Breakthrough Medicine

Breakthrough Medicine

Breakthrough Medicine, our documentary series, takes viewers inside our health system to share in our triumphs as we discover cures for diseases, save lives with new surgical procedures, and give hope to patients who feared they may not see another day.
Each episode of Breakthrough Medicine covers a specific topic, from cardiac surgery to stem cell research, and shows how the medical pioneers at UHealth are changing the face of medicine.

Sports Injuries Threaten Active Futures

In this episode of Breakthrough Medicine, UHealth’s television documentary series, we watch as UHealth Sports Medicine experts give a young woman with a severe knee condition the opportunity to live an active, pain-free life by replacing her meniscus with tissue transplanted from a donor knee.
We also follow the story of a young football player as he learns lifesaving lessons about concussions from rough play on the field, and find out tips on how everyday athletes should treat routine sports injuries.
You can read more about UHealth Sports Medicine in the Winter 2009 issue of University of Miami Medicine. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Lee Kaplan and Dr. Gillian Hotz, two of the UHealth physicians who were featured in the episode.