Introduction

Dr. Cascio uses the data generated from his research to teach other surgeons, present research at physician meetings, as well as to guide his decisions for optimal outcomes.

Cartilage

Dr. Cascio trained with Dr. Richard Steadman at the Steadman Clinic.  Dr. Steadman is the pioneer who invented the microfracture treatment for the treatment of cartilage injuries.  Dr. Cascio participated in research on the microfracture technique for knee cartilage injuries.  This research is still in progress.  While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cascio also worked on the development of a hydrogel that helps make microfracture work better.  This technology was developed through the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D., and was recently bought by the BIOMET company.

Compartment Syndrome

Dr. Cascio has published several papers and is sought after as an expert in cases all over the country in the diagnosis and treatment of a dangerous musculoskeletal condition called compartment syndrome.

Hip

Hip Arthroscopy is a relatively new field in orthopaedics.  Long term data is not available on hip arthroscopy in general and labral repair specifically.  Dr. Cascio tracks pre-surgery/injection and post-surgery injection scores in order to deteremine how your do specifically and how people similar to you do in general after injections and surgery.  It is voluntary and how you answer questions have no impact on your treatment.  Dr. Cascio will offer you all options and help you choose the option that is best.  Dr. Cascio does use the data generated from his research to teach other surgeons, present research at physician meetings, and to guide his decisions to optimize outcomes.

Youth Baseball Studies

Dr. Cascio is the principle investigator at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital of an IRB-approved study investigation the impact of overuse injuries in youth baseball players.  This study is part of a national study to try to manage the epidemic of shoulder and elbow injuries in youth baseball players.  The study involves a survey and Dr. Cascio may make some measurements of the young pitchers arm.  It is voluntary and how you answer questions have no impact on your treatment. (More on this)