CJSM Podcast 15 — Dr. Lyle Micheli on ACL Injuries in Young Athletes

jsm-podcast-bg-1Today we have as our guest on the podcast Dr. Lyle Micheli, the Director of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Micheli is one of the godfathers of sports medicine, with a career that began in the sixties and shows no signs of slowing down.  He still outworks almost any other physician I know, and still performs high volumes of surgical procedures, including ACL reconstructions, the subject of this podcast.

He also finds the time to have published innumerable manuscripts, and CJSM has been the recipient of many of his excellent studies.


L to R: Myself; Dr. Lyle Micheli, Dr. Pierre d’Hemecourt (Boston Children’s), Dr. Jeff Vaughn (Phoenix Children’s)

The focus of the podcast is on a study just published in our July 2016 CJSM, Return to Sport after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature Athlete.  We had the chance to discuss how ACL injury management in the young athlete has changed over the course of his career, and we got to explore with Dr. Micheli the radical new direction in which ACL injury treatment may be headed:  with repair, as opposed to reconstruction — the Bridge-enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR) trial is a hot topic in the world of orthopaedic sports medicine.

You can access the podcast at iTunes (where you can also subscribe to all our podcasts for free) or on our journal’s main website. And the study on CJSM is free. Let us know what you think!

About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Deputy Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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