Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lyme Disease Symptoms in Women

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, more commonly known as deer ticks. These nymphal ticks are about the size of poppy seeds, yet they carry the dangerous Lyme disease in their bites. Ticks are thought of as insects, but they are actually arachnids that are related to scorpions and… Read more »

Does Your Uninjured Leg Weaken After ACL Surgery?

Leg Weakness in Uninjured Leg following ACL

Dr. Grossfeld wants her patients to stay informed on the latest research that becomes available. Many patients that come in needing an ACL repair surgery fear the possibility of weakening the uninjured leg while¬†healing. This common concern has prompted researchers to analyze and study this issue. An excellent study published in the American Journal of… Read more »

Lower Extremity Avulsion Fractures in the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete: A Study in Review

Avulsion fracture of the spine

The April 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons features a compelling review article covering the topic of lower extremity avulsion fractures in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Drs. Jonathan Schiller, Steven DeFroda and Travis Blood discuss the effects of misdiagnosing lower extremity avulsion fractures. Avulsion fractures are more common in… Read more »

Love Your Heart: 10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Avoid Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease to affect Americans and is also the type of heart disease that people are most likely to be talking about when discussing¬†heart disease. CHD occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are the enlarged veins that move blood into… Read more »