When you have a joint in your body that is arthritic it is painful to move that joint. The body tries to prevent joint mobility by forming bone spurs around the joint to limit the range of motion. The body is essentially trying to fuse the joint that is painful. Surgically going in and removing… Read more »
Monthly Archives: January 2019
National Girls & Women in Sports Day Celebration
The National Girls & Women in Sports Day dates back as far as 1987 and is a way of recognizing and honoring the contributions of female athletes. Thanks to the Athletic Department at the University of Louisville, Dr. Stacie Grossfeld was invited to take part in a celebration of the national holiday on Sunday January 27,… Read more »
Bio Composite Screw
Imaged below is a bio composite screw that I used in a knee. The screw will actually incorporate into your bone over time. One of the big advantages of this type of screw is if you ever need to have an MRI of the knee in the future, it will not cause any artifact. Retained… Read more »
What Does Knee Arthritis Actually Look Like in HD ?
My 12 year old son, poo poos it because we don’t have 4K monitors in the operating room and it’s only 1080p, however in 1080p this is what knee osteoarthritis looks like: The first image (upper left ) is a normal knee with normal white, smooth cartilage covering the end of the femur bone. Image… Read more »
Can you have a fracture or broken bone that doesn’t show up on an X-ray?
Yep! While X-rays are excellent at showing bones, they are bad at showing anything else. An MRI can show not only the bone but bleeding, swelling and fluid within the bone. The detail is amazing. Imaged below to the left is a MRI view of a knee joint. The red circle reveals a stress reaction… Read more »
When you tear your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and undergo surgery, you cannot “repair” the ligament tear. You have to reconstruct the ligament. Reconstruction means you have to take some other ligament or tendon in the patient’s body and turn it into an ACL. There are many options. I commonly use two of the hamstring… Read more »
What is the difference between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis?
This is a commonly asked question and tends to be confusing to many of my patients. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage that covers the ends of each long bone. Think of each long bone in your body as having a hat over each end. The hat is the cartilage. As the hat material… Read more »
What is a Heel Spur?
A heel spur is bone spur (osteophyte) that comes off the bottom part of your calcaneus (the heel bone). A bone spur occurs because of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia that runs from the bottom part of your calcaneus to your toes. With chronic inflammation, the plantar fascia… Read more »
10 Ways To Prevent Running Injuries From Dr. Stacie Grossfeld
While every runner will likely experience an injury at some point, it’s still beneficial to do everything you can to prevent them from happening in the first place. What better way to do your due diligence than to take the doctor’s advice? Here are 10 Ways To Prevent Running Injuries from Dr. Stacie Grossfeld herself:… Read more »
Understanding & Treating A Torn ACL
Our ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is the major ligament in our knee that provides stability. It helps keep our knee together and controls the back and forth motion of the knee. A torn ACL is common among young athletes who repeatedly twist, turn, and participate in stop and go movements associated with soccer, football, basketball… Read more »