Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is raising the bar when it comes to sports medicine in southwest Louisiana with cutting-edge techniques. Tiny cameras and surgical instruments minimize trauma and prolong an athlete's career by preventing injuries, decreasing healing time, reducing pain and shortening rehabilitation. Fewer injuries mean healthier athletes and longer careers.
Memorial's Sports Medicine Medical Director Brett Cascio, MD, orthopedic surgeon and regional expert on hip arthroscopy, is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and has served as assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. His experience also includes physician for collegiate and professional football and baseball teams, and the U.S. ski team. Working alongside sports medicine experts are orthopedic specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches who play an integral role in the careers of some of our area's top athletes, both amateur and professional.
Our high school athletic trainers visit area schools, evaluate athletes and make recommendations to coaches, parents and athletes concerning injuries. We work with the families when a referral to another medical facility or physician is necessary. Also, we assist coaches during P.E. classes, consult with them during off-season workouts and cover on-site practices as needed.