If you do any sort of sports medicine, you’ve heard of the meniscus, that shock absorber between the bones in the knee. Do you know what a discoid meniscus is? Why is this even important when discussing young athletes? Today on the podcast, we discuss the discoid meniscus, something that may have seen you but you may not have seen it… yet.
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Links from this Episode:
— PRISM Society: www.prismsports.org
— Zero Degree Knee Pillow: https://www.amazon.com/Zero-Degree-Knee-Pillow-Surgery/dp/B07G4KX7G2
— Physical Therapy Guide to Discoid Meniscus: https://www.choosept.com/symptomsconditionsdetail/physical-therapy-guide-to-discoid-meniscus
— Radiology Images: Meniscus Pathology https://radiologyassistant.nl/musculoskeletal/knee/meniscal-pathology
— Radiology Images: Meniscus Special Cases https://radiologyassistant.nl/musculoskeletal/knee/meniscus-special-cases
— OrthoBullets: Discoid Meniscus: https://www.orthobullets.com/knee-and-sports/3007/discoid-meniscus
— Washington University Ortho Discoid Meniscus FAQ page: https://www.ortho.wustl.edu/content/Patient-Care/3183/Services/Pediatric-and-Adolescent-Orthopedic-Surgery/Overview/Knee-Education-Overview/Discoid-Lateral-Menisci.aspx
— AAOS OrthoInfo: Discoid Meniscus: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/discoid-meniscus
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The Host of this Program:
Dr. Mark Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He stayed at the University of Wisconsin for his pediatric residency, followed by a year as the chief resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been an elected member to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He has served as a team physician or medical consultant to numerous high schools, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Washington University, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Athletica, and St. Louis Rams. He serves and has served on many local, regional and national committees as an advisor for sports medicine and concussions. Dr. Halstead is a national recognized expert in sport-related concussions and pediatric sports medicine.
The Guests Featured Inside this Program
Dr. John Schlechter is a pediatric sports medicine orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Southern California. He completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Rady Children’s in San Diego and his sports fellowship at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, California. He serves as a board member for the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has lectured nationally and internationally as well as has numerous publications in the areas of pediatric sports surgery.
Dr. Jennifer Beck is an assistant professor in the department of orthopedics at the Orthopedic Institute for Children, part of the University of California in Los Angeles. She completed her orthopedic residency at Loyola University in Chicago, followed by her Pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at UCLA and then a sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is active in multiple orthopedic organizations has published numerous articles on pediatric sports medicine topics.
Dr. Erica Schallert is a musculoskeletal radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She completed her fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a member of numerous radiology organizations and has research interests in pediatric musculoskeletal imaging and has a special interest in resident and fellow education.
Dr. Nick Purcell is a doctor of physical therapy with specialized training in sports and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He practices at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and acts as an adjunct professor educating students of physical therapy.