Sports Medicine

Editors: Brian R. Wolf, MD, FAAOS and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, FAAOS

NOTE: The denotation “(overlap)” implies chapter is listed in this section and another subspecialty section. For example, compartment syndrome is listed in both Trauma and Hand and Wrist sections.

Section 1: General Principles

  • The Biology and Biomechanics of Grafts and Implants in Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Current Applications of Orthobiologic Agents
  • The Team Physician and the Ethics of Sports Medicine

Section 2: Medical Aspects of Sports Participation

  • Medical Aspects of Sports Participation: Cardiac Issues in Athletes
  • Concussion and Other Neurologic Injuries
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Environmental Conditions: Heat-Related Illness
  • Infectious Disease in the Athlete
  • Medical Aspects of Sports Participation: Sports Nutrition
  • Sport Psychology
  • Strength Training and Conditioning in the Young Athlete

Section 3: Hip and Pelvis

  • Anatomy of the Hip
  • Physical Examination of the Hip
  • Athletic Hip Injuries
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome
  • Imaging of the Hip and Pelvis

Section 4: Lower Extremity

  • Athletic Pubalgia and Core Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Injuries: Hip Abductor Tendon Injuries, Proximal Hamstring Injuries, and Rectus Femoris Avulsions
  • Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Knee
  • Physical Examination of the Knee
  • Imaging of the Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Articular Cartilage Injury and Management
  • Nonarthroplasty Management of Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Extensor Mechanism Injuries
  • Meniscal Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Joint Disorders/Patellofemoral Instability
  • Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee: Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries 
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Athlete
  • Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee: Failed Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery
  • Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee: Multiligamentous Knee Injuries
  • Anatomy of the Ankle for the Sports Medicine Surgeon
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Imaging of the Lower Extremity
  • Ankle and Foot Disorders in Athletes
  • Physical Examination of the Foot and Ankle (overlap)
  • Shoulder Anatomy and Function (overlap)

Section 5: Upper Extremity

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy 
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Athletic Injuries of the Hand and Wrist
  • Physical Examination of the Shoulder (overlap)
  • Imaging of Shoulder Arthritis: Classification Schemes (overlap)
  • Imaging of Rotator Cuff Disease (overlap)
  • Imaging of Shoulder Instability (overlap)
  • Rotator Cuff Disease: Natural History and Basic Science of Tendon Tears, Repair, and Healing (overlap)
  • Rotator Cuff Disease: Impingement Syndrome, Calcific Tendinitis, Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears, and Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears (overlap)
  • Rotator Cuff Disease: Massive Rotator Cuff Tears and Tendon Transfer (overlap)
  • Massive Rotator Cuff Tears and Superior Capsule Reconstruction (overlap)
  • Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repair (overlap)
  • Anterior Shoulder Instability (overlap)
  • Posterior Shoulder Instability (overlap)
  • Shoulder Instability: Multidirectional Instability (overlap)
  • Shoulder Instability: Assessment of Bone Loss and Instability (overlap)
  • Shoulder Instability: Management of Bone Loss and Instabilty (overlap)
  • Shoulder Stiffness: Adhesive Capsulitis (overlap)
  • Posttraumatic and Postoperative Shoulder Stiffness (overlap)
  • Throwing Shoulder Injuries and Internal Impingement (overlap)
  • SICK Scapula Syndrome (overlap)
  • Throwing Shoulder Injuries: Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior Tears and Proximal Biceps Tendon Lesions (overlap)
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis and Pathology (overlap)
  • Throwing Elbow Injuries  (overlap)
  • Medial and Lateral Elbow Enthesopathy (Epicondylitis) (overlap)
  • Shoulder Trauma: Scapular and Glenoid Fractures (overlap)
  • Elbow Repair and Reconstruction: Distal Biceps and Triceps Tendon Conditions (overlap)

Section 6: Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rehabilitation for Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Overhead Athletes
  • Hip Rehabilitation 
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation

Section 7: Miscellaneous Topics

  • Cervical Spine Injuries and Disorders in Athletes
  • Lumbar Spine Injuries and Disorders in Athletes
  • Diagnostic Ultrasonography and Ultrasonographic-Guided Procedures
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures