Welcome readers to the May 2017 issue of CJSM, our third
of the year.
At CJSM, we like nothing more than to bring you work from
the leaders and membership of our Affiliate Societies, and I am pleased to say
that this month we kick off with an important Position Statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) detailing their Proposed Standards
of Excellence for Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship training programs.
Position Statement comes to you just ahead of the forthcoming 26th Annual AMSSM Meeting later this month in San Diego.
The document contains a proposed framework for excellence
in Primary Care Sports Medicine programs which is not prescriptive per se, but
rather allows for flexibility in program design.
Comprehensive in its scope, the Position Statement makes suggestions
not only on course curriculum and competencies, but also provides an
overall framework for structure including pointers on strategic planning,
program philosophy and oversight as well as suggesting Faculty and educational
It is to be hoped that this Position Statement will assist
those involved in Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship training program development
and delivery to design and deliver programs aiming for excellence rather than
simply aiming to fulfil minimum required standards.
In addition to this important work from AMSSM, this month
we also bring you the Poster and Podium Presentation Abstracts from the
forthcoming 2017 Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Conference which this year takes place in Mont Tremblant, Quebec in early June.
There is a wealth of Original Research within these abstracts, which are well
worth looking through.
We present a varied collection of Original Research manuscripts this month, with
subjects such as as blood flow restriction training used in post-arthroscopy
rehabilitation, exercises for patellar tendinopathy, and the use of K-tape
following ACL reconstruction.
Our Critical Review by Xiao and colleagues concerning Corticosteroid Injections for Adhesive Capsulitis highlights the short-term efficacy of this
intervention, whether delivered via intra-articular or sub-acromial injections,
whilst also mentioning some of the potential complications such as temporary
destabilization of diabetic control. Interestingly, the authors conclude that
there is insufficient evidence to recommend ultrasound-guided injections versus
injections administered using anatomical landmarks in terms of efficacy.
We also bring you two Brief Reports on the same (hot) topic
of Concussion, two interesting Case Reports and a collection of Letters to the Editor.
Follow what's going on at the conferences on the CJSM Blog and on our live twitter feed from both Conferences at @CJSMonline
Looking forward to seeing you all at AMSSM 2017 and CASEM 2017 in the near future,
Enjoy the issue!
Christopher Hughes MBBS MSc