Objectives

At the end of the academic year, fellows will be able to:

  • Perform a basic sports medicine specific history and physical.
  • Understand the utility of and interpretation of imaging studies for sports medicine.
  • Diagnose and distinguish ACL, PCL, MCL and posterolateral corner injuries.
  • Diagnose and prepare treatment plans for tendonitis and patellofemoral problems.
  • Diagnose and treat elbow and shoulder problems in the throwing athlete.
  • Diagnose of overuse running injuries and implementing effective treatment plans.
  • Understand an MRI of the knee and shoulder.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize secondary signs of ACL tears on MRI.
  • Provide thorough and complete written or electronic documentation of patient care (e.g. progress or
    procedure notes, history and physical exams, consultant notes, discharge summaries), which are legible, timely and use appropriate medical terminology.
  • Discuss the clinical techniques and physical examination of the sports related injuries.
  • Perform and understand the mechanics of repair to injuries such as Achilles, patellar and distal biceps tendon ruptures.
  • Explain the operative management including arthroscopic surgery, open surgical techniques and other minimal invasive surgical techniques of sports related injuries.
  • Perform the basic techniques in arthroscopy.
  • Demonstrate complex arthroscopy with knee reconstruction, shoulder reconstruction, and cartilage repair.
  • Diagnose shoulder instabilities and rotator cuff pathologies.
  • Identify the functional anatomy of knees, shoulders, hips, foot and ankle as related to sports injury.
  • Master diagnostic arthroscopy skills for the knee and shoulder.
  • Garner some experience in ankle and elbow arthroscopy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in evaluation of meniscal tears and performance of partial meniscectomies.
  • Develop the skills necessary for meniscal repair and understand the appropriate indications.
  • Develop skills for graft harvest and preparation of ACL reconstruction - to include patellar tendon autografts, hamstrings autografts and various allografts.
  • Able to perform notchplasties and drill tunnels for ACL reconstruction.
  • Become adept at arthroscopic subacromial decompression and arthroscopic evaluation of rotator cuff pathology.
  • Develop experience in open rotator cuff repairs and open Bankhart repairs.
  • Develop understanding and develop skills in capsular plication and arthroscopic repairs of rotator cuff, Bankhart lesions and SLAP Lesions.
  • Explain the non-operative management of sports related injuries.