Category Archives: Sports Science

The “Wild West” Of Concussion Treatment

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: If you have been diagnosed with a concussion and you are having continued symptoms after the concussion event you should be under … Continue reading

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The Importance of the High School Preparticipation Physical Exam

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: The Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE) is a very important part of preseason high school sports readiness The real purpose of the … Continue reading

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Yoga Catching On With Young Athletes

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Participation in yoga is increasing amongst all age groups in the United States When done correctly, yoga has many benefits for … Continue reading

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Keep Moving When You Dance

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Dance classes are very popular amongst adolescent girls, but a recent study shows that only about one third of a typical … Continue reading

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Sunscreen Is The Smart And Simple Choice To Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Many types of cancers are strongly associated with repeated exposures to cancer triggers, and the association between sun exposure and some … Continue reading

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Start Saving The ACL When Kids Are Very Young

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published scientific study attempts to explain why puberty leads to an increased risk in ACL tears for girls and boys … Continue reading

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Keys To Sideline Concussion Diagnosis

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study shows that the addition of vision testing (the King-Devick test) to our standard testing with symptoms, cognition, and … Continue reading

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The Female Athlete Triad: A Serious Problem Needing Careful Attention

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The “female athlete triad” is a combination of eating disorder, lack of menstrual cycle, and low bone density This is a complex … Continue reading

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Car Tires And Cancer

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Artificial turf fields continue to grow in popularity, many of these fields use ground-up car tires (crumb rubber) as infill material Many … Continue reading

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Legal Supplements for High School Athletes

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Supplement use is common amongst high school athletes Supplements such as creatine and protein powder have good safety profiles for use in … Continue reading

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