AOSSM-AANA COMBINED 2021 ANNUAL MEETING. Music City Center. Nashville, TN. July 8-11, 2021 AOSSM-AANA COMBINED 2021 ANNUAL MEETING. Music City Center. Nashville, TN. July 8-11, 2021

Sports Health Symposium

Return to Play: The Injured Knee

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 • 1 – 5 p.m.

Fee: $50 with Annual Meeting registration or $75 E / $85 S for the Symposium only

Location: MCC 202

Moderator: Ed Wojtys, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Join AOSSM, the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association as we host a workshop dedicated to the collaborative approach to athlete care. Orthopaedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and primary care allied health professionals will discuss how to return the athlete with an injured knee back to the playing field. Join us as we guide you through the injury itself, the best rehab methods, how to gauge when an athlete is ready, as well as protection for and prevention of future injuries. Don’t miss your chance to ask the experts how they treat and prevent injuries on and off the field!

You may register for only the Sports Health Symposium or add onto your AOSSM-AANA Combined 2021 Annual Meeting registration and attend both!

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Consider in depth the various factors associated with common knee injuries that determine the timing and safety of return to play.
  2. Review the soft tissue healing parameters that help to determine the rehabilitation process.
  3. Review the role of functional rehabilitation in returning an athlete to full sports participation.


1 – 1:05 p.m.Welcome (Ed Wojtys, MD)
1:05 – 2:05 p.m.Unique Knee Injury Factors for Return to Play
1:05 – 1:20 p.m.

Kurt P. Spindler, MD
Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center, Garfield Heights, OH

1:20 – 1:35 p.m.Meniscus
Robert H. Brophy IV, MD
Washington University Orthopedics, Chesterfield, MO
1:35 – 1:50 p.m.Articular Cartilage
Brian J. Cole MD, MBA
Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, Chicago, IL
1:50 – 2:05 p.m.Patellar Instability

David R. Diduch, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2:05 – 2:25 p.m.Returning a Knee to Health: Progression and Warning Signs

George J. Davies, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA

2:25 – 2:40 p.m.Questions and Answers
2:40 – 3:05 p.m.Break
3:05 – 3:25 p.m.Soft Tissue Healing Time
Scott A. Rodeo, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
3:25 – 4 p.m.Knee Protection and Injury Prevention
3:25 – 3:40 p.m.Balance and Core
Mark V. Paterno, PhD, PT, ATC
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
3:40 – 4 p.m.Proprioception and Muscle Retraining
Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PhD, PT

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

4 - 4:10 p.m.Sportsmetrics
Stephanie Smith, MS

Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research & Education Foundation

4:10 – 4:20 p.m.Strength, Power, Endurance, and Symmetry Testing
Kate E. Webster, PhD
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
4:20 – 4:35 p.m.Training Load Progression after Injury / Surgery
Tim Gabbett, PhD
Gabbett Performance Solutions, Brisbane, Australia
4:35 – 4:55 p.m.Testing for Sports Participation
Kevin E. Wilk, DPT
Champion Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL
4:55 – 5:10 p.m.Questions and Answers

Continuing Education Credits

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AOSSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) (BOC AP# P460) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 3.5 EBP Category hours / CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


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