Return-to-play and performance after operative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture in elite male athletes: a scoping review 

LaPrade CM, Chona DV, Cinque ME, et al. Return-to-play and performance after operative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture in elite male athletes: a scoping review. Br J Sports Med 2022;56:515–520. Abstract Objective: To examine the current evidence regarding return-to-play (RTP) and performance after Achilles tendon rupture in elite athletes treated with operative intervention. Design Scoping review: Data sources Published sources identified through …

Relative Age Effect

Darwinian Selection Discriminates Young Athletes: the Relative Age Effect in Relation to Sporting Performance

Jakobsson, J., Julin, A. L., Persson, G., & Malm, C. (2021). Sports Medicine-Open, 7(1), 16–18. Abstract Background: The relative age effect (RAE) is a worldwide phenomenon, allowing sport participation and elite selection to be based on birthdate distribution. Negative consequences include both a narrow, non-optimal elite selection and negative health effects on entire populations. This study investigated the RAE and …

What are the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them? A cross-sectional study of the perceptions of patients and clinicians in the UK.

Abstract Objectives The objective for this work was to assess clinical experts’ and patients’ opinions on the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them. Setting This study was conducted outside of the primary and secondary care settings. Clinical experts were recruited at a UK national imaging and oncology conference, and patients were recruited via social media. Participants 121 clinical …

Letter Of Introduction

25 October 2019 Dear SASMA member, On behalf of myself and the Past President (Dr Pierre Viviers) of SASMA, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for your valuable participation at the SASMA Conference 2019 in Cape Town. I am thrilled to report that based on feedback we have received thus far, the attending delegates found the entire …

The Final Countdown to the SASMA Congress 2019!

The SASMA & BRICSCESS 2019 Congress is nearly here! With less than a month to go, we thought we would share a few highlights to look forward to! Limited spaces on these pre-conference workshops available! Register now to avoid disappointment Conference: 11 – 13 October, 2019 With over 70 sessions to choose from and invited speakers from 6 continents, the …

18th Biennial Congress of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA)

2019 will see Cape Town play host to the 18th Biennial Congress of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA).  Over the years, SASMA congresses proved to be of exceptional standard and relevant to the current trends in Sport Science and Medicine. The 2019 Congress will be no different and amongst others, will take a deep look into various themes, …