Brand Feature, Ortho - Shoulder, Orthopedics

Indiana sheriff back on the job after shoulder surgery

Ken Haas, a corrections officer and SWAT team lead with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Indiana, was training police recruits in 2020 when a demonstration resulted in a shoulder injury. Training recruits in handcuffing It was a normal day on the job for this now 54-year-old, but as one of the recruits attempted…

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Do I need a referral for an orthopedic doctor?

If your knee pain is making life difficult or if getting out of bed gets a little more painful every day, you might need to see an orthopedist. Do you need a referral to see an orthopedic doctor? Not at Norton Orthopedic Institute. You can make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist online from the…

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Ortho - Hip, Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports - Hip

At 66, Liz wasn’t going to let a worn-out hip set her back

Liz, 66, was hiking in Arizona in February when she thought she pulled a muscle on her left hip. Hot baths and physical therapy didn’t help. By the time she got home to Louisville, she was struggling to walk. Liz went to see her doctor, and images of her hip showed the joint was worn…

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Arm and Hand, Orthopedics

Can carpal tunnel syndrome go away without surgery?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful, sometimes debilitating condition that can make everyday activities unbearable. The good news is that carpal tunnel pain can be treated without surgery, as long as it is treated early, before symptoms become severe. Can carpal tunnel pain go away without surgery? Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on…

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Orthopedics, Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? How can I tell if I have osteoporosis and what can I do to prevent osteoporosis?

When was the last time you thought about your bone health or wondered, “Do I have osteoporosis?” Most of us need strong bones to keep up with our everyday activities, and we don’t ask, “Are my bones healthy?” until it’s too late. This is osteoporosis awareness month, so let’s dive in to all things bone…

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Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics

Computer-guided knee replacement surgery isn’t science fiction, it’s fact

Advances in computer-guided and robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures have greatly improved the precision of the surgeon’s work, speeding recovery and reducing time in the hospital. An innovative tool at Norton Orthopedic Institute provides exact computer-assisted guidance that can offer a smoother surgery. Computer-guided knee replacement “The CORI Surgical System uses computer-assisted technology to help precisely…

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How to choose an orthopedic surgeon

Living with chronic joint pain can keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. Many people are afraid to see an orthopedic specialist, because they fear surgery or aren’t sure how to choose an orthopedic doctor. Here are some tips on finding the best orthopedic doctor in your area. Credentials, certifications and designations Do your…

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Ortho - Shoulder, Orthopedics

Rotator cuff surgery approved by FDA and performed in Louisville

A new procedure approved last year by the Food and Drug Administration is bringing relief to those experiencing massive rotator cuff tears. The Stryker InSpace subacromial balloon spacer is designed for patients who have a rotator cuff tear that is not directly repairable to bone but who are not ready for a reverse total shoulder…

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News, Orthopedics, Spine

Norton Healthcare named national Orthopaedic Center of Excellence

Norton Healthcare has received certification as an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, one of only 12 hospital systems in the country to receive the designation. Norton Healthcare’s Norton Orthopedic Institute and Norton Leatherman Spine received the designation from DNV Healthcare, a leading worldwide certification body committed to the development and continual improvement of health care quality…

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Orthopedics, Sports Health

How long to ice an injury

How long to ice an injury depends on when you were injured and the severity of the injury. If swelling and inflammation last more than 48 hours, you may have a more serious injury. Do not ignore it. If you are experiencing continued tenderness, inflammation or redness, it’s time to see a health care provider….

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What to expect: Your health at 50

Everyone ages differently, but in your 50s, you may start to notice changes in your body. The good news is, there are effective ways to slow the progress of many of those changes. Read on for info and tips for aging in your 50s. The skin you’re in You may notice subtle changes in your…

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Ortho - Hip, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics

3 signs you may be ready for a joint replacement

If you’ve been living with joint pain due to arthritis, you may be wondering if you need a knee or hip replacement. When considering joint replacement surgery, there are a few ways you can determine if you’re ready to discuss it with your orthopedic provider. Chad E. Smith, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Orthopedic Institute,…

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