Special Issue "Clinical Assessment and Practice in Sports Medicine"

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Medicine, Cell, and Organism Physiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2023 | Viewed by 588

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Department of Sports Medicine, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200080, China
Interests: sports medicine; sports and health; orthopedics
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Department of Sports Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China
Interests: orthopedics; sports medicine; sports and health
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Dear Colleagues,

With the progress of society, people's enthusiasm for and participation in sports are increasing, and the incidence of sports injuries is growing. Thanks to the rapid development in sports medicine in recent years, both elite athletes and sports enthusiasts can now enjoy high-quality sports medicine diagnosis and treatment services. Numerous assessment methods, such as physical examinations and signs, imaging techniques, and motion capture techniques, are put into clinical application, yielding fruitful results. These diagnostic tools provide valuable information for clinicians, who then choose physiotherapies, conservative therapies, or surgical interventions to help patients restore their sports performance. The accumulation of experience further makes this recovery faster. Considering that there are countless injury types with different injury mechanisms, a summary of current progress in clinical assessment and treatments is required. In the current Special Issue, we welcome both original papers and reviews with a specific focus on novel diagnosis or treatment modalities in sports medicine. New findings of established diagnosis plans or therapies are also meaningful.

Prof. Dr. Jiwu Chen
Dr. Yaying Sun
Guest Editors

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  • sports injury
  • diagnosis
  • imaging techniques
  • physical examinations
  • conservative treatments
  • surgical interventions

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Validation and Application of a Spanish Version of the ALR-RSI Scale (Ankle Ligament Reconstruction—Return to Sport after Injury) in an Active Non-Athlete Population
J. Pers. Med. 2023, 13(4), 606; https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm13040606 - 30 Mar 2023
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The most recent scale to quantify psychological readiness before returning to sport is the ALR-RSI (Ankle Ligament Reconstruction—Return to Sport after Injury) scale. The aim of this study was the cross-cultural adaptation to Spanish and application of the ALR-RSI scale in a sample [...] Read more.
The most recent scale to quantify psychological readiness before returning to sport is the ALR-RSI (Ankle Ligament Reconstruction—Return to Sport after Injury) scale. The aim of this study was the cross-cultural adaptation to Spanish and application of the ALR-RSI scale in a sample of active people who were not professional athletes, and to carry out an initial psychometric analysis of the functioning of the instrument in this sample. The sample consisted of 257 participants (161 men and 96 women) aged between 18 and 50 years. The adequacy of the model obtained in the exploratory study was confirmed, obtaining a model composed of one factor and 12 indicators in total. The estimated parameters were statistically significant (p < 0.05), and the factor loadings presented values higher than 0.5; thus, all indicators revealed a satisfactory saturation in the latent variable (convergent validity). Regarding internal consistency, the Cronbach’s alpha value was 0.886 (excellent internal consistency). This study demonstrated that the ALR-RSI in Spanish is a valid and reproducible scale for evaluating psychological readiness to return to non-professional physical activity after ankle ligament reconstruction in the Spanish population. Full article
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