As the residents from the University of Louisville rotate through Dr. Grossfeld’s office they get to observe routine and sometimes very unique orthopedic cases. Over the years, some of the medical residents have used these interesting and unusual cases to present at different medical conferences around the country. This year Dr. Brittney Richardson and Dr. Jennifer Thomas, two physicians who have worked very closely with Dr. Stacie Grossfeld at Orthopaedic Specialists, have had poster presentations accepted at the 25th annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Brittney Richardson, Chief Resident with the Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Louisville, had a poster presentation accepted at the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine conference titled: Ouch Mom, My Hip: Diagnosing Hip Pain in a Limping Child. This write up provided an overview of one of Dr. Grossfeld’s patients with a unusual pediatric condition.
Dr. Richardson’s presentation involves a 6 year old male who presented to Orthopaedic Specialists with a complaint of left hip pain for 3 days. According to his mother, she initially ignored his complaints until he woke up complaining that the pain was so bad, he could not stand up. He plays soccer and in his game 2 days prior to presentation he had a fall. He complained about the pain, but it initially did not seem to hinder his activity. The day after the fall, he went to baseball practice and went swimming with no complaint of pain. However, with the pain acutely worsening on the morning of presentation, his mother became concerned. Presenter Dr. Brittney Richardson will discuss the treatment plan and the patient’s final outcome. Authors on this are listed as follows: Brittney M. Richardson, M.D., Stacie L. Grossfeld, M.D., Jessica Stumbo, M.D., Jennifer Daily, M.D.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas had a case study accepted for the conference, which she will present, titled: Biomechanical Evaluation: A Case of Delayed Diagnosis. This includes a case history and detailed discussion about an 18 year-old female competitive cross country runner who presented to the office with complaints of tightness, pressure and pain in the bilateral calves as well as numbness in the feet while running. She had been symptomatic for the past 6 months and treated for multiple different etiologies with no relief of her symptoms. She states these symptoms start within 15 to 20 minutes and resolve after resting for several minutes. She was treated for anterior tibialis tendonitis and medial tibial stress syndrome with physical therapy, rest, ice, and NSAIDs without relief. The authors on this project also include: Dr. Stacie Grossfeld and Dr. Preeti Panchang. The presentation details the treatment plan and final outcome of the patient.
About the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine:
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was founded in 1991. The organization is focused on supporting practitioners in sports medicine including primary care doctors and those offering non-surgical sports medicine treatment. The 25th Annual AMSSM Meeting is being held in Dallas, Texas, at the Sheraton Dallas on Friday April 15th through Wednesday April 20th 2016.