Sports Medicine Update 2021

  • Date: May 17, 2021 - Sept. 30, 2021
  • Format: online
The Sports Medicine Update is an educational seminar to provide family medicine physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists an opportunity to learn from sports medicine experts on the latest evidence-based approach to managing and treating of sports medicine related injuries and conditions. This will broaden their knowledge on sports medicine topics and issues when it comes to implementing current concepts into their own practice. With the evolving care of patients with sports injuries in our health care systems, it is important to provide best evidence to drive better decisions and care within our health care. These presentations will be focused and directed to provide health care providers with current concepts to drive better decision making to provide better outcomes.

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  Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the current side-line assessment and management of sports-related concussions
  • Define the role of physical therapy in the post-concussed athlete
  • Identify emerging concept in concussion research
  • Perform the assessment of medial elbow pain in throwing athletes
  • Identify key rehabilitation concepts in treatment of medial elbow pain in throwing athletes
  • Summarize the evidence on non-surgical and surgical treatment of ulnar collateral ligament elbow injuries
  • Discuss the types and evidence for application of biologics in the aging knee
  • Summarize the approach to an acutely injured athlete knee
  • Define the current treatment of ACL injuries including the roles for surgical reconstruction and repair


  Course Faculty

  • Tiffany Bohon, MD - Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Lindsey Colbert, PT, DPT - Physical Therapist, Mizzou Therapy Services
  • Mackenzie Gerau, PT, DPT - Physical Therapist, Mizzou Therapy Services
  • Aaron Gray, MD - Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Richard Ma, MD - Co-Division Director of Sports Medicine, Gregory L. and Ann L. Hummel Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Rebecca Bliss, DHSc, PT, DPT - Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions – Physical Therapy, University of Missouri
  • Pat Smith, MD - Co-Division Director of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Columbia Orthopaedic Group
  • James Stannard, MD - Hansjorg Wyss Distinguished Chair & Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Strategic Initiatives
  • Luke Stephens, MD - Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Brian Toedebusch, MD - Assistant Professor of PM&R & Orthopaedic Surgery
  • James Cook, DVM, PhD, OTSC - Chief, Orthopaedic Research Division; Director, Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics & Mizzou Biojoint Center
  • Matt Smith, MD - Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery; Outpatient Medical Director, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
  • Brady Fleshman, MD - Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery


  Course Modules

Module 1: Sports-Related Concussions

  • Sideline Diagnosis and Post-Game Management of Sports-Related Concussions - Dr. Aaron Gray, MD
  • Rehabilitation of the Post-Concussed Athlete - MacKenzie Gerau, DPT
  • Emerging Concepts in Concussion Research - Rebecca Bliss, DHsc, PT, DPT

Module 2: Elbow - Medial Elbow Pain and UCL Injuries

  • Evaluation of Medial Elbow Pain in the Throwing Athlete - Luke Stephens, MD
  • Conservative Management and Efficacy of Nonoperative Treatment for Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries - Brian Toedesbusch, MD
  • The Role of Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery and Return to Sport in Throwing Athletes - Matt Smith, MD
  • Rehabilitation for Medial Elbow Pain in the Throwing Athlete - Lindsey Colbert, DPT

Module 3: Sport Science

  • Science and Evidence behind Use of Orthobiologics in Sports Injuries and in the Aging Athlete - James L. Cook, DVM, PhD

Module 4: Knee - ACL Injuries

  • In-office Diagnosis and Management of an Acutely Effused Athletic Knee Injury - Tiffany Bohon, MD
  • State of Treatment for ACL Injuries – Epidemiology, Surgical Management, Return to Play - Richard Ma, MD
  • Emerging Paradigm Shift? The Role for Primary ACL Repairs - Pat Smith, MD

Module 5: Ankle - Ankle Ligament Injuries

  • Ankle Ligament Sprains – In-Season Management, Evidenced-based Decision Making, and Return to Play Guidelines - Brady Fleshman, MD
  • Surgical Management of “High Ankle Sprains” - James P. Stannard, MD



Course Fees:

  • $50 - Physicians, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists
  • $25 - Residents receive 50% discount by using code SMUresident

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