Posts Categorized: Knee Replacement Surgery

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 »

Facts of Re-Injury Rates in Younger Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction

A torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, more commonly known as an ACL, can be a difficult injury for a high school or college athlete to sustain. Unfortunately, they are also the most common injuries sustained by athletes. Football, soccer, hockey, and basketball players are highly likely to sustain an ACL injury over their athletic career and… Read more »

Preparing for Knee Replacement? What Happens Before the Surgery?

For the most part, knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty is a very common operative procedure. In fact, in the last 20 years, knee replacement surgery has increased in volume by about 160%. And it’s projected that the number of total knee revisions is projected to increase by 600% in the next 15 years. A knee replacement revision occurs… Read more »

Risk Prediction Tools for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

The current healthcare environment in America has been driven by the concepts of quality, cost containment and value. Based on this, the federal government is starting a program that will incentivize physicians to maximize and reduce the patient’s risk factors prior to hip and knee replacement surgery. In fact, a physician’s reimbursement for the procedure will be directly… Read more »

Cost Effectiveness of Weight Loss Surgery Prior to Total Knee Replacement In Morbidly Obese Patients

With changes in healthcare, one new policy will be in effect in upcoming years that affects doctors and patients alike. A new policy will rate physicians based on their patient’s post surgery complications. This means that doctors will be treating patients’ current issues, and other contributing factors to receive a positive outcome.  We know from… Read more »

Does Total Knee Replacement Take Away Knee Pain?

There have been recent studies assessing the incidence of knee pain after total knee replacement involving the operative knee. There was an article published in the Journal of Orthopedics, January/February, 2016 issue, offered by Dr. Thomas Sculco out of the hospital for special surgery at Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. This research found that… Read more »

Dr. Grossfeld Shares a Video on Post-Op Cold Therapy Machine

Cold Therapy Machine Overview and Instructions: Dr. Grossfeld has added a new video to her YouTube page. This video discusses the Polar Care Pump designed to reduce swelling and pain after surgery. In this video, Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld shows you everything you need to know to use the Polar Care Pump. This motorized ice machine… Read more »

Treating Chronic Knee Pain – 7 Things You Can Do

Chronic knee pain can be debilitating and extremely frustrating, especially when it comes to physical activity. Knee pain is the result of one or many different causes. Age, injury, arthritis and excess weight can damage the cartilage inside the knee joint. Cartilage works like a cushion for your knee and over time it gets broken… Read more »

How Does Knee Surgery Impact Student Athletes?

Researchers including Caitlin Rugg MS, Dean Wang MD, and colleagues (2014) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA looked at how knee surgery impacts the sports career for intercollegiate athletes. Athletes who participated in college sports between 2003 and 2008 with a history of knee surgery were identified for analysis. Data on approximately 456… Read more »

Computer Assisted Knee Replacement: Is it any Better than a Non Computer Navigated Conventional Total Knee Replacement ?

There are several different ways for an orthopedic surgeon to perform knee replacement surgery.  There is the conventional surgical procedure where the surgeon uses a series of external and internal alignment jigs that help to guide in bone section and ligamentous balance during the knee replacement.  This is the gold standard and has been used for… Read more »