orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

13 ways to cope with arthritis

09/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Staying active and managing pain can make a big difference in overall health for people who have osteoarthritis, according to Barbara Carusillo, PT, OCS, COMT, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services. “If your pain is so bad that you can only walk for five to ten minutes at a time, your cardiovascular health is going to decline,” says Carusillo. “We once thought rest was better than exercise for arthritis, but we’ve learned that moderate exercise can…

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Need an edge in your Fantasy Football League?

09/18/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Calling all fantasy football fans! Do you want to achieve a competitive edge in your Fantasy Football league? Listen to this week’s episode of IU Health's “Injury Report Weekly,” a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist, featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack. This week’s episode includes expert analysis of key NFL injuries, including recommendations for your fantasy football…

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Three ways to maintain healthy joints

09/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

It’s easy to succumb to the idea that nothing can be done about osteoarthritis. Learning to live with it may seem like the only alternative, but that’s just not so, according to Barbara Carusillo, PT, OCS, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services. “Most of the time, osteoarthritis doesn’t just fall from the sky and land in the joint,” she says. “Much of it is due to some kind of injury or biomechanical issue where people lack proper alignment or…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 2

09/11/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack. Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This week’s report and analysis includes: Doug Martin, RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland Browns Cam Newton, QB, Carolina…

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Hip replacement methods that work

09/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Recovering from any surgery isn’t easy, but hip replacement patients who are motivated to work tend to be pleased with their outcomes. In today’s post, Michal Zlowodzki, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, answers frequently asked questions about hip replacement.  What are the best bearing materials for hip replacements? Currently the two most frequently used, and in my opinion, the most conservative…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 1

09/04/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack. Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This week’s report and analysis includes: Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts Andre Johnson,…

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Hip replacement: your questions answered

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Over 120,000 Americans have total hip replacement each year. Leading up to their replacements, patients have trouble sleeping and getting out of a car comfortably due to a very specific kind of pain that suggests degeneration of the hip. In today’s post, Michal Zlowodzki, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, answers questions about joint replacement.  What’s the biggest misconception people have…

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Injury Report Weekly - Preseason

08/29/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack.  Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Robert Klitzman and Brandon Spack discuss sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  

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Arthritis pain management is a work in progress

08/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

As the nation’s leading cause of disability, arthritis attacks one of the most basic freedoms in life—the freedom to move. The challenge doesn’t end there. Researchers are continually looking for safe, effective medications to help people manage joint pain. Identifying those solutions and understanding why they work is far more complex than you might imagine, according to Stephen B. Trippel, MD, an orthopedic physician at Indiana University Health Physicians and professor of orthopedic…

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Shoulder dislocation and the young athlete

08/21/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Youth often has its advantages, and recovering from injuries with conservative treatment is one of them. That benefit may elude at least one group of people—young athletes who sustain a dislocated shoulder in a contact sport. “In the young, athletic population of people in their teens and early 20s, a shoulder dislocation or subluxation (instability that causes the ball to slip out of the socket) puts them at a high risk for developing instability or recurring issues with their shoulder,…

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