The Use of Digital Interventions in ACL Rehabilitation

This survey aims to understand the experience and opinions of medical professionals involved in the care of patients following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction regarding digital health interventions in the post-operative phase. Evidence shows that after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, patients may have varied access to physical therapy. In particular, in-person physical therapy may end many months before patients reach full recovery. Telerehabilitation and other digital health interventions may provide an opportunity to address this rehabilitation gap and improve access to evidence-based rehabilitation alongside in-person physical therapy at all stages of care.

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Gender Bias in Sports Medicine

The purpose of this survey is to assess how the gender of a sports medicine physician affects their interactions with other members of the sports medicine team. We encourage both male and female physicians to respond. This anonymous and secure survey will take 5-10 minutes.

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Trends in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Recovery Protocols

This survey aims to better understand and quantifying ACL recovery protocols by AOSSM members, and as a part of a larger project to quantify age specific, sport specific recovery protocols after ACL reconstruction. We aim to ascertain the processes sports surgeons are following in clinical practice and how we can tailor our research to develop clinically applicable protocols.

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Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) Preference Survey

Patient reported outcome measures ("PROMs") are becoming increasingly important from a clinical care, quality, and research perspective. However, administering these instruments in an effective and efficient fashion is challenging due to a number of logistical, financial, and technological constraints. The goal of this survey is to assess the current landscape of PROM measurement strategies by AOSSM members and to use this information in developing strategies for effective measurement for sports medicine specialists.

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Orthopedists Perceptions of Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice

This survey aims to better understand physicians', specifically orthopedists', knowledge regarding athletic trainers' scope of practice. Some physicians may be unaware of the full scope of practice of athletic trainers, limiting the value athletic trainers can bring to the physicians' practice. This study is focusing on one of ten districts determined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The study will be collecting data from district 3 which includes Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. However, all AOSSM members are invited to participate.

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Practice Response to COVID Pandemic

The unprecedenteThe purpose of this study to determine if orthopaedic subspecialty choice effects the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation among practicing orthopaedic surgeons. No identifiable information will be collected and all responses will be anonymous.d COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our typical practice of orthopaedic surgery. This survey is to understand your practice's response to the pandemic and its impact on sports medicine surgery. The following are a series of questions regarding your practice, response to current crisis, and on telehealth.

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Ankle Syndesmotic Injury Fixation Survey

Ankle fractures with syndesmotic injuries are one of the most commonly surgically treated injuries in orthopaedic surgery. Multiple methods of fixation exist to repair syndesmotic disruption. Numerous biomechanical and clinical studies have examined these methods in the past decade. The purpose of this survey is to examine the trends and preferences of sports surgeons in syndesmotic fixation.

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