Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Brett Cascio, MD, Participates in International Hip Study
Brett Cascio, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on staff Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and Orthopaedic Specialists, and Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Memorial, serves as the lead investigator for an ongoing research study which follows young female athletes with a newly recognized cause of hip pain called psoas impingement.
The study was presented to the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy in Paris, and included findings from 700 female athletes. Participating facilities involved in the study include Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, LSU School of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Psoas impingement, the condition on which the study focuses, is a tear in the psoas tendon that can lead to other hip injuries such as labrum tears, and is an uncommon condition that affects mostly young women, particularly young female athletes. The research also focused on the arthroscopic surgical treatments for these hip injuries, which can often lead to the athlete being able to return to play in three to four months.
For more information about this research or other hip injuries, or to make an appointment with Dr. Cascio, call Orthopaedic Specialists at (337) 494-4900.