AJSM Webinar Series - December 2023: Psychological aspects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and return to play.
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Expires on Dec 12, 2026
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit

The American Journal of Sports Medicine is proud to present the next installment in the American Journal of Sports Medicine Webinar series: “Psychological aspects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and return to play”

It is important to consider psychological recovery alongside physical recovery following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury as negative psychological responses have been shown to adversely affect rehabilitation and return to sport outcomes. Despite an increasing awareness of the importance of psychological recovery, many questions remain unanswered, and addressing psychological concerns can be complex. The multidisciplinary faculty of this AJSM live webinar includes Britton Brewer PhD (USA), Shelby Baez PhD, ATC (USA), Melissa Christino MD (USA), Julian Feller MD (Australia) and will be moderated by Kate Webster PhD (Australia). 

The aim of the webinar is to discuss the psychological challenges of returning an athlete back to sport following ACL injury. We explore the challenges faced during rehabilitation, the role of psychological interventions, issues related to younger athletes, and management decisions regarding referral to psychological services. Join our expert faculty and learn from their experience regarding these important issues.  

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

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Explain
how psychological factors influence ACL rehabilitation outcomes.  
2. Describe psychological interventions that enhance return to play.  
3. List psychological considerations that are specific to younger athletes.
4. Describe the indications for when to make a referral for professional psychological support.


Kate Webster, MD
Nothing to disclose

Britton W. Brewer, PhD
Human Kinetics - Publishing royalties

Shelby Baez, PhD, ATC
Nothing to disclose

Melissa Christino, MD
Springer - Publishing royalties

Julian Feller, FRACS
Smith + Nephew Endoscopy - Paid consultant, Paid speaker



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

Christine Watt
Nothing to disclose

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2023
TERMINATION DATE: December 11, 2026

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.

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