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Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s expand services in Westport Plaza

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to fulfill their promise to expand access to health care with the opening of a new multipractice location in Westport Plaza in northeastern Louisville. The 21,000-square-foot space — a $9.5 million investment — includes Norton Healthcare’s first same-day orthopedic injury care center and the first multidisciplinary office to house…

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Arm and Hand, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Orthopedics, Sports Health

How to prevent golfer’s elbow

Golfer’s elbow is caused by repetitive motion that wears on the soft tissue near the elbow. Known clinically as medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow can happen to anyone. Golfer’s elbow is a soft-tissue overuse injury at the point where your forearm muscle tendons attach to the bone on the inside of your elbow. When the injury…

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Injury and Trauma, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

WWE superstar Al Snow chooses rare double knee replacement to relieve pain

Allen Sarven knows pain. But the pain that finally brought him to his knees was just that — knee pain. Also known to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fans as Al Snow, he has been a professional wrestler for 41 years. His career has taken him across states and continents, entertaining millions and winning championship titles,…

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Ortho - Foot and Ankle, Orthopedics, Sports - Foot and Ankle, Sports Health

Recovering from Achilles tendon rupture, tendinitis and other injuries

Probably the most severe Achilles tendon injury is a rupture, or complete tear, of the tendon. An Achilles rupture — a severing of the tendon that connects the calf muscle and your heel bone — often results in sudden pain in the back of your ankle and lower leg, accompanied by a snapping or popping sound….

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Ortho - Hip, Orthopedics

Hip replacement recovery and what to expect from surgery

If you’re thinking about getting hip replacement surgery, you are probably in pain. Maybe it’s difficult to walk up stairs and get up from a chair.  But how painful is the hip replacement surgery itself, and what’s the recovery like from getting an artificial joint?  “There are options to alleviate pain that don’t involve surgery,…

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Arm and Hand, Orthopedics

High school wrestler back on the mat after successful Tommy John surgery

On the back side of Scottsburg High School’s campus in Southern Indiana, behind the football field, sits a small, purple brick building. There’s no air conditioning, and the sound system barely works. The sounds you can hear are those of a group of boys maneuvering around a wrestling mat, practicing their takedowns and pins. They’re…

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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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