Shoulder Instability: Diagnostic Criteria and Prevalence

Dr. Xinning “Tiger” Li from the Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with researchers from Northwestern University (Amee Seitz PhD PT), invites you to participate in a survey related to the evaluation and treatment of individuals with shoulder instability. We are interested in better understanding the criteria used to diagnose and classify shoulder instability and the prevalence shoulder instability disorders seen by clinicians in different specialties (orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine, and physical therapist). With your help, we propose to elucidate similarities and differences found across disciplines that ultimately will be used to improve care of patients with shoulder instability. If you routinely treat individuals with musculoskeletal shoulder pain, we would greatly appreciate your expertise and participation in this 5-minute survey.

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Return to Sport After Primary ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Bryan Vopat and Dr. Mary Mulcahey are interested in studying the criteria to clear an athlete to return to his or her sport after a primary ACL reconstruction. The purpose of this survey is to look at the timing as well as any functional tests or other metrics used prior to clearing an athlete to return to sport.

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Post-Operative Medication Preferences in ACL Reconstruction

Due to the current opioid epidemic, increased attention is being paid to the amount of opioid pain prescriptions being written by physicians. Many physicians have adopted a multi-modal analgesia approach for post-operative patients. These multimodal regimens attempt to optimize pain relief by treating pain through multiple mechanisms at different sites along the nociceptive pathway. The purpose of this survey is to examine current post-operative medication prescribing trends among Orthopaedic Surgeons in the setting of ACL Reconstruction. This will hopefully help guide development for a proposed multimodal pain protocol aimed at minimizing opioid medication use.

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