A research article co-authored by an Illinois Valley Community Hospital physician has been published in the Oct. 15 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
The article, which summarizes current knowledge about the causes of bone marrow edema, was written by IVCH’s Dr. Connor Kasik and three physicians at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Penn.—Dr. Sam Akhaven, Dr. Stephen Martinkovich, and Dr. Patrick DeMeo.
Allegheny General is where Dr. Kasik completed a sports medicine fellowship following his graduation from medical school and before coming to IVCH. He is an Illinois Valley native and a graduate of St. Bede Academy.
An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kasik works with Dr. Robert Mitchell and physician assistants Cathy Renk, Deb Pyszka, and Jordan Rivett at the Illinois Valley Orthopedics medical practice in Peru.
Bone marrow edema — otherwise known as BME — is a descriptive term for the pain, dysfunction and progressive cartilage damage associated with orthopedic patients who have osteoporosis in their hips and knees.