Orthopedic referral guidelines: Hip and knee joint replacement

Primary care and sports medicine providers hear frequently from patients about hip and knee pain, especially among older adults. The threshold for referral to an orthopedic specialist for possible joint replacement focuses on pain and […]

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Stephanie A. Merimee, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and Louisville native, joining Norton Louisville Arm & Hand

Stephanie A. Merimee, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, has joined the team at Norton Louisville Arm & Hand. Dr. Merimee has a medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her residency […]

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Treating biceps tendinitis to keep athletes on the field and throwing

The shoulder joint is a complex combination of ligaments, muscles, bones and tendons. All these structures must function correctly to keep the joint in alignment, or the patient could experience pain, decreased range of motion, […]

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Anterior vs. posterior hip replacement approaches

Patients who need a hip replacement often ask about anterior versus posterior hip replacement approaches. Both approaches work well over the long term, but the anterior approach has the advantage of a speedier recovery, according [...]

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Diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve compressions

Carpal tunnel, the most common type of peripheral nerve compression, is primarily a clinical diagnosis and is usually confirmed with a combination of physical exam and history. A nerve test is also possible in cases […]

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Referral guide for Norton Louisville Arm & Hand

Referrals to Norton Louisville Arm & Hand typically can be seen by the next day, if necessary, for both simple and complex conditions, including fractures — from the humerus to the fingertip. Some of the [...]

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Use of boy’s finger restored after avulsion fracture [graphic images]

The patient A 7-year-old male riding on a tractor with his father suffered a a crush injury to his left ring finger. The two were starting to ascend a hill when the boy’s finger became […]

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Norton Healthcare receives first Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence designation in country from DNV

Norton Healthcare has been named the first Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence in the country by DNV, a national accrediting body. This designation is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in diagnostic services, […]

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3D printing adds precision to arm and hand malunion osteotomy surgeries

When a fall off the monkey bars leaves a 10-year-old with a distal radius fracture that heals incorrectly, or a 12-year-old gymnast lands wrong and the bone remodeling results in limited range of motion, the […]

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Outpatient hip replacement: Going home a few hours after surgery

Most hip replacements performed by Norton Orthopedic Institute are now outpatient. The patients like it because they get to sleep in their own bed, and their recovery and outcomes are at least as good as […]

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Freezing giant cell tumor of bone: Case study

The patient A 25-year-old woman presented with recurrent left second metacarpal giant cell tumor of bone. She previously was treated with extensive curettage, bone graft substitute placement and Kirschner wire fixation. Giant cell tumor of [...]

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How providers play a role in reducing maternal mortality rates and racial disproportionality

Black people are nearly 3 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white people, and the alarming rate of maternal mortality and the racial gap in pregnancy loss and pregnancy-related deaths are nationwide […]

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