Posts Categorized: Hand, Wrist, Arm and Elbow Injuries

Tumbling, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics – Louisville Orthopedic on Gymnastics Injury

Research led by Xavier Grapton (2013) and colleagues examined gymnastics injury information induced by tumbling, trampoline usage, and acrobatic gymnastics. Over a 5 year period, researchers looked at 357 traumatic events in acrobats and gymnastics injuries were identified based on the location of the gymnastics injury, the type of tissue injured, and causation. Researchers found that gymnastic injuries related… Read more »

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries: An Overview

The human elbow is an intricate part of the body. While it is essentially a hinge joint and looks fairly straightforward – the elbow is made up of a complicated series of bones, joints, and ligaments. Within the elbow the radius and ulna must rotate and slide with the humerus to bend or straighten the… Read more »

10 Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes numbness, tingling, weakness, and other discomforts in your hands and fingers. A pinched median nerve in your wrist causes these discomforts. The median nerve, along with other related tendons, travels from your forearm to your hand inside a small space called the carpal tunnel. This nerve… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Now Offered by Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld MD

(PRLEAP.COM) LOUISVILLE, KY- (October 26, 2016) – Louisville sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at her office in Louisville, Kentucky, in order to introduce patients to a new and innovative form of pain relief. Over the past several years, a number of research studies have validated the benefits… Read more »

Experiencing Elbow Pain? 5 Things it Could be

Many people experience elbow pain at some point in time. Your elbow is a somewhat complex mechanism that relies on three different bones for support and movement. The elbow gives your arm the ability to rotate outward and inward, while also working like a hinge upward and downward. The functional design of your elbow allows… Read more »

Stress X-Rays and UCL Injury

Are stress X-rays of the elbow useful to determine if there is a UCL injury of the elbow? – The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is one of the ligaments located on the inside of the elbow. The ulnar collateral ligament helps maintain the relationship between the bones in your forearm and arm. For baseball and… Read more »

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in the Throwing Athlete A great review article on ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in the throwing athlete was published in the May 2014 Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. This is an important topic given that UCL reconstructions have increased approximately 10 fold in the first decade of… Read more »

PRP Injections and Ligament Tears

PRP Injections and Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Uses for PRP or “platelet-rich plasma” continue to expand. Plasma is the liquid part of our blood that transports our platelets, and red and white blood cells. Platelets generally comprise about 10% of our blood. The next frontier in orthopedic medicine is the field of orthobiologics where we as physicians… Read more »

How to Diagnose a Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Without an MRI Scan

An MRI  is a very expensive imaging study. A distal biceps tendon rupture can be difficult to diagnose by patient history and only using one common physical exam test. An excellent study from St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, found that if three special physical exam tests are used in conjunction with a history… Read more »