Addressing Cartilage Problems in the Young Athlete – What Every Pediatric Provider Needs to Know
Who Should Attend:
Pediatricians, PCPs, Orthopedic Specialists, Physical Therapists, RNs, School-Based Nurses, Emergency Medicine, School Athletic Directors, Athletic Trainers
- Describe the mechanism of injury, diagnosis and treatment algorithm of pediatric and adolescents with cartilage injuries
- Compare and contrast the types of cartilage restoration: injections, microfracture, osteochondral allograft and autograft and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)
- Describe a post-surgical patient’s return to sports and activities of daily living
- List how and when to refer a patient with cartilage injuries/problems
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Designation for 1.0 contact hour for each program.
About Nicole Friel, M.D.
Nicole A. Friel, M.D., M.S. is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Dr. Friel is dedicated to providing world-class care to children in Northern California. She specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, taking care of non-operative and operative problems, including performing arthroscopic and open procedures on the knee and shoulder. She has a particular interest in shoulder instability, knee ligament reconstruction and cartilage restoration.
In order to obtain CME credit, return your completed evaluation form by:
- Emailing to ShrinersContinuingEducation@shrinenet.org or
- Faxing to (916) 453-2247 or
- Sending to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, Continuing Education, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817