ATOAC Newsletter – November 2015

ContentsAthletic Trainers' Osteoarthritis Consortium

News from the Consortium
October Publications by ATOAC Members
ATOAC Members in the News
ATOAC Members Who Recently Received Funding or Awards
ATOAC Members Upcoming Talks


News from the Consortium

  1. The Work Groups have started meeting and are outlining their mission and goals. There is still time to join a group. Contact Jeff Driban.
    1. Upcoming Call: Promoting Collaboration among ATOAC Members Work Group (November 9, 2015)
  2. Welcome to Our New Member: Lindsay Distefano, University of Connecticut
  3. The Executive Committee is having their next call on November 2nd at 3pm.
  4. Pending Deadline Reminder: ACSM Abstracts (November 2, 2015), NATA Free Communication Abstract (November 16, 2015), OARSI Abstracts (November 16, 2015)


October Publications by ATOAC Members

  1. Mangum LC, Sutherlin MA, Saliba SA, Hart JM. Reliability of Ultrasound Imaging Measures of Transverse Abdominis and Lumbar Multifidus in Various Positions. PM R. 2015 Sep 28. pii: S1934-1482(15)01023-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.09.015. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Dubé CE, Liu SH, Driban JB, McAlindon TE, Eaton CB, Lapane KL. The relationship between smoking and knee osteoarthritis in the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Sep 30. pii: S1063-4584(15)01329-1. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.09.015. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Pietrosimone B, Golightly YM, Mihalik JP, Guskiewicz KM. Concussion frequency associates with musculoskeletal injury in retired NFL players. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 47(11):2366-2372. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000684
  1. Snyder BA, Munter AD, Houston MN, Hoch JM. Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament 4-2-1 Stepping Algorithm. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Oct 16. doi: 10.1002/mus.24944. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Thomas AC, Lepley LK, Wojtys EM, McLean SG, Palmieri-Smith RM. Effects of Neuromuscular Fatigue on Quadriceps Strength and Activation and Knee Biomechanics in Individuals Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Healthy Adults. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Oct 15:1-32. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Haladay DE, Denegar CR, Miller SJ, Challis J. Electromyographic and kinetic analysis of two abdominal muscle performance tests. Physiother Theory Pract. 2015 Oct 14:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Wasilko SM, Tourville TW, DeSarno MJ, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Struglics A, Beynnon BD. The relationship between synovial fluid biomarkers of articular cartilage metabolism and the patient’s perspective of outcome depends on the severity of articular cartilage damage following ACL trauma. J Orthop Res. 2015 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Pietrosimone B, Blackburn JT, Harkey MS, Luc BA, Hackney AC, DSc, Padua DA, Driban JB, Spang JT, Jordan JM. Walking speed as a potential indicator of cartilage breakdown following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Oct 26. doi: 10.1002/acr.22773. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Cameron KL, Peck KY, Thompson BS, Svoboda SJ, Owens BD, Marshall SW. Reference Values for the Marx Activity Rating Scale in a Young Athletic Population: History of Knee Ligament Injury Is Associated With Higher Scores. Sports Health. 2015 Sep;7(5):403-8. doi: 10.1177/1941738115576121. Epub 2015 Mar 6.
  1. Donovan L, Feger MA, Hart JM, Saliba S, Park J, Hertel J. Effects of an auditory biofeedback device on plantar pressure in patients with chronic ankle instability. Gait Posture. 2015; doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.10.013 [Epub ahead of print]


ATOAC Members in the News

Injury Prevention Programs Work – Nicole Cattano (Sports Med Res Podcast)

From Theory to Practice – Jennie Hootman and Ken Cameron (NATA News)


ATOAC Members Who Recently Received Funding or Awards

– Please keep us posted


ATOAC Members Upcoming Talks

November 2015: American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Scientific Meeting

  1. Driban J, LaValley M, Price LL, Harvey WH, & McAlindon TE. Intra-articular Corticosteroids are Safe and have no Major Effect on Structural Progression of Synovitic Knee OA: a 2-year Randomized Controlled Trial of 3-Monthly Triamcinolone Hexacetonide. (Talk)
  2. Driban JB, Lo GH, Eaton CB, Price LL, Lu B, Barbe MF, & McAlindon TE. Older Adults without Extreme Obesity are at Highest Risk for Accelerated Knee Osteoarthritis. (Poster)
  3. Driban JB, Lo GH, Eaton CB, Price LL, Lu B, & McAlindon TE. Best Performing Definition of Accelerated Knee Osteoarthritis. (Poster)
  4. Hootman JM, Helmick CG, & Golightly YM. Trends in Prevalence of Knee Pain among US Adults, National Health Interview Survey, 2002-2010 (Talk)
  5. Lo GH, Driban JB, Price LL, Eaton CB, Strayhorn M, & McAlindon TE. Periarticular Bone Mineral Density Predicts Structural Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis Independently of Static Alignment. (Poster)
  6. Lo GH, Strayhorn MT, Driban JB, Price LL, Eaton CB, & McAlindon TE. Occupations Involving Manual Labor Increase the Risk for Incident Knee Osteoarthritis. (Poster)
  7. Wang C, Schmid CH, Iversen MD, Harvey WF, Fielding RA, Driban JB, Price LL, Wong JB, Kieran R, Rones R, & McAlindon T. Comparative effectiveness of tai chi versus physical therapy in treating knee osteoarthritis: A randomized, single-blind trial. (Talk)

January 2016: Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Annual Meeting

Thinking About Tomorrow: How Athletic Trainers can Impact a Patient’s Long-Term Joint Health. Kenneth Cameron and Jeffrey Driban (Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association 68th Annual Meeting)


** NOTE: If we are missing anything or you would like to add something to next month’s newsletter please let Jeff Driban know and it will be add to next month’s newsletter. **

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