The American Journal of Sports Medicine

An invaluable resource for the orthopaedic sports medicine community, The American Journal of Sports Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, first published in 1972. It is the official publication of AOSSM. The journal acts as an important forum for independent orthopaedic sports medicine research and education, allowing clinical practitioners the ability to make decisions based on sound scientific information. 

A Must Read For:

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons and Specialists
  • Sports Medicine Physicians
  • Physiatrists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Team Physicians
  • Physical Therapists

    Topics Covered

  • ACL - injury & reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic techniques
  • Basic science relevant to clinical sports medicine, including anatomy, biomechanics, and cell biology
  • Children & adolescents
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Epidemiology of sports injuries
  • Female athletes
  • Imaging studies
  • Surgical techniques for the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle
  • Specific injuries including shoulder, knee, and meniscus subjects
  • Rehabilitation & training
  • Sport-specific subjects such as soccer, baseball, and football issues
  • Treatment techniques

    If you are NOT an AOSSM member and have questions about receiving the journal and/or online access, please contact Shelly Monroe with SAGE Publications at If you receive the journal as part of your AOSSM membership and have questions about online access or the journal app, please contact Colleen Briars at

  • Online Education

    Webinars - NEW!
    The American Journal of Sports Medicine webinar series will provide an opportunity for AJSM authors to discuss their work with readers in an online setting, with ample time set aside for Q&A. Please check back soon for information on our next live webinar!

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    Current Concepts CME
    You can find current research on a variety of sports medicine topics when you participate in Current Concepts CME. This monthly activity provides a great way to assess your medical practice while staying current in your field. 

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