Cassandra A. Lee, MD
Dr. Lee’s research focus was on the basic science surrounding the use of allografts for ACL reconstruction. Dr. Poehling was Dr. Lee’s clinical mentor and was very well-known for his use of allografts for ACL reconstruction. In a large and extensive study using a sheep model, Dr. Lee found that allografts are comparable to autografts with respect to strength and biologic remodeling. These studies allowed Dr. Lee to travel internationally presenting and conducting her research. In addition, Dr. Lee performed a biomechanical study of fixation methods for LisFranc injuries. She found that screw fixation provides a more rigid and stable method of fixation for Lisfranc injuries as compared to K-wire fixation. Furthermore, Dr. Lee led the pediatric orthopaedic research team on a study examining neuromuscular recovery after distraction osteogenesis at different frequencies in a rabbit model. They found that a slow, incremental increase in distraction prevented distortion and damage to the neuromuscular junction as well as led to improved neuromuscular recovery.
Sports Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
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