Posts Categorized: General Orthopedics

Pitting Edema VS Non-Pitting Edema: What’s the Difference?

Edema is a medical terms that refers to swelling caused by the body holding onto fluid. Edema, which was once called dropsy, usually occurs in a person’s feet, ankles, or legs. There are some occasions where edema can also occur in a person’s hands, face, or even affect additional body parts. There are many different… Read more »

10 Facts about Rotator Cuff Injuries and Repair

Your shoulders are important body parts that should be treated with care; however, the amount of work you make your shoulder do every day often goes unconsidered. This can sometimes result in an injury. Rotator cuffs are involved in most shoulder injuries. Rotator cuff injuries and tears are one of the most common injuries to… Read more »

How to Prevent Fall Injuries in Children: Tips from a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

fall injuries in children

The most common cause of nonfatal injuries for kids ages 1 to 19 are falls. Every day an estimated 8,000 juveniles are admitted into the emergency room due to injuries sustained from a fall. Fall injuries in children can be as minor as bruises or sprains, but they can also be as serious as head… Read more »

What is Pulmonary Edema?

In short, pulmonary edema is a condition where a person’s lungs are prone to filling up with fluid. Because of this, the body then struggles to get enough oxygen. Pulmonary edema is especially risky for people with heart problems. Treatment consists of medications, but there are also surgeries and procedures used to drain the fluid… Read more »

Understanding Bone Marrow Edema

bone marrow edema

Bone marrow is a spongy tissue located inside bones that is vital for the production of important constituents of the blood such as white and red blood cells. Microscopic fractures in the internal bone structure lead to bleeding and inflammation within the marrow. These abnormalities are called bone marrow edema or “bone bruising.” This swelling… Read more »

Orthopaedic Specialists Now Offering Stem Cell Therapy

Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor Stacie Grossfeld MD is now offering stem cell therapy to patients in her Louisville, Kentucky office. This cutting edge treatment is used to provide dramatic pain relief for many common medical conditions including osteoarthritis, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and much more. Stem cell recruitment… Read more »

Need to Know Facts about Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP Injections)

What is PRP?  PRP is short for platelet rich plasma. Platelets are a blood component made up of cytoplasm fragments that help stop bleeding by clotting injuries. Why are platelets so awesome?  Platelets are awesome because they contain a multitude of growth factors. By separating out the platelets from the rest of the blood cells,… Read more »

Shoulder Pain? 10 Signs of a Shoulder Overuse Injury

As far as joints go, the shoulder is very closely fitted into its socket. Because of its close fit, the archway between bones and ligaments in the shoulder are prone to inflammation, especially if the shoulder is overused. In extreme cases, as a response to the inflammation the body may develop scar tissue or calcific… Read more »

Common Types of Joint Pain During Pregnancy – An Overview

When you’re pregnant, you get to know your body in a way unlike any other. This happens as you experience a plethora of new sensations including some that are not all that pleasant. For instance: you may begin to feel soreness, stiffness, or even downright pain in your elbows, fingers, knees, hips, and other joints…. Read more »