Episode 16.36 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.
Segment One: Sameer Sontakey, founder of Biostrap discusses the launching of Biostap with its advanced technology as a full body health tracking platform. Most wearables utilize a very basic PPG sensor capable of capturing your heart rate during moderate activity. Their signal, however is completely binary – counting only that a beat occurred. Our system is different – instead of checking your pulse at all times, we check while you’re still, allowing us to capture high-fidelity, raw PPG waveforms.
These waveforms are the same kind that your doctor uses to evaluate your heart’s health. That’s why our device is being utilized by doctors and clinicians to monitor their patients. Our clinical-grade PPG sensor allows us to gather extremely precise heartbeat data. Biostrap captures over 2,000 heartbeats every 24 hours. Every single beat is analyzed for 29 different parameters, then analyzed against all of your other heartbeats from the last 24 hours.
Segment Two: Dr. Cole discusses stem cell therapy and its use for elite athletes and
the weekend warrior; definition, benefits, myths and misconceptions; the procedure and current research.
Manipulating stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow near the site of the defect in order to encourage cartilage growth and regeneration is an approach that could potentially be used to avoid surgical intervention.
Segment Three: Dr. John Polousky from Children’s Health in Dallas discusses the challenges of the orthopedic treatment and sports medicine in pediatric patients; new advancements in pediatric orthopedics; use of donated tissue in helping patients to heal and currently active research to help future patients.
Dr. John Polousky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is certified in the subspecialty of sports medicine. He is fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics and has completed further post-residency training in orthopedic sports medicine.
Dr. Polousky earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then completed a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at The Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pediatric orthopedic surgery mini-fellowship in limb deformity surgery at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital and additional training in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Polousky is a former Division I collegiate athlete. He was a four-year letter winner, two-time academic all-conference and honorable mention all-conference center at Colorado State University. Dr. Polousky is actively involved in research. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Osteochondritis Dissecans Study Group of North America and is the chairman of the Membership Committee of that organization.