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Sports Medicine Update: All Articles

Examining the Impact of AC Joint Injuries

By Katherine A. Burns, MD

Winter sports such as hockey, skiing and football risk impact to the arm and shoulder—and resulting AC joint injuries. See the latest on injury classification and treatment options.

Review: Adolescent Patellar Instability Risk Factors and Treatment Pathways

By Xavier Akins, BS, Kashif Javid, BS, Katie McGuire, Austin V. Stone, MD, PhD

Adolescent athletes comprise the majority of athletes experiencing primary patellar dislocation. Stay in the know with this review of risk factors and their implications on clinical decision-making.

From the President: Leading for Discovery

By Dean C. Taylor, MD, COL (ret) USA

2023 AOSSM President Dean C. Taylor, MD underscores the pivotal role the Society has in advancing research and innovation in sports medicine.

Protecting Young Athletes with SafeSport: A Call to Action

By Michelle Wolcott, MD, Joel Boyd, MD, Michael Ciccotti, MD

Young athletes and their families put their trust in team physicians and other healthcare providers to protect them from abuse, as well as injury. Learn how SafeSport training can help deliver on this imperative.

BOLD Impact on Early Career Orthopaedic Surgeons

By Brian Lau, MD, Travis Dekker, MD, Clark Bulleit, BS

Early career orthopaedic surgeons face overwhelming challenges. AOSSM's BOLD Program, established in 2023, offers leadership skills and mentorship, nurturing future leaders.

A Note from AOSSM’s CoD Chair

By Matthew J. Matava, MD

The AOSSM Council of Delegates (CoD) serves as a vital link between members and the Society's leadership. The CoD facilitates communicating the exchange of ideas between grassroots members and the Board of Directors. Delegates play a crucial role in addressing state-specific issues and mentoring new members. Additionally, the CoD nominates deserving members for the Thomas A. Brady Community Service Award. With regular meetings and a commitment to member engagement, the CoD enhances AOSSM's mission and encourages active participation from all members.

Turning Residents Into Competent Orthopaedic Surgeons

By David F. Martin, MD

Starting July 1, 2025, all residents who wish to sit for the ABOS Part I Examination will be required to have participated in the new ABOS KSB Program in partnership with ACGME. Learn more about this collaborative effort to move from time-based to competency-based assessments for medical practice readiness.

Masters Course: Osteotomies Around the Knee

By Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD

On October 6-7, 2023, AOSSM and ISAKOS collaborated to offer a Masters Course titled “Osteotomies Around the Knee,” chaired by Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD, Alan M. Getgood, MD, FRCS, and Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Society News Roundup

In this society news roundup, read about the passing of esteemed orthopedic surgeon Dr. George S. Mauerman, upcoming sports medicine education, and the opening of applications for the 2nd Annual Bruce Reider Scholarship.

From the President: Leading for the Future

By Dean C. Taylor, MD, COL (ret) USA

2023 AOSSM President Dean Taylor discusses how developing and educating emerging leaders is imperative to the future of the sports medicine field.

Avoid a “Pickle:” Know this Booming Sport’s Perks and Pitfalls

By Joseph H. Guettler, MD, Christopher Vasileff, MD

The fastest growing sport in the United States, pickleball can be safe and enjoyable for athletes of all ages and abilities.

Sideline Emergencies: A Review of Best Practices

By Logan Reitz, MD, Caitlin C. Chambers, MD

This review provides information for team physicians, athletic trainers and other allied health professionals to diagnose and treat the most common sideline emergencies.

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