Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

Your Own Blood Plasma Can Relieve Pain

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is created using your own blood that is separated out to remove the red and white blood cells and retain the platelets which are rich in growth factors. This solution, when injected into damaged tissue, can help promote healing and stop degeneration. Today, PRP injections are used to help relieve  

Relieve Thumb Pain with a Joint Replacement

When you think about how to relieve arthritic knee and hip pain the answer is often easy – joint replacement. But did you know that if you suffer from pain due to thumb arthritis you have options, including an innovative new joint replacement procedure. Dr. James Baker, an affiliated fellowship-trained hand surgeon with OrthoCincy Orthopaedics  

ACL Injuries 101: What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard the term “ACL injury” – but what exactly does that mean? Is there any way to prevent it? Chances are unless you or a loved one has first-hand experience with this type of injury, you might need a little refresher course on the ACL – especially as the fall sports season starts  

Weekend Warriors at Increased Risk for Achilles Tendon Tear

This summer, as you head out for a pickup basketball game or a fierce tennis match with your old high school friend, remember one thing—warm up properly before hitting the court. “The middle-aged athlete, between the ages of 30-50, are the most common people I see with Achilles tendon tears,” says Dr. Nicholas Gates, an  

St. Elizabeth: Sports Medicine Services for Everyone

After months of snow and cold, nothing is sweeter than being able to get back outside to bike, hike, swim or walk. For the Northern Kentucky community, getting outdoors for sports games and fitness activities are a highlight of the warm weather months. But what happens when those summer plans are derailed by an injury?  

Stimulating Your Body to Repair Itself and Fight Pain

Your body tends to break down as you age. In your 40s, it is likely you will start to feel the first aches and pains that come with the wear and tear you put on your joints and muscles. Did you know there are treatment options to help slow or possibly stop that degeneration? Dr.  

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat

This year in the Tri-State area, it feels like we skipped spring and went straight to summer. Without a gradual warmup for our bodies to get used to, it’s more important than ever to focus on staying hydrated as the temperature continues to climb. Whether you are training for a marathon, playing a round of  

Specialized Hand Therapy for Musicians

For many musicians, keeping their body in excellent shape is part of their job. But what can be done when an injury happens? Conditions affecting musicians can range from soreness and pain to an injury that impacts their ability to play and perform as scheduled. Just as learning an instrument requires special training and expertise,  

Cryotherapy for Sports Injury—Why, When and How

As an athlete, it is inevitable that at some point you will experience an injury. Whether it is a minor deep tissue bruise or something that requires surgery, cryotherapy can aid in recovery and pain management. “Using cold or ice on an injury is beneficial in helping to control swelling, reduce bleeding and it may  

Osteoporosis: What You Should Know

Maybe you’ve heard of osteoporosis but assumed it was something to worry about in old age. Not the case, experts say. Taking steps now to improve your bone health can have valuable benefits for our bones for years to come. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too