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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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 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…)
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.
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.
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.
Scientists led by Roberts and colleagues (2012) from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus Ohio examined 16 years of data on dance-related injuries in young people ages 3 to 19 years. More than 113,000 young people were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. for dance related injuries between 1991 and 2007. (more…)