Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MORE

Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MORE

Triumphant Victory Quotes to Inspire a Win

Victory quotes have always inspired and moved men and women to achieve great things. There are endless tails of glorious victories on the battlefield. But there are also smaller moments of achievement in everyone’s lives almost every day. Even in doing simple things you can find yourself getting a.... More »
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Coming Back From: Shoulder Separation

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A “shoulder separation” is a different injury than a shoulder dislocation The shoulder separation involves a sprain to the ligaments of a joint at the point .... More »
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Keep Smiling

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Be careful with loose teeth. A dentist should evaluate a player with a loose tooth before the player can return to play. This player may need to be fitted for a .... More »
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A Final Game of H-O-R-S-E

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A few years back, my wife Lauren and I took our kids back for one final visit to her childhood home in Fairport, NY. Her parents were preparing to sell their house and move to a warmer climate, and we took the opportunity to fly across the country to say some final goodbyes to the
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national youth football tournaments 1502253851 1586316585 Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recent study shows that head first sliding has a higher injury risk than feet first sliding
Additionally, breakaway bases also reduce injury risk from sliding
Breakaway bases are required in Little League Baseball but have not yet been required by Major League Baseball

Mike Trout now wears a protective mitt on his hand when running the bases…

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