Get a global look at sports medicine

By: Jennie McKee

By Jennie McKee

Individuals of all ages and abilities are participating in organized and recreational sports in record numbers worldwide. An international panel of experts will discuss prevention strategies and nonsurgical treatment options for injuries sustained during these activities at tomorrow’s symposium, Current Trends in Sports Medicine: An International Perspective. Moderator Pietro Tonino, MD, has assembled an international panel of experts to discuss treatment algorithms and the most up-to-date surgical techniques. Panelists will focus on specific topics such as acceleration of an athlete’s recovery from lower extremity tendinopathies, treatment of articular cartilage injuries and lateral meniscal tears, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and the impact of computer navigation on surgical results. The panel will include Nicola Maffulli, MD, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom; Mitsuo Ochi, MD, PhD, Hiroshima, Japan; Rene Verdonk, MD, PhD, Ghent, Belgium; Jacques Menetrey, MD, Geneva, Switzerland; Freddie H. Fu, MD, Pittsburgh; Philippe Colombet, MD, Merignac, France; Riccardo Minola, MD, Rozzano, Italy; and Lars Engebretsen, MD, Oslo, Norway. If your practice focus is sports medicine, you won’t want to miss this informative program. The symposium will take place tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Moscone Center.