Specialty Update   |    
What's New in Sports Medicine
Christopher D. Harner, MD; Jeffrey A. Rihn, MD; Tracy M. Vogrin, MD
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Christopher D. Harner, MD
Jeffrey A. Rihn, MD
Tracy M. Vogrin, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, 3200 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. E-mail address for C.D. Harner: harnercd@msx.upmc.edu.

The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

Specialty Update has been developed in collaboration with the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies (COMSS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Jun 01;85(6):1173-1181
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One of the distinctive aspects of orthopaedic sports medicine is its cross-disciplinary interaction with many different medical specialties, most allied health-care professions, and all orthopaedic subspecialties. In addition, because of our involvement with a relatively young, athletic, and active patient population, we are continually exposed to the public via the media. Although not always intended or sought after, this unique predicament drives our subspecialty to develop high-quality and relevant basic science and clinical research studies, new technology, and educational curricula. Over the past fifteen years in orthopaedic sports medicine, we have seen an explosion in basic-science and clinical research, educational programs in residencies and fellowships, and the evolution of a true body of knowledge. Those who remain doubtful are referred to the two educational curricula that have been developed by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 1 . The first was developed for the membership (i.e., the practicing orthopaedist) and the second, for sports medicine fellows. These curricula took years to develop and reflect our subspecialty's leadership and commitment to education and patient care. This update will cover the past year's highlights in education, research, and organizational activities in orthopaedic sports medicine. It is designed to give the orthopaedist in practice or training an update of where we are now and where we are headed in the future.
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