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On Demand Webinars:

International Perspectives on Injury Prevention in Youth Sports

July 18, 2024

Three international sports medicine experts provide their insights regarding injury prevention and youth sport safety. This webinar is free and requires registration.

Webinar objectives:

  1. Participants will gain insights on the latest strategies and best practices for preventing ACL injuries in young athletes, including specific exercises, training programs, and biomechanical considerations.
  2. Attendees will learn a comprehensive treatment algorithm for managing tibial spine avulsion fractures in young athletes, covering diagnostic criteria, surgical and non-surgical options, and post-treatment rehabilitation
  3. Participants will receive an update on the International Olympic Committee's safeguarding consensus, focusing on preventing abuse and maltreatment in youth sports, understanding the latest policies, and implementing safeguarding measures.

    Preliminary agenda:

    1. Moderator (Post) - Introductions
    2. Dr. Moatshe – ACL Injury Prevention in Youth Sports
    3. Dr. Tuca – My Treatment Algorithm for Tibial Spine Avulsion Fractures
    4. Dr. Tuakli-Wosornu –Update on IOC Safeguarding Consensus for abuse/maltreatment
    5. Live discussion/Q&A


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Overview and Current Concepts in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee.

Jun 18, 2024

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a joint disorder that most commonly affects the knee joint. Treatment options are still sometimes controversial regarding indications for surgery, timing of surgery, and choice of procedure, and recommendations may vary regarding physical activity restrictions and the timing of return to sports. We have gathered a world-class faculty to weigh in on this topic, including Drs. Justin W. Arner, Minder S. Kocher, Theodore J. Ganley, and Marc Tompkins.

The webinar aims to provide the latest comprehensive knowledge of this disease, from epidemiology, etiology, and imaging diagnosis to indications and treatment methods. The American Journal of Sports Medicine and cohost PRiSM invite you to join our faculty of experts, led by moderator Ryuichiro Akagi, in their discussion. 

*This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Explain the current knowledge of epidemiology, etiology, imaging diagnosis, and treatment indications. 
2. Differentiate between various surgical treatment methods and their specific indication.
3. Summarize the management after surgical procedures with a focus on return to sports. 

8:00 – 8:05 Welcome (Ryuichiro Akagi, MD)  
8:05 – 8:13 Epidemiology and etiology of OCD (Justin W Arner, MD)  
8:13 – 8:21 Radiographic features and treatment indications of OCD in the knee joint (Minder S. Kocher, MD) 
8:21 – 8:29 Treatment of OCD: drilling and fixation (Theodore J. Ganley, MD)  
8:29 – 8:37 Treatment of OCD in failed fixation cases (Marc Tompkins, MD)  
8:37 – 8:57 Panel Discussion with Q & A 

Send in your OCD questions beforehand! Simply email info@ajsm.org, and tune in to hear the answer during the webinar. Registration closes one hour before the start.

Questions regarding registration? Contact Ashley Meyer, AOSSM Education Coordinator.

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Pediatric Baseball Athletes and the Elbow – A Paradigm Shift?

A discussion on the contemporary management of overuse injuries in youth baseball athletes including injury screening, medial elbow controversy, and developmental models.

March 27, 2024

Masahiro Maruyama, MD PhD - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - Yamagata University Japan
Robert L. Bowers, DO PhD - Director, Baseball Medicine Program - Emory Univ School of Medicine
Jason I. Zaremski, MD - Chief of Sports Medicine Division - UF Health
Peter K. Kriz, MD - Division of Sports Medicine - Boston Children's Hospital

Moderators: Eric Post, PhD ATC - United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee


  1. Describe common medial elbow overuse injuries in overhead athletes.
  2. Summarize management controversies with an emphasis on MUCL tears.
  3. Review imaging modalities for elbow injuries including regional variation.
  4. Describe models for assessing throwing workload and fostering athlete development.

Preliminary Agenda:

  1. Introduction - Eric Post - Moderator - 5 minutes
  2. Introducing the paradigm shift in managing pediatric baseball elbow injuries - Dr. Kriz - 15 minutes
  3. Workloads and pitch counts - Dr. Zaremski - 15 minutes
  4. Velocity and weighted ball programs - Dr. Bowers - 15 minutes
  5. Elbow screening using ultrasound in Yamagata, Japan - Dr. Maruyama - 15 minutes
  6. Live discussion/Q&A - Eric Post - Moderator - 10-15 minutes

The Mental Side of a Pediatric ACL injury: From Pre-treatment to Return to Play Readiness

November 2, 2023

This is the second installation of an ACL Webinar Series. This installment will focus on the psychological aspect of a youth athlete who sustains and is treated for an ACL injury. 


Shelby Baez, PhD ATC - Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Britton Brewer, PhD - Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Springfield College

Melissa Christino, MD - Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Henry Bone Ellis, Jr., MD - Associate Professor
University of Texas Southwestern and Scottish Rite Hospital for Children


  1. Establish the importance of consideration of the psychological influence of ACL injury recovery
  2. Review existing literature on the psychology associated with ACL injury with a particular focus on psychological response, psychological intervention, and psychological readiness.
  3. Present and discuss pertinent and common cases in which the psychological impact of an ACL injury/treatment/recovery may be influenced.

2023 Diversity Award Candidates

August 9, 2023

Panelists and Topics Neeraj Patel, MD MPH MBS - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Are Neighborhood Conditions Associated with Surgical Delays and Meniscus Tears in Children and Adolescents Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?

Mary Dubon, MD - Boston Children's Hospital Barriers and Facilitators to Sports Participation among Youth with Transverse Lower Limb Deficiency or Amputation

Mayrena Hernandez PhD MPH LAT ATC - Sam Houston State University Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Clinical Management Decisions towards Low Socioeconomic Status Patients: A Mixed-Methods Study

Moderators Stephanie Logterman, MD - Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Sophia Ulman, PhD - Scottish Rite for Children Jonathan Santana, DO - University of Southern California/Children's Hospital Los Angeles


  1. Discuss the effects patient's socioeconomic status has on athletic trainers clinical decision making
  2. Identify barriers for youth sports participation among transverse lower limb deficiency or amputation
  3. Discuss neighborhood conditions associated with surgical delays and meniscus tears in ACL reconstruction
  4. Provide an open forum for discussion of diversity-specific topics related to sports medicine practice

Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion Rehabilitation: Examination, Intervention, and Interdisciplinary Case Discussion

May 11, 2023


Amanda Black, CAT(C), PhD - University of Calgary
Armand Scurfield, MD, FAAP, CAQSM - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Kyle Clark, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Matthew Grady, MD FAAP, CAQSM - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Michelle Feairheller, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS - Nemours Children’s Hospital

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA - AT Still University


  1. Educate healthcare professionals on the standard of care for concussion rehabilitation including examination, identification of postconcussive impairment domains (cervical musculoskeletal, vestibulo-oculomotor, autonomic dysfunction and exertional intolerance, and motor function impairments), intervention, and return to play.
  2. Discuss when referral to additional providers is warranted and review determination of the appropriate provider based on patient deficits.
  3. Present case-based education on varying complexities of concussion cases through an interdisciplinary panel discussion with a focus on examination, intervention, and return to play.


PRiSM Journal Club: International Sports Medicine

January 19, 2023

Amanda Black, PhD (Canada)
Javier Besomi, MD (Chile)
Dai Sugimoto, PhD ATC CSCS (Japan)

Cordelia W. Carter, MD
David Howell, PhD

Please join us for a journal club with these panelists to discuss three scientific articles that are representative of current pediatric sports research in their respective countries. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss these articles with the panelists in relation to their own experiences.


  1. Understand geographical differences and treatments in pediatric sports medicine.
  2. Develop new contexts by which to understand these geographical differences and treatments.
  3. Consider factors regarding these geographical differences and treatments and potential application to other settings


Association between concussion education and concussion knowledge, beliefs and behaviors among youth ice hockey parents and coaches: a cross sectional study
Amanda M. Black; PhD; Keith Owen Yeates, PhD; Shelina Babul, BSc PhD; Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, PhD; and Carolyn A. Emery, PhD

Hip arthroscopy following slipped capital femoral epiphysis fixation: chondral damage and labral tears findings
Javier Besomi; Valeria Escobar; Santiago Alvarez; Juanjose Valderrama; Jaime Lopez; Claudio Mella; Joaquin Lara; and Claudio Meneses

Effect of Graft Rupture Prevention Training on Young Athletes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
An 8-Year Prospective Intervention Study

Tatsuhiro Kawashima, PT; Yorikatsu Omi, PhD PT; Setsurou Kuriyama, MD PhD; Takahiko Hoshida, MD; and Dai Sugomoto, PhD ATC

Wasn't able to attend? Visit the link below to watch the full webinar!


Diversity Award Candidates of PRiSM 2022

Panelists: Elliot Greenberg, PT DPT PhD; Neeraj M. Patel, MD MPH MBS; Matthew D. Milewski, MD;
Nirav Pandya, MD; Stephanie Logterman, MD; Angela Mercurio; and Sophia Ulman, PhD - Moderator


  1. Discuss how insurance status influences rehabilitation and treatment outcomes
  2. Review the causes and consequences of delayed surgery for tibial spine fractures
  3. Discuss how gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status influences treatment
  4. Provide an open forum for discussion of diversity-specific topics related to sports medicine practice


Pediatric and Adolescent ACL Injuries: Rehabilitation and Return to Play Evaluation

Panelists: Henry Ellis, MD, Michelle Feairheller, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Nicole Friel, MD, Sophia Ulman, PhD
Adam Weaver, PT, DPT, Julie Dyke, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Corinna Franklin, MD, Mia Katzel, PT, DPT, Christin Zwolski, PT, DPT, PhD, Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS


  1. Discuss principles in pediatric ACL rehabilitation and return to play assessments
  2. Review evidence based pediatric ACL rehabilitation to include protocols, difference in operative and non-operative philosophies, and other modalities including the use of blood flow restriction
  3. Introduce the use of motion capture in pediatric injury including return to play evaluation
  4. Present return to play considerations following treatment of a pediatric ACL injury


PRiSM Journal Club: Disparities in Pediatric Sports Medicine

Read the articles below to follow along with the webinar:

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Towards a Gendered Environmental Approach
Joanne L Parsons, Stephanie E Coen, Sheree Bekker

Evaluation of General and Musculoskeletal Health Literacy Disparities in Pediatric Sports Injury Patient and Guardian Populations
Lisa Su, MS, Kylie Shaw, BA, Rebecka O. Serpa, BS, Jonathan Grotts, MA, Richard Bowen, MD, Jennifer Beck, MD

Racial Disparities in Concussion Knowledge and Symptom Recognition in American Adolescent Athletes
Jessica Wallace, Tracey Covassin, Ryan Moran

PRiSM Presents: Founders Journal Club

Read the articles below to follow along with the webinar:

Articles by Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH

Articles by Christina Master, MD

Articles by Mark Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC

PRiSM Presents: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and the Female Athlete Triad

Panelists: Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, ACSM-CPT / Svetlana Dani, MD / Cassidy Foley Davelaar, DO, FAAP, CAQSM / Ed Ryan, ATC, LAT


  1. Identify RED-S and Female Athlete Triad
  2. Learn Treatment recommendations
  3. Identify team members strengths at taking on REDs and FAT

PRiSM Presents: Pediatric and Adolescent ACL Injuries: Addressing the Controversies

Panelists:  Cordelia Carter MD, Henry Ellis MD, Michael Saper DO ATC CSCS, Marc Tompkins MD, Jay Lee MD, Carl Nissen MD, Melissa Christino MD FAAOS, Christin Zwolski PT DPT OCS, Mark Paterno PT PhD MBA SCS ATC


  1. Discuss controversies associated with the treatment of pediatric ACL tears including surgical and non-surgical options, technique options, graft options, and rehabilitation/return to play decisions.
  2. Present clinical cases to illustrate existing controversies. A case-based approach to emphasize when controversies exist.
  3. Introduce age and development-based concepts to provide an algorithmic approach to the treatment of a pediatric ACL injuries

"PRiSM Presents" Webinar Archive

PRiSM and POSNAAcademy: Spondylolysis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Return to Sport

PRiSM Presents: Parenting and Coaching in the Shadow of CTE

PRiSM and CATA Present: Prevention of Injury In Youth Sport

Adolescent Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Concussions in Youth Sports

Nonoperative and Surgical Management Strategies for Patellofemoral Instability

Ostechondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the Knee: Treatment and Complications

Hip Pain in Adolescent Athletes: Diagnosis and Management

Management of Adolescent ACL Injuries: Treatment Outside of the Operating Room: Prevention

Adolescent Shoulder Instability