Sports Medicine Division | In the News


Obama Hails Abbey D’Agostino ’14 for Her Sportsmanship
Dartmouth News, September 30, 2016

Youth Sports Injuries Increasing as Mass Leads Nation in Concussion Diagnosis
South Coast Today October 10, 2016

Are Your Child’s Bones Strong Enough?
The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2016

Teen girls who play sports may not eat enough to avoid health problems
Reuters, July 21, 2016

Boston Children’s Hospital ranked as top pediatric orthopedic hospital in US News & World Report
Orthopedic Today, June 21, 2016

New ACL Procedure a Game Changer for NFL?
FOX Business, June 14, 2016 

Youth Baseball and Surgery for Overuse Injuries
The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2016

The science behind Steph Curry’s knee injury — and what it means for the NBA Finals
STAT, June 2, 2016

A Boston Surgeon May Have Just Revolutionized How ACL Injuries Affect Athletes
Gronk Nation, April 27, 2016

1st-of-its-Kind ACL Surgery at Boston Hospital
NECN, March 24, 2016

Boston Children's Hospital Hopes New Procedure Will Revolutionize ACL Treatment
CBS Boston, March 23, 2016

A new procedure could revolutionize ACL repairs
The Boston Globe
, March 23, 2016

A Potential Breakthrough in ACL Surgery
The Wall Street Journal
, March 23, 2016

Doctors Experiment With New Way of Fixing the A.C.L.
New York Times
, March 23, 2016

Spongy Implant May Fix ACL Tears
Popular Science, March 23, 2016

A Boston Children's Doc Developed a New ACL Surgery
Boston Magazine
, March 23, 2016

New procedure at Children's Hospital allows ACL to heal without reconstruction
WCVB Boston
, March 23, 2016

Doctors at Boston Children's Hospital discover ACL healing technique
The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2016

A new procedure could revolutionize ACL repairs
The Boston Globe
, March 23, 2016

A Potential Breakthrough in ACL Surgery
The Wall Street Journal
, March 23, 2016

Doctors Experiment With New Way of Fixing the A.C.L.
New York Times
, March 23, 2016

Inside bridge-enhanced ACL repair
Vector, March 23, 2016

Hub doc on hunt for stealthy killer
Boston Herald, March 16, 2016

From EKGs to echos, how broadly should we be screening kids for heart problems?
Notes, February 10, 2016

Can a Sponge Fix Athletes' Knees?
The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2016

The comeback kid: Unadilla Valley freshman Andrew Jackson
The Chenango Sports Review, February 2, 2016

The Best Way for Teens to Recover From Overuse Injuries
The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2016

Experts debate: How many concussions are too many for an athlete?
STAT, January 11, 2016

Archive: 2007 through 2015




My Workout: Dr. Lyle Micheli
Boston Globe, September 11, 2015

Tackling Football Trauma
Harvard Magazine, June 2015

Generation Knife: Will Overuse End Up Ruining Young Athletes?
Vice Sports, June 1, 2015

Rugby’s popularity rising among American youth
Boston Globe, May 29, 2015

5 Questions with Kate Ackerman
Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine Blog, May 22, 2015

Rugby, Rowing, Dancing, Running – PediaCast 318
Nationwide Children’s Hospital PediaCast, May 20, 2015

The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2015 - Dr. Martha Murray, #15
Fast Company, May 11, 2015

Denver man born without ACL inspired bold revolution in knee repair
The Denver Post, April 24, 2015

Boston Marathon runners complain of cramps, hypothermia
WCVB, April 20, 2015

Expert Says: Helmets Won’t Reduce Concussions In Girls’ Lacrosse
WBUR, April 4, 2015

Minding Their Bodies
Adelphi University, March 23, 2015

NHL Pro Am Hockey Tournament Has Helped Fund Concussion Research
NESN, March 5, 2015

Three Biotech Solutions for Knee Repair
Scientific American, February 17, 2015

How does Dr. Mininder Kocher take his coffee?
Boston Globe, January 29, 2015

Limiting Rest Is Found to Help Young Concussion Patients
New York Times, January 5, 2015

Excellence > Perfection
Dance Spirit, January 1, 2015




Review finds best exercises to prevent women’s knee injury
Fox News, December 15, 2014

Working Toward a Less Invasive ACL Surgery 
Radio Boston
, November 20, 2014

The future of treating ACL tears
The Boston Globe, November 6, 2014

Concerns bubble up as more young athletes specialize earlier
The Boston Globe, October 24, 2014

Suffering on the sidelines, more athletes hit by ACL tears
The Boston Globe, October, 5, 2014

Tips to Prevent ACL Tears
The Boston Globe, October 5, 2014

Girls' Soccer Players Dealing with Rise of ACL Tears
The Boston Globe, October 5, 2014

Needham High soccer star, other girls coping with rise in ACL tears
The Boston Globe, October 5, 2014

Doc offers tips to prevent school sports injuries
Itemlive, September 24, 2014

Tommy John surgery and teen pitchers: what you need to know
Sports Illustrated,
 September 8, 2014

Mo'ne Davis: A Woman Among Boys at the Little League World Series 
New York Times, August 20, 2014

Even Mild Concussion Can Cause Thinking, Memory Problems: Study
Health Day, July 16, 2014

Once an adult injury, ACL tears are on the rise in kids
Healio, July 14, 2014

Broadside: PED abuse in young athletes
Healio, July 14, 2014

Young endurance runners draw cheers and concerns
Healio, July 14, 2014

Pediatric overuse injuries increase due to year round, one sport training
Healio, July 14, 2014

Pediatricians recommend training to prevent ACL tears
Reuters, April 28, 2014

Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study
Health Day, April 8, 2014

Marathon Medical Tent Doctors Reflect On Bombing Response 
CBS Boston, April 3, 2014

Doc: They Can't Scare Me Away 
Boston Herald, April 6, 2014

Exercises Aim to Reduce ACL Tears in Kids
ABC World News, March 25, 2014 

Top Docs Q&A: Lyle Micheli
Boston Magazine, March 21, 2014

Should you let your child play football?
Boston Globe, February 28, 2014

Hockey Notebook: League keeps eye on injuries 
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2014

Boston Children’s Launches New Sports Medicine Physical 
Boston Magazine, January 24, 2014 

Cognitive Activity Could Hinder Concussion Recovery, Study Suggests 
Huffington Post, January 23, 2014

Experts discuss the high cost of youth sports
Fox 25 Boston, January 20, 2014

The Pressure To Win And New Concussion Research, January 9, 2014

For Young Athletes, Injuries Need Special Care
The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2014 

Evidence shows cognitive rest aids concussion recovery
USA Today, January 6, 2014

Teen athletes with concussions shouldn't do homework, study says 
Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2014

Skip the homework if you've got a concussion 
NBC News, January 6, 2014 

Concussion recovery delayed by mental activity, study shows
CBC, January 6, 2014

Children’s concussions and brain rest
The Boston Globe, January 6, 2014




Then & Now: Reflections from Boston Marathon First Responders
BostInno, October 16, 2013

William P. Meehan III, M.D. guests on “5 questions with CJSM”
Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine Blog, September 14, 2013

What to Do if Your Child Tears an A.C.L.
New York Times, September 4, 2013

Summer Health Tips from Boston Children’s Hospital
Fox 25 Boston, August 30, 2013

NFL’s $765M settlement could lead the charge for safer play
Boston Herald, August 30, 2013

In Choice of Hands, Nadal Is Not Alone
New York Times, August 27, 2013

Once an adult injury, ACL tears are on the rise in kids
Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2013

Dr. Bill Meehan And The Science Of Helmets
WBUR, August 24, 2013

Blockbuster concussion treatment may heal brain
WCVB, July 22, 2013

Mind Games: Youth Concussions Are On the Rise
Boston Magazine, July 2013

Doctor offers summer sports safety tips
Fox 25 News, June 6, 2013

Gaps in treating female athletes
Boston Globe, June 3, 2013

Boston Children’s Hospital Female Athlete Program Gives Injured Teens Custom Care
CBS Boston, May 30, 2013

Long-term brain damage at heart of huge NFL lawsuit
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 14, 2013

Flubbing a Baseline Test on Purpose Is Often Futile
New York Times, May 5, 2013

A New Way to Care for Young Brains
New York Times, May 5, 2013

Finish line doctor gives eyewitness account of marathon terror
WCVB, April 30, 2013

Athletic trainers key at marathon
ESPN, April 20, 2013

First Aid Tent to MASH Unit: Saving Lives at Boston’s Finish Line
Time Magazine, April 18, 2013

Emergency physician, nurse reflect on traumatic aftermath of marathon blasts
MSNBC, April 17, 2013

Knees, Food, Periods: Top 10 Medical Tips If Your Daughter Plays Sports
WBUR, April 5, 2013

New game plan
Boston Globe, March 24, 2013

Medicine Symposium Highlighted by Hall of Fame Induction
USA Rugby, February 21, 2013




Program trains youth sports coaches to accentuate the positive 
Boston Globe, December 7, 2012

Schools in Mass. report  nearly 3,000 concussions
Boston Globe, October 28, 2012

Boston Children's Hospital puts out injury prevention list for young athletes, September 14, 2012

Dover junior returns to soccer after surgery
WMUR, September 13, 2012

Study proves multiple mild concussions have a cumulative, lasting effect, July 13, 2012

Finish line scenes at the Boston Marathon, April 17, 2012

Caution: Dangerous curves, April 1, 2012

Taking PT for figure skaters beyond the rink 
Advance, March 27, 2012 

Does a hunger to win fuel eating disorders? 
ESPN, March 1, 2012 

Female soccer players may face health problems
U.S. News & World Report, February 8, 2012

Details may predict kids' soccer-injury recovery
Reuters, January 26, 2012

Sports are great for kids, but too much comes with risks 
MomsTEAM, 2012

Preventing concussions in high school sports 
Fox 25 News, 2012




Sharp rise in serious sports injuries in children 
ABC News, November 15, 2011

10 sports medicine specialists receiving recognition 
Beckers Orthopedic Review, September 27, 2011

New state concussion law puts players, schools on alert
Patriot Ledger, September 7, 2011

The game plan: Avoid sports injuries 
USA Today, August 11, 2011

From the operating room to the winners podium 
Thriving, June 27, 2011




Sports training has begun for babies and toddlers
The New York Times, November 30, 2010

Are kids old enough to be playing adult games?, August 30, 2010

Teens training too hard, too often, June 1, 2010




Meehan: Coaches, parents: Take concussions seriously 
Metrowest Daily News, October 28, 2009 

Dominicans try shots to boost rising players
New York Times, October 24, 2009

Dr. Lyle J. Micheli: Orthopedic care for young athletes, August 12, 2009

The road to success, paved with bad advice 
The New York Times, May 27, 2009




Can a gene test tell you your toddlers sports? 
U.S. News & World Report
, December 3, 2008

An ironman who's not yet a man
The Washington Post, November 10, 2008

Wounded knees, September 22, 2008

Torn ACL's, other big injuries hit little athletes
USA Today, July 8, 2008

The rise in diagnosis of ACL injuries in children
ReachMD, July 6, 2008

How was Tiger able to play golf for a year with a badly injured knee? 
Scientific American, June 27, 2008

A different route
Training & Conditioning, May 19, 2008 




Medicine's next big thing: Healing ACL tears 
News Channel 5, April 27, 2007

Enhanced primary ACL repair