We offer our members the opportunity to conduct and participate in surveys as a research method used for collecting data to gain information and insights into various sports medicine topics of interest.
Telerehabilitation Perceptions in Sports Medicine Surgeons
The Division of Sports Medicine at NYU Langone Orthopedics is conducting a study of Orthopedic Surgeon Preferences on Telerehab for various orthopedic sports medicine procedures. We aim to understand Sports medicine surgeon preferences.
Revision ACL Reconstruction with Extra-Articular Augmentation
In recent years, extra-articular augmentation in ACL reconstruction to increase stability and strength has become a popular point in research and clinical practice. However, limited data is available on the use of extra-articular augmentation in revision ACL reconstruction. The goal of this study is to evaluate the current practices used in the U.S. by orthopedic surgeons relating to extra-augmentation in revision ACL reconstruction and return-to-sport criteria in revision ACL reconstruction.
Perceptions about Cannabidiol (CBD) among Sports Medicine Physicians
There is growing evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) may be useful in multi-modal pain management, but there are few qualitative studies that assess current provider attitudes and practices concerning CBD in the field of sports medicine. The purpose of this study is to better understand the perspectives of sports medicine orthopedic surgeons regarding CBD. This anonymous survey will assess baseline level of knowledge about CBD and assess attitudes towards recommending CBD to patients.
Understanding Cerebrovascular Events in Beach Chair Arthroscopy
Though there is some published data from previous surveys of surgeons, there has not been any study over the last decade investigating the rates of cerebrovascular events from specifically arthroscopic surgeons. This study would be the first in over a decade to obtain data regarding the incidence from specifically arthroscopic surgeons and gain their perspectives into potential causes of these events. A better understanding of these cerebrovascular events is extremely important in improving patient care and providing a safer healthcare system. The goal of this investigation is to evaluate the incidence and causes behind the cerebrovascular events in patients undergoing surgery in the beach chair position from arthroscopic surgeons.
Orthopedic Treatment Differences between Clinicians
The purpose of this survey is to investigate how various orthopedic and sports medicine physicians evaluate orthopedic chief complaints. This study preliminary investigates the gender biases that may, or may not be, present amongst healthcare providers. Identifying gender bias in sports medicine is an important topic which dictates whether patients receive appropriate care in the outpatient setting. Evaluating surgeon biases to see whether they exist will provide insight into practice management based on perceived gender and whether geography plays a role in practice management.
Surgeon Experience with Trochleoplasty in Patellofemoral Instability
This survey aims to assess the current indications for use, techniques used, post-operative management and complication profile of trochleoplasty in the management of patellofemoral instability. Reported indications for trochleoplasty vary. While most commonly described for use in patients with high-grade dysplasia without patellofemoral arthritis or angular or rotational limb deformity, others feel it should be used more selectively such as convex trochlea where more traditional stabilization techniques may be insufficient while others feel it is only appropriate in the revision setting when other treatments have failed. In the realm of pediatric patients, there also remains uncertainty regarding the use of this technique among the skeletally immature. Though traditionally described only for use in patients with closed physes, recent work has highlighted safe utilization of this technique in patients with less than 2 years of growth remaining without evidence of growth disturbance.
Return to Collegiate Athletic Competition During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the pause of countless athletic events given health and safety concerns. Some institutions returned to competition sooner than others, but the collaboration and processes by which this occurred is unknown. The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding the role of Sports Medicine Physicians from different primary residency training backgrounds and their affiliated college or university’s return to athletic competition.
How Would You Rehab This Meniscus Repair?
Rehabilitation protocols following meniscus surgery continue to evolve, as our understanding of meniscus biomechanics and surgical techniques continue to improve. Using arthroscopic photos, we seek to poll AOSSM surgeons to understand the current dogma for meniscus surgery rehabilitation.
Conducting a Survey
Interested in posting a survey related to orthopaedic sports medicine? Please send the following information to Kevin Boyer. All requests will be reviewed for suitability. Commercial product surveys are not permitted.
- Survey Title
- Survey link to the main project website or online survey
- Survey Close Date
- Survey Author and Institution
- Sponsoring AOSSM Member in good standing
- Brief paragraph describing the survey and objectives
- When applicable, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval