest who is back to his job as an engineer. This event preceded post arrest induced hypothermia and suggests that young victims have tremendous reserve.
When exploring the Training, Prevention, and Rehabilitation segment recruited by Section Editor Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, FACSM, you will learn more about eccentric training for the treatment of tendinopathies, injury and illnesses prevention in ultramarathoners, recognition and rehabilitation of the female athlete triad/tetrad, and rehabilitation and return to running after lower limb stress fractures. All of which you can likely put to use in the office this week. Well maybe not this week for the ultramarathon article, but the season is soon upon us. This section also offers an interesting case report on bilateral chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm.
The Clinician Profile features Steven D. Stovitz, MD, MS, FACSM, a longtime College member with a strong research agenda in pediatric obesity who is attempting to get kids out from behind the screen and onto the playground. Pearls and Pitfalls looks at placebos for athletes; do they exist or not? Scanning Sports Medicine looks at the latest clinical research published by the American College of Sports Medicine, and Web Alerts reviews several interesting Web sites that may help your practice.
I hope you find this issue helpful for your practice. Have a great spring, we will be back with our summer issue too soon.
William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM