Return to Play Decision Making following Shoulder Stabilization 

The purpose of this brief survey is to evaluate surgeon's criteria for decision making in allowing an athlete to return-to-play. As there are currently scant evidenced based criteria in the literature, we are hoping we can identify criteria from surgeons treating this pathology. Our goal is to then evaluate these criteria with clinical testing.

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Post-operative Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic FAI Tx

Following hip arthroscopy for symptomatic FAI, rehabilitation has remained highly variable. There is no agreed upon standard of care or method for evaluating patients for their readiness to return to sport. Accordingly, return to sport rates are also somewhat variable, with some series' reporting as low as 30% return to the same level of activity. In order to optimize outcomes, a standardized regimen for rehabilitation is required. In order to develop this regimen, improved understanding of current practice patterns is required.e purpose of this survey is to evaluate the current clinical approaches and the timeline of when to intervene for challenging presentations of tibial stress fractures.  Based on demographic information gathered, we hope to assess whether there are regional variations in treatment choices and whether years of training or gender of clinician has an impact on the treatment chosen.

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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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Assessing Current Clinical Approaches to Challenging Tibial Stress Fractures

The purpose of this survey is to evaluate the current clinical approaches and the timeline of when to intervene for challenging presentations of tibial stress fractures.  Based on demographic information gathered, we hope to assess whether there are regional variations in treatment choices and whether years of training or gender of clinician has an impact on the treatment chosen.

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Defining Elite Athletes in Sports Medicine Research 

In sports medicine research on post-injury outcomes, there exists substantial variability in the criteria used to define elite athletes and non-elite athletes. “Elite” has generally encompassed those who compete at the professional or international level, but inconsistently included are athletes who compete at the intercollegiate or high school level. The aim of this survey is to define and assign categories of athletic performance (Elite, Competitive, Recreational) to enable more accurate reporting and facilitate relevant comparisons between future publications on outcomes in sports medicine. The survey contains 1 question and should take less than 2 minutes to complete.

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Hip Arthroscopy Pain Management

As a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), you are being invited by Dr. Jorge Chahla and Dr. Shane Nho at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, to complete the following survey regarding your current pain management practices for patients undergoing hip arthroscopy. There is currently significant variability in the literature and in clinical practice, and we are interested in both describing the range of practices, as well as understanding what has influenced these treatment decisions. We are conducting this survey of hip arthroscopists regarding current perioperative analgesia practices, with the goal of eventually establishing an expert consensus. We thank you in advance for your time and participation. Please feel to contact us with any questions: Chahla.research@rushortho.com

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Reporting of Knee MRI Results

This survey was developed with radiologists and orthopaedists regarding structural reporting of knee MRI findings. Our goal is to find out the differences in how radiologists are reporting, compared to which information the orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians need to be reported to serve our patients best. We believe the information obtained with this international survey crossing orthopedics and musculoskeletal radiology could greatly enhance how knee MRI results are communicated.

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Surgeon Preferences for the Latarjet Procedure

The Latarjet procedure and its modifications have become well-accepted for treating anterior shoulder instability in the setting of glenoid bone loss and/or recurrent instability after arthroscopic stabilization. However, there exist significant variances in surgical technique, coracoid graft fixation method, and post-operative rehabilitation parameters amongst surgeons performing Latarjets. For example, some surgeons perform concurrent arthroscopy, while others do not. Likewise, some perform a “French” technique while others advocate for a “congruent arc.” The primary aim of our survey is to characterize current Latarjet practice. A secondary aim will be to determine if there are differences that relate to surgeon fellowship training (i.e sports medicine versus shoulder/elbow).

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Outcome Measures Currently Used to Determine Readiness to Return to Sports after ACLR (OMURS)

Orthopaedic surgeons at the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sport Medicine Program (UTOSM) are conducting a study in which healthcare professionals assess readiness to return following ACL reconstruction. This short survey is comprised of questions designed to understand daily practices regarding ACLR rehabilitation with a focus on psychological factors. This data collected will provide insight on the frequency of particular objective measures and psychological indicators currently being used in the clinic. Hopefully, this data can then be used to develop a new standard to assess readiness to return to sports after ACLR.

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Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures: Current Landscape of Treatment

Quadriceps tendon ruptures are rare but debilitating injuries generally requiring surgical repair to restore knee extension. Multiple surgical techniques and rehabilitation protocols are currently utilized without consensus on the optimal approach.  Recent evidence suggests delayed rehabilitation (>6 weeks) may result in decreased extensor lag and fewer revision surgeries. The goal of this cross-sectional survey is to determine the current surgical technique and post-surgical treatment practices of orthopaedic surgeons and better assess need for further investigation.

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