Posts By: Orthopaedic Specialists

Addressing Osteosarcopenia to Reduce Hip Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Hip Fractures Due to Osteosarcopenia

As we age, we wear down our bones, joints, muscles, and cartilage. Some people experience arthritis, bone spurs, or osteoarthritis. Others might begin getting more injuries like tears, sprains, or breaks. Osteoporosis and sarcopenia are two common conditions that weaken bones and muscles as people age. They are very prominent in the aging community, as… Read more »

Golfer’s Elbow Treatment, Symptoms, and Prevention

Golfer's elbow treatment at Orthopaedic Specialists in Louisville KY

Golf season upon us! With the warmer weather rolling in, more carts are out on the course than usual. With golfers swinging, putting, and driving, it’s the perfect time to prepare for potential injuries you might encounter. The most common one we see is golfer’s elbow. The repetitive motion of swinging a golf club often… Read more »

Angel McDowell and Rhonda King: The Orthopaedic Specialists Office’s Billing Department

Orthopaedic Specialist Office in Louisville KY treats a variety of Orthopaedic and Sports Injuries

If you’ve ever been to the Orthopaedic Specialists office, then you might know that it takes a village to keep things running smoothly. There isn’t a member of our office that we don’t appreciate and value! Today, we want to shine the spotlight on our billing department, which include our two gals, Angel McDowell and… Read more »

Osteoarthritis vs Osteoarthrosis: What’s the Difference?

Osteoarthrosis and arthritis treatment in Louisville KY at Orthopaedic Specialists.

When coming across the terms osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis, you might be wondering what these terms mean or whether or not they refer to the same condition. However, while osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis sound extremely similar, they are actually different orthopedic conditions!  First, it might be helpful to break down the terms osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis in order… Read more »

What is Palindromic Rheumatism?

Symptoms and treatment of Palindromic Rheumatism at Orthopedic Specialists.

There are many types of arthritis that plague the population. However, one of the strangest has to be palindromic rheumatism. Other names for this rare condition include palindromic rheumatoid arthritis, palindromic arthritis, or palindromic inflammatory arthritis. This form of inflammatory arthritis is characterized by short periods of joint pain and inflammation flare-ups. However, outside of… Read more »

March Madness: Common Basketball Injuries

Treat your common basketball injuries at Orthopedic Specialists in Louisville, KY.

With the Super Bowl closing out the NFL season in February, the month of March now rolls in. But that just means that basketball fans are rejoicing everywhere. After all, March Madness is soon approaching! However, when filling out those March Madness brackets, it is important to take into consideration athlete injuries. It’s true that… Read more »

Achilles Tendon Injuries: Acute Achilles Rupture vs Chronic Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendon injuries can be either acute Achilles Rupture or Achilles Tendinitis

Did you know that the Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon that our body has? It’s true! It has to be, since it plays such an important role in our ability to walk, run, jump, and move. It’s located at the back of the leg and connects the calf muscles – or the gastrocnemius and… Read more »

An Overview of Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis Treatment and Causes

Osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis treatment in Louisville KY

Avascular necrosis, also known as osteonecrosis, is the death of bone tissue caused by a lack of blood supply. Avascular necrosis can cause tiny breaks in the bone, which can eventually lead the bone to fully collapse if the issue is not properly treated. While osteonecrosis can affect individuals of any age or gender, it… Read more »

An Overview of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and What It Means to Be Board Certified

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld in Louisville, KY is double board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, Louisville orthopedic surgeon, is double-board certified in both orthopedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. But what exactly does that mean? Is one more important than the other? How do you get board-certified? You’re in luck! Because Orthopaedic Specialists is here with a short overview of… Read more »