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HSS Physicians Receive Grants To Study Bone Stress Injuries

Orthopedics This Week—October 2, 2017

Orthopedics This Week reported that two research teams at HSS have been award grants to study bone stress injuries affecting NBA players and other athletes.

The NBA and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration gave a grant to HSS primary care sports medicine physician Brett G. Toresdahl, MD to study the use of ultrasound imaging to monitor healing in athletes with bone stress injuries.

"Our goal is to evaluate the use of serial ultrasound to assess bony healing to optimize treatment and more accurately predict readiness for return-to-play," said Dr. Toresdahl.

HSS foot and ankle surgeon Martin J. O’Malley, MD also received a grant to study risk factors for fifth metatarsal stress fractures, a fracture that is difficult to treat.

"We hope to gain objective biomechanical evidence that will rationalize intervention strategies such as orthotic devices and targeted muscle activation in order to reduce risk of injury and re-injury," Dr. O’Malley explained.

Read the full article at ryortho.com [subscription required].


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