An invaluable resource for the orthopaedic sports medicine community, The American Journal of Sports Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, first published in 1972. It is the official publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)! The journal acts as an important forum for independent orthopaedic sports medicine research and education, allowing clinical practitioners the ability to make decisions based on sound scientific information.
This journal is a must-read for:
- Orthopaedic Surgeons and Specialists
- Sports Medicine Physicians
- Athletic Trainers
- Team Physicians
- And Physical Therapists
Topics covered include:
- ACL – injury & reconstruction
- Arthroscopic techniques
- Basic science relevant to clinical sports medicine, including the subjects of anatomy, biomechanics, and cell biology
- Children & adolescents
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Epidemiology of sports injuries
- Female athletes
- Imaging studies
- Surgical techniques for the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle
- Specific injuries including shoulder, knee and meniscus subjects
- Rehabilitation & training
- Sport specific subjects such as soccer, baseball and football issues
- Treatment techniques
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
As a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, The AOSSM is a national organization of orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, including national and international sports medicine leaders. The AOSSM works closely with many other sports medicine specialists and clinicians, including family physicians, emergency physicians, pediatricians, athletic trainers and physical therapists, to improve the identification, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Formed in 1972 primarily as a forum for education and research, the AOSSM has grown from its modest initial membership of fewer than 100 to close to 3,000.
Through research and advances in surgical and rehabilitation techniques, orthopaedic sports medicine specialists have been able to treat and rehabilitate athletes whose injuries were once career-ending and put them back in the game. Members must demonstrate continuing active research and educational activities in the field of sports medicine. Such activities may include service as a team physician at any level of competition, educating persons involved with the health of athletes, service to local, regional, national and international competitions, and the presentation of scientific research papers at sports medicine meetings.
The unifying interest of the membership is their concern with the effects of exercise and the monitoring of its impact on active individuals of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness.
Visit www.aossm.org for more information.