orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

What to expect if you dislocate a knee playing soccer

12/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It’s common knowledge that girls who play soccer are prone to lower extremity injuries. Next to ACL injuries, these female athletes are most likely to dislocate their knees, according Steve Hartsock, MD, a sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Soccer’s forces are similar in both genders, but the muscles that stabilize the hips and knees are generally weaker in girls than they are in boys of the same age. Although the kneecap can be easily…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 15

12/18/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Will injuries to T.Y. Hilton and DeMarco Murray hinder your chances to win your fantasy football league? 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 analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (discussion starts at :55) Keenan…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 14

12/10/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Want to learn more about Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne's injury and whether or not he'll play again this season? 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 analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts…

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Getting back to work after knee replacement

12/10/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

One of the top concerns people have about knee replacement is getting back to work after surgery. That’s understandable considering the demand for knee replacements, which has almost tripled in the past decade among people 45 to 64, according to some estimates. “How soon you return depends a lot on your overall health and how active your job is,” says Philip Ireland, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.  If you’re in…

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How long will your knee replacement last?

12/04/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Any time you can avoid an elective surgery, it’s worth consideration. But when it comes to knee replacement, you can wait too long. An arthritic knee can so severely impact your mobility that it leads to obesity and other health complications that outweigh the risks surgery.  In the past, many physicians discouraged knee replacement in people under 60 due to concern about the lifespan of the implants. That’s less of an issue than it once was. “We’re seeing some patients…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 13

12/04/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Will injuries affect your fantasy football team's chances in the playoffs? 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 analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Zach Mettenberger, QB, Tennessee Titans (discussion starts at :51) Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona…

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3 ways to get a mental edge in your sport

11/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Survey the world’s most elite athletes in any given sport, and you’ll find a negligible difference in skill and fitness, from the best to the worst players who reach those ranks. The small gap between the top and bottom can only be attributed to the mental makeup of the players, according to Kevin Hanlon, a strength and conditioning coach at IU Health Sports Performance. At the high school and college level, Hanlon says mental stamina is probably less of a factor, but it still accounts…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 12

11/20/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Do you want to learn more about common sports injuries? 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 analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts - fractured fibula (discussion starts at :52) Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts -…

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What you should know before ACL reconstruction

11/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you have an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and it’s severe enough to need reconstructive surgery, your surgeon will do the procedure, but your body plays a big role in making the new ACL. “We don’t repair ACLs,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “We reconstruct them and the body does the work of making it yours.” That’s true because an ACL injury typically…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 11

11/13/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

This week's episode of Injury Report Weekly provides an in-depth discussion on ACL injuries. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze ACL injuries, focusing on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss treatment options, rehab protocols and expected recovery timetables associated with ACL injuries. Previous Episodes Week 10 Week 9 Week 8 Week 7 Week 6 Week 5 Week 4 Week 3 Week 2 Week 1  

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