The Sports Medicine Fellowship program at The Ohio State University serves to:
  • Develop clinical and surgical competence in orthopedics
  • Strengthen basic knowledge and content of sports medicine as it relates to orthopedic surgery and management
  • Assist the fellow in the understanding of the multidisciplinary role of sports medicine
  • Teach the fellow to prescribe an individual approach to each athlete and patient
  • Emphasize injury prevention, conservative and operative management and rehabilitation of common sports-related injuries and chronic conditions
Each fellow completes six-week clinical rotations with the faculty in the Division of Sports Medicine. Fellows rotate with all faculty members, both in general sports medicine and in shoulder surgery.  

A didactic curriculum complements the clinical learning environment. The sports fellows are required to attend the following sports medicine-specific conferences:
  • MOON Fellows Scientific Meeting
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Weekly Conference - lectures, case presentations, discussions
  • Grand Rounds - every three months
A sampling of sports medicine topics includes:
  • Troubleshooting in ACL reconstruction
  • Glenoid bone loss in TSA
  • Meniscal repair
  • SLAP injuries/Biceps tenodesis
  • PASTA tears
  • Shoulder instability (Latarjet vs Bankart)
  • FAI
  • Massive rotator tears
  • Large cartilage defects in the knee
  • Reverse TSA
Fellows also attend the following Department of Orthopaedics conferences:
  • All Ortho Department Morbidity and Mortality Conferences (1st Friday of every month, 7 a.m., Morehouse Auditorium)
  • All Ortho Department visiting professors (as scheduled)
  • All Resident conferences when topics are sports (as scheduled)

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