Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Articles

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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Jack

10/05/2012 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Jack's shoulder pain kept him from being able to do yardwork and work around the house. After his double shoulder replacement, Jack doesn't think about his shoulder pain anymore. He now lives a pain-free active life again.

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Whitney Carroll

09/21/2011 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Look at a list of 17-year-old Whitney Carroll’s achievements and there’s no doubt that she’s not shy about taking on a challenge. You can’t be when your class load includes honors and advanced placement classes, and your “free time” includes endless hours in a pool,…

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