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SPORTS MEDICINE
CONCEPTS

SPORTS INJURY SURVEILLANCE
SYSTEMS

RICHARD Y. HINTON, MD, MPH INJURY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS (ISSs) provide
Director, MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship
Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore and the foundation for effective injury prevention efforts, rules and equipment
Washington Hospital Center changes, focused treatment alternatives, and interventional assessments.
Injury surveillance information now plays a critical role in determining our
subspecialty’s clinical, administrative, and financial priorities. All members
of the sports orthopaedic community should have an understanding of the
basic concepts of injury surveillance and the currently active ISS programs.
This article will overview these concepts, discuss the most recognized
ISS programs, and suggest how clinicians and researchers may partner
with these entities to develop research and practice building opportunities.

As sports participation in the United States continues to grow the healthcare
burden associated with athletic related injury increases proportionately.

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