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Knee Osteoarthritis and Vitamin K Deficiency – Learn more on latest research from Louisville Orthopedic

Knee Osteoarthritis and Vitamin K Researchers led by Misra (2013) and colleagues studying knee osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of disability for older individuals in the United States, looked at the role vitamin K might play in early changes linked to osteoarthritis. Looking at 1180 people with an average age of 62 years,… Read more »

Fatalities and Football – Researchers Identify Reasons including Football Injuries

Fatalities Linked to Football – According to research led by Boden and colleagues (2013) and published in the American Journal of Sports  Medicine, football related injuries are rare but they do occur with around 12 per year or 1 in 100,000  participating players. Studying data from 1990 to 2010, these researchers reviewed the cases of… Read more »

Hip Injury from Running? Learn More about Hip Pain and Common Hip Injuries from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Though articles about running injuries often seem to focus on knee injuries or foot related problems, many runners and other athletes also experience hip pain or a hip injury from running. If you are suffering from hip pain or a hip injury, learn more about possible hip injuries including Snapping Hip Syndrome, Bursitis in the Hip,… Read more »

Updated Guidelines for Sports Concussions Issued by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) – More from Louisville Sports Medicine Physician

The AAN issued new guidelines to evaluate athletes with concussions, replacing the 1997 guidelines. One recommendation deemed of special importance includes the suggestion that any athletes thought to have experienced a  concussion be stopped from engaging in athletic play immediately. It is recommended that athletes receive a thorough assessment from a licensed health care provider trained in understanding… Read more »

Ankle Sprains A Serious Problem – Sports Injury Data for US High School Athletes

According to Dr. David Swenson and colleagues (2013) in research published in the Journal of Sports Medicine, ankle sprains are a problem for kids participating in high school sports. The most common ligament injured and involved in more than 4 out of 5 sprains is the anterior talofibular ligament. 

Running Injuries, Running Injury Rates and Foot Strike – More from Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists Louisville Kentucky

Harvard University researchers lead by Dr. Adam Daoud compared runners who forefoot strike compared to those who rear foot strike (or land more on their heels). Their sample included collegiate cross country runners. They found that seven out of 10 used a rear foot strike. Approximately three out of four suffered from some type of moderate… Read more »

Elbow Arthritis and Elbow Pain – Learn More About Latest Research from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Elbow arthritis is painful and uncomfortable since it causes stiffness. Research by Papatheodorou (2013) and colleagues in the Journal of Hand Surgery analyzes current treatment options for elbow arthritis. This research suggests that in the earlier phases of the condition, elbow arthritis may be managed without surgical intervention. Surgery for elbow arthritis is contingent on… Read more »

Independent Medical Examinations in Louisville Kentucky Provided by Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Did you know that Dr. Grossfeld has 12 years of experience conducting independent medical examinations or IMEs? An Independent Medical Examination or IME is when a medical care provider like a physician who has never been responsible for a person’s medical care conducts an objective examination of the person. There are many times when an… Read more »

Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld Winner of Patients’ Choice Award for 2012

Orthopaedic Specialists is very excited to announce that Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2012. This is a big honor which reflects Dr. Grossfeld’s dedication and commitment to her medical practice and the field of orthopedic medicine. Doctors who qualify for the Patients Choice Award represent those who receive top… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion – Info from Louisville Orthopedic

Research on Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion Following Surgery, published in Orthopedics, and lead by Dr. J. D. Harris (2013) and colleagues, examined 274 male and female patients following rotator cuff tear repair. Rotator cuff tears range from small to large in size.  Findings included the following: Large tears were stiffer in forward… Read more »