Editor-in-Chief: Christopher Hughes, MBBS, MSc
ISSN: 1050-642X
Online ISSN: 1536-3724
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Orthopedics 19/72
Sport Sciences 18/81
Physiology 43/83
Impact Factor: 2.268
About this Issue

Welcome to the March 2016 issue of CJSM.

This month we bring you an interesting new Position Statement from one of our affiliate Societies, the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP - formerly the Australasian College of Sports Physicians) on the Place of Mesenchymal Stem / Stromal Cell Therapies in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

This Statement was written primarily for ACSEP Members and Fellows, but will be of interest to a much wider readership. The Statement includes some background information on stem cells and their use as a therapeutic intervention, presenting evidence for both the efficacy and safety in the setting of a number of different conditions including osteoarthritis, tendinopathies, muscle injury. Ethical considerations are also discussed, and a summary statement is presented.

I am sure that many of our readers have used, or are considering using, stem cell therapies in their practice, and it is to be hoped that they will find the ACSEP Statement both informative and useful from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

CJSM is looking forward to the 25TH Annual Meeting of another of our affiliate Societies, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), which will take place in April this year in Dallas. In this issue, we publish the Case Abstracts, Research Abstract Oral Poster Presentations, and the Research Podium Presentations for the Conference.

A favorite read of mine are the abstracts of the case podium presentations, and as usual, there are a wide variety of interesting cases discussed which highlight some of the more unusual diagnoses seen in clinical practice. Of course, there is also a wealth of interesting and diverse research presented amongst the Research Abstract Oral Presentations and Research Podium Presentations.

Amongst our Original Research articles published this issue, Mohtadi and colleagues present the results of a double-blind randomized clinical trial of 330 patients comparing outcomes (proportion of complete traumatic re-ruptures, traumatic re-injuries, atraumatic graft failures and contralateral tears) of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patellar tendon autograft, single-bundle quadruple-stranded hamstring autograft and double-bundle hamstring autograft.

Other Original Research topics include the long-term results of different surgeries for exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm amongst motorcycling racers, return to learning after concussion and compliance with cognitive rest, and knowledge and adverse event reporting amongst AMSSM physicians with regard to dietary supplements.

Our 2016 Systematic Reviews competition is well underway, and I urge you to check out our information page from the link on our main website. The authors of the winning systematic review will receive a cash prize of $1500, and will see their work published in the Journal.

As ever, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter (@cjsmonline), Facebook, and on our CJSM Blog with James MacDonald, Emerging Media Editor for the Journal.

Finally, we are excited this month to bring you the first of our new CME Modules, this time on the subject of the Statement of the 3rd International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Statement Development Conference which was published in CJSM in July 2015. We have made this module free in order to give you a taster of our CME modules to come. Successful completion of the learning module offers participants 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. We aim to bring you many more CME learning modules in the future, and hope that completion of these will form a key part of your learning portfolios. Our Associate Editor for CME, Holly Benjamin, is keen to hear your feedback on our CME modules, so don’t forget to drop her a line at cjsmcme@gmail.com

Enjoy the issue!​

With best wishes,




Christopher Hughes MBBS MSc

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Consensus Statement on Concussion

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport—the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2012

McCrory, Paul; Meeuwisse, Willem; Aubry, Mark; Cantu, Bob; Dvorak, Jiri; Echemendia, Ruben J.; Engebretsen, Lars; Johnston, Karen; Kutcher, Jeffrey S.; Raftery, Martin; Sills, Allen; Coauthors: Brian W. Benson, MD, PhD, Gavin A. Davis, MBBS, Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, Stanley A. Herring, MD, Grant Ive  

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​For the opportunity to win $1,500 and be published in a forthcoming issue, please submit your Systematic Review to Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Topics must be pertinent to Sport and Exercise Medicine and only Systematic Reviews will qualify for entry.

Topic titles must be submitted to the Managing Editor for approval prior to manuscript writing.


Entries will be accepted until December 31, 2016.  

See complete rules for further details.

Listen to the CJSM Podcast to hear discussion on relevant articles.

Our guest is Dr. Hamish Osborne, a member of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACSEP). Dr. Osborne is the lead author of the ACSEP Positi...
Our guest is Dr. Tom Trojian Chief of Sports Medicine at Drexel University, Philadelphia, and member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)...
Our guest is Dr. Christopher Madden, former President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and member of AMSSM and the Wilderness Medical...
Our guest is clinician and researcher Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler, an international expert on exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) and the lead author of the 3rd In...
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