"To improve medical and surgical care of athletes and to promote participation in sports, better relations among parents, faculty members, coaches, athletic trainers, and team physicians".

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B. Christian Balldin, MD

San Antonio, TX

Dr. Balldin's Bio


Adam J. Bruggeman, MD
San Antonio, TX

TSSM Annual Meeting

April 14-15, 2023

held in conjunction with the

Texas Orthopaedic Association






The Texas Society of Sports Medicine (TSSM) and Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) worked with state lawmakers in the 85th Texas Legislature to recognize the license of out-of-state team physicians when they travel with their teams to Texas for athletic competitions.

The Texas Sunset Commission directed the Texas Medical Board to develop a rule that would provide temporary licensing to out-of-state team physicians.

TSSM and TOA will work with state lawmakers during the special session to include HB 986 (Rep. Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen) and SB 849 (Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas) in the Texas Medical Board's sunset legislation.


Click here or on the graphic to the right to learn more and to Get Involved!

The Texas Society of Sports Medicine (TSSM) is a statewide organization of orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, team physicians, athletic trainers, coaches and physician assistants.  TSSM members work closely with many other sports medicine specialists and clinicians to improve the identification, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

The TSSM works in concert with the Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA), the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association (SWATA) and other sports medicine societies nationwide.  The Society continues to sponsor college scholarships administered by the SWATA.

The Texas Society of Sports Medicine invites you to join your colleagues across the state by becoming a member.  Dues your colleagues have contributed to TSSM are used to educate our members through seminars and scholarships.  Please help us keep sports medicine in Texas strong.

Quick Links: Pay your TSSM Membership Dues Online | TSSM Membership Application Form

There is a growing epidemic of preventable youth sports injuries that are dismantling kids' athletic hopes and dreams at an early age. In response, the STOP Sports Injuries campaign was created by a coalition of organizations and corporations to help prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries in kids. 


Learn more about STOPSportsInjuries.org.

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