Returning to Sport (RTS) after Surgical Treatment for Anterior Shoulder Instability

Research Paper Title Return to Sport After Surgical Treatment for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Systematic Review. Background For athletes, a return to preinjury activity levels with minimal time away is a metric indicative of successful recovery. The knowledge of this metric would be helpful for the sports medicine specialist to advise patients on appropriate expectations… Read More


Groins: Femoroacetabular Impingement, Occult Hernias & Adductor Tendinopathy

Research Paper Title Sonographic Prevalence of Groin Hernias and Adductor Tendinopathy in Patients With Femoroacetabular Impingement. Background Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common debilitating condition that is associated with groin pain and limitation in young and active patients. Besides FAI, various disorders such as hernias, adductor tendinopathy, athletic pubalgia, lumbar spine affections, and others can… Read More

The Evidence Base for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

According to Stefan Lohmander and Ewa Roos, writing in an editorial in the British Medical Journal, the evidence base for orthopaedics and sports medicine is ‘scandalously poor in parts’. This is what they found: Medicine rests on an uneven evidence base. Some interventions are supported by large multicentre randomised controlled trials that have a low… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness Series

Introduction Running has become a popular pastime in the UK over the last 30 years with the evolution of large city marathons, as well as charity and fun runs making endurance exercise a realistic and achievable target for all; regardless of fitness level. This has led to the phenomenon whereby inexperienced runners may undertake physical… Read More

Groin & Hip Quandries in Sport

“This article has been adapted from a handbook, Groin & Hips: the latest international evidence, 2012, written by the author of this article, primarily for premier league football medical personnel, but also for those involved in other elite sports, in response to the controversy and lack of consensus among clinicians working in this area. On reviewing the… Read More