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SCORE Mission Statement

The Southern California Orthopedic Research and Education Center (SCORE) is a non-profit entity originally established in 1983 as the Center for Disorders of the Knee.  SCORE is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in orthopedic practice, through education, publishing, and research endeavors.

The philosophy of the SCORE Directors is that there are compelling reasons to participate in innovative education and development, to maintain a high level of excellence in both clinical care and science.  This philosophy is embodied in SCORE, which oversees the training of Fellows, intra- and extramural education, and research.

The research goals of the organization are to:

  1. Participate in formal FDA and company-sponsored studies of new orthopedic devices and products.
  2. Actively develop new products and services for use in the care and treatment of orthopedic patients and training of physicians.
  3. Determine the effectiveness of new procedures on both a prospective basis and in comparison to previously used techniques.

SCORE’s educational aims are to:

  1. Provide educational programs with state-of-the-art information on advances in orthopedic surgical, diagnostic, and treatment techniques to physicians, allied health professionals, and the public, utilizing both didactic presentations and hands-on lab experiences.
  2. Disseminate information on new research and developments in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine problems with orthopedic surgeons and other professionals through publication of materials and educational programs.
  3. Respond to the educational needs of the orthopedic community, based on needs-assessment.
  4. Participate in national and international medical and training conferences related to the practice of orthopedics.

To achieve these goals, SCORE has developed the Center for Learning Arthroscopic Skills (CLASroom), manages the nationally renowned Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) Sports Medicine Fellowship program, participates in numerous research projects and clinical trials, oversees the publication of articles, book chapters and texts, and presents multiple clinical education courses each year.



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