Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics

What to know and do before knee surgery

Preparing for knee replacement surgery may feel intimidating. Did you know that every year, more than half a million people have knee replacement surgery? Your doctor’s office will give you a booklet and more detailed information, but here are some things to know and do before your procedure. Overview of knee replacement surgery The knee…

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Injury and Trauma, Orthopedics

Open leg fractures like Tiger Woods’ can take months to heal

A broken leg like that suffered by Tiger Woods in his recent automobile crash can take several months to heal — and possibly longer since the compound fracture was in the lower leg and involved both the tibia and fibula as well as serious ankle injuries. The lower leg, especially with multiple bones affected, can…

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Ortho - Hip, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics

Spouses and partners are beneficiaries of knee and hip replacements too, study finds

You can expect to get around better with less pain after hip or knee replacement surgery, but your partner also can discover a better quality of life, according to a recent study. Your partner likely has taken on many of the duties of caregiver as your arthritic knee or hip became gradually more debilitating. The…

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Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics

Getting a new knee doesn’t come with the costly hospital stay it used to

Knee replacement costs have come down in recent years as orthopedic surgeons develop more sophisticated techniques and use increasingly precise tools that can allow patients to go home the same day as their surgery. A knee replacement used to require several nights in the hospital while a patient was recovering. Minimally invasive procedures have advanced…

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Ortho - Shoulder, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports - Shoulder, Sports Health

With repaired shoulder, St. X quarterback feels ‘brand-new’

St. Xavier High School quarterback Jack Sivori can’t pinpoint the day he injured his shoulder. But as the 2019 football season progressed, throwing became more and more painful. “I couldn’t throw as hard, and I started throwing weird because of the pain,” the 17-year-old junior said. “I would put my arm over my head and…

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Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports - Knee, Sports Health

With reconstructed knee, Louisville goalie returns to the pitch with confidence and plans for college

Soccer is a big part of Gregory “Trey” Murphy’s life. Trey is a goalie, and he plays on both a high school team and a travel team. Soccer came to a sudden and painful halt for Trey in March 2019. In warmups, Trey went to step one way but his leg got caught under him,…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Ortho - Hip, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics

Performing joint replacements with precision that restores quality of life drives Kevin Himschoot, M.D.

For orthopedic surgeon Kevin Himschoot, M.D., the best part of his job is giving people back what they’ve lost. “Whether it’s getting back to skiing or kneeling and playing with their grandkids, I have the tools and the training to help,” said Dr. Himschoot, the newest member of the team at Norton Orthopedic Institute. Dr….

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Ortho - Shoulder, Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports - Shoulder, Sports Health

A repaired rotator cuff and a great experience

Riding his bike on a trail, Dan Lillpop tried to turn around in tall grass. The bike stopped and Dan fell. The 65-year-old braced himself with his left arm, tearing the rotator cuff in his shoulder when he hit the ground. After a trip to the emergency room, X-rays, and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)…

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Foundation, Geriatric, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences, Norton Healthcare Foundation, Orthopedics

Driving program helps patients get behind the wheel again safely

At 67 years old, Mike Donahue never figured he’d be taking driver’s education all over again. A Sellersburg, Indiana, pastor who has multiple sclerosis (MS), Mike is one of the first patients to get behind the wheel with the Norton Hospital Driving Assessment Program. The program is for individuals affected by neurological, orthopedic or developmental…

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Ortho - Hip, Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

From a December hip replacement to learning to surf by summer

Lee Dulaney did her best to ignore the pain in her right hip for years. Steroid injections helped, but the pain persisted. “I’d get steroid injections, and it would feel better for a while; and then the pain would come back.” Lee said. “People would say, ‘You’re limping,’ and I’d say, ‘I know. It hurts.’”…

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Orthopedics, Sports Health

Fort Knox area gets easier access to military veteran sports medicine physician

When sports medicine physician Scotty Newcomer, D.O., was offered a chance to treat soldiers from Fort Knox, he jumped at it. “I said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it,’” Dr. Newcomer said. Dr. Newcomer, an Air Force veteran who served six years active duty and four years in the Reserve, is a nonsurgical orthopedics and sports medicine…

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Arm and Hand, Spine

If you have numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms or legs, the issue may be in your neck

If you commonly experience a sensation of numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms or legs, there is a chance that issue may trace back to your neck. Spinal cord compression is more common as we age. Weakness and sensory changes in the extremities is a giveaway that spinal cord compression may be happening in…

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