Return to sport after pediatric ACL ligament reconstruction and its effect on subsequent ACL injuries, the JBJS 2017. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common with estimates suggesting that there are upwards of 100,000 to 200,000 ACL injuries in the U.S. each year. Frequently acl injuries occur during sporting activities that require a lot of… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries
Common Elbow Injuries In Young Athletes
While the socialization and fitness found through joining a sports team provides innumerable benefits for children and young adults, most activities come with a heightened risk of accidental injury. Elbow injuries are particularly common in kids and young adults who play sports, whether from day-to-day overuse or an acute incident, like falling. Because children often… Read more »
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 »
How To Help Your Kids Build Strong Bones
When was the last time you thought about your bones? Did you hit your elbow and get that feeling associated with the “funny bone”? Was it the last time you broke a bone and had to get a cast put on? Or can you not even remember? Bones don’t get a lot of attention until… Read more »
Common Sports Injuries For Kids: Learn More from Louisville Children’s Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld
It’s important as parents, coaches and mentors that we encourage kids to live an active healthy life. This naturally includes participation in sports. However, all physical activities come with the risk of injury, especially as kids are prone to tumbles, scrapes, bumps and bruises. Being prepared for potential sports injuries is critical in that… Read more »
When To See A Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon?
A pediatric orthopedic surgeon is an expert helping children with musculoskeletal issues including problems with bones, joints, back, or muscles. In addition to medical school and an orthopedic surgery residency, pediatric orthopedic surgeons also undergo additional training specifically for pediatrics. They are able to treat children from newborns to teenagers with issues such as limb… Read more »
Growing Pains: What They Are and How To Get Help from a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Growing Pains and Your Child Mystery pains are no fun… but if your child is between the ages of 5 and 12, their intermittent pain may not be such a mystery after all. Growing pains are the benign aches children get throughout their limbs at this time of their lives. About 35% of children experience them… Read more »
Louisville Doctors Present at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 2016 Conference
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… Read more »