Category Archives: Sports Science

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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Will We Need To Rethink Tackle Football For 12-Year-Olds?

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published scientific study showed that retired NFL players who started playing tackle football before age 12 scored substantially worse on … Continue reading

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ACL Surgery In The Growing Athlete: Save The Growth Plates

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent scientific study showed that young growing athletes with open growth plates can successfully undergo ACL surgery with no risk … Continue reading

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Manage The Heat And Humidity So You Don’t Go “Lebroning”

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Ok, even the most diehard Miami Heat fans must have thought the photos of various people “Lebroning” were a little bit funny. But … Continue reading

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Predictors Of Elite Performance In Endurance Athletes?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Unfortunately, there is no single best measurement that can predict elite level performance in endurance athletes Multiple factors such as VO2 … Continue reading

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The One Predictor Of Elite Level Performance In Football Is…

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Power. In multiple scientific studies, power is the one measureable predictor of elite level performance in football, rugby, soccer, and several … Continue reading

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Soccer Injury Prevention Programs Work. Do These Now To Get Ready For Fall Soccer.

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A Belgian study of soccer players provides convincing evidence that all soccer related injuries can be reduced with a comprehensive strategy … Continue reading

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