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Letter to the Editor


Do Orthopaedic Surgeons Belong on the Sidelines at American Football Games?

Hyman, Joshua E. MD

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: January 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 1 - p 171
doi: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000039

J. E. Hyman, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY USA

Joshua E. Hyman MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 3959 Broadway 8N, New York, NY 10032 USA, Email:

(RE: Leopold SS, Dobbs MB, Gebhardt MC, Gioe TJ, Rimnac CM, Wongworawat MD. Editorial: Do orthopaedic surgeons belong on the sidelines at American football games? Clin Orthop Relat Res. [Published online ahead of print September 5, 2017]. DOI: 10.1007/s11999-017-5483-6).

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The opinions expressed are those of the writers, and do not reflect the opinion or policy of CORR® or The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®.

Received October 31, 2017

Accepted November 09, 2017

To the Editors,

I applaud your November editorial in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®. I am pleased that orthopaedic surgeons, in positions of influence, are using this voice to raise awareness of a significant public health problem and to make strides toward protecting the public. One of your coauthors, Matthew Dobbs MD, is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon like myself. As pediatric orthopaedists, we are aware of the importance of holistic and humanistic care; for our patients as well as our communities. This essay is a clear demonstration of this responsibility.

Keep fighting the good fight.

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