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AJSM Webinar Series - September 2022: Sideline Injury and Emergencies Management
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The American Journal of Sports Medicine is proud to present the next installment in the American Journal of Sports Medicine Webinar series: Sideline Injury and Emergencies Management. The recorded webinar aired on September 19, 2022 and discusses common American football injuries and their assessment and management on the sideline.  Injuries discussed range from sprains/strains to fractures and dislocations and their implications on return to play. Moderator: Robert Westermann, MD, and panelists Kurt Spindler, MD, Lutul Farrow, MD, and T. Sean Lynch, MD, share their knowledge and experience caring for athletes on the field after an injury.

The aim of the webinar is to update the viewers on current best practices for common injury and medical issues occurring in American football.  Topics include medical emergencies that span cervical spine, airway, and cardiac and abdominal injuries that should be recognized and managed promptly and properly.  Further, we review the evaluation of common musculoskeletal injuries on the sideline and discuss potential return to play consideration.  We also review best practices for concussion evaluation and management as well as medical-legal issues in covering sports outside the clinic and/or hospital setting.

*This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™


Robert Westermann, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon and Team Physician University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Lutul Farrow, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Clinical Operations at Cleveland Clinic Sports medicine, Fellowship Director, Cleveland Clinic- Former Cleveland Browns Team Physician, Current Baldwin Wallace University Team Physician


Kurt Spindler, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon and the 50th President of AOSSM, Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and Director of Research for Cleveland Clinic Florida, with 25 years of experience with Vanderbilt University Football.

T. Sean Lynch, MD, is a senior staff surgeon at Henry Ford Health System, Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Head Team Physician for the Detroit Lions.



Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. To recognize and understand the early treatment for medical emergencies (abdominal, C spine, airway and cardiac)
  2. To recognize and understand common sideline musculoskeletal injuries
  3. To describe current updates on concussion sideline evaluation and management
  4. To explain medical-legal implications of practicing medicine outside the clinic or hospital setting
Robert Westermann, MD    
CONMED Linvatec    - Paid consultant
Responsive Arthroscopy - Paid consultant
Smith & Nephew - Paid consultant and Research support
Lutul Farrow, MD
Nothing to disclose    
Kurt Spindler, MD
Oberd - Royalties
Novopeds - Paid consultant
Flexion Therapeutics - Paid consultant
DonJoy Orthopedics - Research support
Smith & Nephew - Research support
T.Sean Lynch, MD
Smith & Nephew - Paid consultant

Brett D. Owens, MD

CONMED Linvatec - Royalties, paid consultant
Mitek - Paid consultant, research support
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation - Paid consultant, research support
Vericel - Paid consultant
Vivorte - Stock
Arthrex, Inc. - Research support
American Journal of Sports Medicine - Royalties, Financial or Material Support; board
Saunders/Mosby-Elsevier - Royalties, Financial or Material Support
SLACK Incorporated - Royalties, Financial or Material Support
Springer - Royalties, Financial or Material Support
Orthopedics - Board
Orthopedics Today - Board
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - Board

Donna Tilton
Nothing to disclose

Alexandra Campbell
Nothing to disclose

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2022
TERMINATION DATE: September 18, 2025
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In order to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ participants must complete the activity and an online evaluation. Please note that this is an online-only activity. Participants must complete the evaluation online. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

The material presented in this continuing medical education program is being made available by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors, which may be helpful, or of interest, to other practitioners. AOSSM is not responsible for expenses incurred by an author. Costs incurred by the registrant are the responsibility of the registrant.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 09/19/2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
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