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Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic designated as National Medical Center within the U.S. Olympic Committee's National Medical Network

VAIL, Colo. - At a press briefing today in Vail, Colo., The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic announced its official designation as a National Medical Center within the United States Olympic Committee's National Medical Network, one of only two such centers since the network was first announced in August 2013.

"The Institute has one of the largest orthopaedic patient databases in existence, and its research is published worldwide in peer reviewed professional journals. The patient treatment protocols developed and used by the physicians at the Steadman Clinic are validated through this research. The quality of SPRI's research and the Clinic's patients' outcomes have led to several of the physicians becoming thought leaders in the field of sports medicine orthopaedics," said Karen Briggs, SPRI Director for Outcomes-based Orthopaedic Research.

"Our goal is to contribute to Team USA by delivering the highest standard of evidenced-based orthopaedic care and personal attention to Team USA athletes," said Dr. Marc J. Philippon, Co-Chairman of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute and managing partner of The Steadman Clinic.

The Institute's commitment to research and the Clinic's philosophy of providing evidence-based care to elite athletes as well as people who just want to live an active lifestyle, have produced countless success stories both on and off the awards podium.

"We are pleased to have the chance to give back to the athletes who have worked so hard to become Olympians and Paralympians, and we look forward to working with Team USA for many years to come," said Dr. Richard Steadman, who founded the nonprofit entity now known as the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

Through its Fellowship program, the Institute has graduated 196 orthopaedic surgeons now practicing in multiple locations in the United States and abroad.

"The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic are highly honored to be designated a USOC National Medical Center, serving the athletes of the western United States," said Dr. Philippon.

"We are pleased to have The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic join the USOC's National Medical Network as a national partner," said Alan Ashley, USOC chief of sport performance. "The variety and value of services that this collaborative project will provide is a great resource for Team USA, and we are excited to see the expansion of the National Medical Network, which now includes two national and five regional medical centers."

About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.

About The Steadman Clinic
The Steadman Clinic is a world-renowned orthopaedic clinic with facilities located in Vail, Frisco, and Edwards, Colo. Specializing in sports medicine including knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, hand, spine, foot and ankle injuries, our experience and research have led to significant advances in the fields of orthopaedics and sports medicine.

About The Steadman Philippon Research Institute
The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through orthopaedic research and education in arthritis, healing, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Founded in 1988 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman as the Steadman Sports Medicine Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization has significantly influenced the practice of orthopaedics throughout the world. Based in Vail, Colo., SPRI is a global leader in sports medicine research and education. For more information, visit SPRIvail.org.

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