Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld now has a YouTube channel for her medical practice Orthopaedic Specialists. Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/LouisvilleBones to see a video featuring slides from Dr. Grossfeld’s recent talk at the University of Louisville to the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The lecture, titled: “Differential Diagnosis for Knee and Shoulder Injuries: How to Patient Profile,” covers a range of common knee, hip, and shoulder injuries.
If you are experiencing hip pain or have a hip injury, you may have some questions for an orthopedic surgeon. Here are some common questions and answers about hip pain and hip injuries answered by Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld.
Is arthritis of the hip common?
Osteoarthritis in people is very common. Hip arthritis is less common than knee arthritis. The majority of people over age 65 will have x-ray findings revealing some degree of osteoarthritis. (more…)
The two most common knee injuries that occur following a sports injury that require surgery are a meniscal tear and an acl tear.
2. What are the main causes of the ACL injury?
There is much scientific debate over the cause of an ACL injury. In order for the anterior cruciate ligament to tear, the tibia (lower leg bone/ shin) must shift forward to (more…)
The August 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons included an excellent review article outlining a treatment plan and a return to sport plan if an athlete dislocates their shoulder in the middle of a competitive season. Dr. Owens et al. presented an algorithm that outlines the treatment plan.
Tennis elbow is a condition that ranges from a simple inflammation of two of the tendons in the elbow (extensor Carpi radialis brevis ECRB and the extensor carpi radialis longus ECRL) to an actual tear within the tendon.
If you have a child participating in cheerleading this fall, learn more about common cheerleading injuries and how to prevent them! Read Dr. Grossfeld’s latest article about cheerleading injuries and injury prevention.
Total joint replacement is one option for people who are struggling with activities of daily living due to advanced arthritis. This is something more common among seniors and typically considered when a person experiences severe joint pain due to damaged cartilage.
Maybe you are running for a cross country team or are training for one of the fall running races coming up in Louisville, Kentucky. You might just be a casual weekend jogger who likes spending time outside in one of Louisville’s beautiful parks, enjoying the benefits of a three mile run once or twice a week. Whether you are a competitive runner, or someone who avoids the races and prefers running for casual exercise, chances are at one time or another you have experienced a running injury.
I was running when I got injured and heard a knee popping sound. What could it be?
If you heard a knee popping sound during injury, there are a number of things it could be. Five possible causes of knee popping including the following:
1. ACL Tear
The ACL is the major ligament in the knee that provides anterior and rotatory stability to the knee. If at the time of injury a pop is heard, swelling occurs within 12 hours and the athlete is unable to finish playing the game there is an 85% chance that the ACL was torn.
1. Most stress fractures occur secondary to overuse. If the person has normal bone strength, a stress fracture will occur from too much use. If a person has weak bones or osteoporosis then a stress fracture can occur from normal use.
Normal Bone = Stress Fractures = Overuse
Osteoporotic Bone/ Osteopenia = Stress Fractures = Normal Use
2. Pain occurs with increasing amounts of activity. Pain is typically minimal when getting out of bed first thing in the morning but then worsens as the day progresses.
3. Stress fractures most commonly occur in the metatarsals of the feet.