September Highlight | Midterm Adolescent Cartilage Assessment 3T MRI

ACL tears are fairly common in the pediatric population. ACL reconstruction is a promising surgical procedure with clinically proven short term benefits of maintaining knee stability and function. In the long run, the incidence of early onset osteoarthritis is what a physician tries to prevent. With the advance in MRI technology, radiologists are able to detect early cartilage changes in the knee. We are now enrolling patients in a study in which we are asking the patient some questions about their knee function and using high tech imaging to assess if they’ve had any growth disturbance and cartilage disruption due to the involvement of the growth plate during the ACL reconstruction. For this study, we are including patients who had an ACL Reconstruction while they were skeletally immature a minimum of 5 years ago. With this valuable information, we hope to learn how our patients are performing at their midterm follow up both functionally and anatomically.

Staff Feature | Paul DeVito, DO

What do you consider the best way to start the day? 
Coffee. Black. Next question.

Who do you consider an influential historical figure, and what would you ask them?
I firmly believe the single most influential historical figure of all time is the Nikola Tesla. One only needs to do a little digging to discover his true unrivaled genius. While wireless technology seems like a relatively new technological achievement – Tesla successfully demonstrated this application in 1901. To be honest, I think I would simply listen rather than ask “the father of lightning” a question. 

What event in your life is most memorable, or name one upcoming that you are really excited about and why? 
Marrying my beautiful wife of course – Brownie points achieved!

Current Studies
  IRB Approved Projects:  38
  Data Analysis Phase:  15
  Projects in Development: 17

Publications & Presentations

Congratulations to Dr. Bergeson on the publication in ACSM!

Opportunity Awaits!

Want to become more involved in research? Join us for an upcoming research meeting located in the TRIA Bloomington Conference Center at PTEC (2nd Floor, Bell Plaza).
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