The unofficial end of the summer, the start of the school year, and the beginning of the fall sports competition season -- what a month! I will admit my productivity takes a serious hit in the fall as I am a college football addict, but it is worth it. I encourage everyone out there to keep your eyes open for interesting and educational cases and encourage those that you work with to submit those cases to Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR).
The 2018 Extremity and Joint Conditions section, recruited by a longtime friend and colleague Chad A. Asplund, MD, FACSM, features four very interesting section articles. The articles this month include myositis ossificans in sport, the use of serial ultrasound in guiding clinical progression of return to play after a thigh muscle injury, exercise for athletes with inflammatory arthritis, and shoulder instability in the overhead athlete. This section also contains two incredibly interesting, not-to-be-missed case reports – the first on adductor insertion avulsion syndrome in a collegiate tennis player and the second on cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery in an adult male soccer player.
This month's Invited Commentary is worthy of your time. "Should Children Be Running Ultramarathons?" penned by Volker Scheer, MD and Martin D. Hoffman, MD. Check it out!
ACSM's Clinician Profile features Marci A. Goolsby, MD and Pearls & Pitfalls covers college football conditioning and splenic infarction. Web Alerts highlights some helpful web resources that prove helpful in your daily work.
Please, spread the word about Current Sports Medicine Reports to your colleagues and encourage them to author an article in the journal. If there is a specific topic that you would like to see covered in CSMR, please let us know and we will look into it.
Have a great month and enjoy this edition!
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM