Medical Specialist: Orthopedic Sports Medicine
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) offers subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, which is a subspecialty of Orthopedic Surgery. Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialists are qualified to provide medical coverage for athletic events for school-age and professional athletes, and to treat acute and chronic sports injuries. Orthopedic surgeons are experts in the surgical care and treatment of serious injuries.
- Repetitive stress injuries (RSI)
- Shin splints
- Compartment syndrome
- Joint dislocation
- Ligament tears
- Traumatic injury
American Board of Medical Specialties, 2006-2008.