Research Workshop

Friday, July 12 from 2:45 to 5:15 PM
No Charge
Location: Room 312

Developed by the AOSSM Research Committee, this workshop will present state-of-the-art research results from pre-eminent investigators. Workshop speakers will include data on physiology and outcomes along with other empirical data to provide a solid evidence-based foundation for preventing injuries in a wide range of patients.

Early Sports Specialization (ESS)

An increasingly common occurrence in today’s youth, ESS is intense training in a single sport while excluding other physical activity during childhood and early adolescence. This specialization is often seen by athletes, coaches, and parents as a natural pathway for elite participation in sports. This session will review evidence from a variety of disciplines and explore the future of research into ESS.

Session Objectives

Upon completion of this live educational activity, participants will be able to:

• Define ESS and implications for the adolescent athlete
• Identify sports that are most at risk for ESS
• Identify specific musculoskeletal problems that are associated with ESS in particular sports
• Define mental, psychosocial, and human performance aspects of ESS and consequences and mitigating circumstances

Return to Play (RTP)
Decisions on returning to play after an injury are made every day based on wide variety of factors and variables.  This session will critique the best scientific evidence designed to improve the understanding of RTP and explore contemporary evidence regarding improved return to play parameters.

Session Objectives

• Identify criteria-based progression rehabilitation programs
• Identify sport-specific parameters and requirements to customize rehabilitation programs and determine timing for RTP in specific sports
• Identify preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors affecting RTP

AOSSM Medical Publishing Group Reviewers Workshop

Thursday, July 11 from 11:45 am to 1:15 PM
Fee: $50 for non-reviewers, no charge for current reviewers
Location: Room 312

Reviewing and assessing quality scientific papers is a skill. The AOSSM Medical Publishing editorial staff will present two separate discussions:

Important Factors in a Critical Review of Studies of Biologics in Sports Medicine
Scott A. Rodeo MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

This talk will review factors that should be considered when reviewing studies that evaluate “biologic augmentation” approaches such as PRP, cell therapy, cytokines, etc. Dr. Rodeo will review the factors that should be considered for both operative and nonoperative treatments.

Chance in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research
James L. Carey MD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania, Villanova, PA

Dr. Carey will discuss some basic and advanced analytical methods used in orthopaedic sports medicine research. Special emphasis will be placed on proper study design and statistical analysis related to chance. Examples taken directly from the orthopaedic sports medicine literature will be used to highlight key principles. Part of the presentation will have a workshop atmosphere with voluntary audience participation