Category: Orthopedics

ACL reconstruction returns student to her love of soccer

ACL reconstruction returns student to her love of soccer

Kathryn Brenner was a high achieving athlete during her high school years at Visitation Academy in St. Louis. A soccer player since the age of 4 and on the varsity squads for soccer, basketball and softball, Brenner’s childhood and teen years were filled with high impact sports.  While playing basketball in her sophomore year, she

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What happens when you tear your ACL?

What happens when you tear your ACL?

What is an ACL and what is its function?
ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, which is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. The main function of a ligament is to connect a bone to a bone. In the case of the ACL, this important ligament directly connects the femur (thigh bone) to

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Orthopedic Injury Clinic helps patients get back in the game

Orthopedic Injury Clinic helps patients get back in the game

Missing part of the game is something very few athletes want to do, but a broken bone sometimes requires just that.
For Daniel Buckhannon, 12, a fractured clavicle forced him to leave his middle school football game early to visit the Injury Clinic at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center.
“I think

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Hip replacement patient refuses to slow down

Hip replacement patient refuses to slow down

At the age of 61, Rosemary Schriefer struggled with pain in her hip and relied on a cane for even the shortest walks. But since mobility and independence have always been important to her, she decided to fight back.
Now 63, she works out on the elliptical machine at her local YMCA and takes Zumba

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Training and conditioning are key to preventing sports injuries

Training and conditioning are key to preventing sports injuries

Warmer weather may be turning St. Louisans’ minds to baseball, but don’t count your hometown hockey team out for the season just yet. With a win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, the St. Louis Blues are giving fans new hope for a playoff run.
The current injury report shows that road ahead won’t necessarily

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Entertainer sidelined by synovitis

Entertainer sidelined by synovitis

Lady Gaga performed for a crowd of 18,000 people at the Scottrade Center just over a week ago. It turns out that fans here in St. Louis may have been watching the entertainer aggravate an injury that has left her unable to walk. Today Lady Gaga announced that her “Born This Way” tour is on hold

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Changing the way we look at sports injuries

Changing the way we look at sports injuries

Football fans across the country are tuning in today to watch the NFL’s big game. Although the Rams won’t take home the Lombardi trophy this year, St. Louis fans are already looking ahead to the 2013 season. 
The Rams had a hard time putting points on the board in 2012 when top offensive weapons like wide

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Keeping the Rams Healthy in 2012

Keeping the Rams Healthy in 2012

New coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams kick off the NFL regular season on Sunday, taking on the Detroit Lions in the Motor City. It’s a day the team and many fans have been waiting for since the end of last season.
The Rams are one of the youngest teams in the NFL

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Chilly Day for Cardinals Home Opener Brings Increased Injury Risk

St. Louis is well known as a “baseball town” and it’s hard to not find people today wearing red in honor of their World Series champions. However, a lot of people going to the Cardinals home opener at Busch Stadium today will have their red covered by heavy jackets as temperatures top out around 64

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Congrats to Our Golf Expo Winners

Congrats to Our Golf Expo Winners

The St. Louis Golf Expo greeted hundreds of avid—and casual—golfers at its 2012 event in the St. Charles Convention Center, Jan. 20-22. Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Orthopedics were part of the crowd of sponsors and presenters that numbered more than 90. If you stopped by one of our three booths, you had a chance to meet

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