Sports Medicine

Become proficient with clinical examinations, investigations and surgical treatment for patients with sports-related injuries. 

As a resident in our sports medicine rotation, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge on the pathogenesis and treatments of a wide range of conditions and injuries affecting sportspeople and athletic patients. 

Our sports medicine rotation will help you sharpen your abilities in taking histories and performing physical examinations — including neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal assessments — of acutely and chronically injured patients. 

You’ll learn about indications and complications of arthroplasty, ligament reconstruction, anthrography, MRI and ultrasound, and you can expect to further build your operative skills. You’ll also learn to grade soft tissue injuries and ligamentous instabilities.

You may have opportunities to gain experience covering high school and collegiate athletic events.

Focus on Developing Different Skills Each Year

Third-year residents

We’ll place special emphasis on developing your interoperative skills in your third year; you can expect to become acquainted with interpreting X-rays and MRIs.

You’ll also strengthen your surgical skills as you learn about diagnostic arthroscopic examination of the knee and shoulder and aspiration and injection of affected regions.

Fourth-year residents

As a fourth-year resident, you can expect to feel comfortable describing and using classifications for soft tissue injuries, ligamentous instabilities and chondromalacia. 

We will mentor you through the process of initiating investigations and recommending treatment plans. 

Our curriculum acquaints you with the natural history of conditions and the effectiveness of recommended treatments. 

Our faculty work to help increase your skills in:

  • arthroscopic surgery 
  • arthroscopy of shoulder and elbow joints
  • techniques of knee and shoulder reconstruction
  • advanced arthroscopic techniques such as arthroscopic labral repair, rotator cuff repair, anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Length of Rotation

Third-year residents: 10 weeks

Fourth-year residents: 10 weeks

Patient Population

Expect to see adult athletes with conditions and injuries including:

  • overuse syndromes affecting upper and lower extremities
  • knee ligament injuries
  • meniscal injuries
  • tendon ruptures
  • shoulder injuries

Training Sites