Brett Michael Cascio, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Director Lake Charles Memorial Sports Medicine
  • Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Board Certified American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sports Medicine Specialty Certification
  • Clinical Assistant Professor LSU School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor, McNeese St. Univ. Athletic Training Program
Address:
1717 Oak Park Blvd, 3rd Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Date of Birth:
11/19/1975

Place of Birth:
New Orleans, LA

Phone:
337-494-4900

Email:
[email protected]

Appointment

Academic Appointment
Assistant Clinical Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Family Medicine, and Allied Health Professions Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Privileges

Operative and Admitting Privileges

  • SURGICARE OF LAKE CHARLES, Lake Charles, LA (2010 – present)
  • LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Lake Charles, LA (2009 – present)
  • WOMEN AND CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, Lake Charles, LA (2009 – present)
  • CHRISTUS ST PATRICK HOSPITAL, Lake Charles, LA (2009 – present)
  • WEST CALCASIEU CAMERON HOSPITAL, Sulphur, LA (2010 – present)
  • OCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER-KENNER, Kenner, LA (2007 –present)
  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CTR OF LOUISIANA, New Orleans, LA (2007 – present)
  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, New Orleans, LA (2007 – present)
  • OCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER – BAPTIST, New Orleans, LA (2007 – present)

Education

SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP:
STEADMAN-HAWKINS CLINC, Vail, CO 2006-2007
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY:
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, Baltimore, MD July 2001-July 2006 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Administrative Chief Resident 2005-2006

MEDICAL SCHOOL:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of MEDICINE New Orleans, LA 1997-2001

  • Administrative Chief Resident 2005-2006
  • Doctor of Medicine, May 2001
  • Honors Program
  • AΩA President

UNDERGRADUATE:

DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham, NC B.S. Biology, Double Major in History, Minor in Chemistry; May 1993-1997

  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Club Baseball and Football

HIGH SCHOOL:

JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL, New Orleans, LA 1988-1993

  • Varsity Baseball, Marine Corps Junior R.O.T.C.

Military

Military Service

    • Major, United States Army Reserves (2001-present)
    • Deployment, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom (2007-2008)
  • Awarded Army Commendation Medal

License

Medical License

  • Colorado (2006-present)
  • Louisiana (2007-present)

Organizations

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, member
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, member
  • American Orthopaedic Association, emerging leader
  • Louisiana State Medical Society – 2011 and 2012 meeting delegate
  • Calcasieu Parish Medical Society

Honors

Academic Honors

  • 2001 – L.S.U. Medical School Honors Thesis: Mechanical behavior of transverse, step, and sigmoid osteotomies for allograft fixation
  • 1999 – Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Beta of Louisiana Chapter
  • 2001 – President of AΩA, Beta of Louisiana Chapter

Awards

  • 2000 – Jefferson Parish Medical Society Scholarship
  • 2001 – Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Outstanding Student Award
  • 2005 – Resident Leader, Zimmer-AOA Resident leadership Forum, Huntington Beach, CA
  • 2005 – Pfizer Scholars in Pain Management Award
  • 2007 – Arthroscopy Association of North America Research Award for cartilage regeneration

Courses

  • 2004 – AO Basic Course, Baltimore, MD
  • 2007 – Officer Basic Course, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio
  • 2008 – Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee Ligament Course
  • 2008 – AANA Shoulder Course

Appointments

Academic Appointments

  1. Johns Hopkins Medicine DVT Collaborative, Department of Orthopaedics Representative, 2005
    • Developing DVT prophylaxis regimen for hospital and resident and nurse education
  2. Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Orthopaedics Safety Representative for Compartment Syndrome, 2002-present
    • Resident and nurse education.
  3. Education Committee, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedics, 2004-2006
  4. Research Committee, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedics, 2004-2006
  5. Credentials Committee, LSUHSC, New Orleans 2008-2009
  6. Performance Enhancement Committee, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, 2010-present

Affiliations

Consultations

  1. Depuy-Mitek, Johnson and Johnson Corporation – knee and biologic materials
  2. Smith and Nephew – shoulder and hip arthroscopy

Research

  1. Articular Cartilage Repair: Novel Photopolymerizing Hydrogels With Integrating Adhesive. Elisseeff, JH(Primary Investigator); Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Johns Hopkins University. Several in vivo studies(goats and rabbits). 2003 to present. Funding provided in part by Maryland TEDCO Univeristy Technology Development Fund, NIH, and The Arthritis Foundation.
  2. PMMA particles induce caspace 3, iNOS expression and apoptotic chondrocyte death. O’Neil Research Laboratories, Good Samaritan Hospital, Johns Hopkins Orhopaedics, Division of Arthritis Surgery. Primary Investigators Carmelita Frondoza and David Hungerford.
  3. Compartment Syndrome: Improving Documentation, recognition, and time to operative intervention. Frassica FJ (Primary Investigator). Johns Hopkins University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001 to 2006.
  4. Mechanical comparison of step, transverse, and sigmoid osteotomies for allograft fixation in long bones. Wilson SC (Primary investigatgor) Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. National Cancer Institutes Grant. $1500, 1998-2001.
  5. The influence of the menstrual cycle on ACL laxity in the female athlete. Feagin J (Primary investigator). Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996-1997.
  6. Revision microfracture, ACL reconstruction over age 40, and arthroscopy for the arthritic knee. Steadman Hawkins Clinic, 2006-present.
  7. Hip arthroscopy data base started with IRB approval at LSUHSC, 2008
  8. Acute fasciotomy closure of fasciotomies using vacuum assisted closure. Prospective, randomized study. Primary Investigator.

Editor

  1. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Osteochondritis Dissecans. Part 1 and 2.. Guest Editor. 2010.
  2. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Hip arthroscopy. Guest Editor. 2011.

Reviewer

  1. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. 2008 – 2009.

Instructor

  1. Arthroscopy Association of North America, Hip Scope Course, September 26 – 28, 2008.
  2. Arthroscopy Association of North America, Hip Scope Course, July 15-17, 2011.

Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Ladner B, Nester K, Cascio B. Abdominal fluid extravasation during hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 2010 Jan;26(1):131-5.
  2. Penton, JL, Cascio BM. Internal fixation of osteochondritis dissecans in the knee. Op Tech Sp Med 2008 April 16(2):97-101.
  3. Bourgeois TJ, Hernandez JR, Cascio BM. Physical therapy treatment of nonoperative and operative articular defects in the knee. Op Tech Sp Med 2008 Oct 16(2):212-220
  4. Cascio BM, Sharma B. The future of cartilage repair. Op Tech Sports Med 2008 Oct 16(2):221- 4.
  5. Cascio BM. Options for labrum repair in hip arthroscopy. Op Tech Sp Med. Accepted.
  6. Cascio BM, Yen YM, King DJ. Young athletic psoas impingement: Experience at three tertiary hip arthroscopy centers. Am J Sports Med. Submitted.
  7. Farber AJ, Cascio BM, Wilckens JW. The Treatment of Acute Type-III acromioclavicular separations: Literature review and rationale for free graft anatomic reconstruction. Am J Orthop 2008 Jul;37(7):349-55.
  8. Shindle MK, Khosravi AH, Cascio BM, Deune EG, McFarland EG: Surgical treatment of a tear of the pectoralis major muscle origin. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Sep;89(9):2040-3
  9. Pateder DB, Kebaish KM, Cascio BM, Neubaeur P, Matusz DM, Kostuik JP. Posterior only vs. combined anterior and posterior approaches to lumbar scoliosis in adults: a radiographic analysis. Spine. 2007 Jun 15;32(14):1551-4.
  10. Wang D, Varghese S, Sharma B, Strehin I, Gorham J, Fairbrother DH, Cascio BM, Elisseeff. Multifunctional chondroitin sulfate for tissue integration. Nature Materials. 2007 May;6(5):385-92.
  11. Cascio BM, Ain MC, Pateder D, Kramer DE, Farber A, Frassica FJ. A chart insert improved compartment syndrome documentation at an academic center. Orthopaedics April 2008;31(4):364
  12. Yen Y, Cascio B, O’Brien L, Stalzer S, Millet P, Steadman JR. Treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with microfracture and rehabilitation. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2008 Feb;40(2):200-5.
  13. Farber A, Fayad L, Johnson T, Cascio BM, Shindle M, Neubauer P, Khanna J. MRI of the shoulder. J Bone Joint Surg 2006;88-A(Suppl 4):64-79.
  14. Kramer D, Bahk M, Cascio BM, Cosgarea A. Posterior knee arthroscopy: anatomy, technique, application. J Bone Joint Surg 2006;88-A(Suppl 4):110-121.
  15. Cascio BM, Chang T, Pateder DB, Ain MC. Tip of the Trade: A Method of Splinting for Surgeons. J of Sug Orthop Adv 2006;15(2):115-117.
  16. Pateder DB, Park YS, Kebaish K, Song E, Cascio BM, Shapiro M, Buchowski JM and Kostuik JP. Spinal fusion after revision surgery for pseudarthrosis in adult scoliosis. Spine 2006 May 15;31(11):E314-9.
  17. Cascio BM, Pateder DB, Wilckens JH, Frassica FJ: Compartment syndrome: time from diagnosis to fasciotomy. J Surg Orthop Adv 2005;14(3):117-121.
  18. Cascio BM, Ain MC, Wilckens JH, Frassica FJ. Documentation of compartment syndrome at an academic health care center. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Feb;87(2):346-50.
  19. Buchowski JM, Cascio BM, Streiff MB, Frassica FJ. Resection and reconstruction of a massive femoral hemophilic pseudotumor. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2005;430:237-242.
  20. Cascio BM. Culp L, Cosgarea A. Return to play after knee ligament reconstruction. Clin Sports Med 2004;23,395-408.
  21. Cascio BM, Buchowski JM, Frassica FJ. Well-limb compartment syndrome after lateral decubitus positioning: two case reports. J Bone Joint Surg 2004;86A(9),2038-2040.
  22. Shindle M, Cascio BM, Khanuja H, McFarland E. Return to play after total joint arthroplasty. Biomechanics 2004; Feb,22-32.
  23. Cascio BM, Thomas KA, Wilson SC. A mechanical comparison of transverse, step, and sigmoid osteotomy. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2003;411,296-304.
  24. Wilson SC, Cascio BM, Plauche HR. Giant cell tumor of the capitate: a case report and literature Review. Orthopaedics 2001;24,1085-1086.
  25. Wilson SC, Cascio BM, Randaisi V, Levine E, Chuinard RG, Neitzschman HR. Slowly growing mass on the tumb of a 24-year old woman. Clin Orthop Rel Res 1999; 367,315-322.
  26. Wilson S, Cascio B, Neitzschman H. Nail puncture wound to the foot. J La State Med Soc. 1999; 151, 251-252.
  27. Wilson S, Cascio B, Neitzschman H. Infection or neoplasm. J La State Med Soc. 1999; 151, 501-502.
  28. Clasen C, Wilson S, Cascio B, Neitzschman H. Blastoma. J La State Med Soc 1998; 150, 575-577.

Thesis
Thesis Publications

  1. Cascio BM. Mechanical comparison of transverse, step, and sigmoid osteotomies for allograft fixation. Louisiana Sate University School of Medicine Honors Program.

Book Chapters

  1. Cascio BM. Peroneal Tendon Subluxation, Compartment Syndrome, Hamstring Sprain, and Ankle Pain in 5-Minute Orthopaedic Consult. Frassica FJ, Wilckens J eds. Philadelphia:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006.
  2. in MC, Cascio BM, Rigamonti D. Complications in achondroplastic spinal surgery. In: Spinal Surgery Complications, V Tolo, ed. New York: Springer Verlag, 2004:629-637.
  3. Cosgarea A, Cascio BM. Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction and repair. Masters Techniques in Knee Surgery. Accepted. Book in progress.
  4. Cascio BM, Cosgarea A., Khanna AJ, J Reeder. MRI of the Knee. In Khanna AJ. MRI for Orthopaedic Surgeons. Accepted. Book in progress.

Presentations
Oral Presentations

  1. Cascio BM, Steadman JR. 5 year survival of arthroscopic treatment regimen for knee arthritis. Louisiana Orthopaedic Society Meeting. April 2008.
  2. Penton J, Easton B, Cascio BM. Hip arthroscopy and labral repair in a dancer. Louisiana Orthopaedic Society Meeting April 2008.
  3. Cascio BM. Afghanistan: Forward Surgical Team. Louisiana Orthopaedic Society Meeting. April 2008.
  4. Cascio B, Fermanian S, Sharma B, Williams CG, Elisseeff JH. Novel strategy for cartilage repair using acellular photopolymerizable hydrogels and subchondral drilling in a large animal model.
    • Research Award. Arthroscopy Association of North America. San Francisco April 2007
    • International Cartilage Repair Society, Warsaw, Poland 2007
    • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, Vail, CO, December 2004.
  5. Cascio BM. ACL Basic Science and anatomy. Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail. Grand Rounds.
  6. Cascio BM. Rotator Cuff Basic Science and Anatomy. Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail. Grand Rounds.
  7. Cascio BM, Sterett B. High tibial osteotomies in the athlete. Colorado University Sports Medicine Conference. September, 2006. Course Director E. McCarty.
  8. Cascio BM, Al-Talib T, Au A, Polotsky A, Hungerford DS, Frondoza CG. PMMA particles induce caspace 3, iNOS expression and apoptotic chondrocyte death. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago. March 21-26, 2006.
  9. Cartilage Repair: State of the Art 2006. Grand Rounds. Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. April 6, 2006.
  10. Compartment Syndrome. National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Baltimore Chapter. September, 2005.
  11. Gurkan I, Cascio BM, Sharma B, Fermanian S, Mears S, Park HB, Williams CG, Elisseeff JH. Articular Cartilage Repair: Novel Photopolymerizing Hydrogels With Integrating Adhesive. Presented at Maryland Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Balitmore, MD, 2004. (I. Gurkan presenter)
  12. Farmer KW, Cascio BM, McFarland E, et al. In-hospital morbidity, mortality, and economic impact of shoulder versus hip and knee arthroplasty. Presented at the Maryland Orthopaedic Society, Baltimore 2004 and 9th International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder Meeting, Washington D.C., May 2004. (KW Farmer presenter)
  13. Toulson, CE, Cascio BM, Wilckens JH, Ain MC, Frassica FJ. Documentation of compartment syndrome. National Medical Associaticon. San Diego, CA, 2004. Medtronic Resident Symposium. 1st Place, orthopaedics division. (CT presenter)
  14. Cascio BM. Compartment syndrome: Diagnosis and treatment. Resident inservice. Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedics. 2002. Orthopaedic Nurse inservice, 2004.
  15. Cascio BM, Plauche HR, Pasqua A, Harris MB. Comparison of retrograde and antegrade femoral nailing: fifty-nine cases from the trauma registry of the Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans. Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum, Miami, FL, February, 2001.
  16. Cascio BM, Thomas KA, Wilson SC. Comparison of the stiffness of transverse and step osteotomies in torsion. National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX, April 2000.
  17. Cascio BM, Wilson SC. The use of a sigmoid-shaped template to improve the efficiency of allograft insertion into long bones. National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX, April 1999.
  18. Thomas R, Cascio BM, Feagin JA. The influence of the menstrual cycle on ACL laxity. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), New Orleans, LA, March 1998. (Thomas R presenter)

Posters

  1. Cascio BM, Briggs K, Steadman R. 5 Year Survivorship of Patients Treated with an Arthroscopic regimen for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. AAOS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2008.
  2. Cascio BM, Yen Y, Briggs K, Steadman R. Revision microfracture. International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting. Warsaw, Poland, 2007. Accepted. E-poster
  3. Cascio BM, Ain MC, Pateder D, Wilckens JH, Mears S, Frassica FJ. A systems approach to the improvement of compartment syndrome documentation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago. March 21-26, 2006.
  4. Fermanian S, Sharma B, Cascio B, Mears S, Elisseeff JH. Chondral Lesion Repair in a Critical Size Defect Goat Model Using an Injectable Hydrogel Scaffold in Conjunction with Marrow Stimulation.
    • International Cartilage Repair Society San Diego Jan 8-11, 2006.
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Hershey, PA. 2006.
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Diego 2007.
    • American Orthopaedic Association, Asheville, NC 2007.
  5. Farmer KW, Cascio BM, McFarland E, et al. In-hospital morbidity, mortality, and economic impact of shoulder versus hip and knee arthroplasty. Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting San Francisco, CA, March 2004.
  6. Cascio BM, Ain MC, Frassica FJ. Inadequate documentation in compartment Syndrome: A Review of 30 cases. Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2004.
  7. Cascio BM, Wilckens JH, Frassica FJ. Delay in from diagnosis to fasciotomy of compartment syndrome. Presented at the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) Meeting, Waikiki, Hawaii, December 2003.
  8. Cascio BM, Thomas KA, Wilson SC. The mechanical evaluation of transverse, step, and sigmoid osteotomies for allograft fixation. Presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), San Francisco, CA, February 2001.

Exhibits
Scientific Exhibits

  1. Farber A, Cascio BM, Khanna J. MRI of the shoulder. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago. March 21-26, 2006.
  2. Kramer D, Cascio BM, Bahk M, Cosgarea A. Arthroscopy of the posterior compartment of the knee. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago. March 21-26, 2006.

In Progress

  1. Cascio BM, Al-Talib T, Au A, Polotsky A, Hungerford DS, Frondoza CG. PMMA particles induce caspace 3, iNOS expression and apoptotic chondrocyte death. Paper in progress
  2. Cascio BM. All arthroscopic biceps tenodesis
  3. Cascio BM, Yen YM, King DJ. Young athletic psoas impingement.

Teams

Team and Event Coverage
2003-2005

  • Johns Hopkins University Football (Division III) and Lacrosse (Division I)

2006-2007

  • Denver Broncos
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Vail Ultra 100 mountain bike race, October 2006
  • United States Ski Team, Snowboard Team
  • Race for the Cup, 2007, Snowboard Downhill, November 21, 2006

2007

  • John Curtis Christian School Football
  • Tulane University Football

2007-2009

  • Director, LSU Sports Medicine
  • East St. John Football
  • West St. John Football
  • Ridgewood Prep Football
  • Crescent City Baptist Football
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Dominican High School
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School
  • Mount Carmel Academy
  • New Orleans Shell Shockers, Minor League Soccer Team

2008-2009

  • Brother Martin High School

2009-2011

  • McNeese State University, Head Team Physician

2009-present

  • LaGrange High School
  • Barbe High School
  • Sulfur High School
  • Westlake High School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • St Louis Catholic High School
  • Swashbucklers Football

2011

  • Southwest Louisiana Rodeo – February

Mentors

Research Mentors

John A. Feagin, Jr. MD. Duke University
Frank J. Frassica, MD. Johns Hopkins University
Richard Steadman, MD. Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail
Marc Phillipon, MD. Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail
Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering