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Inspiring excellence in musculoskeletal sports medicine

Musculoskeletal sports medicine is one of the main components of sport and exercise medicine (SEM), and injury prevention is a challenge for everyone involved in sport — sports physicians, athletes, coaches, clubs and all the other support staff. In this issue, we have brought together the latest research in injury prevention and musculoskeletal SEM.

Delaying ACL reconstruction or treating the injury with exercise therapy alone may alter the final prognosis

ACL injuries are still a major challenge in everyday clinical practice. Evidence-based recommendations for surgical intervention, as opposed to conservative management, has not been clearly established yet. This study (see page 1622) provides the basis for clinicians to offer individualised management options, conservative or surgical, tailored to the patient’s needs and the characteristics of the injury.

Deconstructing a popular myth: why knee arthroscopy is no better than placebo surgery for degenerative meniscal tears

It is traditionally...

Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/22/1575

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098590

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