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Publication and Level of Evidence Trends in The American Journal of Sports Medicine From 1996 to 2011

There has been recent increased emphasis on the publication quality and levels of evidence in orthopaedic and sports medicine research. Starting in 2003, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American volume) (JBJS-A) published a level of evidence (LOE)...read more


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Practice Patterns by NFL and NCAA Football Team Physicians

There are currently 32 teams in the National Foot- ball League (NFL) and 123 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football teams. This totals nearly 12,000 elite players annually (1,696 NFL roughly 53...read more


Response to Letter to the Editor on: Validation Study of an Electronic Method of Condensed Outcomes Tools Reporting in Orthopaedics

We appreciate the thoughtful comments from Roos and co-authors to the editor because they accurately highlight a need for caution related to the interpretation of patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments as they have each made important contributions to this field....read more


Utility of Modern Arthroscopic Simulator Training Models

Residency training in the field of orthopaedic surgery is undergoing a tremendous paradigm shift. With increasing restrictions on work hours, the development of advanced arthroscopic skills and techniques may be adversely affected. In 2003 new regulations concerning resident duty...read more


Return to Sport and Performance After Microfracture in the Knees of National Basketball Association Players

BACKGROUND: Use of microfracture in the knees of National Basketball Association (NBA) players is controversial. HYPOTHESES: (1) There would be a high rate of return to sport (RTS) in NBA players following microfracture, (2) players would RTS the season...read more


Validation Study of an Electronic Method of Condensed Outcomes Tools Reporting in Orthopaedics

Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) instruments are a vital source of data for evaluating the efficacy of medical treatments. Historically, outcomes instruments have been designed, validated, and implemented as paper-based questionnaires. The collection of paper-based outcomes information may result in patients...read more

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