Gender Bias in Sports Medicine

The purpose of this survey is to assess how the gender of a sports medicine physician affects their interactions with other members of the sports medicine team. We encourage both male and female physicians to respond. This anonymous and secure survey will take 5-10 minutes.

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Variation in Return to Play for Athletes Following Hand Fractures

The purpose of this survey is to determine variations in the practices between sports and hand surgeons regarding return to play for athletes following hand fractures. There is a void in the current literature in this area. This survey is being offered to practicing sports and hand surgeons based on current or intended practices.

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Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) Preference Survey

Patient reported outcome measures ("PROMs") are becoming increasingly important from a clinical care, quality, and research perspective. However, administering these instruments in an effective and efficient fashion is challenging due to a number of logistical, financial, and technological constraints. The goal of this survey is to assess the current landscape of PROM measurement strategies by AOSSM members and to use this information in developing strategies for effective measurement for sports medicine specialists.

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Analgesia Prescribing Patterns for Pediatric ACL Reconstruction or Repair

Significant variability exists in the literature and in clinical practice in regard to analgesia prescribing patterns, namely in the utilization of opioid pain medications. We are interested in better understanding the range of practices and factors that influence treatment decisions following ACL surgery in the pediatric population. As such, the goal of this survey is to help establish an expert consensus on current preemptive and postoperative analgesia practices. The survey should take no longer than 3 minutes of your time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions: verma.research@rushortho.com.

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Depression and Mental Health in Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient reported outcome measures ("PROMs") are becoming increasingly important from a clinical care, quality, and research perspective. However, administering these instruments in an effective and efficient fashion is challenging due to a number of logistical, financial, and technological constraints. The goal of this survey is to assess the current landscape of PROM measurement strategies by AOSSM members and to use this information in developing strategies for effective measurement for sports medicine specialists.

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Practice Response to COVID Pandemic

The unprecedenteThe purpose of this study to determine if orthopaedic subspecialty choice effects the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation among practicing orthopaedic surgeons. No identifiable information will be collected and all responses will be anonymous.d COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our typical practice of orthopaedic surgery. This survey is to understand your practice's response to the pandemic and its impact on sports medicine surgery. The following are a series of questions regarding your practice, response to current crisis, and on telehealth.

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Orthopaedic Surgeons Perspectives on Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) based Products

The purpose of this survey is to address the opinion of surgeons on the potential use of CBD and THC products in orthopaedic sports medicine. More specifically, we would like to investigate whether surgeons are familiar with these products, if they support their use for the managements of musculoskeletal problems, and if their patients are currently using them. We would like to explore if surgeons would like to be “better informed” about cannabinoid based products and their potential use in sports medicine. Finally, we would like to get the opinion of the surgeons regarding the potential of these products to help fight against opioid abuse.

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Ankle Syndesmotic Injury Fixation Survey

Ankle fractures with syndesmotic injuries are one of the most commonly surgically treated injuries in orthopaedic surgery. Multiple methods of fixation exist to repair syndesmotic disruption. Numerous biomechanical and clinical studies have examined these methods in the past decade. The purpose of this survey is to examine the trends and preferences of sports surgeons in syndesmotic fixation.

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Survey of Charges and Techniques for Regenerative Medicine Procedure

This broad survey includes a variety of regenerative medicine procedures/techniques across a variety of specialties. Prior studies do not do a sufficient job of clarifying what is meant by the term “stem cells.” The goal of this survey is to clearly identify what procedures are being done and collect a variety of data associated with each procedure. We hope that this information will enlighten the medical community as well as inform our patients. Future studies may include examining outcomes related to cost, and value of procedures based on price.

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You Have Torn Your ACL! Orthopedic Sports Surgeon Preferences for Their OWN ACL Tear

Graft choice in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a topic of ongoing debate among expert surgeons. In addition, evolving augments to intra-articular reconstruction include lateral soft tissue reconstructions such as extra-articular tenodesis or anterolateral ligament reconstruction, biological augments such as platelet rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate, and suture placement alongside the intra-articular graft as a backup check rein such as the internal brace. Prior studies have attempted to understand surgeon preferences for their patients, however, we are not aware of any information about what surgeons would choose for the treatment of their OWN knee. Secondary measures we will also record and compare include age/sex, geographic location, number of ACLs performed per year, rank of graft preferences for subject patients, use of biologic and/or structural augments.
Please direct questions to shybut@bcm.edu

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Current State of Orthopaedic Literature

Over the past several years and decades the orthopedic community has seen a dramatic rise in the quantity of published literature across all subspecialties. Unfortunately, we believe that the quality of said literature has subsequently fallen as a result. A large number or studies have significant limitations, underlying bias, or methodological shortcomings which make deriving meaningful conclusions difficult. This survey aims to gain a cross sectional opinion of the orthopedic community.

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