Cellular Allografts & Limb Preservation; NBA Training Technology & Postural Fitness

Episode 15.26 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: The Decision Making Process for Sports Injury Management and Patient Education with Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul


Segment Two: The Future of Cellular Allografts and Limb Preservation

Steven Gitelis, M.D.Dr. Cole’s colleague Dr. Steven Gitelis is a highly regarded expert in the area of orthopedic oncology and limb reconstruction. He currently serves as the Director of the Rush Center for Limb Preservation. Through his years of practice, Dr. Gitelis has seen allograft solutions evolve from traditional bone to cellular technology. Today he shares his experiences and the ways tissue donation helps surgeons provide new possibilities for their patients, the application to bone cancer treatment and the donation process.

Dr. Gitelis is Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Director, Section of Orthopaedic Oncology, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Surgery, Chief of Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, and Associate Dean of Surgical Services at Rush Medical College.

Limb Preservation Center

Dr. Gitelis has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Rush, completing both his orthopedic surgery residency and general surgery internship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. His early orthopedic oncology experience came from fellowships at the prestigious Rizzoli Institute, Bologna, Italy (under renowned Professor Mario Campanacci), and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

AlloSource is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to honor and respect the gift of human tissue donation by responsibly developing, processing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing allografts for our communities. We offer more than 200 types of precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures.


Segment Three: Gary Vitti, Head Trainer for the LA Lakers – Part II

Kobe Bryant, Gary VittiExperience and philosophy in dealing with NBA players; use of sensor technology to recognize defects in posture with objective measurements; learning from mistakes to improve the future management of fitness and training of in the NBA. The LA Laker’s Head Trainer, Gary Vitti reveals the training technology that’s helping to keep the world’s best athletes playing.

Applying New “Technology ” and Perfecting “Old School’  Methods in Training. Gary’s been with the Lakers for 32 years, and has taken care of some of the biggest names in the game. This will be his last year with the Lakers, but he will continue to consult on the use of AlignMed products and the need to bring players into “postural fitness”. He has a passionate recognition for the importance of balance and posture in the elite athlete in order to perform at the highest level.