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2020 Society News 

Explore the latest research and news developed in the virtual year of 2020.

Society News

Diversity News Release
 AOSSM Virtual Annual Meeting Wrap Up
 Michael G. Ciccotti, MD, 49th President of the AOSSM

2019 Annual Meeting

Explore the latest research and news to come out of Boston during #AOSSM19.

Society News

 Dr. William E. Garrett, Jr. Inducted Posthumously Into AOSSM Hall of Fame
 AOSSM Past President Christopher D. Harner, MD Inducted into Hall of Fame
 AOSSM Past President Peter A. Indelicato, MD to be Inducted to Society’s Hall of Fame
 James P. Bradley, MD Becomes 48th President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine


Thursday, July 11
 Does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Lower Risk of Meniscus Repair
 Study Suggests Surgery a Better Option Than Observation for Some Older Patients with Meniscus Tear 
 Opioid Use is Reduced in Patients Treated with NSAIDS After Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability Repair  
 Study Suggests Arthroscopy More Effective Than MRI for Chondral Defects of the Knee  

Friday, July 12
 Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis Reduces Failure of Hamstring Tendon Autograft ACL Reconstruction Two Year Outcomes from the STABILITY Study Randomized Clinical Trial  
 Does Autograft Choice in ACL Reconstruction Affect Recurrent ACL Revision Rates in High School and College-Aged Athletes 

Saturday, July 13
 Over-conditioning Kills: Non-traumatic Fatalities in Football Preventable With Modifications to Conditioning Sessions 
 Outcomes of Non-Operatively Treated Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in Professional Baseball Players by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tear Grade and Location 

Sunday, July 14 
 Lower Quadricep Strength at Return to Sport Identifies Limb at Increased Risk of Future ACL Injury after ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes  
 Does Use of Headgear Reduce the Rate of Head and Face Injuries in High School Women’s Lacrosse

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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