How does treating NFL injuries and conditions translate to advantages for general sports medicine patients?
Not only has the improvement in sports medicine helped the NFL player, it helps the general sports medicine patients as well. As team physicians, we share our experiences and challenges with other physicians through a series of continuing medical education endeavors. At our AOSSM/NFLPS meeting held every third year, for example, NFL team physicians present information and research to audiences that include team physicians for high schools and colleges. This is a truly symbiotic relationship between Sports Medicine physicians from around the country, and it raises the bar in the standard of care for the management of all athletes.