Strengthening the Practice of Exercise and Sport Science

Thanks to Israel Halperin @Israel_Halperin, the 1st author of this review paper who shared this full-text article on twitter. This article (titled above) is in press. This article highlights a number of methodological problems concerning common research designs and practices that hinder the impact of research in the exercise and sports science realm. I believe…

Knee Examination videos

This series of knee examination videos on Youtube was posted way back in 2008 by BJSM. In these videos Dr Mark Hutchinson demonstrates a full knee examination as part of a combined project and teaching initiative of the Centre of Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) (Vancouver). The video below is the first of 27 videos…

Pearls on Knee Examination

Prof Mark Hutchinson shares pearls of wisdom on knee examination from his expertise and experience in this BJSM podcast 4 years ago (2013). “Dr Mark Hutchinson, professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Centre, and star of the 3 million times viewed BJSM physical examination videos [bit.ly/17UykR2] gives Karim Khan…

Does sports participation increase risk of osteoarthritis?

A systematic review and meta-analysis on BJSM last year Dec 2016 on the above topic. “What are the findings? There is low-quality or very low-quality evidence to support an increased association of sports participation and the occurrence of osteoarthritis (OA) in elite participants. There is very low-quality evidence to suggest that soccer, especially in the…

How do we implement Evidence-Based Medicine?

An interesting editorial article published in the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy (ESSKA) June 2017. The article talks about how the obsession about a significant P value in research papers may not be the most accurate way of interpreting research findings and how large high-quality observational studies can provide useful information even…