News, Orthopedics, Sports Health

National Athletic Trainers’ Association recommends an ACL injury prevention program

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recently unveiled its recommendations for reducing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the knee. It includes specific exercises and guidelines on how athletes should implement an injury prevention program to improve their chance of avoiding an injury. The recommendation supports calls from sports medicine professionals  and provides training recommendations…

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Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

Shoulder surgery helps athlete reach higher

Terri Kendall’s art takes an incredible amount of strength. She gracefully glides through the air, transitioning from one colorful silk fabric to another — all while suspended dozens of feet off the ground. Kendall relies on no safety equipment to catch her. Instead, she relies on her body — trusting that the muscles in her…

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Ortho - Hip, Orthopedics

Exercise may help delay hip replacement

We know exercise provides many health benefits and lowers risk for conditions like Type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. But did you know that exercise could help lower your risk for a hip replacement? Exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep your hips healthy, especially if you already have arthritis….

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Trinity coach Bob Beatty’s hip replacement game changer

Trinity High School Head Football Coach Bob Beatty needed a hip replacement. He couldn’t really celebrate wins anymore because he needed to sit down right away after a game. He wasn’t enjoying what he was doing as much. For Beatty, the recovery from major joint replacement was less difficult than many may assume. He had…

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Meet Tim Wait, CrossFit athlete after shoulder surgery

Tim Wait, a competitive CrossFit athlete, couldn’t ignore the pain in his shoulder any longer. “I really knew it was a problem when I was participating in competition and couldn’t keep up,” he said. Wait reached out to Ryan J. Krupp, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Orthopedic Specialists – Brownsboro and director of Norton Sports…

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Ortho - Hip, Orthopedics

Home after hip replacement

Bob Beatty has achieved tremendous success as head football coach at Trinity High School in Louisville. In his 16 years at the helm, the Shamrocks have won 11 state titles and are consistently ranked among the top football programs in the country. “From our players to our coaches, we have the desire to outwork anybody,”…

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Orthopedics, Spine

Standing Tall Thanks to Norton Surgeon

Rolando Puno, M.D., orthopaedic spine surgeon with Norton Leatherman Spine Center, created the world’s first polyaxial pedicle screw in the early 1980s — an important invention for spine surgeries that require the placement of rods and screws. His invention was first used in a human in 1988 at Norton Hospital. The polyaxial pedicle screw allows…

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