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Injury Report Insight: Concussions

08/20/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

What’s the best way to prevent concussions on and off the playing field? What are common symptoms of a concussion? What impact does age and gender play in concussions?  Listen to a special edition of Injury Report Insight where sports medicine specialist, Dr. Bryan Mayol answers these questions, and many others about concussions.  Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Hydration & Heat Stroke Injury Report Insight: Amputations & Ankle Sprains Injury Report Insight: Meniscus…

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Should I Worry If My Knees Pop?

08/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

That popping sound your knees make—is it anything to worry about? If you think you’re the only one who wonders, think again. “I get that question all the time, mostly as an aside when patients are seeing me for something else,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Not too surprisingly, the answer depends on your situation. If you’re someone whose knees or joints have always popped, but it’s…

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Injury Report Insight: Hydration & Heat Stroke

08/06/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

As school sports get underway, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman dives into the topic of proper hydration for athletes. Dr. Klitzman discusses the common myths regarding hydration, the risk factors from dehydration and tips for acclimating to the heat. If you’re a high school athlete, coach or weekend warrior, listen in and learn how to improve your athletic performance. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Amputations & Ankle Sprains Injury Report Insight:…

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Physician Profile: A Life That Revolves Around Sports

08/06/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bryan Mayol, MD, feels fortunate for the advantages he had when it came to making a career choice. He was able to attend a college prep school in Evansville, Indiana because his mother taught at the school. In early high school, students were encouraged to start thinking about careers. “I’m just one of those lucky people who knew early on what I wanted to do in life,” says Mayol, a sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “Science…

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When (and How) to Get a Second Opinion

07/29/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding whether to have an elective orthopedic surgery is never easy—even when you have the hope of pain relief or the promise of functioning better. But every surgery carries risks, and if for no other reason than that, you may wonder whether you should get a second opinion about a proposed surgery. “I frequently encourage my patients to get another opinion whenever I get a sense they aren’t convinced what I’m telling them is what’s really going on,” says J.…

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Four Ideas for Building a Practice Home Gym

07/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Up to 60 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough exercise to maintain good health, according to some estimates. From boredom to dread, our excuses for failing to exercise vary. Sometimes it comes down to one of our most precious commodities—time. For a subset of the population, building a home gym may be an attractive option for making fitness more convenient. Here are four tips to make home exercise part of a long-term fitness strategy, Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader…

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Sports Injuries

07/16/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicinePrimary Care

Experts estimate that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur every single year. It is important to understand what a concussion is and to be familiar with the signs and symptoms so that you or your child can manage it appropriately.  What is a sports concussion? Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that are caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration of brain within the skull.  It may be caused by a direct blow to the head or can result from an abrupt movement of the body. The brain…

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Injury Report Insight: Amputations & Ankle Sprains

07/16/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

In this week’s episode of Injury Report Insight, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman shares his thoughts on NFL star Jason Pierre Paul’s finger amputation and professional golfer Rory Mcllroy’s ankle injury. Dr. Klitzman breaks down each injury and provides insight into the recovery process and timetables each athlete with face. Listen in! Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Meniscus Tears Injury Report Insight: 6/11/2015 Injury Report Insight:…

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How to avoid golf injuries

07/02/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Whether it’s the company golf outing or a tournament to raise money for a charity, all kinds of people who rarely play golf will be out on the links this summer. When golf isn’t part of your normal routine, it sometimes pays to temper your performance expectations. But there’s something else occasional golfers should be thinking about, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance: how to avoid getting hurt. “Golf is probably…

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Injury Report Insight: Meniscus Tears

07/02/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Klitzman discusses meniscus tears injuries. Dr. Klitzman provides insight into what causes this common injury, the treatment options and how athletes of all ages can prevent against it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 6/11/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015 Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report…

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