Posts Categorized: General Orthopedics

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 »

The ABCs of Orthopedics: Part 2

Last week, Orthopaedic Specialists published an article entitled “The ABCs of Orthopedics: Part 1” that listed common terms related to orthopedics. We covered letter A – M and are back this week to complete the list in Part 2. We hope that by defining 26 common terms used in the study of orthopedics, we will… Read more »

What is Sarcopenia, What Causes It, and How Can You Maintain Muscle Mass As You Age?

Every person gains muscle mass and strength from birth until middle age. However, after the age of 30, your muscles start to weaken and lose functionality. The cause of this muscle loss is age-related and while it can be treated, it cannot be prevented. Sarcopenia is when the loss of muscle mass becomes so severe… Read more »

South Oldham High School Athletic Trainer Kelly Dike Loves Helping Youth Athletes Reach Their Potential

If every school had an athletic trainer as dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about their work, there’s no doubt the number of youth sports injuries would significantly drop, while the overall athletic performance would noticeably increase. But Kelly Dike is one of a kind and it’s certain that very few school athletic programs have an athletic… Read more »

8 Facts from a Recent Study on ACL Reconstructions from the American Journal of Sports Medicine

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is a double board-certified surgeon in the fields of orthopedic surgery and also sports medicine. Her combination of specialties means that she spends a lot of time working with injured athletes around Louisville, KY. One of the most common injuries among high school and college athletes are torn Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs)…. Read more »

Orthopaedic Specialists Recognized as a Finalist in Business First’s 2017 Louisville Business of the Year

The finalists for Louisville Business First’s 2017 Business of the Year Awards have been released. This program has been recognizing Louisville-area businesses since 2005, identifying companies that demonstrate growth, innovation and excellent leadership. Businesses and organizations of varying sizes and across industries are identified in six different categories: Very Large, Large, Medium, Small, Emerging, Non-Profit…. Read more »

Hyponatremia: The Signs and Symptoms

It is a common misconception that sodium is bad for you. While excessive sodium levels can be dangerous and put you at a risk for certain health issues, your body needs sodium. Sodium is on the periodic table of elements and is an electrolyte. When the right amount of sodium is in the body, it… Read more »

Back Pain During Pregnancy: How To Find Relief

Pregnancy is a miracle in and of itself; however, that doesn’t mean that the entire process is painless. For most women, the excitement of bringing a child into the world overpowers any discomfort. That is not the case for everyone though. Some women find themselves in quite a bit of pain while pregnant. One of… Read more »