Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - Broward Health's Skeleton Crew Promotes Powerful Orthopedics

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Broward Health is in the midst of its annual orthopedics campaign.  But this year’s campaign offers new insights into orthopedics and sports medicine with the help of Broward Health’s own Skeleton Crew, a team of orthopedic and sports medicine physicians who are discussing a variety of ailments, from spine to toe, through a comprehensive month-long lecture series and “Ask the Experts” email program.

“Ask the Experts” gives the community a chance to email Broward Health’s orthopedic and sports medicine experts their questions.

Sharn Pisterna was one of the first to participate in “Ask the Expert.” She quickly received her answer from Broward Health North Broward Medical Center’s Dr. Ashish Sahai. 

“I have had chronic low back pain for two years and found it difficult to get answers to all of the questions I had. How nice to be able ask an orthopedic expert their opinion, without having to schedule a visit beforehand. Within two days Dr. Sahai replied with a detailed email, which helped me decide my next course of action,” Pisterna says.

In addition to “Ask the Experts,” the Skeleton Crew will be hosting a comprehensive series of nearly 30 lectures throughout January at all of Broward Health’s medical centers.  From achy backs to joint replacements, Broward Health physicians will speak on a variety of topics pertaining to orthopedics and sports medicine.  For a list of all the lectures, visit  

“The supporting lectures are a great resource for gaining knowledge about my options and what new procedures are available. It’s great to have physicians who are so accessible,” Pisterna says.

For more information about the Skeleton Crew, orthopedic lectures and “Ask the Experts” email program, visit

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward Health Broward General Medical Center, Broward Health North Broward Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center, Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information, visit