As an emphasis on competitive success in youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, overuse injuries and burnout have become common. Given these concerns, the American Medical Society for...
1/3/2014 2:00 PM EST
Team physicians from AMSSM and five other organizations meet annually to produce Team Physician Consensus Statements. This year, the panel of sports medicine experts updated the first statement released in 2000 – the Team Physician Consensus...
7/18/2013 9:00 AM EDT
In partnership with the Haitian Sports Medicine Society (SHAMS), the AMSSM will host its first Sports Medicine/Sports Trauma and Event Medicine Conference in Haiti on June 29 – July 3, 2013. The conference is designed as a “teach-the-teacher”...
7/1/2013 12:00 PM EDT
A new study presented last week is coming one step closer to finding out whether or not an athlete’s genetic makeup determines the severity of post-concussive brain function. Tom Terrell, MD, M.Phil., presented his concussion research entitled...
4/24/2013 9:00 AM EDT
Warren Howe, MD, was awarded the Founders Award on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the 22nd annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in San Diego, Calif. The award is not given annually, but is bestowed when AMSSM leadership...
4/23/2013 5:00 PM EDT
Effectiveness of Early Sport Specialization Limited in Most Sports, Sport Diversification May Be Better Approach at Young Ages
Ever-increasing requirements for success in competitive sports has created added pressure for young athletes to train with greater intensity at earlier ages. The goal to become the next Olympian or more commonly, to obtain a college scholarship,...
4/23/2013 4:00 PM EDT
A new study on mild traumatic brain injury refutes previous notions that age and amnesia are the indicators of prolonged recovery time from sports-related concussion.
4/20/2013 6:00 PM EDT
A new study shows that college athletes who sustain concussions are more likely to have a lower extremity injury in the same season after they return from the concussion.
4/20/2013 6:00 PM EDT
Sports Medicine Physician Experts on Winter Sports Injury Prevention & Treatment to Offer Comments During 2014 Olympic Games
Sports medicine physician members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), who are experts in winter sports injury prevention and treatment, are available for interviews during the Olympic Games.
2/7/2014 10:00 AM EST
12/17/2012 11:00 AM EST
Concussion Expert Available: 5 Things to Ask Your Doctor if You’ve Been or Think You’ve Been Concussed
12/12/2012 3:15 PM EST