September 2017

NBA, GE give bone injury grants to HSS

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration announced in September they were awarding almost $400,000 for the study of bone stress injuries to two research teams at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan.

A team led by HSS primary care sports medicine physician Brett Toresdahl, MD, received a grant of nearly $300,000 for investigating the use of ultrasound imaging to monitor healing and guide readiness of return to play in athletes with bone stress injuries.

HSS foot and ankle surgeon Martin O’Malley, MD, won a $100,000 grant for his team to assess risk factors and intervention strategies for fifth metatarsal stress fractures using screening data from collegiate and professional basketball players.

NBA and GE Healthcare began this partnership in 2015 to collaborate with leading clinical researchers on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries affecting NBA players and recreational athletes.

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- Emily Delzell

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