Posts Categorized: Orthopaedic Specialists

Do I Have Scoliosis?

Often when a patient comes in with back pain, they ask the question, “Do I have scoliosis?” Scoliosis is a curvature and a rotational deformity of the spine. By definition, the curvature of the spine should be at least 10°. There are 2 Types of Scoliosis: 1. Adolescent Onset Scoliosis The standard case of scoliosis… Read more »

National Girls & Women in Sports Day Celebration

The National Girls & Women in Sports Day dates back as far as 1987 and is a way of recognizing and honoring the contributions of female athletes. Thanks to the Athletic Department at the University of Louisville, Dr. Stacie Grossfeld was invited to take part in a celebration of the national holiday on Sunday January 27,… Read more »

10 Ways To Prevent Running Injuries From Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

While every runner will likely experience an injury at some point, it’s still beneficial to do everything you can to prevent them from happening in the first place. What better way to do your due diligence than to take the doctor’s advice? Here are 10 Ways To Prevent Running Injuries from Dr. Stacie Grossfeld herself:… Read more »

Understanding & Treating A Torn ACL

Our ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is the major ligament in our knee that provides stability. It helps keep our knee together and controls the back and forth motion of the knee. A torn ACL is common among young athletes who repeatedly twist, turn, and participate in stop and go movements associated with soccer, football, basketball… Read more »

Centre College’s Student Intern Sean Gilpatrick

We recently had the pleasure of having Sean Gilpatrick as our Student Intern from Centre College! As an intern, Sean was able to shadow Dr. Stacie Grossfeld during her regular office hours as well as in surgery.  “I gained valuable knowledge on diagnosing patients and treatments for certain injuries. Watching Dr. Grossfeld’s surgeries gave me… Read more »

The Orthopaedic Specialists’ Employee of the Quarter!

Introducing our First Employee of the Quarter, Heather Hardiman! A completely employee voted on award, each Employee of the Quarter receives a special bonus. Here are just a few of the reasons why the staff at Orthopaedic Specialists nominated Heather to win this quarter: She is diligent and efficient in her job. She is sensitive… Read more »

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is located in our wrist and contains a nerve as well as several tendons used to flex our fingers and thumb. When the tunnel’s nerve gets compressed or pinched, this is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. A constant ache, weakness in the hand or wrist, as well as numbness, tingling, swelling or… Read more »

Stem Cells & Bone Repair- Latest Research

  A study by bioengineers at Penn State recently revealed how citrate-based biomaterial could help stem cells form new bone tissue. The study was published on November 26th, 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the study, the stems cells were found to require additional energy when it came to bone… Read more »

6 Exercises to Increase Bone Health

While most people don’t consider bone health to be a core reason to work out, the fact is our bones play a large role in our ability to live an active and independent lifestyle, and exercising them can be vastly beneficial when it comes to maintaining their strength.  Whats more, research has shown that by… Read more »

Tips for Avoiding Edema

Edema is characterized by immense swelling as a result of excess fluid that is trapped in the body’s tissues. There are many types of edema. Peripheral Edema occurs in the feet, ankles, legs and hands, while Pedal Edema is more concentrated in the feet. Additionally, Pulmonary Edema develops when the lungs fill up with fluid… Read more »