Preventing Re-tears of the ACL; Treating Fractures of the Hand and Wrist

Episode 15.11 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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 Segment One: Preventing Secondary ACL Injuries

Christopher Kaeding, MD

Dr. Kaeding

Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph sitting in for Dr. Cole this week, talks with Dr. Christopher Kaeding, Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Executive Director, OSU Sports Medicine, Head Team Physician, The OSU Athletic Department: discussion on protective ACL bracing; advancements in the potential use of meniscus replacement implants.

Dr Kaeding is a member of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American College of Sports Medicine and The US Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Society and Head Team Physician for the OSU Buckeyes’ 36 varsity sports. He was the team physician for the USA basketball at the World University Games in China in 2001 and has worked with winter sport athletes at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. His research interests include stress fractures, ACL reconstruction and clinical outcomes studies. He is a founding member of the MOON group (Multi-center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network) which is a NIH funded multi-center ACL reconstruction outcomes research consortium. Having over 60 peer reviewed publications, Dr. Kaeding has made over a 100 presentations at national and international meetings.


 Segment Two: Multiple fractures of the wrist and hand

Dr. Bush-Joseph and Dr. John Fernandez from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, discuss treatment and return to play for athletes with fractures of the hand and definition, diagnosis and treatment for Golfers wrist.

An Ohio native, Dr. Fernandez graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron Ohio and then graduated salutatorian from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1990. He served his residency and internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at renowned Indiana Hand Center. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and was named a Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners in 1990.

The Washington Wizards guard John Wall underwent multiple examinations that revealed five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand.

Wall initially felt as if he had fractured his wrist — which he said he broke in high school — when he came crashing down hard late in the second quarter of Game 1. He remained in the game and said X-rays after the game revealed no breaks. Wall also said he got two opinions on his injury and was told it was just a bad sprain. His left hand swelled up considerably after Game 1 and he was unable to get the swelling to go down significantly.