Posts Tagged: orthopedic

Injection Therapies for Knee Osteoarthritis

Stem Cells Stem cell injections have been shown scientifically to help with pain reduction and improved function when injected into an osteoarthritic knee. There are over 200 growth factors in a stem cell recruitment therapy injection. The injection has the ability to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, repair damaged cartilage, and potentially regenerate new articulate cartilage. It is a… Read more »

10 Important Things to Know Before Getting Subchondroplasty

subchondroplasty

What is Subchondroplasty? Subchondroplasty (or SCP) is a method where a doctor injects a hard-setting bone substitute into the bone in order to seal up a fracture. When the leg bone, tibia, or knee becomes overstressed with wear and tear, they develop defects such as insufficiency fractures or bone marrow edema (also known as “bone… Read more »

Inspiring Personal Trainer & Weight Lifter Lauren Russell

Those who have met Lauren Russell would describe her as the epitome of both dietary and physical health with the physique of a Spartan statue. The 29 year old mom of four, lifts, is active within the CrossFit community, and is also a personal trainer; all of which she has been doing for over 10… Read more »

How to Prevent Fall Injuries in Children: Tips from a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

fall injuries in children

The most common cause of nonfatal injuries for kids ages 1 to 19 are falls. Every day an estimated 8,000 juveniles are admitted into the emergency room due to injuries sustained from a fall. Fall injuries in children can be as minor as bruises or sprains, but they can also be as serious as head… Read more »

What are Stem Cells?

A stem cell is just a cell that hasn’t decided what it wants to be when it grows up. They can be thought of like clone cells in that if you put a stem cell in a bone it turns into a bone, and if you put a stem cell into a tendon it turns… Read more »

Supplements Recommended For Patients By Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld recommends the following supplements as a means of improving your joint health! Turmeric Turmeric is not only a spice, but a member of the ginger family, and is often used in curry powder. The active portion of turmeric is known as curcumin (Curcuma longa). The anti inflammatory and free radical-scavenging… Read more »

What is Pulmonary Edema?

In short, pulmonary edema is a condition where a person’s lungs are prone to filling up with fluid. Because of this, the body then struggles to get enough oxygen. Pulmonary edema is especially risky for people with heart problems. Treatment consists of medications, but there are also surgeries and procedures used to drain the fluid… Read more »

Smartphone Thumb: It’s Real and It’s On the Rise

smartphone thumb

Smartphone thumb is a popular term used to describe pain felt at the base of a person’s dominant thumb. The dominant thumb is the one they use to operate their smart cellular device. While updated with a moniker that reflects the technology du jour, this condition isn’t exactly new. In the 1980s, people worried children… Read more »

Understanding Bone Marrow Edema

bone marrow edema

Bone marrow is a spongy tissue located inside bones that is vital for the production of important constituents of the blood such as white and red blood cells. Microscopic fractures in the internal bone structure lead to bleeding and inflammation within the marrow. These abnormalities are called bone marrow edema or “bone bruising.” This swelling… Read more »

Long Term Correction in Sleep Disturbance is Sustained After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

The muscles and tendons that surround and support the shoulder joint in order to reach overhead are called the rotator cuff. Injury to the rotator cuff leads to dull, persistent pain in the shoulder area as well as the neck and even down the arm towards the elbow. Sometimes the area experiences wear and tear… Read more »