Research Roundup- Week of April 25, 2016:
What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care
- Concussion Incidence and Return-to-Play Time in National Basketball Association Players. Results From 2006 to 2014. The number of concussions in the NBA hasn’t increased over this 8-year study, but time lost from injury has. In 2006, most players returned to the same game after concussion. Players in 2014 missed an average 4-6 games, likely due to better policies, athlete education and recognition of symptoms.
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- No difference in outcome between early versus delayed weight-bearing following microfracture surgery of the hip, knee or ankle: a systematic review of outcomes and complications. This systematic review could not find enough evidence that restricted weight bearing after microfracture surgery in the hip, knee, or ankle affects patient postop function.
- Are the Responses to Resistance Training Different Between the Preferred and Nonpreferred Limbs? At the beginning of a strength training program the nonpreferred limb had higher strength gains.
- The effects of sleep extension on the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players. An older article, but worth the read. Division I Men’s Basketball players had faster sprint times, better shooting accuracy, and improved rating of physical and mental well-being after an increased amount of sleep each night.
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