Metro Specialty Surgery Center in Louisville, Kentucky is having a pumpkin decorating contest and guess who’s face they chose to decorate as a pumpkin? Dr. Grossfeld! The Details to Making Dr. Grossfeld The nurses decided that they wanted to decorate a pumpkin that looks like one of the doctors. They felt that Dr.Grossfeld’s wardrobe, jewelry… Read more »
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Effect of Stem Cells in Improving Rotator Cuff Tears Healing Potential It has been reported that rotator cuff tears can affect more than 50 percent of people over age 60. Despite the fact that rotator cuff surgery has improved in technique, failure rates still occur as high as 50 percent. Research has found that… Read more »
Researchers including Caitlin Rugg MS, Dean Wang MD, and colleagues (2014) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA looked at how knee surgery impacts the sports career for intercollegiate athletes. Athletes who participated in college sports between 2003 and 2008 with a history of knee surgery were identified for analysis. Data on approximately 456… Read more »
Benefits of Physical Activity and the Brain As people age, the human brain typically shrinks in size. However, some recent research led by Dr. Erickson (2013) and colleagues suggests that one of the benefits of physical activity is that it is linked to heightened brain functioning, enhanced cognitive functioning and lower cortical atrophy. According to this… Read more »
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.
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 »
The progression and future significant advances in orthopaedic surgery will most likely come from our understanding of stem cells, bone marrow derived cells and other factors at the cellular level to assist in recovering from orthopedic surgery, treatment of tendinitis and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). An interesting article was published in the Journal of Shoulder… Read more »
One of the newest areas of orthopedics is the area of hip arthroscopy for hip pathology. Hip arthroscopy is being used to treat a variety of hip conditions. The surgeries range from labral repairs, labral debridements, treatment of osteochrondral defects and femoral acetabular dysplasia. Most of these conditions are diagnosed with a history , physical… Read more »
The surgical repair of a rotator cuff tear has failure rates ranging from 20 to 90 percent. Even if the surgeon performs a technically perfect surgery some rotator cuff repairs will fail. Failure is defined as a recurrent tear. Shoulder surgeons are unsure if the cuff repair never heals or it heals and then quickly… Read more »
Looking at aging athletes that are part of the baby boomer generation, Dr. Jeffrey Prescott and Dr. Joseph Yu concluded that many baby boomers expect to continue exercise routines as they age which may lead to an increase in exercise-induced injuries.