Athletic Knee Injuries – Lessons within this Course:
Welcome Message: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Lesson 1: Biologics: Fact vs. Fiction
Faculty Member: Melody Hrubes, MD
Dr. Hrubes is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine and is the Director of our Primary Care Sports Division for the New York region. She currently serves as the Medical Director for the Radio City Rockettes, as a team physician for the United States Soccer Federation and has previously worked with United States Gymnastics. She has experience with broad-based musculoskeletal injuries with a particular interest in injury prevention and biomechanical rehabilitation in athletes, performing artists, endurance sports, and female athletes.
Dr. Hrubes treats patients at Rothman Orthopaedics locations in New York. Review full biography, please click here.
Lesson 2: Patellar Instability in Athletes
Faculty Member: Megan Bishop, MD
Dr. Bishop is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Her clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, multi-ligament knee injuries, knee meniscus tears, patellofemoral instability and pain, cartilage restoration procedures, shoulder instability, and labral tears, as well as rotator cuff repair.
Dr. Bishop treats patients at Rothman Orthopaedics locations in New York. Review Dr. Bishop’s full biography, please click here.
Lesson 3: Cartilage Injuries of the Knee in Athletes: Evidence-Based Treatment Options
Faculty Member: Sommer Hammoud, MD
Dr. Sommer Hammoud is an ABOS Board Certified assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. She completed her residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Hammoud’s fellowship in sports medicine was completed in the Harvard program at Massachusetts General Hospital. During her fellowship, she served as an assistant team physician in the care of the Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, and Boston Bruins and served as the head team physician for Curry College athletics.
Dr. Hammoud treats patients at Rothman Orthopaedics locations in the Greater Philadelphia area. Review Dr. Hamoud’s full biography, please click here.