(May 2014) “Cutting Edge MD,” a television program about sports injuries and the
CU School of Medicine physicians who treat them, made its debut on Fox
Sports networks in March.
Omer Mei-Dan, MD, assistant professor
of orthopedics, developed the program, which features interviews with
well-known athletes about a specific injury and their process of
treatment and recovery.
The premiere episode featured Olympic
snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis as she described her recovery from a torn
ACL. She then went snowboarding with Mei-Dan, an extreme sports
enthusiast and former stuntman who is now a surgeon on the CU faculty.
episode also showed University of Colorado wide receiver Paul
Richardson discussing his treatment and recovery of a torn ACL with
Eric McCarty, MD, associate professor of orthopedics. Richardson sat out
the 2012 football season before returning in 2013 for a record-setting
Mei-Dan conceived the show as a way to promote better
understanding of common sports injuries. The surgeries included in the
program were filmed at University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s