orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015

02/26/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Another year, another knee injury for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. With torn meniscus in his right knee, will he be able to come back as the same player? Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots, what does this mean for his future? Listen to IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer, Brandon Spack analyze these injuries and more on Injury Report Insight. Dr. Klitzman provides an in-depth look at injuries that affect athletes…

Read More

5 tips for safer snow shoveling

02/21/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bending, lifting and twisting—they’re the three most common ways to cause trauma to the back. And what activity better fits that description than shoveling snow? Even if you’re in great shape, snow shoveling is one of the easiest ways to hurt your back. Unfortunately, when the snow flies, someone has to make driveways, sidewalks and stairs passable. If you’re the “someone” in your family who handles snow removal, you can take steps to protect your back while you’re…

Read More

Can you be overweight and still be fit?

02/13/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you frequently visit a gym to stay in shape, you may have noticed a discouraging phenomenon. There are always a few people who work out faithfully and never slack off in a class, yet they are still overweight. Or maybe that’s your story. How can we exercise so much for so long and still be overweight? Is it possible to be overweight and still be physically fit? Yes and no, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance. “A lot depends…

Read More

Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015

02/12/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight which provides an in-depth look at ACL injuries. Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze the causes of ACL injuries, surgical treatment options and expected recovery timetables. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 1/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 1/8/2015 Injury Report Insight: 12/18/2014 Injury Report Insight: 12/11/2014 Injury Report Insight: 12/4/2014 Injury Report…

Read More

After amputation: Ertl procedure helps patients stay active

02/06/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

By almost anyone’s standards, Mike Sweeny has led a rough-and-tumble sort of life. The 51-year-old stone setter from Sayville, New York grew up on Long Island’s South Shore, where he loved being outside, and participated in Boy Scouts, Motocross biking and other sports. His childhood was filled with opportunities for developing mental and physical toughness. Those are practical life skills for anyone, but they were especially relevant to Sweeny after 8 p.m., November 5, 2012, when he…

Read More

Injury Report Insight: 1/29/2015

01/29/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

With a torn rotator cuff, is Kobe Bryant's career over? Will injuries to Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas hold the Seattle Seahawks back in the upcoming Super Bowl? Listen to IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer, Brandon Spack breakdown recent and relevant sports injuries. Dr. Klitzman provides an in-depth look at injuries that affect athletes of all ages, what causes them and the recovery process. This episode, Dr. Klitzman and…

Read More

10 healthy travel hints for student athletes

01/28/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Reaching the height of athletic competition might sound glamorous from the outside looking in, but in real life, elite athletes often face challenges that aren’t obvious to the casual observer. Health risks and consequences stemming from travel are part of that package, according to Stephen Hartsock, MD, a sports medicine physician with Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.  As a team physician with USA Swimming, Hartsock has dealt with his share of travel-related…

Read More

8 tips for choosing the right health club

01/16/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you’ve lost your enthusiasm for exercising regularly, it’s probably because you aren’t doing what you enjoy, or you don’t look forward to going to the gym. The start of a new year is a great time to start searching for a new gym or health club that can help you renew your commitment to fitness and start exercising regularly again. The fitness world is a competitive business, full of consumer choices. How do you find the right gym or health club? Scott Charland, a sports…

Read More

5 tips for working with a personal trainer

01/09/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you’re someone who has made better fitness one of your goals for the new year, you may want to consider hiring a personal trainer. For the right person, a trainer may be the catalyst for a noticeable change in fitness. Personal trainers aren’t just for the rich and famous, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance. “A trainer can help anyone who has experienced a lack of motivation in training, whether it’s because…

Read More

Injury Report Insights: 1/8/2015

01/08/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

From Aaron Rodgers to LeBron James, listen to IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman breakdown recent and relevant sports injuries. Dr. Klitzman provides an in-depth look at injuries that affect athletes of all ages, what causes them and the recovery process. This episode, Dr. Klitzman discusses injuries affecting the following athletes: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers Philly Brown, WR, Carolina Panthers LeBron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers Dwyane Wade, G, Miami Heat…

Read More

Search The Archive