AJSM Current Concepts for (Journal CME)


The American Journal of Sports Medicine’s Current Concepts CME activity tests your knowledge and application of material presented in Current Concept articles.  Earn one credit per article towards your Part II MOC CME requirements after completing a short online post-test and evaluation.  This activity provides you with researched-based information and application of critical topics in sports medicine with the most updated information for you to reflect, evaluate, and use in your practice. 

This is an easy and convenient way to get your Orthopaedic CME credits for articles that you are already reading!

 To access the activity once purchased, please click on "My Online Education" under MyAOSSM on the blue horizontal navigation menu.
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PRP in Treatment of Tendinopathy - January 2017

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between leucocyte-poor (LP-PRP) and leucocyte-rich (LR-PRP Platelet-rich plasma preparations (PRP).
  2. Describe the effect different controls, such as cortisone or normal saline, have on the outcome of RCTs in tendinopathy studies.



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Return to Golfing - January 2017

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Discuss safe return to play after joint arthroplasty with patients and providers.
  2. Explain sport specific golfing outcomes based on the literature.
  3. Describe the biomechanics of a golf swing.



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CC2017B
Repair of Isolated Meniscal Tears - January 2017

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. List the indications, contraindications, methods, and economic impact of meniscal repairs.
  2. Identify weaknesses of a systematic review comparing two treatment methods.
  3. Explain how the various methods of meniscal repair compare in terms of functional outcomes, clinical failure rates, and other complications.



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Genetic Predisposition to ACL Tear - December 2016
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Identify genetic factors that could predispose an individual to an ACL tear.
  2. Discuss the reasons why an ACL tear occurs and how to prevent them.
  3. Identify areas for further research regarding genetic factors that could predispose an individual to an ACL tear.


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Biologic Treatments for Sports Injuries II - Dec 2016
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Describe the current status of the use of stem cells in regenerative applications in sports medicine.
  2. Explain the rationale for using preparations of growth factors, including those derived from autologous platelets, in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
  3. Recognize the framework of regulatory systems and appropriate pathways for introduction of human cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps).
  4. Identify pre-clinical strategies for improving healing in ligament reconstruction.
  5. Characterize pre-clinical and early clinical studies on the treatment of tendinopathy.


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Open-Wedge & Closed-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy - Nov 2016
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Discuss the main cause of change of posterior tibial slope in open and closed wedge high tibial osteotomy.
  2. Compare the change of posterior tibial slope following open and closed wedge high tibial osteotomy.
  3. Explain the influence of posterior tibial slope change on biomechanical environment of knee joint following open and closed wedgh high tibial osteotomy.


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Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocations - Nov 2016
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Identify the population that commonly sustains patellar dislocations and the commonly used criteria for selecting patients for isolated MPFL reconstruction.
  2. Describe the outcomes of isolated MPFL reconstruction in terms of return to play, subjective patient-reported outcomes, and recurrent instability.


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Large-to-Massive Rotator Cuff Repairs - Nov 2016
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Discuss the natural history of rotator cuff tears, their presentation, how they progress in size and symptomatology, and how this affects their surgical options.
  2. Discuss the current evidence regarding graft augmentation of rotator cuff repairs in large-to-massive rotator cuff tears.
  3. Describe the appropriate clinical scenario when graft augmentation of a rotator cuff repair would be a reasonable surgical intervention.
  4. Compare and contrast the various options for graft augmentation, noting their strengths and weaknesses.


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Tibial Fixation of ACL Grafts - Oct 2016
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Identify the advantages of hybrid tibial fixation for initial fixation and objective laxity findings for ACL reconstruction.
  2. Identify any possible disadvantages or risks associated with hybrid tibial fixation.
  3. Explain how hybrid tibial fixation affects patient reported outcomes.


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Risk and Incidence of ACL Tears in HS Athletes - Oct 2016
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Describe the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament tears in high school athletes.
  2. Explain the difference in incidence rate and risk by sex and sport in high school athletes.
  3. Calculate a sport-specific yearly risk of anterior cruciate ligament tears in high school athletes given the injury risk per season.


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