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Inspiring excellence in musculoskeletal sports medicine
  1. Nikolaos Malliaropoulos1,2,
  2. Mourad Ghrairi3,
  3. Moustafa Al Hashimi4,
  4. Yacine Zerguini5,
  5. Nat Padhiar1,2
  1. 1 Centre Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  2. 2 European SportsCare, Harley Street, London W1G 7HE, UK
  3. 3 FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Dubai & UAE Football Association, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  4. 4 UAE Football Association Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  5. 5 Médecine et Traumatologie du Sport, Clinique Chahrazed, Cheraga, Alger, Algeria
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nikolaos Malliaropoulos; contact{at}

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Musculoskeletal sports medicine is one of the main components of sport and exercise medicine (SEM), and injury prevention is a challenge for everyone involved in sport — sports physicians, athletes, coaches, clubs and all the other support staff. In this issue, we have brought together the latest research in injury prevention and musculoskeletal SEM.

Delaying ACL reconstruction or treating the injury with exercise therapy alone may alter the final prognosis

ACL injuries are still a major challenge in everyday clinical practice. Evidence-based recommendations for surgical intervention, as opposed to conservative management, has not been clearly established yet. This study ( see page 1622 ) provides the basis for clinicians to offer individualised management options, conservative or surgical, tailored to the …

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