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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. 


 AOSSM Presents Prestigious Research Awards and Grants at Annual Meeting
 Los Angeles-Based Surgeon, Neal S. ElAttrache, MD Inducted as AOSSM President
 Los Angeles Orthopaedic Surgeon, James Tibone, MD Receives AOSSM Highest Award
 Chicago Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

 AOSSM Past President, Allen F. Anderson, MD Posthumously Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame
 Former Army Orthopaedic Surgeon, Walton Curl., MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame
 Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeon, Edward Wojtys, MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

 Swiss Orthopaedic Pioneer, Roland P. Jakob, MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Sports Medicine Research

 Following Pitch Count Guidelines May Help Young Baseball Players Prevent Injuries
 Surgery Offers Young Patients Long-Term Benefits after Meniscus Tears
 Young Athletes with Shoulder Instability Have Low Revision Rates and High Return to Sport Rates After Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization with Proper Patient Selection, Say Researchers
 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 Shows

Our New Look

 Learn more about our new brand, tagline and logo, launched in June.

Traveling Fellowship 2018 European Tour

Follow the journey of our 2018 AOSSM to ESSKA Traveling Fellowship, one blog at a time!

 Part 1 | AOSSM Traveling Fellows Kickoff European Tour
 Part 2 | AOSSM Traveling Fellows Tour on to Lyon
 Part 3 | AOSSM Traveling Fellows Live the Life of Luxembourg
 Part 4 | To Spain We Go

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