Monthly Archives: February 2013

Vitamin D Deficiency in Athletes – More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

It is estimated that over 1 billion people are Vitamin D deficient or insufficient. This is not just found in patients with medical problems but otherwise healthy elite athletes. Dr. Angeline et al. from the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City, New York, published an outstanding article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine… Read more »

ACL Injury in Children and Teens – Diagnosis and Treatment Information from Orthopedic Surgeon in Louisville, KY

The ACL injury is difficult to manage in children, adolescents and the skeletally immature. An excellent review article was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in February, 2013. Drs. Frank and Gambacorta were the authors. Listed below are key facts regarding the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of the ACL injury… Read more »

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma More Effective than Placebo, Based on 2013 Sports Medicine Research

Treatment of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is more effective than placebo for knee osteoarthritis: a prospective, double blind randomized trial An excellent article written by Dr. Patel, et al was published in February, 2013, in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The doctors reported that PRP helped to reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis better than a… Read more »

Can Bone Marrow Cells Improve the Healing of Rotator Cuff Repairs? Learn More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

The progression and future significant advances in orthopaedic surgery will most likely come from our understanding of stem cells, bone marrow derived cells and other factors at the cellular level to assist in recovering from orthopedic surgery, treatment of tendinitis and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). An interesting article was published in the Journal of Shoulder… Read more »

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Compared to Open Surgery

Researchers Walton and Murrell in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery recently published results from a 2+ year study comparing patients who had arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) with those undergoing open RCR. Results found that while pain measurements between the groups were similar, those with arthroscopic RCR experienced less extreme pain, lower rates… Read more »

ACL Injury Topic of New Video Created by Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Louisville orthopedic and Sports Medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld recently created an educational video covering ACL Injury and ACL tears.  Check out the ACL injury video on YouTube. The video is based on a recent keynote lecture Dr. Grossfeld provided to the “No Bones About It” Lecture Series at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Kentucky, in January 2013. Dr…. Read more »

Louisville Orthopedic Provides Assistance at 2013 World Cyclocross Competition in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville orthopedic Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is serving as an orthopedic doctor at the 2013 World Cyclocross Championships held in Louisville, Kentucky, January 29, 2013 through February 3, 2013. This international cyclocross event, which includes professional athletes from all over the world, is taking place at Louisville’s Eva Bandman park in downtown Louisville along River Road. Louisville orthopedic… Read more »