Chris’s Service Chris Ethridge, M.D. is a second year resident with the University of Louisville Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He has had a very interesting journey to become a family medicine physician. He was active duty military and served one tour in Afghanistan and then two tours in Iraq. Three tours shows an uncompromising dedication… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2019
Female Entrepreneurs Including Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld Open Kentucky’s First F45 Fitness Studios
F45 Training, a popular bootcamp style fitness studio originating in Australia, is taking Louisville by storm with 3 locations opening within months of one another in Middletown, Crestwood and St. Matthews. Kentucky’s first three F45 fitness studios are female owned and operated. Fitness enthusiast and orthopaedic surgeon Stacie Grossfeld partnered with certified personal trainers Kim Postema… Read more »
Ashley doing surgery (learning to suture) on a banana in the office this am as part of her senior project. The banana survived and is resting comfortably. The future Ashley White, M.D. has pretty good hands. She is a quick study! Tomorrow she will be practicing anchor placement for rotator cuff repairs 😷.
Patient of the Month Bill Wetter
72 year old Bill Wetter has triumphantly returned to running after undergoing Achilles Tendon surgery last August. Pictured here with his daughter, (who is also an avid runner with a passion for helping mommas get their bodies back after having a baby) Bill just completed the Goose Creek 5K in April. While normally he would… Read more »
How long does it take for a broken bone to heal in a child?
The younger the child the faster the broken bone will heal. The average time for a broken bone to heal in a child is 4-6 weeks. Adult broken bones typically take twice as long to heal than children. Bone healing time is dependent on the type of fracture and which bone is involved. Typically the… Read more »
1. 80% of the world’s opioid use is in the U.S. but the U.S. only makes up 5% of the world’s population. 2. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the amount of prescription opioids nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. 3. By 2014, Americans were more likely to die from an… Read more »
Meet Dr. Michael Orangias!
Michael Orangias, MD came back for a repeat rotation! Dr. Orangias is a fourth-year resident with the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics departments at the University of Louisville. He will be double board-certified when he graduates and passes his boards. After he completes his double residency he is going to complete a double fellowship. One fellowship… Read more »
I Heard a Pop in My Knee
I Heard a Pop in My Knee What Does That Mean? Unlike the cartoon below you probably didn’t pop a balloon 🎈… The top five conditions that may occur if you heard a pop in your knee after a traumatic event are: 1. Torn meniscus 2. Torn ACL 3. Dislocated patella (knee cap) 4. Bone bruise… Read more »
What is Sarcopenia?
Sarcopenia is muscle loss as you age. Who gets it? Everyone, unless you work to maintain muscle mass. Adding weight training, weight lifting or some type of resistance exercises after age 35 is important. After age 60 studies have revealed that you have to work harder to maintain your muscle mass and strength. Keeping your… Read more »
Are Certain Sports Injuries Gender Specific?
The short answer is yes. Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge: 1. Who gets more ACL tears percentage wise? 2. Which gender gets worse concussions ? 3. Do men or women have a higher incidence of stress fractures? 4. Who experiences more traumatic dislocations of the shoulder? 5. What about sports related traumatic fractures… Read more »