Posts Tagged: louisville orthopaedic

What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?

During pregnancy, a lot of different things happen to women’s bodies that don’t occur at any other time in their life and that men will never experience. One occurrence is that the pelvic bone alignment tends to become relaxed, and even stretchy, due to a hormone called Relaxin. A woman’s body releases this hormone so… Read more »

Sacroiliac Joint Disease: 5 Things You Should Know

Sacroiliac Joint Disease is a serious case of inflammation that affects the sacroiliac joint. In the past, the sacroiliac joint has been thought to be the cause of lower back and leg pain; however in the past three decades, that pain is now associated with herniated disks. Estimates suggest that sacroiliac (SI) joint pain affects… Read more »

Christmas Tree Decorating at Orthopaedic Specialists in Louisville Kentucky

Christmas Tree Decorating at Orthopaedic Specialists Red & Gold Christmas Tree Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, board certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician, enjoys some holiday Christmas tree decorating with her team at Orthopaedic Specialists. She chose a red and gold theme for her Christmas tree decorating. In order to find the decorations, Dr. Grossfeld went to Joanne’s… Read more »

Sports Injury FAQs

Sports injuries, such as concussions and injured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs), are common occurrences across a wide variety of sports. While both injuries are well known, Sport Injury FAQs are helpful in learning about cause, prevention, and treatment among athletes. One very common topic of sport injury FAQs are concussions. They are very common injuries in sports… Read more »

Determined Athlete Darin Johnson Tackles Obstacle Course Racing Competitions

Meet Darin Johnson My name is Darin Johnson. Almost everyone knows me as DJ. I’ve been a long time patient of Dr. Grossfeld. I almost always seem to be doing something that lands me in her office for a visit. This last visit was unique as I found some common ground with Tisha, the Office… Read more »

ACL Injury Risk and Soccer Players

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL injury risk is a common sports injury for many athletes, especially in certain sports. Soccer is a sport that has a higher than average ACL injury risk. Research led by Dr. Brophy and colleagues (2014) at Washington University Orthopedics examines the mechanisms of ACL injury risk for soccer… Read more »

A Comparison of ACL Injury Rates for Female Athletes Playing Lacrosse and Field Hockey

ACL Injury Rates for Female Athletes – Comparing Lacrosse and Field Hockey   Researchers led by Dr. Hillary J. Braun and colleagues looked at the differences in risk factors for ACL injuries for female athletes who are field hockey players compared to lacrosse players. Prior research has suggested that ACL injuries tend to be more common… Read more »

Researchers Find Ways to Cut Down on Osteoarthritis Pain

Therapeutic exercise is often recommended to cut down on osteoarthritis pain. With all the different kinds of exercise, what types are most appropriate for people with osteoarthritis pain? Medical researchers analyzed data from sixty different medical trials which included 8,218 people. Physical activity was categorized in three different ways: 1. Strength building 2. Flexibility 3…. Read more »

Elite Ballet Dancers During Winter – Does Vitamin D Supplement Make a Difference?

Vitamin D Supplement and Ballet Dancers A research team led by Dr. Matthew Wyon and colleagues (2013) looked at the effect that a vitamin D supplement had on two dozen classical ballet dancers during winter training months in order to better understand the effect of low exposure to sunlight. Researchers found that the dancers who… Read more »