Monthly Archives: September 2020

Ankle Sprain Treatment Helps Early Recovery

Early Treatment for Ankle Sprains Result in a Quicker Recovery Early treatment for ankle sprains  results in a quicker recovery. An ankle sprain is an injury that occurs with trauma. In addition, when  the twisting injury occurs, up to 4 major ligaments in the ankle can tear. Therefore it can result in swelling, bruising and… Read more »

The Pediatric Wrist Buckle Fracture is Common

Pediatric Wrist Buckle Fracture The pediatric wrist buckle fracture is a common broken bone pattern in kids. It is a broken bone that commonly involves the radial bone in the wrist. For instance, the fracture occurs from a fall on an outstretched arm. There may be no noticeable deformity of the arm after a buckle… Read more »

What are Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms?

  What are Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms? What are rotator cuff tear symptoms ? Above all,  most common symptom is night pain. Secondly, pain with over head activity. Thirdly, there is difficulty with bringing you arm behind your back. Such as, putting your wallet in your back pocket or zipping up a dress. Rotator Cuff… Read more »

Treatment for a Torn Achilles Tendon

Achilles’ tendon tear In a male athlete

Treatment for a torn Achilles’ tendon is typically surgery. Surgery has been showing to increase the patient’s strength compared to non-surgical treatment. The risk of the tendon re-tearing after surgery is less. Patients’ power in the leg is greater when surgery is used to treat the torn Achilles. The non-surgerical treatment has a higher re-rupture… Read more »

Preventing Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries. They can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from moving your body the way you want to. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to mitigate your chances of developing an overuse injury. Read along to find out some general rules you can follow to stay healthy. Gradual Increases… Read more »

Injury Heat Versus Ice? What is the Best One to Use?

What is the Best Way to Treat an Injury or Joint Pain: Heat Versus Ice? What is the best way to treat and injury or joint pain: heat versus ice? Ice versus heat is a common question I get asked as an orthopaedic surgeon on a a regular basis https://louisvillebones.com/Acute injuries that produce swelling are best… Read more »

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

why does my knee hurt

Why Does My Knee Hurt? Why does my knee hurt? This is a common question I get asked as an orthopedic surgeon  https://louisvillebones.com. For instance, common causes of knee pain are osteoarthritis, cartilage tears or  ligament injury. Knee pain can start after an injury . In addition, it can also start after overuse.  Knee pain… Read more »

An Overview of Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial Tunnel Syndrome (RTS) is a chronic condition caused by pressure on the radial nerve. This nerve runs the entire length of the arm, starting in the armpit and running along the outside of the arm to the hand. At the elbow, the nerve goes through what is called the radial tunnel, a thin space… Read more »

How to Treat Knee Arthritis Without Surgery

How to Treat Knee Arthritis Without Surgery How to treat knee arthritis without surgery is a common question I get asked https://louisvillebones.com. There are many different ways to treat knee osteoarthritis without surgery. Knee arthritis is a common condition. Osteoarthritis is part of the natural aging process. It is also caused by genetics, obesity and… Read more »

Patient of the Month Brie Postema

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Meet our patient of the month Brie Postema! Brie is currently a freshman at Virginia Tech and a member of their Division 1 volleyball team! For Brie, the toughest part of having to navigate a new school during a pandemic, has been the lack of information about the upcoming season. “I’ve dealt with it by… Read more »