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'Cutting Edge MD' Debuts on Fox


(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.

The 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 season.

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 Hospital Colorado.