The Professional Responsibility of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeons as Advocates for Sports Injury Prevention

  • Christopher Vertullo


Health advocacy has been defined as ‘Action by a physician to promote those social, economic, educational, and political changes that ameliorate the suffering and threats to human health and well-being that he or she identifies through his or her professional work and expertise’ [1]. Advocacy has also been proposed to form a principle component of being a medical professional and of professionalism itself [2–4].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Vertullo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.GCORE, Griffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia
  2. 2.Knee Research AustraliaGold CoastAustralia

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