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Research Agenda

Accelerating Excellence in Evidence-Based Research in Sports Medicine

Research is critical to the profession’s continued growth as it supports the development of knowledge, innovative methods, systems, and other appropriate interventions for advancing sports medicine.

Sports medicine professionals must remain current with new skills and emerging techniques. Research grants assist the profession in injury prevention and treatment and the growth of research talent.

Total Research Funding since 2003

Annual Grants$3,590,000
Clinical Studies$1,199,000
One-time Grants$1,050,000
Research Think Tanks$732,000
Research Awards$429,000

Research Agenda

Our research mission is to enhance value in sports medicine through the development, promotion, and encouragement of cutting-edge research that improves patient care through grant opportunities focused on:

  • Biologics
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Return to Sport/Play (RTP)
  • Outcomes
  • Youth Sports Injuries/Early Sports Specialization (ESS)
  • Sports Medicine Long-term Follow-up/Effects
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Tendinopathy
  • Cartilage
  • Trending

We are thankful for our donors’ support that keeps AOSSM at the forefront of advancing orthopaedic sports medicine through high-quality research. We will continue to invest in research that will enhance the profession on and off the field.

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