Sports Science

New Procedure For Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Restores Stability Better

Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day today, discussed ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2016 - 9:00am

Pre-season Baseball Science: Young Players Benefit From Arm Injury Prevention Programs

Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2016 - 7:59am

Bio-Banding: How Ballet Training Can Learn From Football

A new paper says that current practices for grouping and evaluating young dancers in ballet can be counterproductive, because it places late-maturing girls at a significant disadvantage during important phases of their development and at greater risk for ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2016 - 10:52am

Why Athletes Spit Out Sports Drinks Instead Of Swallowing

Most people who enjoy running or cycling know that if you drink a sports drink you can perform for longer. But for people taking part in sports such as football or tennis, where skill and accuracy are important, it’s unclear whether sports drinks can impr ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 16 2016 - 9:31am

How To Make Women's Tennis More Competitive

While women's tennis is arguably far more interesting than the men's game, there are some who want to make it more like the male version, or at least more competitive between women. In a Journal of Sports Economics paper, the authors examined th ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2016 - 9:39am

36 Percent Of Water Polo Players Report Concussions

A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players- especially goalies- have long suspected: Concussions seem to be prevalent in the sport. At least in surveys. More than a third of water polo participants reported sustaining a concussi ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2016 - 6:00am

Female Triathletes At Higher Risk For Pelvic Floor Disorders

A study led by Loyola Medicine researchers found that female triathletes are at higher risk for pelvic floor disorders, among other health issues. The study, published in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, found that female triathletes suf ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2016 - 10:43am

Running Sounds May Contain Clues To Injury Prevention

The number of Australians who run for exercise has doubled since the mid-2000s. Preventing and managing injuries are common concerns, and can present an ongoing health burden and high cost if not addressed appropriately. But what if listening to the sound ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 6 2016 - 6:31am

Muscle Contractions At The Atomic Scale

To the outside world, muscles look like they contract or do work but at the very small scale it is myosin molecules pulling actin filaments and myosin and actin are essentially nanomachines that convert the chemical energy of ATP hydrolysis- how cells in o ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2017 - 2:02pm

For Amateur Cyclists, EPO Blood Doping Won't Help

Use of performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in many competitive sports and the 2017 prohibited list includes over 300 substances. However, the scientific evidence around these substances is scarce, partly because it is impossible to do trials wit ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2017 - 5:30pm