Timothy A. McGuine

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine if a preseason measurement of balance while in a unilateral stance could predict susceptibility to ankle injury in a cohort of high school basketball players. Predicting risk for ankle injury could be important in helping to reduce the risk of these injuries and furthermore save health care costs. (More)
BACKGROUND Ankle sprains are the most common musculoskeletal injuries that occur in athletes, and they have a profound impact on health care costs and resources. HYPOTHESIS A balance training program can reduce the risk of ankle sprains in high school athletes. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS Seven(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe creatine supplementation patterns and behaviors associated with creatine supplementation in high school football players. DESIGN A cross-sectional, multisite, anonymous, descriptive survey was conducted between October 1999 and February 2000. SETTING 37 public high schools in Wisconsin. SUBJECTS A total of 1,349 high school(More)
BACKGROUND Recent literature has called for greater attention to evidence-based practice in sports medicine with the documentation of overall status and impairments following injury. The prospective documentation of impairments associated with knee injuries in female athletes regarding their health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and knee function (KF) of(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the changes in self-reported health-related quality of life and knee function in a cohort of young female athletes who have sustained a knee injury. DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING An outpatient sports medicine clinic and university student health service. PARTICIPANTS A convenience sample of 255 females (age = 17.4 ± 2.4(More)
PURPOSE To determine the association between osseous injuries and short-term clinical outcome in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. MATERIALS AND METHODS The retrospective study was performed with institutional review board approval, and the requirement to obtain informed consent was waived. The study group consisted of 114 patients (57(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle injuries are the most common injury in basketball players. However, no prospective studies have been performed to determine if wearing lace-up ankle braces will reduce the incidence of ankle injuries in high school athletes. PURPOSE This trial was undertaken to determine if lace-up ankle braces reduce the incidence and severity of acute(More)
BACKGROUND Although ankle injuries occur frequently in high school football players, no prospective studies have been performed to determine if wearing lace-up ankle braces will reduce the incidence and severity of ankle and other lower extremity injuries in these athletes. PURPOSE This study was conducted to determine if lace-up ankle braces reduce the(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging could help identify factors associated with poor clinical outcome after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) in middle-aged and elderly patients with meniscal tears. MATERIALS AND METHODS The prospective, institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant study was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Creatine is a nutritional supplement used to enhance athletic performance in collegiate and professional athletes. There is increasing evidence that high school athletes are using creatine as well. The objective of this study was to describe patterns of creatine supplementation as well as the behaviors and beliefs associated with creatine use in(More)