Pediatric Sports Medicine Update

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Pediatric Orthopaedic Update | Winter 2022

By Allison Gilmore, MD and Justin Mistovich, MD MBA

Pediatric Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy continues to provide advanced minimally invasive operative and multidisciplinary conservative treatments for northeast Ohio’s youngest athletes, getting them safely back in the game. Drs. Gilmore and Mistovich have published studies in several leading journals and presented their work at meetings ranging from the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting to the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society. Their most recent studies have investigated the importance of early intervention in young athletes with ACL tears to prevent knee injury, as well as the sensitivity and specificity of MRIs in the setting of the pediatric ACL deficient knee. Currently, they are studying risk factors for failure of non-operative treatment after traumatic shoulder instability in adolescents.

Dr. Gilmore has continued her interest in patellar instability and OCD lesions in immature patients, and continues to offer the latest in reconstructive techniques for these common pediatric sports injuries. She is currently leading clinical and research efforts at UH Rainbow to study the Grammont procedure, and modifications to improve patellofemoral alignment in skeletally immature patients.

Dr. Mistovich completed his term as Chair of the Tibial Spine Research Interest Group, leading the development of a multicenter, prospective registry of tibial spine fractures and assisting with about a dozen multicenter retrospective studies, with eight publications and numerous presentations at meetings within the last two years. He will serve as faculty for the Leading Edge Sports Medicine for the Growing Athlete: Joint Preservation and Physeal Respecting Approaches Course in April 2022.

As expansion continues at the UH Ahuja Medical Center, we are excited to offer a world-class facility developed specifically with the young athlete in mind. Stay tuned!

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