Welcome to the March edition of Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR)!
Well, it's about to happen … the best sporting event on the planet – March Madness, the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament. I will admit to being a casual basketball fan at best but come tournament time the first couple of rounds are awesome as we find out which team will become this year's Cinderella story.
What about the changes in Major League Baseball? So far watching some spring training games I think it's a great and long overdue change and will help the game.
Now to the important stuff. We have another awesome issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR) packed full of useful information and interesting reads covering a variety of topics in Chest and Abdominal Conditions.
Section Editor Nailah Coleman, MD, FACSM, has assembled a fantastic set of interesting articles that I think you will really enjoy. The section starts with two case reports – the first looks at an atraumatic spleen and liver rupture while weightlifting during Epstein-Barr Virus convalescence. The second covers long-standing gluteal pain caused by a left gluteus maximus peripheral nerve sheath tumor.
The section articles cover pregnancy and exercise in mountain travelers, sports medicine and the pelvic floor, acromioclavicular joint injuries in sport, and airway obstruction with blunt neck trauma from an accidental high tackle in rugby. You won't want to miss these; I get a sneak peek and they are all excellent!
Be sure to read the Invited Commentary in this issue titled, “Disparities in Sports Medicine Health Care Access in Illinois High Schools: Access to Team Physicians, Athletic Trainers, and Automated External Defibrillators," penned by Caitlin A Nicholson, MD; Susan Shott, PhD; Nicole Boniquit Levy, MD; Leda A. Ghannad, MD; Lane Lagattuta, MD; Emily McArdle, MS, ATC; and Jeremy A. Alland, MD.
Pearls & Pitfalls by E. Randy Eichner, MD, FACSM, covers rhabdomyolysis cases in basketball, football, and marathoners. Web Alert by William W. Dexter, MD, FACSM and Joseph Benert, MD, looks at apps and web sites that provide valuable resources you can use in your practice.
The Annual Meeting is getting closer, who is excited and looking forward to Denver? Hint: I am! You can learn more and register here: https://www.acsm.org/annual-meeting/annual-home.
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM