Posts Categorized: Knee Injuries and Knee Surgery

Orthopaedic Specialists in Louisville Kentucky is on YouTube at LouisvilleBones

Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld now has a YouTube channel for her medical practice Orthopaedic Specialists.  Check out https://www.youtube.com/user/LouisvilleBones to see a video featuring slides from Dr. Grossfeld’s recent talk at the University of Louisville to the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The lecture, titled: “Differential Diagnosis for Knee and Shoulder Injuries: How to Patient Profile,”… Read more »

7 Common Questions and Answers About Knee Injuries from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

1. What are the two most common sports-related knee injuries that require surgery?  The two most common knee injuries that occur following a sports injury that require surgery are a meniscal tear and an acl tear. 2. What are the main causes of the ACL injury? There is much scientific debate over the cause of… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis WITHOUT Surgery

If you or someone you love is suffering from knee osteoarthritis, there are treatment options that do not involve surgery.  Read this post to find out more about the top 10 ways to treat knee osteoarthritis without undergoing surgery. 1. Exercises.  Engage in activities that are specific for knee arthritis like water aerobics, floor exercises, yoga… Read more »

Preventing Knee Replacement Surgery (Total Knee Replacement, TKR)

Osteoarthritis of the knee can be a disabling and painfully condition. By definition, osteoarthritis is the loss of the articular cartilage that covers the ends of the bones within the knee joint.  The knee joint is made up of two major bones: the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone).  There should be approximately 5… Read more »

What is New in Knee Osteoarthritis

Exercises Three types of exercises that are recommended for patients with knee osteoarthritis: flexibility, resistance and cardiovascular flexibility exercises.  All three are very good for easing stiff joints which will help patients with their ADLs. It is recommended that the stretches be done in the morning. It may be easiest to perform them in warm bath… Read more »