Mariemont High School Anatomy and Physiology students recently had the opportunity to tour Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Clinic. Not only did students tour the facilities, which includes MRI imaging, physical rehabilitation and athletic training, they also observed ACL, shoulder and a variety of other orthopaedic surgeries following presentations by physical therapists and physician's assistants.
The trip culminated in dressing for and participating in two human leg dissections in the cadaver lab at Beacon and a presentation and demonstration by Dr. Glen McClung. Dr. McClung guided students and assisted them while performing arthroscopic exploration of the knee. He also performed ACL surgery on one of the cadavers.
"The Beacon staff were just terrific, as always, and the trip provided valuable field experience for our anatomy students," said Elizabeth Briggs, science teacher at Mariemont High School.
Participants included Shelby Cresie, Mya Ewing, Riley Hayes, Gabby Henkel, Helen Kemper, Meagan Meece, Lily Nguyen, Emma Phillips, Devin Scarborough, Jacob Trester, Lila Willis, Janie Bortz, Grace Brittingham, Max Christopher, Lauren Croll, Carson Fields, AnnaClaire Lackney, Sydney Nicholson, Cam'ron Smith, Clare Vester, Nathalie Weiss and AJ Walter.