orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

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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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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