Hip Arthroscopy – Learn More about Latest Trends in Hip Arthroscopy from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Hip arthroscopy is sometimes recommended to alleviate hip pain for conditions including synovitis, snapping hip syndrome and dysplasia.

Researchers led by Dr. Scott Montgomery and colleagues (2013) looked at trends related to hip arthroscopy between 2004 and 2009.  (more…)

Basketball Injuries Among Women – More Info from Sports Medicine Physician in Louisville, KY

Basketball players, especially females, often suffer from knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament tears or ACL tears and meniscus injuries.

Dr. Moira McCarthy and colleagues (2013) conducted an epidemiological study looking at the demographic data of female college basketball players. Research results showed that about 48% of the athletes suffered from an ankle sprain.  (more…)

Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion – Info from Louisville Orthopedic

Research on Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion Following Surgery, published in Orthopedics, and lead by Dr. J. D. Harris (2013) and colleagues, examined 274 male and female patients following rotator cuff tear repair. Rotator cuff tears range from small to large in size.  Findings included the following: Large tears were stiffer in forward elevation and external rotation following surgery at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year later. (more…)

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 in Feb, 2013 regarding the effects of Vitamin D deficiency in athletes. Listed below are bullet points from their article. (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 in the pediatric athlete.

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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 placebo of saline water.  (more…)

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

rotator cuff injury and repairThe 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 and Elbow in February 2013 looking at the effect of bone marrow derived cells that were obtained from the footprint of the rotator cuff repair. (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 of severe night pain, and higher levels of satisfaction with the condition of their shoulder than those who underwent open RCR.  Another benefit of arthroscopic RCR included faster recovery of range of motion and strength.

See: http://www.bjr.boneandjoint.org.uk/content/1/9/210.abstract

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. Grossfeld’s ACL Injury video covers a range of topics related to injury to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL including anatomy, mechanism of injury, demographics related to ACL tears, ACL repair, ACL surgery, autograft vs. allograph, meniscal tear, knee injuries, recovery from an ACL tear and ACL injury prevention.

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 surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is on hand to assist with any sports injuries and medical needs during this challenging cyclocross competition.  Check out photos documenting Dr. Grossfeld’s experience covering the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships on the Louisville Orthopaedic Specialists Facebook page.

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