Other Professional Resources


Athletic Health Handbook

Are you looking for a quick, easy reference on topics you frequently face in your everyday practice or sporting event? This AOSSM publication contains up-to-date Team Physician Corner articles and consensus statements from Sports Medicine Update, all in one location, for quick and easy referencing.

Click here to view the handbook in an electronic flipbook


Pathways to A Career in Sports Medicine

Pathways to a Career in Sports Medicine details the various paths an individual can take to become involved in sports medicine from an orthopaedic surgeon and team physician through physical therapist, athletic trainer and psychologist. The descriptions in the brochure are intended as general guidelines toward a career in sports medicine. Speaking with a guidance counselor may shed light on additional information and local resources. 

Youth Baseball and Softball Injury Prevention Handbook

The material in this handbook is organized to help coaches administer first aid and prevent injuries that may happen on the field. The objective of this handbook is to: 

  • Be familiar with basic sports injury terminology.
  • Be aware of up-to-date techniques for preventing sports injuries.
  • Be able to differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe injuries.
  • Know appropriate first aid techniques for the injuries you will encounter.
  • Be able to design an emergency plan for your league to use when severe injuries occur.
  • Know specific techniques to determine whether an injured player is ready to practice and play again.
    The Prevention and Emergency Management of Youth Baseball and Softball Injuries handbook is also available as a Powerpoint presentation

    Sports Medicine Field Manual

    The must-have resource for immediate, reliable information for the treatment of athletes at the point of care and beyond.

    The information you need to care for your athletes on and off the field. The Sports Medicine Field Manual is a downloadable resource, developed in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Each section was written by a collaborative team of experts, including orthopaedic surgeons, athletic trainers and primary care physicians with experience in caring for athletes at all levels.

  •  Purchase and download this resource here

    Pre-Participation Physical Exam

    The overarching goal in performing a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) is to promote the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition. The PPE provides the medical background on which physical activity decisions will be made by the individual athlete's physician or the team physician and associated medical staff.

     Purchase the complete evaluation guidelines here

    Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU)

    Orthopaedic Knowledge Update brings together the most relevant literature and the latest research from the past five years. Top notch experts collaborate on this succinct review of pertinent advances in sports medicine. There are currently two versions, OKU 4 and OKU 5 available. 

     Learn more and purchase Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) 4
     Learn more and purchase Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) 5  

    Understanding & Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries

    This book, developed by leading sports medicine experts, serves as a guide to better knowing what causes ACL injuries, and how athletes can help prevent them in the future.

      Learn more and purchase Understanding & Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries

    International Football and Sports Medicine

    Covering topics from fair play to care of the female athlete, International Football and Sports Medicine: Care of the Soccer Athlete Worldwide is a thorough sports medicine resource for healthcare professionals providing soccer care. The combined resoutces of AOSSM and the Federation International de Football Association's Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) have made possible this book from more than 40 internationally-respected contributors.

      Learn more and purchase International Football and Sports Medicine