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Category: Shoulder


Tommy John Surgery

J. Steve Smith, M.D.

If you have followed baseball over the past 15 to 20 years then you are likely to have heard some discussion about the “Tommy John Procedure”. Tommy John was a left-handed professional baseball pitcher for six major league teams in a career that spanned 26 professional seasons.

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The Unstable Shoulder

Scott D. Kuiper, M.D.

Shoulder instability is a common problem, which affects about two percent of the population. It can be a disabling condition if not treated appropriately. The primary function of the shoulder is to position the hand in space. Accordingly, the shoulder is a joint built for mobility.

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The Rotator Cuff: Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Tears

Ty E. Richardson, M.D.

The rotator cuff is comprised of four separate muscles. The two most commonly involved tendons in rotator cuff pathology are those of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. Both these tendons insert into the greater tuberosity. When viewed grossly, they are found to perform a continuous layer at the insertion.

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Swimming Associated Shoulder Injuries

J. Steve Smith, M.D.

As a general rule, it is difficult to find a sport or exercise that is more healthy than swimming. This athletic activity is outstanding for cardiopulmonary fitness, muscle strength, joint preservation, and stress relief. It’s actually pretty rare for an athlete to suffer an injury from everyday swimming.

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Sports Nutrition for Cycling and Endurance Events

Scott D. Kuiper, M.D.

When I first started riding about 10 years ago, I went on a hard 15-mile ride in 90-degree weather without drinking much water and ended up under a tree feeling clammy, nauseated, and fatigued. I painfully learned that I needed a plan for hydration and nutrition if I was going to ride regularly.

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Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

J. Steve Smith, M.D.

Recently, many local and national media outlets have drawn attention to newly implemented pitch count rules for Little League Baseball. In fact, if you are a fan of the Little League World Series, you probably heard the commentators discuss this topic in detail.

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My Shoulder Hurts: Did I Tear My Rotator Cuff?

J. Steve Smith, M.D.

As a sports medicine surgeon, the complaint of shoulder pain is prevalent throughout my clinic. The human shoulder is composed of many structures that can become injured and, thus, there are a multitude of reasons why your shoulder can hurt.

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Frozen Shoulder

Scott D. Kuiper, M.D.

Frozen shoulder is a relatively common condition that effects two to five percent of the population. It generally effects patients between age 40 and 60, and is slightly more common in women than men. Commonly, the patient will present with a gradual onset of pain in the shoulder and they have trouble finding the direct cause of the pain.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Northgate Medical Center

3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207
Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150