Welcome to the February 2019 edition of Current Sports Medicine Reports! I hope you are as excited for the arrival of this edition as we are to publish it.
By the time this gets to your inbox, Super Bowl LIII will be completed, and another NFL season will be in the books.
I am very excited about this month's Invited Commentary. The topic is on physician leadership and developing physician leaders and it comes to us from Drs. Dean Taylor and John Doty of the Feagin Leadership Program at Duke University. I think you will enjoy it and find it thought-provoking.
Dave Webner, MD, has assembled an interesting General Medical Conditions edition. In this section you will learn more about pelvic floor dysfunction in female athletes. And, you won't want to miss an interesting case report about using ultrasound and clinical tools to diagnosis gout. Additionally, Scanning Sports Medicine, penned by Robert B. Kiningham, MD, MA, FACSM, looks at the latest clinical research published by ACSM and CAQ Review tackles medical provision for obstacle course races.
This issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports also includes an interesting and important Special Communication entitled, "Youth Distance Running: Strategies for Training and Injury Reduction," by Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA, FACSM; Adam S. Tenforde, MD; Irene S. Davis, PT, PhD, FACSM; Michael Fredericson, MD, FACSM; Mark A. Harrast, MD; Pierre d'Hemecourt, MD, FACSM; Anthony C. Luke, MD, FACSM; and William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM.
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Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM