Category Archives: In the News

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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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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Establish a Preseason “Chain Of Command” About Youth Sports Injuries

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent survey was published by Safe Kids Worldwide highlighting important aspects of the culture surrounding youth sports injuries Youth coaches … Continue reading

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NCAA Concussion Statement Has Great Points For High School Athletes Too

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The NCAA recently released a concussion guideline that presents clear definitions and processes for collegiate athletes in all sports The vast … Continue reading

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The Home Field Advantage Is Real! Radio CaptainU Interviews author Toby Moskowitz: Scorecasting

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: University of Chicago business school professor Toby Moskowitz discusses his fascinating book, Scorecasting The book is a “Freakonomics” type of analysis … Continue reading

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We Need To Rethink Tackle Football For The Youngest Players

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: There is increasing pressure on youth and adolescent football leagues to reduce concussion risk in the younger players Possible solutions include … Continue reading

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Tiger’s Back: Could It Happen To A Young Athlete?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University The Master’s Golf Tournament has a bit of a hollow feeling this year.  As I write this post it’s Saturday morning and the … Continue reading

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Youth Sports Can Be Great, Lifetime Fitness Is Better

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University We spend quite a bit of time and focus in Sideline Sports Doc on competitive sports. Today’s post is on a related but … Continue reading

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The Pluses and Minuses Of Early College Commitment

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Much has been written about the trend towards earlier and earlier recruitment of young athletes for college sports programs.  This trend is especially pronounced on the girls’/women’s side of the equation, … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn From Mikaela Shiffrin?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc If you live in the U.S. and have even a passing interest in the upcoming Winter Olympics then you’ve seen her by now- Mikaela Shiffrin.  The 18-year-old skier currently living in … Continue reading

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