Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Articles

Devon Atherton

06/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Devon Atherton is a skateboarder. He’s got the skills, the look and the passion for this extreme sport. “I would love to skateboard for the rest of my life,” the 19-year-old from Morgan County says. “I love skateboarding and it’s something I’m really passionate about.”…

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David Glass

06/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

David Glass, of Spencer, is an athlete. He played football at Franklin College, is an avid weightlifter and cyclist, and runs. Glass is not your typical runner, however. Rather than running a few miles or doing the occasional 5K, he takes on marathons and ultra marathons (races longer than 26.2 miles).…

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Jean Magrane

06/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

First female firefighter receives first total knee replacement In 1987, Jean Magrane became Bloomington’s first female firefighter. In 2009, she became the first firefighter to have a total knee replacement. Earlier in life, Magrane played volleyball, softball, and swam for Indiana University.…

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Heather Cox

02/27/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Heather, an Evansville nurse battled hip pain for years. When her pain got to the point where she was only sleeping two hours a night, Heather knew it was time to do something about it. Heather connected with IU Health orthopedic surgeon Todd McKinley, MD to learn more about her options, which lead to…

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Hope Drahos

02/04/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Working as an orthopedic nurse at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, Hope Drahos spent 30 years on the front line, caring for people on the road to recovery after surgery. It was a physical job, “In the old days, we lifted patients to chairs ourselves,” she remembers. “Now…

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Sam McCarter

01/20/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

As a competitive swimmer for Terre Haute’s North Vigo High School, sophomore Sam McCarter trains a minimum of three hours a day, hoping to chisel seconds off his best time. That’s not unusual for an athlete with the ambition of winning events and competing beyond high school. But in McCarter’s…

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Beatrice Kennedy

10/23/2013 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

There’s nothing that brings Beatrice Kennedy greater joy than playing short-order cook to her five grandkids. “I love to cook and bake,” says the 71-year-old Greenfield, Ind., retiree. “When they’re at Grandma’s, they each get their own meal. I just love having them…

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Ernie Demeter

10/23/2013 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

It may start with a little twinge of pain doing something you’ve always enjoyed—shooting hoops with the neighborhood kids or walking the dog. It may progress to regular pain and stiffness or a noticeable loss of your range of motion. You might even hear or feel a grating or grinding sensation…

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Michael Mergell

10/23/2012 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Michael Mergell’s workouts go beyond the level of Weekend Warrior. A runner since college, the 44-year-old Noblesville, Ind., real estate agent runs up to 15 miles a week with his wife, Natalie, and also lifts weights two to three times a week. “Working out gives us a way to spend time together,”…

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Connie

10/05/2012 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Thanks to Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Connie's life has improved. With help from her physician, her pain no longer prohibits her from being active and spending time with her loved ones.

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