Rebecca Myers of #LongsPeak #SportsMedicine brings the 24th #AMSSM Annual Meeting to a close last Sunday while moderating a thought-provoking session titled, #Return to Play: What is the Evidence?

Hosting nationally prominent Team Physicians and leaders in US #SportsMedicine, Myers mediated topics in athletes such as blood clots, challenging fractures, missing an organ or body part, heart abnormalities, spinal cord injuries, abdominal trauma, pregnancy in sports, high blood pressure, how certain antibiotics affect tendons, compartment syndrome, and entrapment of arteries.

Return to play or activity decisions are often difficult to make, and it is important that athletes and active individuals work closely with their physicians to discuss the best scientific evidence available while taking into consideration patient values, risk tolerance, and preferences. In many areas, evidence for what we do in medicine is still lacking, which can make decisions more challenging.