Published Ahead of Print

Time to time, I like to share with readers of this blog some of the features of CJSM with which they may not be familiar.  Our journal’s website has a wealth of resources that I’d encourage you to check out regularly.

For instance, besides publishing the full journal every two months, we frequently disseminate breaking sports medicine research in a more fluid, continuous fashion via our “Published Ahead of Print” (PAP) feature.  PAP allows us to pursue a major goal we editors have:  to contribute to the world of clinical sports medicine in a contemporary fashion, taking advantage of the multi-media offerings of the digital world.   This goal is reflected in this blog itself; in the podcast feature we have just begun; in our engagement with you on social media; and in the journal’s iPad functionality.

“When you want it….where you want it…the way you want it.”  That’s the motto.

And so, today I wanted to share with you a ‘Practical Management’ research article that was just published via PAP:  “Surgical Management of Traumatic Avulsion of the Ischial Tuberosity in Young Athletes,‘ by Roland M. Biedert, MD.

It is one of the many interesting, hot-off-the-press articles you’ll find in the CJSM PAP collection.

I was particularly interested in this article, as I see many adolescent athletes and pelvic apophyseal injuries arrive at our clinic in droves.  It is rather uncommon to see an acute, purely tendionous injury in my clinic population:  last week when I saw an acute rupture of the proximal long head of the biceps tendon, in a 17-year-old pole vaulter, I was intrigued indeed!  The acute achilles tendon rupture in my clinic makes me wonder whether a fluoroquinolone has been used recently; seeing a patient in my own age group, I’d more likely say, c’est la vie…..

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An ischial tuberosity avulsion injury which can be managed conservatively.

The more common story in my day-to-day clinical world is for a chronic or acute injury to the apophyseal cartilage, to which a muscle-tendon unit attaches.  The tendon holds, I tell a patient; it is its attachment to the growth cartilage that gives way.

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