orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

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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3 ways to get earlier concussion diagnosis

11/12/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Indiana’s new concussion law may be keeping injured athletes off the field until they can safely return to sports, but there are still a few weak links in concussion treatment. Among them: players who won’t self-report their head injuries. Not all injuries are obvious to bystanders and coaches, according to Kevin Jones, MD, a physician at Indiana University Health. “Sometimes injuries are more subtle, and concussion isn’t necessarily the first thing you think of…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 10

11/06/2014 | 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: Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (discussion begins at 0:41) Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins (discussion begins at 4:45) Wes Welker, WR, Denver Broncos (discussion…

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Bone and soft tissue cancers are more treatable than ever

11/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

A few decades ago, it wasn’t rare for a bone cancer diagnosis to result in amputation. That’s no longer the case, according to Todd Bertrand, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine who specializes in treating sarcomas (a type of cancer) and other musculoskeletal diseases. Sarcomas today are very treatable. “Our cure rates depend upon whether it’s isolated to one location in the body or whether it has metastasized to other places,”…

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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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