Recent Position Statements, Consensus Statements, Policy Statements, Guidelines, and Recommendations Related to Sports Medicine

  Guideline (link to SMR summary) Date Posted
1 Italian consensus conference on guidelines for conservative treatment on lower limb muscle injuries in athlete 6/27/2018
2 Clinical indications for musculoskeletal ultrasound updated in 2017 by European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) consensus 6/26/2018
3 Clinical assessment of acute lateral ankle sprain injuries (ROAST): 2019 consensus statement and recommendations of the International Ankle Consortium 6/19/2018
4 The ESSKA-AFAS international consensus statement on peroneal tendon pathologies 6/13/2018
5 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Consensus Statement on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S): 2018 Update 5/31/2018
6 Female Athlete Issues for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement-2017 Update 5/1/2018
7 An update to the AIS-AMA position statement on concussion in sport 4/30/2018
8 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Evaluation, Management, and Outcomes of and Return-to- Play Criteria for Overhead Athletes With Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Injuries 4/24/2018
9 National Football League Head, Neck and Spine Committee's Concussion Diagnosis and Management Protocol: 2017-18 season 4/5/2018
10 Position Statement of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) Concerning Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint-September 2017 4/4/2018
11 IOC Consensus Statement: Dietary Supplements and the High-Performance Athlete 3/27/2018
12 Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: update of an evidence-based clinical guideline 3/20/2018
13 Implementation of the 2017 Berlin Concussion in Sport Group Consensus Statement in contact and collision sports: a joint position statement from 11 national and international sports organisations 3/15/2018
14 2018 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries 3/13/2018
15 Patellofemoral Instability: A Consensus Statement From the AOSSM/PFF Patellofemoral Instability Workshop. 3/1/2018
16 Risk factors, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment for meniscal tears: evidence and recommendations: a statement paper commissioned by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF) 2/15/2018
17 Consensus Statement- Prehospital Care of Exertional Heat Stroke. 1/26/2018
18 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Clinical Consensus Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acquired Infracalcaneal Heel Pain. 1/24/2018
19 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Prevention of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury 1/15/2018
20 Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries 12/13/2017
21 Spanish Consensus Statement: Clinical Management and Treatment of Tendinopathies in Sport 12/8/2017
22 Evidence-based concepts for prevention of knee and ACL injuries. 2017 guidelines of the ligament committee of the German Knee Society (DKG). 11/27/2017
23 Return to play after hamstring injuries in football (soccer): a worldwide Delphi procedure regarding definition, medical criteria and decision-making 11/24/2017
24 European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) and European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) joint position statement: recommendations for the indication and interpretation of cardiovascular imaging in the evaluation of the athlete's heart 11/10/2017
25 International patellofemoral osteoarthritis consortium: Consensus statement on the diagnosis, burden, outcome measures, prognosis, risk factors and treatment. 11/3/2017
26 Position Statement From the Australian Knee Society on Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Including Reference to the Presence of Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease: Updated October 2016 10/20/2017
27 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Fluid Replacement for the Physically Active 10/16/2017
28 International society of sports nutrition position stand: nutrient timing 9/27/2017
29 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on pain management in elite athletes 9/5/2017
30 Neck Pain: Revision 2017 7/12/2017
31 The Role of Athletic Trainers in Preventing and Managing Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in Physically Active Populations: a Consensus Statement of the Athletic Trainers' Osteoarthritis Consortium 7/10/2017
32 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Stress (Fatigue/Insufficiency) Fracture, Including Sacrum, Excluding Other Vertebrae 6/2/2017
33 Monitoring Athlete Training Loads: Consensus Statement 5/15/2017
34 Consensus statement on concussion in sport-the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016. 5/12/2017
35 The Inter-Association Task Force Document on Emergency Health and Safety: Best-Practice Recommendations for Youth Sports Leagues 5/1/2017
36 Psychological Issues Related to Illness and Injury in Athletes and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement-2016 Update. 4/24/2017
37 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society. 3/27/2017
38 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Clinical Consensus Statement: Perioperative Management. 3/20/2017
39 International Recommendations for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes. 3/6/2017
40 Anterolateral Ligament Expert Group consensus paper on the management of internal rotation and instability of the anterior cruciate ligament - deficient knee. 2/27/2017
41 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Management of Acute Skin Trauma 1/24/2017
42 Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Medical Association Position Statement on Concussion in Sport 1/23/2017
43 Ethics of genetic testing and research in sport: a position statement from the Australian Institute of Sport 12/8/2016
44 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Preventing and Managing Sport-Related Dental and Oral Injuries 11/30/2016
45 International consensus on the definition and classification of fibrosis of the knee joint 11/24/2016
46 Pre-participation cardiovascular evaluation for athletic participants to prevent sudden death: Position paper from the EHRA and the EACPR, branches of the ESC. Endorsed by APHRS, HRS, and SOLAECE. 11/22/2016
47 Statements of Agreement From the Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM) Approaches to Treating Concussion Meeting Held in Pittsburgh, October 15-16, 2015. 11/18/2016
48 Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes: 2016 evidence summary from the IOC expert group meeting, Lausanne 11/14/2016
49 The Warwick Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI syndrome): an international consensus statement 9/23/2016
50 AMSSM Position Statement on Cardiovascular Preparticipation Screening in Athletes: Current Evidence, Knowledge Gaps, Recommendations, and Future Directions. 9/16/2016
51 Sports Specialization and Intensive Training in Young Athletes 9/8/2016
52 Evidence-based clinical practice update: practice guidelines for anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation based on a systematic review and multidisciplinary consensus 9/2/2016
53 How much is too much? International Olympic Committee consensus statements on load in sport and risk of injury and illness 8/22/2016
54 2016 Patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester. Part 1: Terminology, definitions, clinical examination, natural history, patellofemoral osteoarthritis and patient-reported outcome measures 7/1/2016
55 2016 consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains 6/24/2016
56 2016 Consensus statement on return to sport from the First World Congress in Sports Physical Therapy, Bern 6/22/2016
57 2016 Patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester. Part 2: recommended physical interventions (exercise, taping, bracing, foot orthoses and combined interventions) 6/17/2016
58 National Strength and Conditioning Association Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development 6/10/2016
59 Spanish Consensus Statement: The Treatment of Muscle Tears in Sport 6/3/2016
60 The IOC Consensus Statement: Harassment and Abuse (Non-accidental Violence) in Sport 5/18/2016
61 AOSSM Early Sport Specialization Consensus Statement 5/13/2016
62 Osteoarthritis Action Alliance’s Consensus Opinion for Best Practice Features of Lower Limb Injury Prevention Programs 5/6/2016
63 Interassociation Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Care of College Student-Athletes 4/29/2016
64 The American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists' Consensus Statement on Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair 4/4/2016
65 The National Strength And Conditioning Association Position Statement On Long-Term Athletic Development 3/7/2016
66 Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance 2/29/2016
67 The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians Position Statement on Pre-Participation Examinations: An Expert Consensus. 1/25/2016
68 Australasian College of Sports Physicians-position statement: The Place of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell Therapies in Sport and Exercise Medicine 1/20/2016
69 Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement 1/6/2016
70 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 15: Legal Aspects of Medical Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations: A Scientific Statement From the  American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/19/2015
71 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 14: Sickle Cell Trait: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/18/2015
72 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 13: Commotio Cordis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/17/2015
73 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 12: Emergency Action Plans, Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillators: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/16/2015
74 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 11: Drugs and Performance-Enhancing Substances: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/15/2015
75 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 10: The Cardiac Channelopathies: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/15/2015
76 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 9: Arrhythmias and Conduction Defects: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/14/2015
77 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 8: Coronary Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/14/2015
78 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 7: Aortic Diseases, Including Marfan Syndrome: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/13/2015
79 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 6: Hypertension: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology 11/12/2015
80 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 5: Valvular Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/12/2015
81 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 4: Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/11/2015
82 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 3: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Other Cardiomyopathies, and Myocarditis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/10/2015
83 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 2: Preparticipation Screening for Cardiovascular Disease in Competitive Athletes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/10/2015
84 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 1: Classification of Sports: Dynamic, Static, and Impact: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/9/2015
85 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Preamble, Principles, and General Considerations: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 11/9/2015
86 Tackling in Youth Football 11/2/2015
87 Updating ACSM's Recommendations for Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening 10/19/2015
88 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses. 8/24/2015
89 Statement of the Third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference, Carlsbad, California, 2015 7/13/2015
90 The Surgical Management of Symptomatic Articular Cartilage Defects of the Knee: Consensus Statements from United Kingdom Knee Surgeons 6/29/2015
91 International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement on Youth Athletic Development 6/19/2015
92 Doha Agreement Meeting on Terminology and Definitions in Groin Pain in Athletes 6/5/2015
93 Consensus recommendations on training and competing in the heat 5/18/2015
94 Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Paralympic Committee Position Statement: Urinary Tract Infection in Spinal Cord Injured Athletes 5/4/2015
95 Clinical recommendations for sport practice in diabetic patients (RECORD Guide). Diabetes Mellitus Working Group of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN). 4/17/2015
96 Interassociation Recommendations for Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student-Athletes With Psychological Concerns at the Secondary School Level: A Consensus Statement 3/9/2015
97 The Team Physician and Strength and Conditioning of Athletes for Sports: A Consensus Statement 2/9/2015
98 Development of Clinical Recommendations for Progressive Return to Activity After Military Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Guidance for Rehabilitation Providers. 1/13/2015
99 Advancing the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: An ACSM and FIMS Joint Consensus Statement 12/1/2014
100 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries 11/4/2014
101 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Position Statement: Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Sports Medicine 10/31/2014
102 2014 ESC Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 9/8/2014
103 Recommendations for Policy Development Regarding Sport-Related Concussion Prevention and Management in Canada 9/5/2014
104 Inter-association Guidelines: Independent Medical Care for College Student-Athletes, Diagnosis and Management of Sport-Related Concussion, and Year-Round Football Practice Contact 7/28/2014
105 Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Position Statement: Neuromuscular Training Programs Can Decrease Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Youth Soccer Players 5/5/2014
106 The IOC Consensus Statement: Beyond the Female Athlete Triad—Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) 3/21/2014
107 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Management of Sport Concussion 3/14/2014
108 Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Position Statement: Athletes at High Altitude 3/10/2014
109 Patellofemoral Pain: Consensus Statement from the 3rd International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat Held in Vancouver, September 2013 2/28/2014
110 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Guidelines for the Non-Surgical Management of Knee Osteoarthritis 2/14/2014
111 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Preparticipation Physical Examinations and Disqualifying Conditions 2/10/2014
112 2014 Female Athlete Triad Coalition Consensus Statement on Treatment and Return to Play of the Female Athlete Triad 1/31/2014
113 Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports: A Position Statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 1/10/2014
114 ‘Treatment of the Sportsman's groin’: British Hernia Society's 2014 Position Statement Based on the Manchester Consensus Conference 12/17/2013
115 Selected Issues for Nutrition and the Athlete: a Team Physician Consensus Statement 11/27/2013
116 An Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy 11/27/2013
117 Returning to Learning Following a Concussion: A Clinical Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics 11/8/2013
118 How to Treat Guyon's Canal Syndrome? Results from the European HANDGUIDE Study: a Multidisciplinary Treatment Guideline 11/8/2013
119 Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Evidence-Based Guideline, 2nd Edition 11/8/2013
120 How to Minimise the Health Risks to Athletes Who Compete in Weight-Sensitive Sports Review and Position Statement on Behalf of the Ad Hoc Research Working Group on Body Composition, Health and Performance, Under the Auspices of the IOC Medical Commission 10/10/2013
121 Inter-Association Recommendations for Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student-Athletes With Psychological Concerns at the Collegiate Level: An Executive Summary of a Consensus Statement 10/1/2013
122 Position statement on youth resistance training: the 2014 International Consensus 9/26/2013
123 Inter-Association Consensus Statement on Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges 7/29/2013
124 Team Physician Consensus Statement: 2013 Update 7/26/2013
125 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Conservative Management and Prevention of Ankle Sprains in Athletes 7/19/2013
126 CPR Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital: A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association 7/15/2013
127 Screening for Sudden Cardiac Death Before Participation in High School and Collegiate Sports: American College of Preventive Medicine Position Statement on Preventive Practice 7/5/2013
128 The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics Programs: Best Practices Recommendations 6/14/2013
129 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement:  Evaluation of Dietary Supplements for Performance Nutrition 6/7/2013
130 The Second International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium (ISTS) Vancouver 2012: Sports and Exercise-Related Tendinopathies 5/3/2013
131 National Association of School Nurses Position Statement: Concussions – The Role of the School Nurse 5/3/2013
132 Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards: Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships 4/26/2013
133 2013 Consensus Statement From the ‘Scapular Summit’: Clinical Implications of Scapular Dyskinesis in Shoulder Injury 4/19/2013
134 American Academy of Neurology: Summary of Evidence-based Guideline Update: Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports 3/18/2013
135 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012 3/13/2013
136 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation 3/2/2013
137 International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Energy Drinks 1/14/2013
138 New Consensus Statement: Overtraining Syndrome 12/20/2012
139 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement: Concussion in Sport 12/17/2012
140 American College of Sports Medicine Updated Consensus Statements: Sideline Preparedness & Return to Play (2 Consensus Statements) 11/23/2012
141 Terminology and Classification of Muscle Injuries in Sport: The Munich Consensus Statement 10/30/2012
142 American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement: Cheerleading Injuries: Epidemiology and Recommendations for Prevention 10/23/2012
143 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement:  Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids 9/24/2012
144 Recommendations of the National Football League Physician Society Task Force on the Use of Toradol® Ketorolac in the National Football League 9/3/2013
145 The Dutch Orthopaedic Association: Guideline on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury 8/30/2012
146 International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement on Thermoregulatory and Altitude Challenges for High-Level Athletes 6/18/2012
147 Consensus Statement: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Ankle Sprains: an Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline 4/29/2012
148 American College of Rheumatology: 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Nonpharmacologic & Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee 4/9/2012
149 Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association: Low Back Pain: Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health 4/2/2012
150 Current status of body composition assessment in sport: review and position statement on behalf of the ad hoc research working group on body composition health and performance, under the auspices of the I.O.C. Medical Commission 2/17/2012
151 2011 SOSORT Guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis During Growth 2/3/2012
152 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline on: Optimizing the Management of Rotator Cuff Problems 1/27/2012
153 International Association of Dental Traumatology Guidelines For the Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries: 1. Fractures and Luxations of Permanent Teeth 1/16/2012
154 Inter-organization Position Statement: Role of Neuropsychologists in the Evaluation and Management of Sport-related Concussion 12/17/2011
155 National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Preventing Sudden Death in Sports 12/10/2011
156 Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement—2011 Update 11/19/2011
157 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Athlete 9/7/2011
158 Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine Releases New Position Statement: Abuse, Harassment, and Bullying in Sport 9/6/2011
159 American Academy of Pediatrics & Canadian Paediatric Society: Policy Statement on Boxing Participation among Children & Adolescents 8/29/2011
160 American College of Sports Medicine & American Diabetes Association: Joint Position Statement: Exercise & Type 2 Diabetes 8/14/2011
161 American Academy of Pediatrics: Policy Statement – Climatic Heat Stress and Exercising Children and Adolescents 8/13/2011
162 National Association of School Nurses Releases New Position Statement: The Role of the School Nurse and School-Based Health Centers 6/18/2011
163 NATA Releases New Position Statement: Safe Weight Loss & Maintenance Practices In Sport & Exercise 6/16/2011

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