Dr. Guettler chaired and organized the Third Annual Beaumont Sports and Shoulder Lab. This surgical skills lab at Beaumont held at Beaumont on September 30th. The lab attracted residents and fellows In Orthopedic surgery from all over the Midwest and offered them hands on training in the latest surgical concepts.

Third Annual Beaumont Sports and Shoulder Lab

Dr. Bicos did an exclusive interview with Channel 4 news on how to think like an olympian.

See the interview Interview on How to Think Like an Olympian — Channel 4 news

Dr. Bicos is a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon with William Beaumont Hospital. He is the Associate Program Director of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He specializes in knee and shoulder injuries. He is a cartilage restoration expert in the knee and performs all shoulder related surgeries (including surgeries for dislocations, rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and shoulder replacements).

Drs. Guettler and Bicos part of national study on Cartilage Restoration!

Drs. Guettler and Bicos are part of a national study looking at Cartilage Restoration.

The goal is to use patients’ own cells to repair cartilage defects in the knee.

Here is the article as taken from www.clickondetroit.com

The story can be found here.

Dr. Bicos discusses Jones fractures from Kevin Durant’s Injury

Dr. Bicos was asked by Beaumont Hospital to discuss Jones fractures in regards to Kevin Durant’s injury.

This is the surgical fixation for a Jones fracture.  A screw can be seen in the 5th metatarsal bone.  (Note:  This is NOT a picture of Kevin Durant's foot)

This is the surgical fixation for a Jones fracture. A screw can be seen in the 5th metatarsal bone. (Note: This is NOT a picture of Kevin Durant’s foot)

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Dr. Bicos is an Assistant Professor in Orthopedics at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Drs Bicos and Guettler are involved in a national study on Cartilage restoration where they can use someone’s own cartilage cells to try restore a cartilage defect. See the story below.

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Dr Bicos on “Live in the D”

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Subchondroplasty Procedure for Knee Pain

Often times, patients come into the office complaining of knee pain without one specific injury. When discussing their case, many things “look” negative — such as their x-rays and even their physical examination. What we are finding is that something called Bone Marrow Lesions (BMLs) can be causing their pain, and we have a new minimally invasive technique, called the Subchondroplasty Procedure that can relieve their pain.

What is Subchondroplasty?
The Subchondroplasty® (SCP®) procedure is a minimally invasive surgery designed to access and treat bone defects associated with chronic bone marrow lesions (BMLs) by filling them with a biomimetic bone substitute material (BSM).

SCP® leads to healing as the BSM is resorbed and replaced with new, healthy bone.

How are BMLs diagnosed?
BMLs can only be seen on certain MRI sequences, where they are marked by edmatous or “inflamed” areas that have been shown to represent a healing response surrounding a microscopic insufficiency fracture within the subchondral bone. Below is an example of an MRI with a BMLs. Notice how there is a bright area in the center of the bone.

MRI of Bone Marrow Lesions (BMLs).  The bright white areas show stress in the bone that is a result of micro-cracks.  These cracks can be the result of early arthritis. (Taken from Zimmer Knee Creations Website)

MRI of Bone Marrow Lesions (BMLs). The bright white areas show stress in the bone that is a result of micro-cracks. These cracks can be the result of early arthritis. (Taken from Zimmer Knee Creations Website)

What is the procedure?
The procedure is based on standard theories of fracture healing. Since the BMLs are a sign of micro-cracks in the bone, the theory is to fill those defects with a natural calcium cement that stabilizes the micro-cracks so that your pain goes away. Then with time your body also resorbs the calcium cement.

Below is a picture outlining the procedure. The subchondroplasty is a same-day procedure done with minimally invasive techniques. Often times, you are left with only a couple of small “poke holes” in the skin.

This is a graphic showing the subchondroplasty procedure.  (Taken from Zimmer Knee Creations website)

This is a graphic showing the subchondroplasty procedure. (Taken from Zimmer Knee Creations website)

How do I know if Subchondroplasty is right for me?
Dr. Bicos is trained in the procedure, and as always he would be happy to see you for a consultation to evaluate your specific knee problem to see if you are a candidate. There are many options — even if you do not qualify for the Subchondroplasty procedure, there are usually other treatment choices you can consider.

More specifically for the Subchondroplasty:
Does this describe you?

    — I have experienced symptomatic knee pain for 3+ months
    — I have increasing discomfort when walking or standing
    — I have seen limited benefits from NSAIDs, bracing, injections or physical therapy
    — My symptoms returned after an arthroscopy

If you answered yes to the questions above, you may be a candidate for the procedure!

Subchondroplasty Quick Facts

    — Utilizes a minimally invasive technique
    — Performed in a outpatient setting
    — Requires a short rehabilitation period
    — Future treatment options remain open
For more information on Subcondroplasty — please visit their website.

Find Dr. Bicos’ Bio here.

Please call us at 248-988-8085 for an appointment with Dr. Bicos!

11th Annual Sports Medicine Conference!  Sports Medicine from Head to Toe…

Come to the 11th Annual Performance Orthopedics Sports Medicine Conference. The conference will be held on May 3, 2014 at the William Beaumont Hospital, in the West Auditorium in the Administration Building. Join us of a day of training and informative seminars.

11th Annual Sports Medicine Conference

11th Annual Sports Medicine Conference

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