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Traveling Fellows Take Flight to the Asia-Pacific

April 3, 2019

Follow along as our 2019 Traveling Fellowship tour makes stops in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. 

 AOSSM Traveling Fellows Set-off on 2019 Tour in Japan
 Traveling Fellows Continue Tour in Korea
 Traveling Fellows Head South to Taiwan 
 Reaching New Heights in Hong Kong
 Shanghai Welcomes the Traveling Fellows
 A Reflection on Enjoying the Journey


New Sports Medicine Research Presented at
2019 Specialty Day

March 16, 2019

Experts from around the world are presenting new orthopaedic sports medicine research during the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas.

 Blood Flow Restriction Therapy May Protect Against Bone Loss Following ACL Reconstruction
 Early Sports Specialization Tied to Increased Injury Rates in College Athletes
 Patients with Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears Have Another Surgical Option, A New Study Shows

AOSSM Shares New Research Annual Report

March 13, 2019
Rosemont, IL — The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), with support from the Research Committee, released a new report that details the Society's contributions to research initiatives in 2018. Collectively, these efforts support advances in sports medicine — helping keep people of all ages and abilities in the game.

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Passage of Sports Medicine Clarity Act Improves
Care for All Athletes

October 5, 2018
Washington, DC —The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is proud to have been part of the process to cross the finish line with the passage of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R.302) which was signed into law this week as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The legislation provides legal protection for traveling team physicians and safeguards injured athletes’ timely access to the health care professionals who know and understand their medical history best. 

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2018 Annual Meeting

Explore the latest research and news to come out of San Diego during #AOSSM2018, July 5-8 in San Diego. 

Sports Medicine Research

 Following Pitch Count Guidelines May Help Young Baseball Players Prevent Injuries
 Surgery Offers Young Patients Long-Term Benefits after Meniscus Tears
 Older Patients with Knee Pain Benefit from Allograft Transplant Technique
 Results for Female ACL Graft Repair Methods Differ Among Younger Athletes, Say Researchers
 Current ACL Return to Sport Criteria Fails To Identify 2nd Injury Risk, Say Researchers
 Limited Shoulder Function is Leading Factor for Rotator Cuff Surgery, Research Shows
 Young Athletes’ ACL Injury Risk Increases with Fatigue, New Research Show