Posts Categorized: Aging Athletes

High Cholesterol and Rotator Cuff Repair Surgical Recovery

Does High Cholesterol Impact Rotator Cuff Healing After Surgery? Rotator cuff tears are a common condition that cause pain and functional disability. About half of the general population older than 60 years of age has either a partial or full thickness rotator cuff tear and they are completely asymptomatic. Surgery to repair the rotator is widely practiced and… 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 »

Outcomes for Hip Arthroscopy for Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Based on Gender and Age

There was an excellent article published in the American Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in May, 2016, by Dr. Rachel Frank, at a Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. The study looks at patients undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). This study was performed by a single fellowship trained surgeon. The patients… Read more »

The Mayo Clinic Studies the Epidemiology of Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a commonly seen condition in general practice clinics and has been reported to affect 1 to 3 percent of adults in the U.S. each year. A study conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with lead author Dr. Thomas Sanders, Jr. was reported in the Journal of American… Read more »

Returning to Sports at the Age of 70

Can you return back to sporting activities if you have a rotator cuff repair when you are older than age 70? This specific question was answered through an article published at the Stedman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. The research study specifically looked at patients who are recreational athletes over age 70, that underwent rotator cuff… Read more »

What is Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis?

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis or PVNS is a condition that causes the synovium to thicken and overgrown. This thin layer of tissue is located internally between the joints and tendons. Inside a healthy, unaffected joint, the synovium is responsible for excreting a minimal amount of fluid to lubricate the cartilage. This improves movement and rotation for… Read more »

Fighting the Aging Process

The Effects of Fitness on the Aging Process As we age, are there patterns of physical decline? Can those be slowed down or reversed with change in lifestyle? An excellent article was published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Bryan Vopat discussed the common physical changes that occur… Read more »

Featuring Brooke Vernon, Louisville Fitness and Health Enthusiast

Brooke Vernon is a Louisville-based fitness and health enthusiast who inspires others through her dedication and passion. She is certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). She also completed her TRX certification. She teaches Pure Barre classes and loves training for and running marathons. Due to all the work she does in the… Read more »

Achilles Tendon Rupture

What Gender is more likely to experience an Achilles Tendon Rupture? When it comes to an Achilles tendon injury, men are more likely than women to tear their Achilles tendon. It is important to note, though, that the Achilles tendon rupture rate is increasing for both men and women. The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in… Read more »