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Orthopedics Register today for the 2019 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium

Register today for the 2019 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium

The 2019 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium will provide information to help clinicians in Louisville and Southern Indiana identify hip pathology via medical history, exam and appropriate use of imaging. Providers also will be equipped with an understanding of when and to whom to refer their patient. Sessions at the Oct. 18 presentation will cover: Pediatric orthopedic …

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Orthopedics New computer-assisted technology eases knee replacement for atypical anatomies

New computer-assisted technology eases knee replacement for atypical anatomies

An innovative procedure at Norton Orthopedic Institute provides precise, computer-assisted guidance to surgeons performing knee replacement for patients with atypical bone structure. Those atypical anatomies can include scarring from prior surgery, a congenital condition or damage from injury. “Those surgeries are more complex than your typical knee replacement, because even though those patients healed from …

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Orthopedics Complex scoliosis surgery aided by 3D model of patient’s severely curved spine

Complex scoliosis surgery aided by 3D model of patient’s severely curved spine

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville recently printed a 3D model of a patient’s severely curved spine to prepare with greater precision for her complex surgery. The 3D model of Gracie Latkovski’s spine was used to create custom-made drill guides for each of her affected vertebra. Joshua W. Meier, M.D., and his …

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Orthopedics When a torn meniscus won’t heal, surgery may be needed

When a torn meniscus won’t heal, surgery may be needed

Some meniscus tears will not heal. In those cases, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery may be needed. The next question will be what kind of surgery. Athletes aren’t the only patients to experience a meniscus tear. The C-shaped discs of cartilage connect the thighbones to the shinbones. They act as shock absorbers and help keep the …

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Orthopedics Welcome Charles F. Moore Jr., M.D., to Norton Rheumatology Specialists

Welcome Charles F. Moore Jr., M.D., to Norton Rheumatology Specialists

Charles F. Moore Jr., M.D., is the newest member of Norton Rheumatology Specialists. Dr. Moore earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. During that time he became the internal medicine/pediatrics chief resident. Dr. Moore completed a fellowship in rheumatology …

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Orthopedics PRP injections Platelet-rich plasma helps accelerate healing

PRP injections Platelet-rich plasma helps accelerate healing

As an alternative to surgery, the platelet-rich plasma injection is getting attention for its ability to help the body use its own healing properties to treat muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. During a PRP injection procedure, the doctor harvests platelets from the patient, then concentrates them in the patient’s own plasma before injecting them into …

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Orthopedics New implant allows for less invasive shoulder replacement

New implant allows for less invasive shoulder replacement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new less invasive implant for shoulder replacement that requires less healthy bone removal to anchor the new joint in place. By removing less bone, patients potentially may have less pain while recovering and better range of motion than with conventional shoulder replacements. Norton Orthopedic Institute …

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Orthopedics Norton Sports Health offers weekend evaluation and treatment of sports injuries

Norton Sports Health offers weekend evaluation and treatment of sports injuries

Do you have a patient who is an avid runner or participates in group sports and are susceptible to injury? Refer them to Norton Sports Health’s Saturday Sports Injury Clinics. Norton Sports Health offers evaluation and treatment of athletes with sports-related injuries, including concussions, at its Saturday Sports Injury Clinics. The clinics are staffed with …

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Orthopedics New interactive technology makes physical therapy feel like a virtual reality game

New interactive technology makes physical therapy feel like a virtual reality game

The new Norton Mobility Lab, supported by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, provides new technology that takes mobility or gait therapy to a whole new level with virtual reality simulations. It’s the only technology of its kind in Kentucky. With the new technology, therapists can create a number of different interactive simulations, such as walking in …

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Orthopedics Severe scoliosis cases on the rise in children

Severe scoliosis cases on the rise in children

John R. Dimar, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Leatherman Spine Center believes the lack of scoliosis screenings in schools across the country may be contributing to the increase in severe scoliosis cases. Many school districts stopped screening for scoliosis several years ago, when it no longer became a state requirement. “Some scientific articles suggest that …

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Orthopedics Welcome Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville surgeon, Kent L. Walker, D.O.

Welcome Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville surgeon, Kent L. Walker, D.O.

Kent L. Walker, D.O., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, has joined Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville. Dr. Walker earned his undergraduate degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. He completed his residency at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, and a pediatric …

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CME Registration is open for the 2018 Spine Symposium

Registration is open for the 2018 Spine Symposium

Registration is open for the 2018 Spine Symposium, Back to Basics: Essentials of Spinal Diagnosis and Treatment, taking place Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at The Seelbach Hilton. Spine diseases, including back pain, are one of the most common reasons that patients see their physicians. Recognizing the importance of proper treatment for these patients to improve …

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Cancer Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Few things are more trusted than a doctor’s recommendation – which is why being named a Top Surgeon, according to fellow doctors, is so meaningful. To all the talented and dedicated Norton Medical Group surgeons who topped the list, congratulations from all your colleagues, friends and patients at Norton Healthcare. APPENDECTOMY R. Craig DeWeese, M.D. …

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CME What’s new in pediatric orthopedics

What’s new in pediatric orthopedics

Register now for the 2018 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium: What’s New In Pediatric Orthopedics on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center. This continuing medical education symposium is designed to assist primary care physicians and emergency health care providers in delivering appropriate care to children with orthopedic injuries …

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Orthopedics Norton Orthopedic Institute now offers same-day appointments

Norton Orthopedic Institute now offers same-day appointments

When you break a bone, twist an ankle or dislocate a shoulder, you need care as soon as possible. Norton Orthopedic Institute now offers same-day appointments for the treatment of injuries and chronic conditions. Our specialists practice a team approach in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of your bone and joint conditions and injuries, including: • Arm …

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Orthopedics Amit Gupta, M.D. analyzes firework injuries of the hand

Amit Gupta, M.D. analyzes firework injuries of the hand

Today is the 4th of July, which means many people throughout the United States will celebrate with firework displays. Although some of these displays are professionally conducted, there is a great number of festivities where individuals who use and handle fireworks end up with injuries to the hand, face, ear and eyes. Amit Gupta, M.D. …

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CME Save the date for 2018 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium

Save the date for 2018 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium: What’s New in Pediatric Orthopedics. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Muhammad Ali Center Continuing education credits will be provided. Presented by: Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s Hospital Click here to register, or for more information call the Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing …

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Orthopedics Scoliosis treatment options at Norton Healthcare

Scoliosis treatment options at Norton Healthcare

Specialists with Norton Leatherman Spine and Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville can diagnose and treat pediatric patients with mild, moderate or severe scoliosis. Scoliosis may be a concern if a child’s shoulders are uneven, a curve in the spine is visible or the pelvis appears to be tilted. Depending on the type of scoliosis, it …

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Neuroscience Norton Mobility Lab utilizes GRAIL for gait analysis and training

Norton Mobility Lab utilizes GRAIL for gait analysis and training

The new Norton Mobility Lab, located in Norton Medical Plaza 1 on the Norton Healthcare – St. Matthews campus, offers gait analysis and training using the GRAIL system. Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) is a versatile, multisensory system which facilitates analysis and training for pediatric and adult patients with impaired walking. Gait issues may …

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CME 2018 Sports Medicine Symposium focuses on the overhead athlete

2018 Sports Medicine Symposium focuses on the overhead athlete

Register now for the 2018 Sports Medicine Symposium: State-of-the-art Care for the Overhead Athlete, taking place Friday, June 8-9, 2018 at the Omni Louisville Hotel and Norton Orthopedic & Hand Center. Jointly provided by Norton Sports Health and KORT, the Sports Medicine Symposium is designed to provide physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other health care …

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Orthopedics Pediatric Head Injuries

Pediatric Head Injuries

If a child has been involved in a major car accident or had a serious fall or blow to the head, often there is little doubt the child should be treated for a concussion. Less obvious head injuries can be more difficult to assess. A child may show fewer symptoms and even have a scan that shows no sign …

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Orthopedics Pediatric orthopedic surgeon lengthens teen’s legs

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon lengthens teen’s legs

At just 6 weeks old, Jerren Harrison contracted bacterial meningitis. He was treated and seemed to be doing well — except for what doctors couldn’t see. The infection had crept into the growth plates in his leg bones. When he was 2 years old, his legs stopped growing. Without radical treatment, he would grow to …

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