orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

Injury Report Weekly – Week 9

10/31/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Get the latest insights from this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys (discussion begins at 0:41) Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins (discussion begins at 4:40) Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs…

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Why your hips may be wearing out too early

10/29/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Hip disease and treatment are often linked to aging, but here’s the reality: hip problems don’t discriminate based on age. What you didn’t know about hip disease Many hip problems start at birth with anatomical differences. Those variations can put excessive wear on joints long before aging is a factor. Active people, especially young athletes, are vulnerable to premature osteoarthritis if their conditions aren’t detected early enough. Hidden abnormalities can take their…

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Nine simple exercises to help seniors avoid falls

10/27/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Count yourself lucky if you fall without breaking a bone, especially if you’re over the age of 70. Falling is a serious trauma to the body at any age, but even more so for seniors. If you’ve recently had a fall, consider asking your physician for an evaluation to identify any balance issues. Many weaknesses related to poor balance can be addressed through physical therapy or strengthening exercises, according to Barbara Carusillo, PT, OCS, COMT, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 8

10/23/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Need an edge in your fantasy football league? Get the latest insights from this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts (discussion begins at 0:55) Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts (discussion…

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Nine things that put seniors at risk for a fall

10/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

One of the most noticeable effects of aging is a decline in the body’s natural ability to stand upright and balanced. There are as many reasons for poor balance as there are medical conditions, from heart arrhythmia and vestibular problems (parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance), to low blood pressure and dehydration. Reactions to drugs can also cause dizziness that affects balance. All these factors explain why falls are the leading cause of death in people over 75. “By…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 7

10/16/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Are injuries affecting your fantasy football team? Get the latest insights from this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots…

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Coaching reminders for cold-weather runners

10/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It won’t be long until cold weather makes outdoor training a different proposition for running enthusiasts. To help runners prepare for the seasonal transition, we asked Mike Morrison, a sports performance coach at IU Health Sports Performance, to share reminders for training in winter conditions.  Avoid running on ice. “It sounds like common sense, but I see a fair number of people who have to sit out a season because they’ve hurt themselves by falling on ice,” Morrison…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 6

10/09/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Will injuries to AJ Green, Calvin Johnson and Sammy Watkins affect your fantasy football team? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack will analyze their injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: AJ Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions…

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What is a Functional Movement Screen?

10/08/2014 | SafetyOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

What is FMS? The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a series of tests designed to assess movement patterns and identify risk factors for injury, so they can be addressed before they lead to problems. Research has shown that when used as part of a preseason screening program FMS scores can predict injury risk. Who is it used for? The FMS is designed for individuals who are not currently injured. It is a great tool for athletes of all ages and levels from beginners to professionals. In fact, several…

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6 tips for recovering from hip preservation surgery

10/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Six weeks after a 2013 surgery to correct a rare structural abnormality in her right hip, Heather Cox was ready to do a happy dance. For the first time in three years, the 38-year-old nurse was living without pain. She was back at work in a job where she spends all day on her feet following the periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), a procedure that corrects hip dysplasia by repositioning the hip socket to its optimal position.  Thrilled by the results of the surgery, performed by Todd McKinley, MD, an…

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