Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Research Review -- The Shoulder

Research Review — The Shoulder


It’s time for another Research Review on the Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast. Today we tackle the shoulder. We’ll review 3 articles covering shoulder instability bracing, clavicle fractures and the effectiveness of a throwers injury prevention program. Time to dive in to the medical literature.


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Articles Reviewed

— Kwapisz A, Shanley E, Momaya AM, Young C, Kissenberth MJ, Tolan SJ, Lonergan KT, Wyland DJ, Hawkins RJ, Pill SG, Tokish JM. Does Functional Bracing of the Unstable Shoulder Improve Return to Play in Scholastic Athletes? Returning the Unstable Shoulder to Play. Sports Health. 2021 Jan/Feb;13(1):45-48. doi: 10.1177/1941738120942239. Epub 2020 Sep 3. PMID: 32880525; PMCID: PMC7734369.

— Sakata J, Nakamura E, Suzuki T, Suzukawa M, Akeda M, Yamazaki T, Ellenbecker TS, Hirose N. Throwing Injuries in Youth Baseball Players: Can a Prevention Program Help? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Sep;47(11):2709-2716. doi: 10.1177/0363546519861378. Epub 2019 Jul 23. PMID: 31336051.

— Ellis HB, Li Y, Bae DS, Kalish LA, Wilson PL, Pennock AT, Nepple JJ, Willimon SC, Spence DD, Pandya NK; FACTS Study Group, Kocher MS, Edmonds EW, Farley FA, Gordon JE, Kelly DM, Busch MT, Sabatini CS, Heyworth BE. Descriptive Epidemiology of Adolescent Clavicle Fractures: Results From the FACTS (Function after Adolescent Clavicle Trauma and Surgery) Prospective, Multicenter Cohort Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 May 29;8(5):2325967120921344. doi: 10.1177/2325967120921344. PMID: 32528990; PMCID: PMC7263158.

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Dr. Mark Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He stayed at the University of Wisconsin for his pediatric residency, followed by a year as the chief resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been an elected member to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He has served as a team physician or medical consultant to numerous high schools, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Washington University, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Athletica, and St. Louis Rams. He serves and has served on many local, regional and national committees as an advisor for sports medicine and concussions. Dr. Halstead is a national recognized expert in sport-related concussions and pediatric sports medicine.

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David Piskulic - A Guest on The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark HalsteadDavid Piskullc

David Piskulic, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC is a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer for St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Young Athlete Center.  He has previous work experience with local club sports as well as adolescent, collegiate, Olympic level, and professional athletes.  He graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and athletic training emphasis in 2005 and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. He became a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist while practicing as a sports physical therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2013.  His clinical interests include working with overhead athletes, ACL rehabilitation, and various acute, chronic, surgical, and non-surgical athletic and orthopedic injuries. He has assisted with numerous community outreach programs and research studies within the Young Athlete Center. In addition to treatment of young athletes, he has experience as a lecturer and lab assistant with Washington University in St. Louis-Program in Physical Therapy, as well as being involved with lectures and presentations on local, state, national, and international platforms covering a variety of topics related to youth athletes.

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Jeffrey Nepple - A Guest on The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark HalsteadJeffrey Nepple

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He did a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine, then went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Steadman Clinic/Steadman-Philippon Research Institute as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He has research interests in young adult hip disorders and pediatric sports medicine.

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