100 SCS Must Read Articles

Here is a list of must read articles if you’re taking the SCS exam.  Study hard!

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Conley KM, Bolin DJ, Carek PJ, Konin JG, Neal TL, Violette D. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: preparticipation physical examinations and disqualifying conditions. J Athl Train. 2014;49(1):102-120.

Lowery DJ, Farley T, Wing DW, Sterett WI, Steadman JR. A clinical composite score accurately detect meniscal pathology. Arthroscopy. 2006;22(11):1174-1179.

Calabrese G. Pitching mechanics, revisited. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013;8(5):652-660.

Neal SL, Fields KB. Peripheral nerve entrapment and injury in the upper extremity. Am Fam Phys. 2010;81(2);147-155.

Wells PS, Anderson DR, Rodger M, et al. Evaluation of D-dimer in the diagnosis of suspected deep-vein thrombosis. N Engl J Med. 2003;349:1227-1235.

Thomas Byrd JW. Femoracetabular impingement in athletes, part 1: cause and assessment. Sports Health. 2010;2(4): 321-333.

Nault ML, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. Os trigonum syndrome.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014; 22(9):545-553.

Carmont MR, Rees RJ, Blundell CM. Current concepts review: Freiberg’s disease. Foot Ankle Int. 2009;30(2):167-176.

Peck D. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Phys. 2010;82(3):258-262.

Beiner JM, Mokl P. Muscle contusion injury and myositis ossificans traumatica. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002;403:S110-S119.

Mahajan M, Rhemrev SJ. Rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb – a review. Int J Emerg Med. 2013;6(31). 

Hitti CJ, Stevens KJ, Jamati MK, Garza D, Matheson GO. Athletic osteitis pubis. Sports Med. 2011;41(5):361-376.

Cassas KJ, Cassettari-Wayhs A. Childhood and adolescent sports-related overuse injuries. Am Fam Phys. 2006;73(6): 1014-1022.

Wilk KE, Macrina LC, Arrigo C. Passive range of motion characteristics in the overhead baseball pitcher and their implications for rehabilitation. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012;470(6):1586-1594.

Sanders RJ, Hammond SL, Rao NM. Diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2007;46(3): 601-604.

Park HB, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for the different degrees of subacromial impingement syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005; 87(7): 1446-1455.

Claessen FM, Louwerens JK, Doornberg JB, van Dijk CN, Eygendaal D, van den Bekerom MP. Panner’s disease: literature review and treatment recommendations. J Child Orthop. 2015;9:9-17.

Sturgill LP, Synder-Mackler L, Manal TJ, Axe MJ. Interrater reliability of a clinical scale to assess knee joint effusion.  JOSPT. 2009;39(12):845-849.

Conrad JM, Stanitski DL. Osteochondritis dissecans: Wilson’s sign revisited.  Am J Sports Med. 2003;31(5):777-778.

McCrory P, Meeuwisse WH, Aubry M, et al. Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. Br J Sports Med. 2013;47:250-258.

Hackney LA, Dodds SD. Assessment of scaphoid fracture healing.  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2011;4(1):16-22.

Wilk KE, Meister K, Andrews JR. Current concepts in the rehabilitation of the overhead throwing athlete. Am J Sports Med. 2002;30(1):136–151.

Axe M, Hurd W, Snyder-Mackler L. Data-based interval throwing programs for baseball players. Sports Health. 2009;1(2):145-153.

Calabrese GJ. Pitching mechanics, revisited. IJSPT. 2013;8(5):652-660.

Ellenbecker TS, Wilk KE, Altchek DW, Andrews JR. Current concepts in rehabilitation following ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. Sports Health. 2009;1(4):301-313.

Heiderscheit BC, Chumanov ES, Michalski MP, Wille CM, Ryan MB. Effects of step rate manipulation on joint mechanics during running. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012;43(2):296-302.

Paterno MV, Rauh MJ, Schmitt LC, Ford KR, Hewett TE. Incidence of second ACL injuries 2 years afte primary ACL reconstruction and return to sport.  Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(7):1567-1573.

Leggit JC, Meko CJ. Acute finger injuries: Part I. tendons and ligaments. Am Fam Phys. 2006;73(5): 810-816.

Cavanaugh JT, Killian SE. Rehabilitation following meniscal repair.  Curr Rev Muscoloskelet Med. 2012;5(1):46-58.

Schmitt B, Tim T, McHugh M. Hamstring injury rehabilitation and prevention of reinjury using lengthened state eccentric training: a new concept. Inj J Sports Phys Ther. 2012;7(3):333-341.

Myer GD, Ford KR, Hewett TE. Tuck jump assessment for reducing anterior cruciate ligament injury risk. Athl Ther Today. 2008;13(5):39-44.

Uhl TL, Carver TJ, Mattacola CG, Mair SD, Nitz AJ. Shoulder musculature activation during upper extremity weight-bearing exercise. JOSPT. 2003;33(3):109-117.

Mordecai SC, Al-Hadithy N, Ware HE, Gupte CM. Treatment of meniscal tears: an evidence based approach. World J Orthop. 2014;5(3):233-241.

Kaeding CC, Aros B, Pedroza A, Pifel E, et al. Allograft versus autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: predictors of failure from a MOON prospective longitudinal cohort. Sports Health. 2011;3(1):73-81.

Silberman MR, Webner D, Collina S, Shiple BJ. Road bicycle fit. Clin J Sports Med. 2005;15:271-276.

Ellenbecker TS, Bailie DS, Lamprecht D. Humeral resurfacing hemiarthroplasty with meniscal allograft in a young patient with glenohumeral osteoarthritis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(5):277-286.

Malliaras P, Cook J, Purdam C, Rio E. Patellar tendinopathy: clinical diagnosis, load management, and advice for challenging case presentations.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015;45(11):887-898.

Distefano LJ, Blackburn JT, Marshall SW, Padua DA. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(7):532-540.

Emara K, Samir W, Motasem el H, Ghafar KA. Conservative treatment for mild femoroacetabular impingement. J Orthop Surg. 2011;19(1):41-45.

Jeyamohan S, Harrop, Vaccaro AS, Sharan AD. Athletes returning to play after cervical spine or neurobrachial injury. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2008;1:175-179.

McCrory P, Meeuwisse WH, Aubry M, et al. Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. Br J Sports Med. 2013;47:250-258.

National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2012–13 NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook. Indianapolis, IN; 2012.

Casa DJ, DeMartini JK, Bergeron MF, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Exertional heat illnesses. J Athl Train. 2015;50(9):986-1000.

Mukherjee SK, Gowshami CB, Salam A, Kuddus R, Farazi MA, Baksh J. A case with unilateral hypoglossal nerve injury inbrachial cyst surgery. J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj. 2012;7(1):e26-e27.

Casa DJ, DeMartini JK, Bergeron MF, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Exertional heat illnesses. J Athl Train. 2015;50(9):986-1000.

Ng CY, Hayton M. Management of acute hand injuries in athletes. Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(1):25-29.

Tiemstra JD. Update on acute ankle sprains.  Am Fam Physician. 2012;85(12):1170-1176.

Stiell IG, Greenberg GH, Wells GA, et al. Prospective validation of a decision rule for the use of radiography in acute knee injuries. JAMA 1996; 275:611-615.

Stiell IG, Clement CM, McKnight RD, et al. The Canadian c-spine rule versus the NEXUS low-risk criteria in patients with trauma. New Engl J Med. 2003;349:2510-2518.

Currie GP, Alluri R, Christie GL, Legge JS. Pneumothorax: an update. Postgrad Med J. 2007;83:461-465.

Miller MG, Weiler JM, Baker R, Collins J, D’Alonzo G. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Management of asthma in athletes. . J Athl Train. 2005;40(3):224-245.

Gannon EH, Howard T. Splenic injuries in athletes: a review; Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010;9(2):111-114.

Cappaert TA, Stone JA, Castellani JW, Krause BA, Smith D, Stephens BA. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Environmental cold injuries. J Athl Train. 2008;43(6):640-658.

Eleftheriou KI, Rosenfeld PT, Calder J. Lisfranc injuries: an update. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21:1434-1446.

Loeys BL, Dietz HC, Braverman AC, et al. The revised Ghent nosology for the Marfan syndrome. J Med Genet. 2010;47:476-485.

Rice, SG. Medical conditions affecting sports participation.  Pediatrics. 2001;107(5);1205-1209.

Grundy SM, Cleeman JI, Daniels SR, et al. Diagnosis and management of the metabolic syndrome. An American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute scientific statement. Circulation. 2005;112(17):2735-2752.

Jimenez CC, Corcoran MH, Crawley JT, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Management of the athlete with type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Athl Train. 2007;42(4):536-545.

Palazzo, C, Sailhan F, Revel M. Scheuermann’s disease: an update. Joint Bone Spine. 2014;81:209-214.

DeWeber K, Scorza K. Return to activity at altitude after high-altitude illness. Sports Health. 2010;2(4):291-300.

Suk A, Tsirikos AI. Current concepts and controversies on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: part I. Indian J Orthop. 2013;47(2):117-128.

Rice, SG. Medical conditions affecting sports participation.  Pediatrics. 2001;107(5);1205-1209.

Schmid SL, Farshad M, Catanzaro S, Gerber C. The latarjet procedure for the treatment of recurrence of anterior instability of the shoulder after operative repair. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94(11):e75.

O’Brien LM, Warland J. Typical sleep positions in preganant women. Early Hum Dev. 2014;90(6):315-317.

Chu SM, Gustafson KE, Leiszler M. Female athlete triad: clinical evluation and treatment. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2013; 7(6):387-394.

Woodward JS, Parker A, MacDonald RM. Non-surgical treatment of a professional hockey player with the signs and symptoms of sports hernia: a case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012;7(1):85-100.

Fountas KN, Kapsalaki EZ, Nikolakakos LG, et al. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion associated complications. Spine. 2007;32(21):2310-2317.

Weiss JE, Ilowite NT. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis”. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005;52(2):413-442.

Reede DL, Garcon E, Smoker WR, Kardon R. Horner’s syndrome: clinical and radiographic evaluation. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2008. 18(2):369-85.

Tyler TF, Nicholas SJ, Campbell RJ, Donellan S, McHugh MP. The effectiveness of a preseason exercise program to prevent adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players. Am J Sports Med. 2002;30(5):680-683.

Patel DS, Roth M, Kapil N. Stress fractures: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Am Fam Phys. 2011;83(1):39-46.

Olsen SJ, Fleisig GS, Dun S, Loftice J, Andrews JR. Risk factors for shoulder and elbow injuries in adolescent baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2006;34:905-912.

Kaminski TW, Hertel J, Amendola N, Docherty CL, Dolan MG, Hopkins JT, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: conservative management and prevention of ankle sprains in athletes. J Athl Train. 2013;48(4):528-545.

NCAA. Football 2016 and 2017 Rules and Interpretation. Indianapolis, IN, 2016.

NCAA. 2014-2015 NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook. Indianapolis, IN, 2014.

Valovich McLeod TC, Decoster LC, Loud KJ, et al. National athletic trainers’ association position statement: prevention of pediatric overuse injuries. J Athl Train. 2011;46(2):206-220.

Newsome PR, Tran DC, Cooke MS. The role of the mouthguard in the prevention of sports-related dental injuries: a review. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2001;11:396-404.

Dragoo JL, Braun HJ. The effect of playing surface on injury rate: a review of the current literature.  Sports Med. 2010;40(11):981-990.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus infections among competitive sports participants- Colorado, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles County. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003;52:793–795.

Armstrong LE, Baker LB, Bergeron M, et al. Preseason heat-acclimatization guidelines for secondary school athletics.  J Athl Train. 2009;44(3):332-333.

Walsh KM, Cooper M, Holle R, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Lightning safety for athletics and recreation. J Athl Train. 2013;48(1):258-270.

Petty DH, Andrews JR, Fleisig GS, Cain EL. Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in high school baseball players: clinical results and injury risk factors. Am J Sports Med. 2004;32(5):1158-1164.

Casa DJ, Guskiewicz KM, Anderson SA, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: preventing sudden death in sports. J Athl Train. 2012;47(1):96-118.

Zinder SM, Basler RS, Foley J, Scarlata C, Vasily DB. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: skin diseases. 2010;45(4):411-428.

Potach DH, Chu DA. Plyometric training. In: Baechle TR, Earle RW, eds. Essentials of Strength and Conditioning.  3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2008:414-456.

Baechle TR, Earle RW, Wathen D. Resistance Training. In: Baechle TR, Earle RW, eds. Essentials of Strength and Conditioning.  3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2008:382-412.

Harman E, Garhammer J. Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests. In: Baechle TR, Earle RW, eds. Essentials of Strength and Conditioning.  3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2008:382-412.

Potach DH, Chu DA. Plyometric training. In: Baechle TR, Earle RW, eds. Essentials of Strength and Conditioning.  3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2008:414-456.

Casa DJ, Armstrong LE, Hillman SK, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Fluid replacement for athletes. J Athl Train. 2000;35(2):212-224.

Rodriguez NR, DiMarco NM, Langley S. Nutrition and athletic performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009;41(3):709-731.

Kersey RD, Elliot DL, Goldberg L, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Anabolic-androgenic steroids. J Athl Train. 2012;47(5):567-588.

Buell JL, Franks R, Ransone J, Powers ME, Laquale KM, Carlson-Phillips A. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Evaluation of dietary supplements for performance nutrition. J Athl Train. 2013;48(1):124-136.

Turocy PS, DePalma BF, Hroswill CA. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Safe weight loss and maintenance practices in sport and exercise. J Athl Train. 2011;46(3):322-336.

Dahab KS, McCambridge TM. Strength training in children and adolescents. Sports Health. 2009;1(13):223-226.

Anderson JC, Courson RW, Kleiner DM, McLoda TA. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Emergency planning in athletics. J Athl Train. 2002;37(1):99-104

American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics. PPE: Preparticipation Physical Evaluation. 4th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2010.

Page P. Research designs in sports physical therapy. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012;7(5):482-482.

Myer GD, Paterno MV, Ford KR, Quatman CE, Hewett TE. Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: criteria-based progression through the return-to-sport phase. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2006 Jun;36(6):385-402.

Toole AR, Ithurburn MP, Rauh MJ, Hewett TE, Paterno MV, Schmitt LC. Young Athletes Cleared for Sports Participation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: How Many Actually Meet Recommended Return-to-Sport Criterion Cutoffs?. journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy. 2017 Nov;47(11):825-33.

Enseki KR, Kohlrieser D. Rehabilitation following hip arthroscopy: an evolving process. International journal of sports physical therapy. 2014 Nov;9(6):765.