An invaluable resource for the orthopaedic sports medicine community, The American Journal of Sports Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, first published in 1972. It is the official publication of AOSSM, featuring 14 issues per year. The journal acts as an important forum for independent orthopaedic sports medicine research and education, allowing clinical practitioners the ability to make decisions based on sound scientific information. 

Editor in Chief: Bruce Reider, MD


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A Must Read For

 Orthopaedic Surgeons and Specialists
 Sports Medicine Physicians
 Athletic Trainers
 Team Physicians
 Physical Therapists

Topics Covered

 ACL - injury & reconstruction
 Arthroscopic techniques
 Basic science relevant to clinical sports medicine, including anatomy, biomechanics, and cell biology
 Children & adolescents
 Degenerative joint disease
 Epidemiology of sports injuries
 Female athletes
 Imaging studies
 Surgical techniques for the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle
 Specific injuries including shoulder, knee, and meniscus subjects
 Rehabilitation & training
 Sport-specific subjects such as soccer, baseball, and football issues
 Treatment techniques

If you are NOT an AOSSM member and have questions about receiving the journal and/or online access, please contact Cherie Hartmann with SAGE Publications at If you receive the journal as part of your AOSSM membership and have questions about online access, please contact Christine Watt at

Online Education

Webinars - NEW!
The American Journal of Sports Medicine webinar series provides an opportunity for AJSM authors to discuss their work with readers in an online setting, with ample time set aside for Q&A.

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Current Concepts CME
You can find current research on a variety of sports medicine topics when you participate in Current Concepts CME. This monthly activity provides a great way to assess your medical practice while staying current in your field. 

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