orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

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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Repairing Joints was an Early Calling for IU Health Surgeon

06/25/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding what type of medicine to practice is something most people figure out in medical school. For J. Andrew Parr, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health, the choice came about the time he got his driver’s license. As a junior high student, he started watching hip and knee replacement surgeries on videos his father brought home from his job as a research and development executive at a northern Indiana implant manufacturer. By Parr’s sophomore year of high school, his…

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7 Tips for a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship โ€“ and a Healthier You

06/16/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

A good doctor-patient relationship is vital to good health. How can you build and maintain a partnership with your doctor? Arnold Henry, MD, a family and sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health, has a few suggestions. Ask questions. Some patients are afraid their questions will make them appear stupid. Asking questions shows engagement. Most doctors appreciate engaged patients because they are more likely to follow a recommended plan of care. Make a list. Prepare for your appointment…

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Injury Report Insight: 6/11/2015

06/11/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

How serious is NBA star Kyrie Irving's fractured knee cap injury and what does it mean for his future? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight to find out. IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman breaks down this injury, the recovery timetable and shares how young athletes can prevent against it. Dr. Klitzman even makes a NBA Finals prediction. Listen to hear his pick.  Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 4/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015…

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4 Ways to Add Explosive Training to Your Fitness Routine

06/05/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Would you compare your life to an explosive sport? Not many of us would, but it’s an apt comparison when it comes to fitness. We may exercise at a gym to improve the way we function, but overlook how seldom our workouts prepare us for explosive daily activities like starting a lawn mower, swinging a golf club, lifting a piece of luggage from a carousel or scooping a grandchild up from the floor. “If everything we do in a gym is slow and controlled then our training doesn’t transfer…

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Seven surprising risks for osteoporosis and what to do about them

05/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

You might imagine that broken bones are the natural consequence of any hard fall. Not true, according to Hannah Mies, NP, a nurse practitioner at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “If a fall from a standing or sitting position causes a broken bone in an adult, it suggests that something isn’t normal,” Mies says. Over 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. About one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break…

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Joint Pain

05/07/2015 | Arthritis & RheumatologyOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

There are many types of joints in the human body – fixed, hinge, ball, socket and pivot.  Joint pain is a discomfort that arises from any joint, the point where two bones meet.   Within each joint is surrounded by a fluid filled pocket known as bursae; the bones have a protective lining made of cartilage that help the bones move over each other easily.  If any part of the joint is compromised through trauma, injury or inflammation, you will experience pain.   Joint…

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Topical prescription drugs that work for arthritis pain

05/06/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

There have always been a few drawbacks to oral medications that are strong enough to tackle arthritis pain. One of the biggest concerns is possible kidney or liver damage in people who are already at risk. What’s the alternative? Topical prescriptions are gaining favor with some patients and physicians, according to Stacey Hall, PT, MS, a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Rehabilitation Services. Here are two forms of topical prescriptions many people find effective for arthritis…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/29/2015

04/29/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where our experts discuss dislocated shoulder injuries. Using NBA star Kevin Love's recent shoulder injury as reference, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman breaks down this common injury and how young athletes can prevent against it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015 Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015…

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