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Sports Medicine Update: All Articles

Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy Continues to Evolve

By Eric I. Ferkel, MD, Omar Hariri, MD, Theodore B. Shybut, MD, Evan E. Vellios, MD

TTO is a versatile treatment for patellofemoral issues, including instability, malalignment, and cartilage problems. It offers positive outcomes, with adaptable transfer methods to address different conditions. TTO is often combined with other procedures based on patient anatomy and underlying issues. Careful assessment is vital for choosing appropriate treatments. Advancements include improved guides, CT imaging, 3D modeling, and personalized instruments for complex cases.

Fueling the Future of Sports Medicine

AOSSM is Fueling the Future during the inaugural Spring Fundraising Drive. Kick-off was May 12—the day the Society was founded in 1972. Every gift through July 31, 2023, will count toward our $40,000 goal to support programs such as the Fellows Course, the Surgical Skills Assessment Program, Young Investigator Research Awards, Osteoarthritis Research, and other research grants.

STOP is a Valuable Tool for Local Community and Coaches

The STOP Sports Injuries campaign, developed by AOSSM, offers education and resources to promote safe play, prevent overuse injuries, and manage sports-related injuries in young athletes through various means such as community education, safe training practices, and injury reporting protocols.

Research Update

The inaugural Bruce Reider, MD, Scholarship recipient was announced at the 2023 AOSSM Annual Meeting. Dr. Clayton Del Prince from UCLA Orthopaedic Sports Medicine received the first award, reflecting his enthusiasm for scholarly publishing, while the AOSSM Masters Competition continues to honor innovators impacting patient care, with this year's event on July 13, 2023.

Education Update

AOSSM's eLearning platform offers convenient on-demand education, featuring diverse CME content and a personalized study resources. Learn more about the AOSSM/AAOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Review Course and the 2023 Self-Assessment Examination.

LI: Leading with Inclusion

By Mark D. Miller, MD

AOSSM President, Mark D. Miller, MD, expands on his initial president's message last fall as he introduced "LI". In this edition, Dr. Miller reflects on what he has found inspirational this past presidential year.

Hip Pathologies in Performing-Arts Athletes: A Review

By William K. Vasileff, MD, Ryan H. Barnes, MD

William K. Vasileff, MD and Ryan H. Barnes, MD discuss the unique medical considerations for athletes in performing arts, like dancers, cheerleaders, and gymnasts, due to their specialized movements.

Remembering Dr. Joseph S. Torg

By Barry P. Boden, MD, John D. Kelly IV, MD

The sports medicine community recently lost one of its most influential pioneers, Joseph S. Torg, MD, AOSSM Hall of Fame member and arguably the “Father of Sports Medicine.” Dr. Torg possessed fabled grit and determination which coupled with his genius, propelled him to create a tsunami of positive change directed toward ensuring the safety of athletes.

What is the ABOS?

By David F. Martin, MD

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) exists to serve the best interest of the public and the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.

Research Update

AOSSM announced the award of its second Sports Medicine Multicenter Research Grant in partnership with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) during the AAOS 2023 Annual Meeting.

Education Update

AOSSM highlights new programming for Fellows and Residents, a new leadership development program, and recapping Specialty Day 2023.

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