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Find our helpful sports medicine industry directories, plus indexed links to other web sites that represent the diverse sports medicine community.

SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC DIRECTORY

Names, locations, and services of sports medicine clinics nationwide. You can also add your clinic or update your current listing online.

SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIPS DIRECTORY

Fellowship programs looking for applicants.

SPORTS MEDICINE GROUPS

Associations, injury statistics groups, and other organizations in the sports medicine world.

INDEX TO THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE

Article citations by topic and author.

PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION

The completely revised third edition is available to order.

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN SPORTS

Also find information on exercise, prevention efforts, and management of common childhood injuries and illnesses.

LINKS TO THE SPORTS MEDICINE COMMUNITY

Links to other web sites in medicine, nutrition, personal fitness, pharmacy, sports . . .

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A Clear Limb Marker

To avoid "wrong-sided surgery," my department covers the nonoperative leg with an antiembolism stocking. Placement of the stocking is a routine preoperative order. In the patient's preoperative suite, we ask the patient which leg the surgery is to be performed on, then explain that the stocking will be one more visual cue to the surgeon and staff regarding the correct side for surgery. This method is particularly helpful in outpatient settings when multiple surgeries are scheduled for the same day.

I find that my patients' anxiety level is lower when they have a stocking on the nonoperative leg. It gives them extra assurance that the surgeon and crew will be reminded of the correct surgical limb.

RONALD CHASSNER, MD
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA

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