As the field of orthopedic medicine has expanded over the past 20 years, so has the number of orthopedists who care for injured athletes and perform the surgical procedures associated with sports medicine. Many have obtained their education through fellowships devoted to sports medicine, but most have gained their expertise with these procedures through journals such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine, textbooks, or continuing education courses provided by specialty societies or the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most of the avenues are fairly broad and rarely focus on surgical technique alone.
Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine is a new quarterly journal, which sets out to provide the surgeon with current techniques and reviews in the field of sports medicine. Similar to Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics and Techniques in Orthopaedics, each issue focuses on a particular area or region of injury. For example, the initial topic was anterior cruciate