Posts Categorized: Sports Medicine and Sports Injury

Local Marathoner Shares Orthopaedic Specialists Experience

When many of us are still at home sound asleep, Andy Gunkler has already completed his first workout of the day. Most days Gunkler wakes up at 4:45 a.m. and heads to the YMCA Norton Commons a short while later for spin classes, weight lifting and swimming. When not at the YMCA, you might see him around town… Read more »

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Shoulder Dislocation Injuries

Shoulder dislocation injuries can be painful and debilitating if one does not seek proper medical attention following the injury. For most, this injury occurs due to a traumatic event or during a sports game. In sports like football, hockey and basketball, shoulder dislocations are more prevalent due to the level of contact involved. While this injury… Read more »

Four Layers of The Hip & How They Factor Into Athletic Injuries

A recent article from the April edition of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons focused on how hip injuries can lead to long-term negative effects within the athletic community. To thoroughly explain how these injuries occur, the authors Dean Lynch, Aseesh Bedi, and Christopher Larson discuss the hip joint according to four separate layers. The Osseous… Read more »

Shoulder Dislocation Research Discovers Age as Biggest Threat

Competitive sports and accidents may result in shoulder dislocation injuries for some individuals. This type of injury is treated through rehabilitation, immobility, and sometimes surgery. Shoulder dislocations can be debilitating, uncomfortable and painful. Dr. Grossfeld has some of the latest research on shoulder dislocations to help you better understand this injury and further complications. The researchers evaluated… Read more »

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 »

What is the Risk of Tearing Your ACL on Synthetic Surfaces?

The risk of tearing your ACL on synthetic surfaces has become a hot debate among physicians, coaches, and players. With the level of competition improving and more year-round programs developing, synthetic surfaces are becoming the arena for many sports. In an American Journal of Sports Medicine article, published in July, 2015, Dr. George Balazs and his team looked at… Read more »

Why Do Female Athletes Tear Their ACL at a Higher Rate Than Male Athletes?

There is a lot of debate over the causes of ACL tears among women and the difference when compared to male athletes. It is proven that women tear their ACLs at a higher rate than men; however, the cause has not be pinned down. While the cause hasn’t been determined yet, there are many theories… Read more »

Manage Knee Osteoarthritis: Study on Nonsurgical Solutions

The experience of knee osteoarthritis is extremely common for active individuals. It is especially common in those that have suffered previous injuries, those with extra weight, and those that are older in age. There seem to be several precursors to developing this debilitating and degenerative disease, but there are also ways to manage knee osteoarthritis. According to the… Read more »

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

Nine Facts/Tips about Hamstring Injuries in Soccer Players

When it comes to sports injuries, hamstring injuries in soccer players are very common.  As a board certified sports medicine doctor, Stacie Grossfeld M.D. has treated many soccer players suffering from hamstring injuries. According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, hamstring injuries are the most common type of sports injury. Hamstring strains are often caused… Read more »