In this video series, Richard Parker, MD, Head Team Physician for 2016 NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, discusses the care of elite athletes at the professional level. Hear how advances in Sports Medicine have changed the pro game in this clip.
Children and adolescents with long QT syndrome may be able to tolerate more competitive and recreational sports than previously recommended, a new study suggests.
Safe return to sports and other physical activities has become common in patients with idiopathic scoliosis who have spine fusion surgery. Many can even return to aggressive activities once a solid fusion has occurred.
Concussed athletes who return to play too soon and sustain a repeat concussion may suffer cumulative effects that prolong recovery and compromise school performance. Here’s advice for avoiding that scenario.
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No research until now has combined imaging, behavioral assessment and impact-dynamic studies to begin to pinpoint the dose of head impact needed to produce acute brain changes linked to neurodegenerative disease.
About 50 percent of football players who return to play after a transient episode of cervical cord neurapraxia experience a second episode. Here’s guidance for navigating return-to-play decisions after cervical spine insults.