sports medicine

noun

Definition of sports medicine 

: a field of medicine concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports

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An expert in sports medicine and orthopedics, Amann serves as the WWE’s senior ringside physician. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Could CM Punk and Colt Cabana Be Found Culpable for Defamation?," 31 May 2018 Plank’s $25 million gift is going toward redeveloping Cole Field House into an indoor football practice facility with centers for sports medicine and entrepreneurship. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "University of Maryland launches its largest fundraising campaign to date," 14 May 2018 ProHealth provides medical and radiation oncology, cardiac diagnostics, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, mammography and laboratory services in Mukwonago. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ProHealth Care plans to build a new $55 million hospital in Mukwonago," 16 May 2018 Nassar, an osteopathic physician who practiced sports medicine, worked at MSU and with USAG for two decades. Matt Mencarini, USA TODAY, "Jordyn Wieber sues Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics over Larry Nassar's sexual abuse," 17 Apr. 2018 Ground broke for the new Memorial Hermann Sports Park in Katy, a sports medicine and human performance facility on the Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital campus. Ileana Najarro, Houston Chronicle, "Construction begins for the new Memorial Hermann Sports Park," 2 Apr. 2018 Williams said he was approached by sports medicine experts including representatives of famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and Children's Hospital. Mike Cason, AL.com, "House passes bill to ban smoking in cars with minors," 30 Jan. 2018 Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon will testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee next week in the wake of the scandal involving disgraced sports medicine physician Larry Nassar. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-MSU president Lou Anna Simon to testify before Senate on Nassar," 29 May 2018 In the fall, Kevin will be going to Wilson College in Pennsylvania to study sports medicine. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Naming rights — and wrongs: Montgomery students reveal uncomfortable truths," 21 May 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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sports medicine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sports medicine

: a field of medicine that relates to the prevention and treatment of injuries and other health problems that affect people who play sports

sports medicine

noun
\ˈspō(ə)rts-, ˈspȯ(ə)rts- \

Medical Definition of sports medicine 

: a medical specialty concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports

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