Sports medicine is considered a relatively new medical subspecialty. For those who entered medical school 50 years ago and completed their residency training in the 1960s, sports medicine did not exist as an academic subject. At that time in North America, there were no formal medical school curricula or postgraduate fellowships available in the diagnosis and management of athletic injuries. The term sports medicine, which originated in Europe, was not widely used in the United States. Although there were specific physicians and surgeons ...

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