A common question health care professionals may get from patients and their families when it comes to musculoskeletal problems is about getting an MRI to evaluate an injury further. An MRI can be helpful in situations, but when is it really needed? Today on the Healthy Young Athlete Podcast we talk about MRIs, what they tell us and what they don’t, and is it absolutely necessary following an injury to your young athlete.
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MRI information from National Institutes of Health (NIH) https://www.nibib.nih.gov/science-education/science-topics/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mriterm=barrett+jr+AND+shoes
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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.
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