Posts Tagged: louisville sports medicine

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 »

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 »

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. 

Louisville Orthopedic Provides Assistance at 2013 World Cyclocross Competition in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville orthopedic Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is serving as an orthopedic doctor at the 2013 World Cyclocross Championships held in Louisville, Kentucky, January 29, 2013 through February 3, 2013. This international cyclocross event, which includes professional athletes from all over the world, is taking place at Louisville’s Eva Bandman park in downtown Louisville along River Road. Louisville orthopedic… Read more »

Strains and Sprains Top Dance Injuries in Young People 3 to 19 years

Scientists led by Roberts and colleagues (2012) from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus Ohio examined 16 years of data on dance-related injuries in young people ages 3 to 19 years. More than 113,000 young people were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. for dance related injuries between 1991 and 2007. 

Good Tips for Injury Prevention when Skiing and Snowboarding

In order to learn more about injury prevention among skiiers and snowboarders researchers lead by Warda (2012) and colleagues explored specific strategies for people engaged in these popular winter snow sports. Findings suggest that wearing a helmet is beneficial to prevent injury while skiing or snowboarding. Wrist guards are also touted as offering possible benefits for… Read more »

Scientists Compare Iron Man Triathletes to Marathon Runners – Learn More from Louisville Orthopedic

Interesting research by Gianoli and colleagues (2012) published in Perceptual and Motor Skills compares male ironman triathletes and marathon runners. Researchers found that weekly training in terms of hours was higher among triathletes.  Race times for marathoners were related to running speed during

Attention Contact Flag Football Players! Researchers Suggest Ways to Prevent Injury

Kaplan and colleagues (2012) recently published suggestions in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine to reduce the number of moderate to severe injuries among contact flag football players. Recommendations include the following: 1) Enforce the no-pocket rule on players’ pants to avoid injuries to hands and fingers.

Concussion Rates in High School Athletes vary by Gender and Sport – Learn More from Louisville Orthopedic Physician

Research by Marar and colleagues (2012) published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looked at the incidence of concussions among athletes in 20 sports during the 2008 to 2010 time span. The research found that compared to other sports football players suffered the highest number of concussions.