Posts Categorized: Knee Injuries and Knee Surgery

Knee Osteoarthritis and Hyaluronic Acid Injections – Learn More from Orthopedic Surgeon in Louisville KY

Research by Vincent and colleagues (2013) in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation explored functional outcomes and pain with and without hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis. Six months after treatment, researchers concluded that those with and without hyaluronic acid injections completed certain tasks and exercises similarly including climbing stairs, walking for six minutes without stopping, and… Read more »

Basketball Injuries Among Women – More Info from Sports Medicine Physician in Louisville, KY

Basketball players, especially females, often suffer from knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament tears or ACL tears and meniscus injuries. Dr. Moira McCarthy and colleagues (2013) conducted an epidemiological study looking at the demographic data of female college basketball players. Research results showed that about 48% of the athletes suffered from an ankle sprain. 

Vitamin D Deficiency in Athletes – More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

It is estimated that over 1 billion people are Vitamin D deficient or insufficient. This is not just found in patients with medical problems but otherwise healthy elite athletes. Dr. Angeline et al. from the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City, New York, published an outstanding article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine… Read more »

ACL Injury in Children and Teens – Diagnosis and Treatment Information from Orthopedic Surgeon in Louisville, KY

The ACL injury is difficult to manage in children, adolescents and the skeletally immature. An excellent review article was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in February, 2013. Drs. Frank and Gambacorta were the authors. Listed below are key facts regarding the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of the ACL injury… Read more »

ACL Injury Topic of New Video Created by Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Louisville orthopedic and Sports Medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld recently created an educational video covering ACL Injury and ACL tears.  Check out the ACL injury video on YouTube. The video is based on a recent keynote lecture Dr. Grossfeld provided to the “No Bones About It” Lecture Series at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Kentucky, in January 2013. Dr…. Read more »

Computer Assisted Knee Replacement: Is it any Better than a Non Computer Navigated Conventional Total Knee Replacement ?

There are several different ways for an orthopedic surgeon to perform knee replacement surgery.  There is the conventional surgical procedure where the surgeon uses a series of external and internal alignment jigs that help to guide in bone section and ligamentous balance during the knee replacement.  This is the gold standard and has been used for… Read more »

Knee Injuries from Soccer not Uncommon among Female Players – Learn more from Louisville Orthopedic

Knee injuries are not uncommon among female soccer players. If you are a female soccer player, it is helpful to learn about strategies to prevent common knee injuries. Researchers Orr, Brown, Hemsing and colleagues (2011) surveyed female soccer players between 13 and 18 years of age, parents and their coaches, to understand perceptions regarding knee… Read more »

Jumper’s Knee or Patellar Tendinopathy – Best Jumpers at Increased Risk

Research by Visnes and colleagues (2012) published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that volleyball players with best ability to jump are at an increased risk of jumper’s knee. When a volleyball player jumps over and over again, it can cause tendonitis in the patella or patellar tendonitis, also known as “jumper’s knee”… Read more »

What is Osteochondritis Dissecans? More info from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

When cartilage becomes disconnected from the bone, people may experience a condition called osteochondritis dissecans. This joint condition most typically happens in the knees but it can also affect other bodily joints like the elbows. While more common in men, people of all ages may experience osteochondritis dissecans. Some people do not experience any symptoms… Read more »

NFL Football Injuries – Does Field Surface Make a Difference? From Louisville Sports Medicine

Researchers have explored whether there is an injury rate difference in NFL players depending on the surface they play on: grass versus Field Turf.  Dr. Hershman  and colleagues studied the injury rates in the NFL for the 2000 through 2009 seasons and found that Field Turf resulted in a higher incidence of sprains of the… Read more »