American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Dr. Ned Amendola Gives AOSSM Exchange Lecture on Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Sports
Lake Buena Vista, FL – Ned Amendola, MD, of Duke University Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, presented “Update: Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Sports; When can they return to play?” at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Amendola’s lecture focused on common injuries of the foot and return to play time. He reviewed the pathophysiology, risk assessment, and stability of ankle sprains, high ankle sprains, midfoot sprains, stress fractures, turf toe, tendon disorders, and osteochondral lesions of the talus. The talk focused on clinical decision making when evaluating each of these injuries, and the associated return to play following treatment.
“Foot and ankle injuries continue to be a huge problem in sports not only because of their frequency but because most of them represent a spectrum of severity,” Dr. Amendola said. “Therefore understanding where in the spectrum the injury exists allows efficient and safe return to sport.”
Dr. Amendola’s talk was the Keynote lecture of the opening session at the Annual Meeting, and served as the American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society (AOSSM) Exchange Lecture as part of the Reaching Our Stride: Hot Topics in Foot and Ankle session.
His clinical and research interests focus on improving the understanding, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports and activity-related problems of the lower extremity. He is an active member of many orthopedic and sports medicine organizations, including Past President for AOSSM and Director on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
“The key to success in taking care of athletes is a collaborative team approach between the physicians, specialists and rehab personnel,” Dr. Amendola said. “This society has always fostered a multidisciplinary approach that provides the optimum environment for success.”
About the AMSSM Annual Meeting: The 2018 conference brings more than 2,000 sports medicine physicians together from throughout the United States and around the world. The meeting theme is REACH: Reaching Up, Reaching Out, Reaching Ahead and explores the many ways AMSSM is leading the charge and shaping the future of sports medicine.
About the AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of more than 3,600 sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic and Paralympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. www.amssm.org
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