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Orthodox Judaism: separation of women during menses, symbol of life, menstrual period
symbol of life, menstrual period, menses: Carl... Regardless of our understanding of the Commandments or the apparent logic (or lack thereof) of many of them, we must follow them carefully and completely. That said, Blood is a symbol of life....thus the sacrifices, niddah (menstrual period), circumcision,...

Orthodox Judaism: a serious question, torah views, pre marital sex
torah views, pre marital sex, evil fantasies: Dear Abraham, While the story of Er and Onan is the Torah source for the prohibition of masturbation, this prohibition is clearly not limited to that case. It makes no difference why you are spilling your seed, the spilling of seed is forbidden. There are...

Orthodox Judaism: serpent, deeper meaning, inclinations
deeper meaning, inclinations, serpents: R. The basic meaning of the verse is a curse that G-d placed on the serpent/snake, in which the serpent would be forced to travel on its belly (rather than on its legs which was its pre-curse state). As a result, the most it would be able to harm a person...

Orthodox Judaism: sex and premarital sex, becoming a jew, maternal lineage
becoming a jew, maternal lineage, torah laws: No problem at all. Becoming a Jew is a very big adjustment and a huge responsibility. It requires full commitment to 613 Written Torah laws and tens of thousands unwritten Torah and Rabinical laws. If a Jew does not observe the laws the consequences can...

Orthodox Judaism: sheol, jewish belief, sudden desire
jewish belief, sudden desire, jewish concept: Hi, Regarding your question: Judaism teaches that G-d created the world and the beings within for a purpose. THis purpose is both microcosmic and macrocosmic. Each individual should develop and grow through rising over and dealing with that which present...

Orthodox Judaism: shomer shabbos conundrum, conservative shul, shabbat services
conservative shul, shabbat services, bat mitzvah: The reason I asked about his orthodoxy is because, as you know, they do not celebrate bat mitzvot, and as such might just be trying to beg off gracefully. Non-kosher and unclean are not necessarily the same thing. It appears he is well-versed in living...

Orthodox Judaism: sideburns, razor knife, electric shaver
razor knife, electric shaver, wiggle room: Dear Tina, the reason why chassidic men keep sideburns is because the Torah says (Leviticus 19:27) You shall not round off the edge of your scalp. The Torah forbids this practice because in ancient times it was a pagan custom to shave the sideburns. The...

Orthodox Judaism: sin, righteous gentile, converting to judaism
righteous gentile, converting to judaism, mental illnesses: Peter, Converting to Judaism is long and difficult journey which requires a huge amount of study and commitment. Once converted there is no turning back. According to Jewish tradition a person can be considered a righteous gentile by following the Noahide...

Orthodox Judaism: Ever since I learned of the..., yom kippur prayer, lashon hara
yom kippur prayer, lashon hara, horah: Hi Tania, The two categories of evil talk refered to in the Yom Kippur prayer are Lashon Hara and Rechilut. Lashon Hara is gossiping about someone else, speaking negatively about someone. It is a more general category. Rechilut is more specifically...

Orthodox Judaism: sins of the fathers, hands of heaven, firstborn child
hands of heaven, firstborn child, sins of the fathers: Rashi in Devarim explains that the fact that a son will not die as a result of his father s sins is understood from the end of the verse Each man will die for his own sins , so the beginning of the verse is redundant. So he explains that the first part of...

Orthodox Judaism: Why are you here son?, king ahaz, book of isaiah
king ahaz, book of isaiah, almah: Hello R, first of all, Isaiah 7:14 doesn t say the virgin shall conceive a son and shall call his name Immanuel . The word that Christians manipulate and change into a virgin is in fact young woman . A virgin in Hebrew is betulah ; a young woman is...

Orthodox Judaism: sons2, countless folks, midrashim
countless folks, midrashim, capital offense: hi R, I will give you what Rashi says about this issue. 22. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father s nakedness, and he told his two brothers outside. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw (Gen. Rabbah 36:7) Some of our Sages say: Canaan saw and...

Orthodox Judaism: Who's speaking 3, angel of the lord, singl
angel of the lord, singl, yeshua: The Midrash says regarding the three angels that visited Abraham that each could only fulfill one mission which is why three were needed. Also, only a few angels are named by name in the Tanach and a name indicates a permanence. Also our Rabbis derive from...

Orthodox Judaism: spelling and meaning of Jewish term, eva marie, good luck
eva marie, good luck: Dear Eva Marie, I m sorry, but I don t recognize the word that you wrote. The only two words that I can think of are berogez , which means annoyed or angry, or mudineh , which means strange or weird. If you get more information or the spelling of the...

Orthodox Judaism: spirits, evil spirit, spirit of god
evil spirit, spirit of god, evil spirits: Hello R, I cannot comment on the book of Acts any more than I could comment on Steven King or Dean Koontz - it s a fiction and therefore its content is entirely up to the imagination of the writer. The book of Samuel, of course, is an entirely different...

Orthodox Judaism: The star of David., true deity, female deities
true deity, female deities, female goddess: Dear Maram, You are correct not to trust that book. I am amazed at how a work of fiction can be taken as fact by so many people! I can testify that anything said about Judaism in that book is certainly fiction. Jews worship the one G-d, and have ever since...

Orthodox Judaism: story in the Talmud Yerushalmi, talmud yerushalmi, oxford bible
talmud yerushalmi, oxford bible, proverbs chapter: The only thing I found in Talmud Yerushalmi Sanhedrin that remotely resembles what you mention is in daf (page/leaf) 23b (I cannot reconcile 6:23c). The Talmud asks, why was man created last? [the answer:] it is comparable to a king who plans a feast,...

Orthodox Judaism: no subject, hebrew root, word fruit
hebrew root, word fruit, ancient literature: The hebrew root letters for fruit are FRJ which happens to be very closely resembling the word fruit. In french the word is spelled the same as in english and the t is not pronounced which results in the pronounciation of the word being almost identical...

Orthodox Judaism: T'zdakah/Charity allocation, jewish charities, concentric circles
jewish charities, concentric circles, worthy causes: Hi Byron, The priorities for Tzedaka work like concentric circles. You first have to help those closer to you, and then those that are farther away. So number one is your own family; after that your own Jewish community; then other Jewish communities; and...

Orthodox Judaism: TANAKH, hebrew scriptures tanakh, synagogue services
hebrew scriptures tanakh, synagogue services, personal devotion: Sorry for the delay in answering. 1) The Old Testament of the Christian Bible is a translation of the Tanakh. Except that quite a few important passages are mistranslated. 2) Orthodox Jews read the Tanakh in the original Hebrew in the synagogue, and...

Orthodox Judaism: TANAKH, hebrew scriptures tanakh, rabbi kaplan
hebrew scriptures tanakh, rabbi kaplan, personal devotion: 1) Basically yes 2) I can only speak of Torah observant Jews (generally known as orthodox). Public readings are exclusively in original Hebrew. Privately mostly Hebrew, with translations used as an aid. The less a person knows Hebrew, the more he or...

Orthodox Judaism: TANAKH, hebrew scriptures tanakh, hebrew acronym
hebrew scriptures tanakh, hebrew acronym, five books of moses: Dear Ron, 1) Tanakh is a Hebrew acronym that stands for Torah (Five books of Moses), Neviim (Prophets) and Khetuvim (Writings) . It is the same as what Christians call the Old Testament. 2) In synagogue the Tanakh is read as a part of services in the original...

Orthodox Judaism: TANAKH, hebrew scriptures tanakh, synagogue services
hebrew scriptures tanakh, synagogue services, personal devotion: Ron... We (Jews) believe that the Torah (the Books of Moses) were written by G-d. Some of It (ie the Ten Commandments) by the Finger of G-d and other parts by inspiration and/or dictation. The remainder of the Tanack has portions inspired by G-d (ie words...

Orthodox Judaism: Talmud, israel shahak, holocaust survivor
israel shahak, holocaust survivor, jewish rabbis: Hi Joshua, Funny thing. Many Jewish people are up in arms against the allegedly immoral Talmud and the prehistoric Orthodox Rabbis and claiming that this is NOT what Judaism teaches but rather being sensitive to other people s needs and how precious human...

Orthodox Judaism: Talmud, israel shahak, holocaust survivor
israel shahak, holocaust survivor, jewish rabbis: Joshua, I have not read the book so you will have to pardon my ignorance as to its contents. One must also bear in mind that the Talmud is a collection of Rabbinical arguments about the various concerns of man in each generation, bring ancient law into modern...

Orthodox Judaism: Talmud, israel shahak, holocaust survivor
israel shahak, holocaust survivor, jewish rabbis: The reason I took so long to answer is because it is really outside my realm of expertise to do such research but I did not want to reject the question either. I skimmed through http://www.revisionisthistory.org/wash.html where Shahak is quoted and I get...

Orthodox Judaism: Talmud question, christian scriptures, religious texts
christian scriptures, religious texts, jewish text: George, Great question. You are correct in the asnwer as well: No, to hate one s enemies is not contained in the Torah, Talmud or any other Jewish text I am aware of. It directly contradicts Jewish thought and Leviticus 19 (which does not say that one is...

Orthodox Judaism: Talmud, oral torah, explainations
oral torah, explainations, talmud: Allen: Thanks for the question! No, I don t know of anyone who puts Talmud as greater importance than Torah. However, to understand Orthodoxy s position, one must realize that they believe the Talmud is just as much G-d s word as is the Torah....that it is...

Orthodox Judaism: Tamar's role in the bible, five books of moses, women in the bible
five books of moses, women in the bible, books of moses: Dear David, I m sorry it s taken me so long to get back to you. My sister just got married, and it s been busy, thank God. First of all, I m assuming we re talkng Old Testament here. Being Jewish, I have no knowledge of any other version . I m not sure...

Orthodox Judaism: Tamar, tamar in the bible, women in the bible
tamar in the bible, women in the bible, future generations: Dear David, Tamar was the mother of the Davidic line of kings, and thus with her began the line that eventually will give birth to the Messiah, who must have paternal lineage to King David. Because the Messiah will vanquish evil, the powers of evil seek to...

Orthodox Judaism: Tambourines, singing the psalms, sacrifice service
singing the psalms, sacrifice service, percussion instruments: Don, The Levites played instruments as part of the sacrifice service and as we don t have sacrifices these days there is no need for instruments. It is possible that the use of instruments was discouraged as a reminder of the destruction of the Temple but...

Orthodox Judaism: Tanach Reference, jesus the messiah, walking in the midst
jesus the messiah, walking in the midst, angel of the lord: Q1 - it refers to an angel that came to protect the 3 people Q2 and 3: I cannot answer any questions regarding other religions. I will say this. Nothing in the Torah refers to the Nazarene. All references are inventions by the Church to justify their religion...

Orthodox Judaism: Tanach, christian sense, zechariah
christian sense, zechariah, supplications: Q2-Whenever the “angel of the L-rd” appeared before someone, didn’t the the L-RD confirm in some way the message being brought? Not sure what you mean. When a person merited G-d s direct appearance and communication, the message was quite clear and didn...

Orthodox Judaism: Tashlich, merits of abraham, abraham and isaac
merits of abraham, abraham and isaac, son isaac: Tashlich is not a command but rather a custom or tradition if you like. It consists primarily of a prayer and like many other prayers on the High Holidays we ask for our repentance to be accepted and sins forgiven. Most people go to a body of water for...

Orthodox Judaism: Tefillin and Prayer, kelly wittmann, religious upbringing
kelly wittmann, religious upbringing, bar mitzvah: Dear Kelly, The shliach would most probably say the first paragraph of the Shma with him, starting with Shma Yisrael and continuing until the word uvisharecha . If he is in a real rush he may only say the line Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokenu Hashem Echad....

Orthodox Judaism: Temple offerings, burnt offerings, third temple
burnt offerings, third temple, ephah: Thank you for the kind question. You asked, If these are to be “perpetual offering”, how are they replaced today by the sons of Aaron? I will let G-d speak for Himself on this matter: He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the L-rd...

Orthodox Judaism: Temples, descendants of abraham, animal sacrifice
descendants of abraham, animal sacrifice, abraham isaac: Hi, Relating to your question: After G-d created the world, Creation was in a perfect state. Upon eating from the tree of knowledge , Adam and Chava (Eve), in their capacity as creatures with free will, brought about a mixture of good and evil into...

Orthodox Judaism: Tempting?, divine presence, lost in translation
divine presence, lost in translation, jewish nation: Hi R The glory of G-d means His Divine Presence (this is a great example of the impact getting lost in translation). A better translation for tempted in v. 22 would be tested , meaning the Jewish nation tested G-d 10 times in the desert. Regards...

Orthodox Judaism: Ten Commandments, translation and interpretation, spiritual journey
translation and interpretation, spiritual journey, televangelist: The Torah was given by gG-d to Moses along with explanations, handed down orally from generation to generation. Without it, any number of interpretations could be extracted from the verses, and we would have no way of knowing which is correct. The prohibition...

Orthodox Judaism: Tenth part giving, sinagoge, agricultural cycle
sinagoge, agricultural cycle, tenth part: This refers to the 7 year agricultural cycle in Israel. 6 years the ground is worked and tithes must be set aside. The 7th year the land must be left fallow. The first tithe is given to the Levite throughout the 6 years. These 6 years are further subdivied...

Orthodox Judaism: Times 2?, god sent an angel, true ruler
god sent an angel, true ruler, ruler of the world: R. It is right before Rosh Hashanah and I d like to shoot off a quick answer before the Holidays. There is a dispute among the commentaries about exactly when this prophecy takes place. The most straightforward of the commentaries places this prophecy at...

Orthodox Judaism: Tithes, tithes and offerings, root meanings
tithes and offerings, root meanings, hebrew word: R. Not sure what you are referring to. Malachi 3:4 4. And then the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasant to the Lord, as in the days of old and former years. These are the temple sacrifices that will once more be accepted by God when the...

Orthodox Judaism: Today's World, pillars of fire, familiar spirits
pillars of fire, familiar spirits, auspicious times: I am unfamiliar with modern versions of people who practice black magic. I ll just explain what some major commentaries describe the above (with my translation) and you ll have to go out into the world and find them! There shall not be found among you anyone...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah, torah, scribe
torah, scribe, 4 months: The Torah defines the Jews as a nation. The only purpose for the Exodus out of Egypt 3300 years ago was to obtain the Torah. Depending on the speed of the scribe it takes 4 months up to a year to write the entire scroll. Prices can vary, starting from...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah, ezra the scribe, hebrew scriptures
ezra the scribe, hebrew scriptures, documentary hypothesis: Adam: Good question! You are correct in that there are several options and opinions about the Hebrew Scriptures and that Orthodoxy believes in a direct dictation, from G-d s mouth to Moses pen. I, myself, believe more in the Documentary Hypothesis, where...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah, quiet manner, arom
quiet manner, arom, allon: She died around the same time as Devorah her nurse, Gen 35:8 when Yacov returned from Lovon in Padan Arom. That s why the Torah chooses the words Allon-bachuth which the Midrash interprets as other crying , because Yacov was informed about his mother s death...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah, Creation, simman, midrash
simman, midrash, b page: The part that G-d looked into the Torah and created the world is found in the Zohar. Shemot chelek B 161b (Exodus, part b, page 323 [or daf 161 side 2]). The part about the utterance, perhaps you re referring to the word behiborom which means when they...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah law, torah law, torah laws
torah law, torah laws, family purity: No, not picking and choosing. Judging requires authority, it requires the power to dominate other people. Jews today have limited power to judge, capital punishment is not one of those things within our power. There are even some monetary issues that Jewish...

Orthodox Judaism: Does the Torah really forbid..., pre marital sex, romance novels
pre marital sex, romance novels, promiscuous woman: Sexual relations are forbidden before marriage based on the verse, There shall not be a promiscuous man or a promiscuous woman amongst the Children of Israel (Deuteronomy 23:18). The Rambam quotes this verse and writes, Anyone who has sexual relations without...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah--resistance, warsaw uprising, torah states
warsaw uprising, torah states, unpredictable number: The main goal in such a case is to preserve life. The Torah does not provide specific modes of operation. If one could argue that being completely passive and connected spiritually would save the life of an individual or a group, by all means it should be...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah Scroll fragment, torah script, five hundred years
torah script, five hundred years, vowel points: I am afraid you re not going to be happy with what I tell you. If this is indeed a column from a hand-written Torah scroll and is no longer usable for its intended purpose, it must be buried. You should hand it over to a Torah observant burial society (Chevra...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah/Talmud Questions for comparative study, orthodox jews, comparative overview
orthodox jews, comparative overview, secular laws: Hello Pete, 1/ These are still very serious sins. The death penalty can only be administered when we have the Temple and a Sanhedrin (main legislative body). Exercision is from G-d. Even then it was considered cruel if the death penalty was given more than...

Orthodox Judaism: Torah, bible old testament, questions on the text
bible old testament, questions on the text, line search: I haven t read the OT in english. My guess is that with perhaps a few exceptions the translation is accurate. If you d like to know the original Hebrew for certain words you want to investigate or have questions on the text you ve read, you are welcome to...

Orthodox Judaism: Train?, king uzziah, ministering angels
king uzziah, ministering angels, genesis 1: I probably could. But can you do me a favor and ask that as a separate question, not a follow-up, and also let me know what exactly you re looking for in an answer. Volumes have been written about this topic, so it would help me if you narrowed down your question...

Orthodox Judaism: Translation question, torah commentaries, venus the morning star
torah commentaries, venus the morning star, sonia johnson: I need to make one small correction. The word hyll in Isaiah 14:12 is more likely a noun meaning bright star or Venus, rather than a verb. The rest of the explanation still stands, including that the noun in Isaiah is based on the verb shine hll and...

Orthodox Judaism: Translation of the Ten Commandments, biblical morality, hebrew word
biblical morality, hebrew word, dear peter: Dear Peter, You have asked one of the most important questions to ask in order to understand Biblical morality. The original Hebrew is Lo Tirtzach , which means Do not murder . The Hebrew word for killing is Hariga , a completely different verb. Murder...

Orthodox Judaism: Tree Difference, gan eden, edan
gan eden, edan, tree of knowledge: Hello R, your question is still too broad for me to answer in a limited scope of this interface, unfortunately. These trees are indeed a very big deal; countless sages have spent their entire lives studying this subject. They represent a great deal, and...

Orthodox Judaism: Tree, solar and lunar eclipses, spiritual adultery
solar and lunar eclipses, spiritual adultery, jewish sages: Roni, Jeremiah 10:1 specifically says that the Lord spoke about the House of Israel. For them specifically, observing Christmas is indeed considered unseemly. Christmas of course is the celebration tied to the birth of Christian god (for any reasonable...

Orthodox Judaism: Tribal status of a male convert, distinct answers, tribal affiliation
distinct answers, tribal affiliation, tribe members: Sandy: I have heard 2 distinct answers to your question: The most common is that converts have no tribal affiliation. The implication here is that one cannot be adopted into a tribe after conversion. This is certainly the case with the Levites and Kohanim,...

Orthodox Judaism: Trip on a ship?, female slaves, true intent
female slaves, true intent, interesting questions: Hello R, the portion of Torah you re referring to is described as curses - and we read it very close to Rosh Hashanah. This passage poses some very interesting questions indeed, for there seems to be some inconsistency in this statement. We can assume...

Orthodox Judaism: True prophet, true prophets, kayal
true prophets, kayal, imposters: Hi Kayal Jews believe that there have been a number of true prophets that have come. We also look forward to the ultimate true prophet (sometimes called Messiah), who will bring peace to the entire world. You can identify a true prophet by the fact that...

Orthodox Judaism: Tzitzit, blue thread, tzitzis
blue thread, tzitzis, fringes: Adam: We wear fringes on our four-cornered garments to fufill the obligation of the commandment. The purpose of the commandment (and fringes) is to remind of us whom we serve (blue thread) and of all of the commandments we are to obey: such that when you...

Orthodox Judaism: talmud, how to treat a women, hemmorrhage
how to treat a women, hemmorrhage, talmud: In tractate Gittin 68b through 70a the Talmud discusses many ailments and their treatments. Most likely it is to be found there. Beware though, the Talmud is very cryptic and the meaning is very hidden. It is highly unlikely any information read in there...

Orthodox Judaism: tefillin/tallit, tallit, envelopment
tallit, envelopment, mitzva: We first put on tallit, then tefillin, When taking off, we take off tefillin first, then tallit. One reason: we always give precedence to a mitzva that it done more often, so being that tallit is worn every day (even Shabbat and festivals) and tefillin are...

Orthodox Judaism: the ten commandments, decorative sculptures, spherical images
decorative sculptures, spherical images, torah law: It is not what I think that matters but rather what the Torah Law states since the basic rules are not a matter of interpretation. Only spherical images, sculptures are problematic, pictures and paintings are ok. Obviously sculptures created for idol worship...

Orthodox Judaism: tithing, synagogue dues, temple tax
synagogue dues, temple tax, monies: Joshua, Thanks for your kind question. When the Temple stood, Jews were required to give a portion of their income to the Priests. Currently we are without a Temple and we give this amount to charity instead. Synagogue dues are separate and are more related...

Orthodox Judaism: the torah, legal loopholes, jewish court
legal loopholes, jewish court, ancient israel: Hi Lance, The answer to that question is no, a person cannot be put to death by the confession of his own sin. For a Jew to be convicted by a Jewish court, two eyewitnesses must have seen the perpetrator about to commit the crime and have warned him of...

Orthodox Judaism: torah, hebrew alphabet, history prof
hebrew alphabet, history prof, torah: The Torah was written around 1272 BC when Moses died by Moses himself with the knowledge and acceptance of the entire Jewish people, uncontestet as is explicitly stated in Deuteronomy. The fact that Moses wrote it before 900 BC is proof the Hebrew alphabet...

Orthodox Judaism: translation of, jehovah, attributes
jehovah, attributes, translation: Raymond, Comprehending the differences in G-ds name is a deep and mystical subject which requires delving into Kabbalistic theory. That said, His names are usually attributes of His relationship with his creations. Rashi explains this name to mean I am...

Orthodox Judaism: trees, rabbi yehuda, rabbi eliezer
rabbi yehuda, rabbi eliezer, rabbi shimon: A Rabbi must be consulted. The principle is, if your trees are considered a new plant then their year is 1, if they are part of the original tree, their year is 2. Here is what I found. I am not sure which law is most applicable. Mishna Shevi is end...

Orthodox Judaism: tzniut, jewish men, hashem
jewish men, hashem, modesty: Dear Daniella, I m sorry I haven t gotten to answer you until now. Men also have to dress modestly, just they have different guidlines. Jewish men shouldn t walk around bare-chested, or with shorts, unless it s in the right setting, for example, at the pool....

Orthodox Judaism: Ultra-Orthodox Jews, ultra orthodox jews, orthodox shul
ultra orthodox jews, orthodox shul, reform temple: Ellie: As a general rule, the more strict the observance the larger community required. As such, most (but certainly not all) Ultra-Orthodox Jews live in and around large metropolitan areas such as New York City, Chicago and LA. I m Orthodox but live in rural...

Orthodox Judaism: Unleavened Bread, evil inclination, sigmund freud
evil inclination, sigmund freud, leavened bread: I apoligize for my lack of knowledge to give you a complete answer. As per my bio, I am more a text problem resolution person than a general knowledge person. But I will tell you the basics. The leavening process is symbolic of the activites of the evil...

Orthodox Judaism: Use of Blood, rare blood type, jehovah s witnesses
rare blood type, jehovah s witnesses, orthodox jew: I think I found the discussion you were referring to. It was from a member of your faith who called himself Nick and was obviously trying to impose his beliefs on others. He started out asking why would you risk your soul? , etc. When one starts out with...

Orthodox Judaism: Use of Blood, israelite nation, loving creator
israelite nation, loving creator, simple man: Nick: I too have enjoyed our confab and have had the opportunity to think about my beliefs and solidify what I believe and why. I find discussion and teaching two very educational tools! It is funny that so much of our discussion revolves around definitions....

Orthodox Judaism: Use of musical instruments in the New Testament of the Holy Bible., god in the new testament, jesus and the apostles
god in the new testament, jesus and the apostles, testament gospels: Carmen... Since most, if not all, the New Testament was penned after the Second Temple was destroyed and also since the emphasis of their writings was of Jesus the temple and high priest rather than Jewish worship, it is not odd that musical instruments...

Orthodox Judaism: Used home Meat & Dairy kitchen, dairy kitchen, kosher label
dairy kitchen, kosher label, food offerings: A quick afterthought. A small gift cup or basket with kosher candies (ie kisses, Reese s Pieces) would be a nice thought and they can take it home and munch on it when they felt like it. Look for the kosher label (U), Star K, etc. You may want to have the...

Orthodox Judaism: understanding the Messiah, lubavitcher rebbe, land of israel
lubavitcher rebbe, land of israel, research sources: I cannot answer your question entirely because I find it difficult to research sources. If the level of verification is to the point where the Lubavitcher Rebbe is a possible candidate to be the Messiah then by the same criterion the Nazarene would be a...

Orthodox Judaism: An unknown Priest, patriarch abraham, son shem
patriarch abraham, son shem, melchizedek king: Hi R. I am afraid I cannot help you understand the Christian literature as I am not an expert in that area. Regarding your question about Malchi Zedek being Shem the son of Noah, this has been a tradition handed down from generation to generation all...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, shabbat candles, torah commandment
shabbat candles, torah commandment, lighting candles: Q1- Rashi says it means, when one person will bless another (I believe like a father his children), they will say, may you be like Abraham Q2- Our mother Sara lit candles on Shabbos. Most things in Judaism are not spelled out in Tanach. It is not a Torah...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, servant david, tanach
servant david, tanach, hashem: Q1)Regarding Isaiah 59:16…this passage has been used to prove that Yeshua needed to come and intercede for us as a sin sacrifice…...can you tell me the context of this passage? I don t understand. “ Roni, can you be more specific as to how this passage could...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, king of israel, moshiach
king of israel, moshiach, tanach: 1) No difference, it is the soul that needs to be cleansed for the sin 2) The stranger is a convert. Impurity only restricts us from entering the temple and eating of sacrifices, so those laws are on hold until the temple is rebuilt. 3) Job 17:6 ...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, chazon ish, observant jews
chazon ish, observant jews, king of israel: Q1) Atonement is always for sin, a pure person without any sin does not need atonement. As you know, there is no man in the world that does not sin Q2) The stranger is a gentile who does not practice idol-worship and lives amongst the Jewish people in...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, evil spirit, kohanim
evil spirit, kohanim, halacha: Roni, most of your questions are unfortunately outside of my expertise so I cannot answer them with the desired level of confidence. Halacha is one of these, I simply do not have the confidence to tell you why we wash our hands the way we do or the service...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, torah study, ulterior motives
torah study, ulterior motives, lord of hosts: I am not a Rabbi. I don t have vast knowledge in Torah issues. I just like to work with problems that arise during Torah study. Q1 - no idea Q2 - I think I once saw this in the Rambam (Maimonides). Most likely because the Jewish people will become great,...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, conversion to judaism, ark of god
conversion to judaism, ark of god, hasatan: Roni you are very kind. I must say that although celebration of Christmas is not something the Jews (or anyone really) should do, we live in this country and represent a small minority. The way of the land is to celebrate this holiday, and I respect it...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, lucifer the morning star, king of babylon
lucifer the morning star, king of babylon, rings necklaces: Ah, very simple. Lucifer, the morning star - This is Venus, which gives light as the morning star, the Hebrew there being derived from the word to shed light. This is the lamentation over the heavenly prince of Babylon, who will fall from heaven. You have...

Orthodox Judaism: Various Questions, sabbath day of rest, day of rest
sabbath day of rest, day of rest, tanach: Regarding: The children of the east were known for their knowledge in Astronomy Q1-Who were they or what country was this... the children of the East? The children of the east based on commentaries in other areas generally point to Aram which is...

Orthodox Judaism: Various Questions, walking in the midst, prince of peace
walking in the midst, prince of peace, mitzva: Hello R, sorry for the late reply - I have been traveling quite a bit. Could you do me a favor in the future and ask your questions one at a time - I am limited to a number of characters I can use, but I want to make sure i answer them to the best possible...

Orthodox Judaism: Various, shabbat candles, lighting candles
shabbat candles, lighting candles, spirit of man: Q # 1- Can you tell me about Be’reshit 12: 3 where it says….“And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed”In what way will the families of the earth be blessed? Is this a prophecy of some sort? Roni, the prophecy is indeed in here, and it...

Orthodox Judaism: Veil, strange man, mother sarah
strange man, mother sarah, modesty: The veil was an act of modesty. She was about to meet a strange man. When Isaac brought her into the tent he recognized her qualities. When Sarah was alive, miracles happened in her home, the lights remained lit from Sabbath to Sabbath, the dough was...

Orthodox Judaism: Veil, moses face, 40 days and nights
moses face, 40 days and nights, children of israel: Thank you for your kind question. This passage is perhaps one of the most cryptic in the Torah and very little is actually known about it. It appears that after Moses spent 40 days and nights in G-d s presence, his face gave off a supernatural light. The word...

Orthodox Judaism: Vision, king agrippa, temple king
king agrippa, temple king, septets: I don t see a reference to the descrution of the 1st Temple, only the destruction of the 2nd Temple. King Agrippa died in 3825 in the Jewish calendar which makes it 65 CE. The 1st Temple was destroyed in 3338, + 52 years (7 times 7 years plus a fraction...

Orthodox Judaism: vav, shabbat shalom, shavua tov
shabbat shalom, shavua tov, parsha: Hello Ovadiah, That is a very good observation. I presume that when you refer to pages you mean parshas. The vov at the beginning implies a continuation from the last parsha. Behukosai begins with an aleph and ends with a tof, symbolizing...

Orthodox Judaism: veracity of judaism, t claim, external influence
t claim, external influence, jewish person: Nope, it s not only the amount of witnesses that makes an event true, but it does play a role. After all, we consider all sorts of historic facts based on the testimony of a single historian. We certainly should lend credence to an event witnessed by millions....

Orthodox Judaism: Wailing Wall, wailing wall, th time
wailing wall, th time, western wall: Coralee, Jewish people sway during prayer all the time - not exclusively by the Western Wall. The reason is that the wish to involve their entire body in the prayer. Yes the shekel is the current currency in Israel. The currency in Biblical times was...

Orthodox Judaism: Wailing Wall, wailing wall, jewish men
wailing wall, jewish men, jews: Jews sway (their bodies) during prayer. What you re seeing is not bobbing the head but the body swaying. Jews all over the world pray towards the Temple which stood immediately behind the Wall and so do the people at the Wall but there is no significance...

Orthodox Judaism: Waitng place?, new yorker cartoons, heaven and hell
new yorker cartoons, heaven and hell, time in hell: This is generally correct. Allow me to reproduce an article from Chabad.org to help answer your question (I hate leaving links with no answers, makes it look like I don t care or something. :) Feel free to surf the website - you hopefully will find some...

Orthodox Judaism: Wearing Apparel, fur hats, fur hat
fur hats, fur hat, jewish men: Hi Michael, The group you have seen are Orthodox Jewish men from the Hasidic sect. They traditionally start wearing the Shtreimel or fur hat after marriage. These were hats worn in the old country by their forebears and this sect is very particular...

Orthodox Judaism: Wedding Confusion, jewish wedding ceremony, orthodox rabbi
jewish wedding ceremony, orthodox rabbi, spiritual days: Hi Michelle Firstly, Mazal tov for your wedding. I hope that everything goes well for you and your fiancé. It s interesting to see what people will do for a wedding. They plan for months, try to make everything perfect . The bride and groom dress in...

Orthodox Judaism: A Whoring 3, king solomon, foreign wives
king solomon, foreign wives, children of israel: I don t know views from other beliefs. Our Rabbis say that demons have been encountered. I learned this a long time ago, so don t quote me. Ashmedai made himself look like Solomon and took his place. Solomon was reduced to a commoner and tried to convince...

Orthodox Judaism: Women's Hair, orthodox jewish women, orach chaim
orthodox jewish women, orach chaim, many blessings: Dear Frank, sorry for nto responding earlier. The law (Talmud Ketubot 72a, Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, 75:2) is based on Bamidbar 5:18, where it is stated that the kohain reveals the hair of the [sotah] woman. This is a clear indication that women have...

Orthodox Judaism: Women and headcoverings, book of numbers, mt sinai
book of numbers, mt sinai, nakedness: The law was given on Mt. Sinai to Moses and is alluded to in the book of Numbers. The rule applies to married women who venture outside their homes. It doesn t matter where, any public place. The reason for it is because a woman s hair is erva . That...

Orthodox Judaism: Women and headcoverings, numbers chapter, head covering
numbers chapter, head covering, kohen: According to Jewish law married women should keep their hair covered. The idea is to create a barrier betweenher and other men, as there is a part of her that is not seen. Many opinions include this to mean within the home as well. The Zohar promises great...

Orthodox Judaism: Where is the Word?, silence 4, summer fruit
silence 4, summer fruit, new moon: Hi R. Q- Re: Amos 8:1-12 -Does this passage speak of the time of the second Temple siege/destruction? No, it is referring to the time of the first Temple destruction. - Vs 4….what is meant by “swallow up the needy? Meaning that the rich had no...

Orthodox Judaism: Wrapping oneself in blue string, orthodox judaism, blue string
orthodox judaism, blue string, jewish practices: Dear lucy, I have read your question over and over and asked many people about it. You have really stumped the Rabbi :). Are you sure this was done in orthodox Judaism? There are other jewish practices involving string, yet to wrap oneself in blue striing...

Orthodox Judaism: wailing wall, what is the wailing wall, jewish lore
what is the wailing wall, jewish lore, tisha b av: Hi Johnita, The wailing wall, also known as the western wall or Kotel Hamaaravi is the last remaining remnant of the Jewish Temple built in 516 BCE and destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. This was the western most retaining wall built around the base of the...

Orthodox Judaism: wearing a beard, five o clock, torah verses
five o clock, torah verses, observant jew: Randy, It will be difficult for you to get such a letter from someone who does not know you personally; your observance, your Jewishness, etc. Sometimes people use other religion s precepts for their own advantage and really aren t that religion at all, like...

Orthodox Judaism: weddings, seven blessings, katubah
seven blessings, katubah, king of the universe: Hello Rebecca, The wedding ceremony basically starts with the Rabbi saying the blessing for marriage This begins with a blessing over wine and then the following :- Blessed are you, Hashem, our G-d, King of the universe who has sanctified us...

Orthodox Judaism: weddings, wedding canopy, joy of marriage
wedding canopy, joy of marriage, room divider: Dear Laura, I m not sure which customs you are referring to. I ll list a bunch, and hope this is what you are looking for. At our weddings, both the bride and groom are walked to the wedding canopy by their parents, first the groom, then the bride. When...

Orthodox Judaism: Are you willing?, shabot shalom, us sda
shabot shalom, us sda, judaism 101: I m happy that you share in our zeal for the Sabbath! I don t use the computer on Sabbath, so I m answering today. Mezuzah are the boxes Jewish homes have outside on the doorposts to fulfill the commandment to Write them on the doorposts of your homes and...

Orthodox Judaism: women in judiasm, different religions, spiritual studies
different religions, spiritual studies, different cultures: Chabad is the name of a sector of Orthodox Judiasm. For example, Hasidim would be another sector. Same religion, slightly different lifestyle. Maimonedes was a Jewish philosopher, physician and jurist, born in Spain. He lived from 1135-1204. Rambam is how...

Orthodox Judaism: God in judaism..., religion of islam, prince of egypt
religion of islam, prince of egypt, eastern practices: Dear Maram, I m sorry that it took so long to get back to you. It was a long question, and needed a lot of research and thought. I ll answer them in order, the same way you numbered them. 1) A doctrine is a rule, or principle of law (words of the...

Orthodox Judaism: women, obedient wife, spare the rod and spoil the child
obedient wife, spare the rod and spoil the child, extenuating circumstances: Hello, and thanks for the question. I ve never heard of the subject you mention. It s possible that you were misinformed somehow, since the Gemara is very easy to misinterpret. If you can tell me where in the Gemara this is written I can do some research...

Orthodox Judaism: -------------------------..., oral torah, torah laws
oral torah, torah laws, personal expertise: I cannot reconcile custom of Moses with anything I know. It did make me think of the inverse though. There is a term halacha of Moses from Sinai . Most Torah laws, including the Oral ones, can be derived from the Written Torah using methods as found...

Orthodox Judaism: What's up there??, sun moon stars, moon and the stars
sun moon stars, moon and the stars, worship the sun: R. Not sure what you find difficult in this passage. Your translation follows the Hebrew quite closely besides the last three words (as a heritage)which are not found in the original Hebrew. In the previous number of passages, Moses is warning Israel,...

Orthodox Judaism: Who is this?, isaiah 9, land of the shadow
isaiah 9, land of the shadow, death light: R. I can only answer questions regarding the Jewish version of Isaiah, So the NASB version will not qualify. Here is the verses you refer to in the Jewish version: 1. The people who walked in darkness, have seen a great light; those who dwell in the...

Orthodox Judaism: Almost got it!, reading isaiah, isaiah 53
reading isaiah, isaiah 53, righteous one: Basically the entire chapter is referring to the suffering of Israel throughout the generations and it will come to light in the Messianic era that this was G-ds will to Cleanse Israel of their iniquities so they can emerge in the Messianic era as a pure...

Orthodox Judaism: Who?, jps tanach, power of prophecy
jps tanach, power of prophecy, lord of hosts: Here s the quote: Your translation is kind of mirky. Did you get it from a Jewish source? Here s the JPS Tanach rendition: 14. And it shall be for a portent and a stone upon which to dash oneself and for a rock upon which to stumble for the two houses...

Orthodox Judaism: Who am I?, shabbat candle, biological parents
shabbat candle, biological parents, christian religion: Hi Erica, I feel your pain. Everyone likes to belong. In my experience, honesty is always the best approach. Try not to mislead people. What do I say when asked are you Jewish ? Answer truthfully That s exactly what I m trying to find out ! or...

Orthodox Judaism: -------------------------..., torah study, shin bet
torah study, shin bet, ayin: The number 7 signifies completion, wholeness. Had the world been created in 6 days it would have been lacking something. The number 8 relates to the outer-world realm so it is not appropriate for our creation. The word for seven in Hebrew is sheva...

Orthodox Judaism: Yevemot, deceased brother, two different things
deceased brother, two different things, kind answer: When I said: ...the Torah would need an additional teaching to include the aged woman. You cannot learn two different things from one source even if they are similar in some aspects. ... I was addressing the issue below: Are you asking why a woman...

Orthodox Judaism: Yirmeyahu, initial question, good fruit
initial question, good fruit, tanach: The words in Jer 24:5 are out of order and must be understood as follows: ...like these good figs (which are very desired by people), so shall I recall the exile of Judah, whom I expelled from this place to the land of the Chaldeans, for goodness. In other...

Orthodox Judaism: Yom Kippur, day of atonement, observant jew
day of atonement, observant jew, yom kippur: Hello Angela, thank you for this thoughtful and a very good question. Your friend is lucky to have you. Here s the deal. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, a very serious and holy day, possibly the holiest of the year. We fast all day (25 hours), we pray...

Orthodox Judaism: The year for canceling debts, legal document, jews
legal document, jews, debts: It is only for Jews and it still applies today. If someone lent money and recorded it on a legal document, he can transfer the document to the courts before the beginning of the 7th year and then the debt does not get cancelled. This is a very common practice...

Orthodox Judaism: Zebulon, descendants of shem, jewish roots
descendants of shem, jewish roots, zebulun: Hi R. Zebulun is one of Jacob s sons, so his tribe are essentially descendants of Shem. There are a number of tribes/ groups in Africa who claim Jewish roots, but it s really difficult for them to substantiate those claims. Regards Rabbi Shishle...

Orthodox Judaism: Zionism, torah scholars, arab neighbors
torah scholars, arab neighbors, progrom: There is no prohibition against living in Israel ever. On the contrary it is a positive commandment to live in Israel. The objection is against creating the State of Israel. Only Satmar believes it is prohibited and their case is very weak and not accepted...

Orthodox Judaism: Zivah, orthodox rabbi, niddah
orthodox rabbi, niddah, rabbis: Dear Ovadiah, I m sorry, the question is too complex for me. Having never experienced spotting, I don t know many of the laws regarding spotting. Also, there are times when spotting may not be a problem, and you would need to bring the garment to a rabbi...

Orthodox Judaism: zivah, niddah, mikva
niddah, mikva, temple times: Dear David, This is not correct! After spotting there must be seven clean days before she can go to the mikva. A man having a discharge was only a problem in Temple times and has no bearing on sexual relations. Regards, Rabbi Moss PS. Sorry to hear about...

Orthopedics: 12 year olds foot pain, bone contusion, chiroweb
bone contusion, chiroweb, proper resource: Hi Kerry, The medical name for this is periostitis. It takes a long time to heal, ice it if possible and continue the Naproxin. Expect at least 3 more weeks for it to subside. I don t like the approach they are taking with regard to a cast, but I haven...

Orthopedics: 14-year-old's hip injury, baseball practice, loud pop
baseball practice, loud pop, orthopedist: Hearing a pop is not always a bad thing. Joints often pop without any major problem. Although, a pop like the one your son heard can be indicative of an injury. It is important that you get him checked out especially if his symptoms do not get better. I would...

Orthopedics: 2 bones bruised in foot talus and cuboid, soft tissue damage, bone bruise
soft tissue damage, bone bruise, stress fracture: Hi Todd, PT is not necessarily in the future, periostitis (bone bruise) is a slow healing and painful exercise in patience. This condition often takes months, not weeks, to become tolerable. Expect reminders a year later that it still needs time. I recommend...

Orthopedics: ankles getting bigger, congestive heart failure, connective tissue disease
congestive heart failure, connective tissue disease, ankle bones: Shahirah, That does sound a little odd. If you were in your 60 s and a smoker overweight, weak heart etc..I would expect to see CHF (congestive heart failure) which gives you these findings because the heart is weak and can t circulate the blood as good as...

Orthopedics: Crink in neck and more, range of motion exercises, degenerative disc disease
range of motion exercises, degenerative disc disease, shoulder and arm pain: Ralley, I know how you feel, I had similar thing happen to me several yrs ago..it took about 3 wks for it to go away (altough I don t have FMS). If you re a white male 45 or older you always have to suspect some type of bone spurs/growth on the vertebrae..I...

Orthopedics: One contusion, one strain, ankle ligament, colors of the rainbow
ankle ligament, colors of the rainbow, medial thigh: Hi Sara, Anytime there is bleeding under the skin you ll get bruising and not necessarily over the injury site. Example, if you rupture and ankle ligament, more often than not, the ankle will only be swollen but the foot will severely bruise but be...

Orthopedics: Depression after total hip replacement, hip replacement, anti depressant
hip replacement, anti depressant, rest of your life: Hi Becky At this point you are mourning the loss of your independence. As your life returns to normal, your depression will get less and less. The best thing you can do for now, is to see if your doctor will prescribe a short term anti depressant that...

Orthopedics: Developmental disabilities and orthopedics, orthopedic treatment, developmental disability
orthopedic treatment, developmental disability, developmental disabilities: Hi James, I would suggest an orthopedic pediatric referral, most likely from a teaching hospital if that is available to you. I could find no specific orthopedic treatment guidelines of children with PDD-NOS, so I would think they could be treated with the...

Orthopedics: I don't remember asking this question, meditation prayer, snapping hip syndrome
meditation prayer, snapping hip syndrome, laying of hands: Dear Skye I m sorry you were disppointed with my answer. I will address the second part of your question on living with chronic conditions, but you probably won t like the answer either, but I ll try my best. You have to look at all your options....

Orthopedics: Femur/Depression/Mass, horrible car accident, post traumatic stress
horrible car accident, post traumatic stress, horrible nightmares: Hello Jessica It is completely normal to experience flashbacks and depression regarding such an extensive accident. You might be best off to look for a qualified counselor to get your feelings resolved on the issue. Until you can rationalize what happened...

Orthopedics: Thigh pain 9 months after THR, nerve test, foot down
Orthopedics: Thigh pain 9 months after THR, nerve test, foot down, grimace

Orthopedics: wrist fracture, wrist surgery, dr dean
Orthopedics: wrist fracture, wrist surgery, dr dean, top notch

Orthopedics: Will It Ever Heal, medical malpractice case, orthopedic department
medical malpractice case, orthopedic department, teaching hospitals: Dear Gene I m so sorry you had to go through that pain and aggravation and you must be in bad pain because you are dealing with an injury that never quite healed. Find an orthopedist, do not go to the doctor you saw the first time and diagnosed you wrong....

Orthopedics: HIP Pain, bone marrow test, typhoid fever
bone marrow test, typhoid fever, tb drugs: Hello Irshad, You are very young to have a hip replacement thats for sure, you don t mention your weight, sometimes this is taken into account(but bone TB is fairly uncommon in the U.S.) I m not sure about over in your country? I would get a second orthopedic...

Orthopedics: Hip pain after Birmingham replacement, groin pain, groin area
groin pain, groin area, lateral pain: Hi Bill Unfortunately I am not a doctor and really can t give you the answers you want. I can however, as a THR patient of many revisions, tell you that I sometimes get pain for no apparent reason on and off. It does go away and I attribute it to muscle...

Orthopedics: hip pin removal, hi matthew, pin removal
hi matthew, pin removal, orthopedist: Hi Matthew I m glad that you seem to be healing. From everything I have ever heard, it s always a good idea to have pins removed after the injury has healed. I don t know if your orthopedist has left the decision up to you or had suggested that you have...

Orthopedics: Knee Joint query, light weights, exercise cycle
light weights, exercise cycle, yoga 1: Vidya, It sounds like you may have crepitus (crackling/crunching sound with joint movement)which can be fairly common. If this is painless for the most part, there s not a lot to do. In the knees it is generally caused by the joint end of the upper leg bone(femur)rubbing...

Orthopedics: knee surgery, worse case scenario, knee scope
worse case scenario, knee scope, staff infection: David, I don t know if anyone can say for sure why this happened. As you may know patients with diabetes are at a greater risk for infections. Also, anytime you have a break in the skin, you have higher odds of letting an infection in..(ie..needle sticks(aspirations)...

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, sciatic nerve, siatic nerve
sciatic nerve, siatic nerve, nerve damage: Hi Debbie I think you meant that your revision was done in July 2007, not 2008. Otherwise, I d say you were planning too far ahead. LOL In my case, I felt the better immediately after the lift was put in, although I was still limping slightly and still...

Orthopedics: MRSA, santa venera, stage revision
santa venera, stage revision, orthopedic doctor: Albert, I m sorry you and your wife are having to go through this. There is hope that she can beat MRSA. It sounds like they want to do a 2 stage revision, where they take out prosthesis, debride as much as they can, put in spacers and treat heavily with...

Orthopedics: mrsa in knee, weight measurements, djd
weight measurements, djd, leg bone: Okay, you may be in a little better situation...but if what you are saying that it is constantly popping out of place and you constantly have to wear a brace and you are having severe pain and you have severe DJD..and this has been going on at least...

Orthopedics: Pain, intercostal muscles, rhomboid muscle
intercostal muscles, rhomboid muscle, rib cage: Chad, It sounds like a parascapular strain or a strain of your rhomboid muscle(a muscle around your scapula). Shoveling motions could aggravate this for sure..whether it is the cause of the pain/injury I don t know. I would suggest an evaluation and chest/rib...

Orthopedics: Pain on left side of body after a sneeze, lung puncture, rib belts
lung puncture, rib belts, pain on left side of chest: Yes you are probably re-injuring it/re-straining it when you cough or sneeze. The fact is even if it is fractured there is not a whole lot to do different,other than RX pain pills etc..unless it is displaced or something, and you worry about lung puncture....

Orthopedics: Pain after THR, leg length discrepancy, dear elaine
leg length discrepancy, dear elaine, repair person: Dear Elaine First of all, do not compare yourself to anyone else. Each person heals differently and your body may just take longer to heal. As far as the leg length discrepancy, most people have at least a 1/4 inch difference in their legs naturally...

Orthopedics: Plantar Fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, custom orthotics
achilles tendonitis, custom orthotics, plantar fascia: I would say that you will be more prone, as we age this also works against us. If you have not been running since sept and you are no better, that is disappointing. I always ask patients what is your pain level 1-10, 10 being the worse 0 being no pain, then...

Orthopedics: Post-operative hip replacement care, sharon davis, hip replacement
sharon davis, hip replacement, backside: Hi connie I also had to travel home when I had my revision done. An SUV should be fine as long as the seats are high. As long as he does not have to bend to get in the car he should be OK. Ask the hospital about the possibility of making him a brace...

Orthopedics: Post Surgery Pain, groin area, hip replacement
groin area, hip replacement, insurance agent: Hi Donna You are doing great for 4 weeks post op. Wow! Back at work in 2 and 1/2 weeks is pretty much unheard of on my end. You are going to feel sore for awhile. You will probably need the cane for at least 3 months. That s my take on it, but the...

Orthopedics: Pregnancy with a 3 part hip replacement, giant cell tumor, natural childbirth
giant cell tumor, natural childbirth, hip replacement: First of all congratulations on your pregnancy. Please be careful to keep your weight gain reasonable to avoid extra strain on your hips. I had my two children different ways. My first son was natural and my second was cesarian. If I had to do it again,...

Orthopedics: pain in hip joint, hips and thighs, hip joints
hips and thighs, hip joints, femoral nerve: Teri, There is an uncommon condition known as meralgia paresthetica which presents with pain, hypersensitivity, burning, tingling and/or parathesias along the outside portion of your hips and thighs. The cause is unknown, but direct pressure or constriction...

Orthopedics: regarding tablets, amway product, pa c
amway product, pa c, umdnj: Hi Shalini, I don t use it nor do I recommend my family to use it, but I know a lot of people try it and use it. If patients want to try it I don t have a big problem with it...the only problem is I still see them in my clinic for aches and pains!?..so it...

Orthopedics: Stress Fracture, exogen bone stimulator, ilizarov fixator
exogen bone stimulator, ilizarov fixator, stress fracture: Kati, Running at this point will only propagate the fracture. Get an Exogen bone stimulator or electrical stimulator from your ortho to speed healing. Get the rod out as soon as possible since this will always be a point of weakness. Once the rod is removed,...

Orthopedics: shaft pain in upper leg after hip replacement, hi mary, upper leg
hi mary, upper leg, hip replacement: Hi Mary Sounds to me like you have been through a lot of pain lately. I m so sorry. Unfortunately I am not a doctor, and you really need someone to diagnose your problem, but I think it might be time to get a second opinion. Best of luck to you....

Orthopedics: stress fracture?, benign bone tumor, abnormal bone growth
benign bone tumor, abnormal bone growth, medial tibial stress syndrome: Julie, You can treat this as a stress fracture, however, if it continues another 4 wks I would get an evaluation, as it should always be ruled out in a case of lower leg pain. I have read rare cases where there may be an abnormal bone growth/benign bone tumor...

Orthopedics: Thigh Pain Post Total Hip Replacement, thigh pain, prothesis
thigh pain, prothesis, inche: I see that I have tried to address your question twice. Unfortunatelly since I am not a doctor, I really don t have any other suggestions for you, other than to see if your legs are the same length. If one leg is shorter than the other, your gait will be...

Orthopedics: Thigh pain 9 months after THR, thigh pain, leg length
thigh pain, leg length, x rays: Hello Elaine I am sorry it took so long to get back with you, but my computer was on the fritz and I was unable to log into the site. If the pain is in the thigh, ask your doctor if it s in the soft tissue. As long as it s not in the joint itself, it...

Orthopedics: wrist cracking, pa c, standpoint
pa c, standpoint, joints: Is this a question? Some younger people do seem to like to crack and pop their joints, but grow out of it..I would caution you that it should not become a habit where you are doing it and not even realizing it, just from an obsessive compulsive standpoint....

Orthopedics: wrist fracture, chip fracture, wrist fracture
chip fracture, wrist fracture, cortosone: Leah, I think everything is going about as well as expected. It has only been about 6 wks since accident. A chip fracture means that a little piece was broken off...so sometimes there s no bone growth that is visible on xrays anyway, b/c the chip is so...

Orthopedics: 5th metacarpal base, boxers fracture, undisplaced fracture
boxers fracture, undisplaced fracture, carpal tunnel symptoms: The boxers fracture is a common fracture with punching. It is not uncommon to have a visual deformity as well It will take a good 6-8 wks to heal, then another 6-8 wks before I would put full stress on it. You can gradually use it of course at lighter wts...

Orthopedics: ankle, richard haynes, muscle fatigue
richard haynes, muscle fatigue, work time: Chris, Initially there may be some swelling and discomfort if standing too long at one time. I am sure you surgeon or physical Therapist if you are receiving any can be more specific with this however. Antime there is an injury around ankle/foot there...

Orthopedics: left arm pain, left arm pain, neuroligist
left arm pain, neuroligist, shoulder specialist: Mary ann, You have really been through the wringer for sure! I also think it could be linked to the leviquin some how, although that drug is widely used. You may try a physiatrist(Fizz-i-ah-trist)they specialize in pain and rehabilitation medicine or you...

Orthopedics: Balance after Hip replacement, pool shoes, uneven pavement
pool shoes, uneven pavement, arthritis patients: Hi again Anne To me, it truly sounds as if it s muscles and once they get stronger you will be fine. I know the pool isn t for everyone. Personally, I don t like to get my hair wet, but pool walking is good exercise. Best of luck to you. Sharo...

Orthopedics: Basel Joint replacement surgery aftermass, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, extreme pain: Hi Wendy, Not having all your strength back after 6 months is not uncommon depending on the amount of damage in the area prior to surgery. Check it out with the doctor in two weeks I think you will get a better clarification then I can give you over the...

Orthopedics: Broken Humerus/shoulder dislocated, humerus, dislocation
humerus, dislocation: Hi Stephanie, The X-ray will now determine what has to be done. The fact that she was sent home says to me that the fracture is no-displaced. This means that is not appear that surgery will be needed however that will be ultimately determined what the ortho...

Orthopedics: bone growth on clavicle, dislocated clavicle, therapeutic unit
dislocated clavicle, therapeutic unit, exostosis: Hi Trasie, First I would fire the Ortho and get another opinion, these guys are notorious for cut and run type behavior. What you have is a proliferation of exostosis or callous formation around the anastomosis where the attachment was performed. In...

Orthopedics: broken hip and shoulder fracture, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapists
orthopedic surgeon, physical therapists, sling: I m certain that they are erring on the side of caution regarding your mother and walking. Since she has already fallen while walking without a walker, their feeling is that if she cannot use the walker appropriately, they are afraid that she will fall again...

Orthopedics: burning pain on inner elbow, ulnar nerve transposition, golfers elbow
ulnar nerve transposition, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel symptoms: Samantha, It could have something to do with the op. You may have adhesion formation from the surgery which has attached or formed around the nerve. Adhesions can be a complication from any type of surgery, as the tissue/skin grows back internal scars form..like...

Orthopedics: Calf Pain - Referred by knee?, playing volleyball, calf pain
playing volleyball, calf pain, impact sports: Frank, That is a question we all have tp go through and ponder for awhile. most surgeons will tell you to wait. They feel that by having it early you will need a revision on that joint. Only you will ultimately decide when its time to shut it down...

Orthopedics: Chondylosis & Necrosis in 16 year old, punta gorda fla, richard haynes
punta gorda fla, richard haynes, green bay wi: Judy, I do not have the contact information for the family in question. Right now I do not have other options myself and will admit this is not my area of expertise regarding the fact the surgeon is looking as well. The surgeon must have other options available...

Orthopedics: Clavicle fracture, shoulder movement, t effect
shoulder movement, t effect, dissapears: Tudor, 1. How will it be in the end? Will I be able to move my hand like before? Clavicle fx shouldn t effect your hand at all?, may effect shoulder movement some, but most recover fully..wear sling or figure 8 wrap/brace 2. What will happen to the...

Orthopedics: dis lockation of hand, richard haynes, hand specialist
richard haynes, hand specialist, orthopedic doctor: Hi. I suggest you go back and talk to your doctor/orthopedic doctor. They may suggest physical therapy for you or see a hand specialist for further clarification. Right now its hard for me without knowing more to give you solid answers. Thanks Richard...

Orthopedics: Femur Bone Bruise?, bone bruise, femur fracture
bone bruise, femur fracture, thigh muscles: Jayne, If you haven t done it yet please ice it down for 30 minutes and elevate the leg. This can be done several times a day. It takes a lot to break the femur, sounds like it may just what you described a deep tissue bruise.Putting weight on the leg...

Orthopedics: left arm pain, knee replacement, levaquin
Orthopedics: left arm pain, knee replacement, levaquin, severe pain

Orthopedics: burning pain on inner elbow, scar tissue, wash cloth
Orthopedics: burning pain on inner elbow, scar tissue, wash cloth, desperation

Orthopedics: fractured hip, recovery protocol, walking sticks
Orthopedics: fractured hip, recovery protocol, walking sticks, neck of femur

Orthopedics: joint repacement surgery, tendon graft, fcr
Orthopedics: joint repacement surgery, tendon graft, fcr, cmc

Orthopedics: Knee pain: MRI shows nothing, meniscal tear, knee brace
Orthopedics: Knee pain: MRI shows nothing, meniscal tear, knee brace, arthroscopy

Orthopedics: MRI on Left Wrist, bone graft, shoulder surgeries
Orthopedics: MRI on Left Wrist, bone graft, shoulder surgeries, fluid leaks

Orthopedics: fractured hip, depressino, fractured hip
depressino, fractured hip, wooden bridge: Paul First of all, I am not a doctor, I don t believe that anything in my profile leads anyone to think I have a medical degree, so you may have mis-read something. Secondly, you sustained a bad injury. I understand the depression as that is a result...

Orthopedics: ganglion, wrist ganglion, motor vehicle accident
wrist ganglion, motor vehicle accident, wrist trauma: Dr. Maric, Yes I think it is generally accepted in the U.S anyways that wrist trauma such as dorsiflexion MAY cause or increase your risk of getting a ganglion cyst, esp if the history fits..ie 45 y.o w NO ganglion cyst hx, had a MVA involving wrist trauma,...

Orthopedics: Hip replcement surgery, hip replacement surgery, household activities
hip replacement surgery, household activities, replacement surgeries: Hi Shruti, Thanks for the question. First please do not allow yourself to get stressed out about the hip replacement. You will find you have spent a lot of time worrying for nothing. These hips are designed to last many years depending on how well your husband...

Orthopedics: Hip Surgery!, pain thanks, hip surgery
pain thanks, hip surgery, gait: Hello Suzie My thinking is that you have not completely healed yet, and you may not be walking correctly and that can be causing your pain. If your gait is off, the muscles do not work correctly and can cause pain. Give it one more month. If it does...

Orthopedics: Husbands Hip Replacement part of a recall, punta gorda fla, richard haynes
punta gorda fla, richard haynes, orthopedic doctors: Hi Carol, What I would try and do is make sure the doctor that did the the surgeries did in fact know there was a recall. I would like to think however he was notified. I cannot get specific here as I am not well versed on the actual recall. But if you...

Orthopedics: heterotopic ossification, calcium deposition, spinal cord injuries
calcium deposition, spinal cord injuries, heterotopic ossification: Hi Deb, Surgery doesn t necessarily mean it makes the problem worse in that it usually causes a whole new set of problems. These arise from the infinite amount of possibilities of things that can go wrong. This includes infection, scar tissue proliferation,...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, hip replacement, pain
hip replacement, pain, hip: Hi Toni. expect recovery any where from 6-10 weeks. most patients i see however are ready to go back to work in 6 weeks. I have seen other going back with a job you describe in 5 weeks. recovery will depend on your overall physical conditioning etc.... ...

Orthopedics: hip replacement - muscle/bending trouble?, bane of my existence, thigh muscles
bane of my existence, thigh muscles, ankle weights: Jason Heel slides were the bane of my existence. I hated them. But they are important. I do believe that your muscle weakness is the problem. Ask your doctor about pool walking. That exercise has no impact and will build muscles in the areas you need....

Orthopedics: joint repacement surgery, cmc arthroplasty, rheumatoid arthritis
cmc arthroplasty, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease: Karen, I have not heard of that happening. The body can reabsorb things such as fat injections, hematomas (a collection of blood)etc..but w/o any kind of condition in your body such as an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis that can break down...

Orthopedics: Knee, soft tissue damage, punta gorda fla
soft tissue damage, punta gorda fla, arthritis in the knee: Hi again Mary Ann. Yes it very well could be. The knee is a funny joint and there always can be other associated factors involved, But I would look further into any cartilage damage. Your guess is right cartilage will not repairs itself due to its poor...

Orthopedics: Knee Problems, cartilage problems, richard haynes
cartilage problems, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi, Are knees though well protected by surrounding muscles and four ligaments can cause us problems without explanation. X-rays will only uncover things like arthritis, or some other bone abnormality. I would suggest if you have not had one already an...

Orthopedics: Knee pain: MRI shows nothing, range of motion exercises, menicus tear
range of motion exercises, menicus tear, richard haynes: Hi Susan, I am sorry to hear about this problem you are having. it can be very frustrating no doubt. Now as far as your question is concerned, yes those MRIs can be mis-read. I had one mis-read on me years ago. They are only as good as the individual reading...

Orthopedics: Knee problems, punta gorda fla, richard haynes
punta gorda fla, richard haynes, lateral release: Nadia, Sounds like you have had some extensive work on that knee. I would be sure that I have spoken with the surgeon to find out why that bakers cyst reformed. If I did not get an appropriate answer then I would at that point seek another opinion. If the...

Orthopedics: Knee swelling and pain, knee pain
knee pain: Susan, Thanks for the question. I am first of all sorry to hear about your mishap. Now, to answer your question I would like to think that if this is to heal without some other medical intervention you hopefully are seeing some improvement from two weeks ago....

Orthopedics: Lateral release knee - 5 weeks post op, knee, exercise
knee, exercise, leg: Nadia, To answer your first question it not unusual for their to still be some pain and discomfort after 5 weeks out. You may have to give it 6-8 weeks before you see some relief. 2. The knee will respond generally in 5-7 weeks out after surgery. This...

Orthopedics: loss of feeling in thumb, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, numbness: Jinja, Thanks for the question. I can tell you this, it may be to early to tell if it will come back. I had a surgery to my hand over a year ago where my hand went numb. I thought as well the sensation in my fingers would not return and that the surgery...

Orthopedics: MRI on Left Wrist, inflammatory arthropathy, wrist ganglion
inflammatory arthropathy, wrist ganglion, cartilage surfaces: Dave, You have a ganglion cyst..fairly common. In the old days they would whack them w a bible to burst them, hence the name bible bump. Only requires surgery if it is bothering you ie (cosmetically or painful). Sometimes a cortisone injection into the...

Orthopedics: Post THR hip and thigh pain, hip and thigh pain, cortisone injections
hip and thigh pain, cortisone injections, hip and thigh: Hi Peggy, Your situation is exactly what Chiropractors are trained for; make sure they are mixers and not straight Chiro s since you will need modalities to attenuate the chronic tendonosis you have developed in the hip. Your history and reasoning for...

Orthopedics: pain in wrist and left shoulderblade, bee sting, shoulder blade
bee sting, shoulder blade, arm shoulder: Angus, Regarding your wrist and upper back You need to see either and orthopedic pediatrician or orthopedist and get some X-rays to start, plus a good physical exam. Nothing stands out as a specific thing. I am assuming no trauma ie fell on arm, shoulder,wrist,...

Orthopedics: Rib Angulation, time ultrasound, bone fragments
time ultrasound, bone fragments, pain thanks: Hi Karen. The bump is just extra bone being laid down to heal the fracture and will go away with time, ultrasound will dissolve the exostosis and return the cosmetic deformity to normal. Have it adjusted and get glucosamine sulfate to ward of osteoarthritis...

Orthopedics: recovery after hip replacement, hip replacement, socks
hip replacement, socks: Chris, I am not sure what your surgeon or physical therapist may have told you but for the most part you should be able to put your socks on without an aid in 6 weeks. That will depend on the flexibility of the muscles involved and I suspect they have been...

Orthopedics: Shoulder/upper arm injuries, rotator cuff muscles, shoulder range of motion
rotator cuff muscles, shoulder range of motion, physicians assistants: Melody, I m not sure I understand, if you could take photos or something or look at shoulder range of motion positions to describe where or what positions..Is it hurting or just a sensation? ie Range of motion of shoulder: forward flexion,external, internal...

Orthopedics: shoulder injury, labral tear, foot massager
labral tear, foot massager, therapeutic ultrasound: Hi Monte, It sounds like an impingement syndrome or a mild labral tear which is easily fixed with mildly invasive surgery. This in combination with therapeutic ultrasound and glucosamine sulfate with MSM to keep osteoarthritis to a minimum should do the...

Orthopedics: my son has perthes, state insurance company, morphine drip
state insurance company, morphine drip, acute inflammation: He is a wonderful caring person. Just out of curiosity, did you mention me to him and did he remember me? He did two of my revisions when I was in my late 20 s. The first one was shortly after I married and the second one was after we had left NYC. I...

Orthopedics: THR 6/6/2007 accident, richard haynes, punta gorda fl
richard haynes, punta gorda fl, test name: Candice, I do not know of any test out there that can tell you if the parts used are the wrong size. That does not mean that one may not exist I just have never heard of it. I would ask the doctor about it if there is a question. And why would you feel...

Orthopedics: Can't lift left arm!, richard haynes, punta gorda fl
richard haynes, punta gorda fl, muscular strain: Hi Gary, Thanks for the question. I would suggest if you do not see improvement within a couple of days I would get to an orthopedist that can take a look at it and if needed schedule an MRI to observe and take a close look at the soft tissue surrounding...

Orthopedics: Wrist, wrist, fracture
wrist, fracture, Punta Gorda: Trevor, thanks for the question. Sorry to hear about the accident. I would suggest from what you are telling me to go to the local ER and have the wrist at least x-rayed to rule out any type of fracture. It could be badly sprained or you could have a...

Orthopedics: wrist surgery, ligaments and tendons, maximum medical improvement
ligaments and tendons, maximum medical improvement, torn ligaments: Steph, Your ortho dr should make the call as to IF you need surgery. You are not the medical professional, he/she is. Permn restrictions should only be considered after you have reached MMI Maximum medical improvement and everything has been done that cold...

Orthopedics: 1 yr.post op, bilateral hip, starin
bilateral hip, starin, daily basis: Susan It sounds like you are doing wonderfully! You may be over exerting yourself and that might be the cause of your pain. Why don t you lessen the amount of walking and exercise you do on a daily basis and see if you get any relief. If you do, then...

Orthopedics: ANKLE, distal tibia, richard haynes
distal tibia, richard haynes, punta gorda fl: Lorry, I am not aware of any particular surgery other then the possibility of having sometime in the near future a complete total ankle replacement. They can be done to relieve pain. Ankle range of motion does not really improve however. This is something...

Orthopedics: acl re-tear, punta gorda fla, richard haynes
punta gorda fla, richard haynes, swolen: Luke, Of course the only way to confirm that is to have it checked out by the ortho doctor. If you do not see noticeable improvement get it checked as soon as you can. You can also tell if the ACL was torn by feeling how unstable the knee becomes. If the...

Orthopedics: Bilateral hip and knee replacement, anderson clinic, proper medical care
anderson clinic, proper medical care, joint diseases: Kathy I am so sorry for what you are going through. Personally, I have never met anyone who had so many joints replaced, but I would highly suggest that you go to the Anderson clinic in Arlington VA as they are very highly specialized. Other options...

Orthopedics: exercising without aggravating my knee, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, patellar tendon: Cassara, First stay away from the running if you can as that will only cause more problems. I would recommend trying biking either on a regular bicycle or stationary bike its more user friendly for the knee. I would also have another orthopedic doctor look...

Orthopedics: right hip pain, differential diagnosis, doctorate level
Orthopedics: right hip pain, differential diagnosis, doctorate level, therapeutic modalities

Orthopedics: triangular_fibrocartilage_complex, push ups, zero pain
Orthopedics: triangular_fibrocartilage_complex, push ups, zero pain, scar tissue

Orthopedics: fatigue post thr, invasive surgeries, hematacrit
invasive surgeries, hematacrit, pain meds: Diane Doctor s like to see the hematocrit at about 32, so you are fine on that end. Your fatigue most likely is coming from all the surgery and trauma your body went through in such a short amount of time. You had three invasive surgeries in about one...

Orthopedics: HIP LABRAL TEAR, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, strong side: Anna, Go back to the doctor and have them check it out if he/she is not aware of your recent problems. Could be the fact that the surrounding muscles are not doing their job and need to be strengthen to help hold things in place. This is what I suspect...

Orthopedics: hip pin, hip patients, sodium levels
hip patients, sodium levels, tip toes: Sam I am also the child of an aging parent. Although my mother is not in a nursing home, she is confined to the house so I do understand and sympathize with you and all you are going through with your father. I am truly sorry. My question to you, is...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, hip pain, hip replacement
hip pain, hip replacement, limping: Foster, well it could be scar tissue that would not be the first time I have seen this before. However, I would like to think after 5 years you would be over that. It can form at anytime but I would have my hip checked out by the surgeon if you have not already....

Orthopedics: Keen Pain, quadriceps muscles, pins and needles
quadriceps muscles, pins and needles, punta gorda fla: Moses, Your awful young to be having those types of problems with the right knee. Due to the fact you are having what you call Pins and needles leads me to believe that that is associated with a pinched nerve somewhere possibly in the back. Now, the...

Orthopedics: Knee pain after hip resurface, painful knee, knee pain
painful knee, knee pain, muscle tissue: Nicky Your daughter may be experiencing pain for several reasons. 1. Her gait may be off. If she is not walking correctly, she will experience pain in her knees and/or spine. Have the doctor request a physical therapy consult to determine if she...

Orthopedics: Nerve Damage, avascular necrosis, hip replacements
avascular necrosis, hip replacements, nerve damage: Jane As you can see from my profile, I had my first of many hip replacements starting with bi lateral replacements at age 16. I am a big proponent of not waiting to get this done. I know what some doctors say, but at 23 your son is now unable to do things...

Orthopedics: pain after my revision thr, femoral epiphysis, trapped nerve
femoral epiphysis, trapped nerve, nerve problems: I had nerve problems in a leg after surgery, and my problem was a feeling of tingling and numbness. If you are getting pain in your back too, it may be sciatica, but it sounds to me as if this pain is more physiological in nature. Only your orthopedist or...

Orthopedics: right hip pain, tensor fascia lata, ilio tibial band
tensor fascia lata, ilio tibial band, ilio tibial band syndrome: Hi Sandee, It sounds like a TFL or IBS syndrome. It is very common and fairly easy to treat by Chiropractors. Tensor fascia lata or ilio-tibial band syndrome mean the same thing. It is basically overuse of the attachment site of the tendon and muscle that...

Orthopedics: tendon transfer and calcaneal osteotomt to left foot, tendon transfer, durnin
tendon transfer, durnin, chiroweb: Hi Susan, This is common practice and usually is beneficial to remove anchor screws after the tendonesis heals properly. Leaving the hardware in can lead to considerable discomfort. If you are feeling fine with the metal still in the foot, then I would...

Orthopedics: total hip replacement physical theerapy, lumps and bumps, scar tissue
lumps and bumps, scar tissue, football size: Tina I would suggest making an appointment with your surgeon so he can take a look at your range of motion and ascertain if you are healing correctly. Also have him look at the lump. Lumps and bumps near the surgical site are common, but the size of the...

Orthopedics: triangular_fibrocartilage_complex, extensor tendons, clinical correlation
extensor tendons, clinical correlation, pisiform bone: ysn, I would definetly get a second opinion from a board certified hand surgeon. Up to 45-50% of wrist MRI s esp if you are 45 yrs or older can have this variant as the report says: No obvious triangular fibrocartilage tear is noted and note is made that...

Orthopedics: twisted ankle, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, uneven surfaces: Kim, The good sign is you can put your weight on it and walk. The ankle is a delicate area in that if you injure it can takes weeks to heal right. The ice and tylenol is good. The bruising is natural and it will clear up in its own time. watch if you walk...

Orthopedics: Will an ultrasound dectect hip dysplasia?, hip dysplasia, richard haynes
hip dysplasia, richard haynes, orthopedic doctor: Hi Deanna, I am not a doctor. I am a physical therapist. This is something that is out of my area of expertise. Try again to get in touch with an orthopedic Doctor that works with children. Some ortho doctors will not be able to answer if they do not specialize...

Orthopedics: 2 year post total hip replacement, z coil shoes, leg length discrepancy
z coil shoes, leg length discrepancy, richard haynes: Donny, After two years and still having pain I am not sure its the hip itself. How extensive was the rehab after surgery? If the quadriceps/thigh muscles or surrounding muscles were not strengthen properly you will have these types of problems. This will...

Orthopedics: entire body pain and swelling after total hip replacement, hip replacment, low back pain
hip replacment, low back pain, dear christine: Dear Christine My first inclination when you mentioned pain was to see if your legs are the same length. Sometimes if there is a difference in leg length, even as little as 1/2 inch, you can have pain in your joints because your body is not walking normally....

Orthopedics: Hip surgery (plate & 5 screws, hip patients, hip surgery
hip patients, hip surgery, recovery period: Stacy When elderly hip patients recover, the recovery period depends on how healhty they were when they went in. To me, it sounds as if your grandmother is making incredible progress for someone 91 years old. If she has had no problems standing and...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, hip replacements, ankle bone
hip replacements, ankle bone, loss of balance: Judy I do have an idea of what is happening to you. You are mourning the loss of your independence. You are young enough that you were probably very self sufficeient and independent before the surgery, and now that you are healing, you have lost some...

Orthopedics: length of recuperation from surgery of hip laabral tear, recuperation period, labral
recuperation period, labral, labrum: Dear Maryellen Don t lose hope. I can t say for sure what is going on. My first impression was that you may have overdone the exercise and that caused you to have some additional pain. That would be the reason your doctor told you to ease up on the...

Orthopedics: about a lifted toe nail, please help, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, toe nail: Michael, It sounds to me its in the healing process. The green color you see is dried blood underneath. Give it time it should all clear up. If you notice it getting more painful, getting red, draining etc... then I would advise you to get to an emergency...

Orthopedics: Mom's accident!, christmas eve, good spirit
christmas eve, good spirit, christmas dinner: Hi Jackie I feel confident that your mom will do fine in recovery, barring any additional physical complications. The fact that she is responsive to PT is a very good sign. Additionally having a good spirit and quick mind at her age will also benefit...

Orthopedics: ortho and the elderly, personality trait, good personality
personality trait, good personality, hands and knees: Devonna I have the same problem with my mother. She literally crawls up the stairs in her hands and knees, so I fully understand your situation. I m sad to say though, you are, in the same situation I am in. There isn t much you can do. We have...

Orthopedics: recliner height, hip replacement, THR
hip replacement, THR: Hi Linda, Good luck with the surgery first of all. THRs have come a long way over the years and you should fine. In regards to the chair getting a recliner first of all is great. It will allow you to get your legs up and help decrease the swelling...

Orthopedics: tib/fib fx, bone stimulator, bone grafting
bone stimulator, bone grafting, carpel tunnel: Gael, You had a bad break for sure and as you probably know by now these can heal very slowly and sometimes not very well. You have great alignment and hardware placement from the one view. The bone stimulator although can cause transient swelling is/was...

Orthopedics: activities after hip replacement age 13, 13th birthday, best bet
13th birthday, best bet, hip replacement: Hi Marie The normal time to start to get back to activities is 6-8 weeks, but depending on if she takes the bus, walks steps during the day, and other factors, it may take longer. Your best bet is to ask her doctor. Best of luck to her. Sharo...

Orthopedics: arm/shoulder injury, shoulder syndrome, muscles tendons
shoulder syndrome, muscles tendons, arm shoulder: The only problem is you don t know what you got..so to speak. If it is a strain/sprain then possibly yes. But you still are in danger of getting frozen shoulder syndrome...this occurs over wks to months when a pt doesn t want to use shoulder as much b/c it...

Orthopedics: Broken finger, boxers fracture, angulation
boxers fracture, angulation, punching power: John, He probably did right by you, but impossible to tell for sure over net of course. I would get 2nd opinion from an ortho. What you described is not really a boxers fracture..you say you broke the bone ABOVE your 5th knuckle..this would be the base of...

Orthopedics: broken wrist, radial nerves, wrist fracture
radial nerves, wrist fracture, thumb pad: O, I am assuming you had a Colle s wrist fracture (fx) this is the most common...It still is a pretty fresh injury (14 days). It is hard to give too specific opinion w/o knowing if fx was displaced or nondisplaced and by how much, closed or open reduction,...

Orthopedics: Degenerative Changes at 26??, medial collateral ligament, knee joint effusion
medial collateral ligament, knee joint effusion, torn mcl: Yes they may elect not to surgically repair your MCL, which is appropriate..thats why I said repair/rehab ...it just depends on where the tear is w/i the MCL and how severe it is..if you were a pro athelete where knee function and stability and million dollar...

Orthopedics: Foot & Ankle Pain, regional pain syndrome, ligament tears
regional pain syndrome, ligament tears, circulation problem: Cheryl, He may have RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) or the newer term is complex regional pain syndrome. This is a diagnosis of exclusion...in other words once and orthopedic foot/ankle specialists has ruled out (or exculded) fractures, ligament tears...

Orthopedics: broken wrist, thumb pad, nerve damage
Orthopedics: broken wrist, thumb pad, nerve damage, splint

Orthopedics: foot and ankle swelling
Orthopedics: foot and ankle swelling

Orthopedics: knee, pain thanks, rattling sound
Orthopedics: knee, pain thanks, rattling sound, google

Orthopedics: osteoarthritis and ulnar nerve entrapment, nerve entrapment, two fingers
Orthopedics: osteoarthritis and ulnar nerve entrapment, nerve entrapment, two fingers, rash

Orthopedics: Right Wrist, hand surgeon, second opinion
Orthopedics: Right Wrist, hand surgeon, second opinion, mri

Orthopedics: Total Hip replacement right side, buttocks, groin
Orthopedics: Total Hip replacement right side, buttocks, groin, feb 2

Orthopedics: foot and ankle swelling, congestive heart failure, lower extremities
congestive heart failure, lower extremities, orthopedic problem: Steve, I don t think this is an orthopedic problem based on what you have told me. You need to check with an Internal medicine type provider and be evaluated for things like CHF (congestive heart failure) and circulation problems, sometimes even liver problems...

Orthopedics: glucosamine/chondroitin, fractured patella, coronary heart disease
fractured patella, coronary heart disease, aspirin and plavix: Laura, Patellar fractures are very painful so maybe your ortho feels your husbands pain is normal so I m sorry if he seems unconcerned. I typically don t prescribe or recommend that people take Gluc/chondrotin supplements...if they feel it helps and are...

Orthopedics: groin and thigh pain, strong pain meds, morphine sulfate
strong pain meds, morphine sulfate, stomach upsets: Hi Benjamin Two and a half months is not a full healing time. You will have pain from time to time but it should be getting better each day. The pain should be different now than it was before your surgery. If your pain is not better, you might want...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement bi lateral, minimal invasive technique, mental health counselor
minimal invasive technique, mental health counselor, groin pain: You have had two major surgeries in three months. If you were t tired I d be terribly suprised. Your body needs to heal. Give it time. Your feelings of depression are also adding to your fatigue as well as the pain you are having and the pain meds you...

Orthopedics: Not sure if you can help me....., shoulder ache, neck ache
shoulder ache, neck ache, lymph node: M, My main question is, are Chiropractors trained to know what a bump/lump is? Well, that would depend on what the lump is..which is kind of your question. I personally would see MD or PA if you have any question regarding your lymph nodes. You do have...

Orthopedics: hip replacement for 19 year old, hip replacement, femur
hip replacement, femur, crutch: Hi Natalie I am truly sorry for all the trauma you son has had in the past. Once he gets past April it will be become better for him. Teens and children heal much more quickly than adults. I can say that in my experience, he should be able to be back...

Orthopedics: hip surgery at 50, recuperation time, sex postions
recuperation time, sex postions, hip surgery: Hi Debra I m glad you are finding the answers to your questions. I agree, it would have been much easier to find all this out prior to your surgery, but at least you are getting your answers. Everyone heals differently and there really is no norm in...

Orthopedics: hips of course, orthopedic department, martha martha
orthopedic department, martha martha, hip replacements: Martha first of all, how in the world are you sitting and typing with a dislocated hip????? Aren t you in pain???? How can you do that? Twenty three disocations is unacceptable. You need to get with a large teaching hospital and get to talk with the...

Orthopedics: ITB, iliotibial band syndrome, common running injuries
iliotibial band syndrome, common running injuries, la marathon: Sarah, Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB) is one of the more common running injuries. It is an inflammation of the band as it rubs over the lateral femoral condyle, sometimes a snapping sensation may be present with flexion and extension. The most common causes...

Orthopedics: knee, cartilage surface, crackling sound
cartilage surface, crackling sound, leg bones: Brandy, You probably have a cond. called chondromalacia patellar...basically the cartilage surface behind your knee is rubbing and grinding against the femur leg bone at the knee joint. I ve had it for about 15-20 yrs (and it started in my 20 s too) in my...

Orthopedics: back of knee clicking, high foot arches, knee clicking
high foot arches, knee clicking, crepitus: Ben, You could be describing crepitus, which pts have a grinding,clicking,crackling feeling and or sound. There is a cond called chondromalacia patellar..basically where the backside of your knee cap is rubbing against the leg bone joint..this only occurs...

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, hip revisions, thigh pain
hip revisions, thigh pain, leg length: Patti If your leg has been measured and the measurement shows a difference of 3/4 of an inch, I urge you to get a lift made. I can t understand why your doctor would be against that. It may be that his feeling is that muscles in your legs need to be excersied...

Orthopedics: leg, foot injury, partial amputation, ankle arthritis
partial amputation, ankle arthritis, teaching hospitals: Clayton, Wow...that was a bad break...as I was reading it I thought they were going to recommend partial amputation etc..No I don t know of anything else really when it gets to the point you are at. You may could try and research some teaching hospitals etc..for...

Orthopedics: min evasive thr april 2005, pain management clinics, pain in the groin area
pain management clinics, pain in the groin area, pain in the groin: Andy I am sorry but I am not familiar enough with the mini evasive THR to answer your question. The one thing that bothers me is that your doctor told you that you have to learn to live with the pain. For me, that is not an acceptable answer. If you...

Orthopedics: osteoarthritis and ulnar nerve entrapment, myositis ossificans, ulnar nerve entrapment
myositis ossificans, ulnar nerve entrapment, elbow area: Samantha, I have not ever heard of those conditions causing itching in the palm and little finger. As you know the Ring finger(half) and little finger and the ulnar side of your palm is where the ulnar nerve distribution lays. Perhaps the median nerve which...

Orthopedics: Pain, pain sensation, correct diagnosis
pain sensation, correct diagnosis, uncommon condition: It s possible...again, when we find something on MRI or xrays we tend to say that is the cause etc...There is no real good way of knowing because you would have to have a MRI/xray prior to having your pain and one after your pain to know for sure that that...

Orthopedics: Pediatric Hip Repacement, hip replacements, meloxicam
hip replacements, meloxicam, humira: Bill Posterior entry is the same as I had. They will cut through the periformus. Surgery should not take more than an hour and a half. See if they can do the procedure with an epidural rather than general anesthetic. It s easier on her. It will take...

Orthopedics: POST OPETRATIVE HIP PAIN, pain in the groin, groin pain
pain in the groin, groin pain, kneecap: Hi Sue Six weeks post op is not a very long time and it s not uncommon to still have pain at that time. The odd feeling behind your kneecap may be nerve related. Ask your doctor about that. As far as the synovial oesteochondromatosis, I have no experience...

Orthopedics: Post hip replacement pain, morphine patch, expecting miracles
morphine patch, expecting miracles, meds work: Hi David We had the same problem, AVN due to steriods. I am on my fourth pair of hips, both hips revised four times in eight different surgeries. I also had and still do sometimes have pain issues. I cannot take anti-inflammatories so I do have to...

Orthopedics: pitchers elbow in 13 year old, life time chance, little leaguers elbow
life time chance, little leaguers elbow, bone fragments: Andrea, Yes you should be a little concerned. Little leaguers elbow/Pitchers elbow can become serious if aggravated enough. As you probably know it is caused by the throwing motion ( many believe an incorrect throwing motion) which causes microtears of the...

Orthopedics: posible knee overuse injury, shock absorber, definitive diagnosis
shock absorber, definitive diagnosis, overuse injury: Mel, If you were my sister I would have you evaluated by a orthopedic provider..preferably one who treats a lot of knees. Its been 4 YEARS!! You need xrays but more importantly you need MRI. You may have a meniscus tear or some degenerative changes. This...

Orthopedics: Thanks for your reply...., hairline fracture, chip fracture
hairline fracture, chip fracture, scaphoid fractures: 1.With these scaphoid injuries that are (?)questionable..you are better served to over-read and say that may be a fx..and treat it like one...vs saying no fx and not treating it then having the guy come back a month later and a new set of xrays showing that...

Orthopedics: Right Wrist, ligaments and tendons, torn ligaments
ligaments and tendons, torn ligaments, nerve damage: Hi Brian As I said, your injury is really out of my expertise, I was just talking from my experience, so I really feel out of place talking about diagnostic testing. See what happens with the doctor when you ask about nerve damage. I m not sure the...

Orthopedics: rebuilding cartilage, shark cartilage, crab shells
shark cartilage, crab shells, superbowl ads: John, I guess that depends on who you ask and on how many people you ask! The cashier behind the GNC counter sure does think so. For the most part there is no reliable studies showing that to be the case. (ie most studies are done by companies that sell the...

Orthopedics: Sciatica, sciatica exercises, ruptured disc
sciatica exercises, ruptured disc, spine health: when I lean on my back ...do you mean lay?..If the nerve is inflamed then when you straighten out that leg you will feel a pain down that leg..much more than a stretch feeling. This is what we do when we perform straight leg raises. The pt is sitting on edge...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Dislocation, rotator cuff shoulder, shoulder dislocation
rotator cuff shoulder, shoulder dislocation, shoulder muscles: UJ This is a great article I have found for you. Some of the surgeons around here have use a procedure called thermal capsulary surgery...basically they have a thermal heat source and during surgery they touch it to the shoulder muscles that have become...

Orthopedics: Tibia Fracture, bone stimulators, bone growth stimulator
bone stimulators, bone growth stimulator, female gymnast: Sam, Sounds like your bones have been through a lot for just being 18! In some respects the bone stimulators are considered some what investigational that s why insurance companies make you jump through so many hoops (pun intended)before they want to pay...

Orthopedics: Total Hip replacement right side, recuperation time, t rush
recuperation time, t rush, gut reaction: Marietta My gut reaction is, yes, you are expecting too much. You have had major surgery, and the recuperation time is at least 6 months to one year to get back to where you are living comfortably. Even though you may feel fine, you need to give your...

Orthopedics: toes, tippy toes, calf muscles
tippy toes, calf muscles, physical therapist: I don t know if it is called anything officially...but yes you need to correct it. A pt of ours had a little girl about 3 or 4 I think and she did the opposite walked everywhere on her tippy-toes..at first they thought hey that looks cute...well in about a...

Orthopedics: total hiparthroplasy / trochanteric fracture with grip and cables, bone density test, orthopedic chair
bone density test, orthopedic chair, t score: Hi CT I am so sorry for your pain. Please get a second opinion. Most insurance plans will pay for a second opinion. If you are still limping after the insert, you are limping due to the pain. You should not have to be living in pain like that. I...

Orthopedics: Weak Bones in the Hand, Boxers Fracture, bones in the hand, hand bones
bones in the hand, hand bones, rubber balls: Jason, Unfortunately your hand s fate was decided when the fractures occurred, especially what sounds like multiple fractures rather than a simple non-displaced boxers fracture. I have treated many boxer s fractures over the yrs. The only ones that seem...

Orthopedics: Bone graphing, tibia stress fracture, bone density test
tibia stress fracture, bone density test, proximal tibia: Kati, I think your ortho is looking at everything and that is good. You do want to make sure its not a bad case of runners knee..which is really common in runners due to their gait etc while jogging.See if you can get this link http://www.medpagetoday.com/Surgery/Orthopedics/tb/5530...

Orthopedics: chronic left wrist pain, left wrist pain, wheelessonline
left wrist pain, wheelessonline, yoga positions: Ryan, You need to research a TFCC tear..sounds like what it could be or at least needs to be ruled out. The best diagnostic test is a arthrogram..MRI type xray after they inject the wrist with dye and ck for leaks (tears) Although some studies show that...

Orthopedics: hip replacement and rowing post op?, feelings
Orthopedics: hip replacement and rowing post op?, feelings

Orthopedics: foot problems, new balance shoes, blood clot in leg
new balance shoes, blood clot in leg, good sneakers: Hello Norman I m sorry to hear about your foot. I am sure it hurts. Although I have no experience in the area where you broke you foot, I can say that when I had my hip replacements I always got good sneakers afterwards. My only concern is that your...

Orthopedics: Hip fracture, hip fracture, memory problem
hip fracture, memory problem, sharon davis: Pastor, t you really need to discuss this with your mother s main caretarker. efven though your mom is no longer in pain she has problems that go beyond general hip issues and I feel should be watched ih a regular basis in a group situation of professioals,...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement more questions, hip replacments, kidney transplantation
hip replacments, kidney transplantation, donating a kidney: Hi again Susan At the age of 14, I went into renal failure which we don t know the cause of. I was lucky enough to have a father who saved my life by donating a kidney to me 34 years ago. Kidney transplantation at that time was not as refined as it is...

Orthopedics: after hip replacement, hip replacments, groin pain
hip replacments, groin pain, stiff muscles: Hi Susan The only time I had pins and needles feeling was when I had nerve damage in the leg. It came and went and my doctor told me that if it does not go away in 18 months, it will not go away. Well, it never went away. It s not a big deal, and has...

Orthopedics: hip replacement and rowing post op?, recreational rowers, ent physician
recreational rowers, ent physician, degree point: Glen Your wife is crying because she is probably in a grief stage for things she cannot do anymore. That is completely normal. But if it continues, I would suggest that you get her to a competent therapist so she can learn to deal effectively with the...

Orthopedics: Impingement of iliopsoas muscle, hip dysplasia, scar tissue
hip dysplasia, scar tissue, hip replacement: Sorry Deb, This is outside my area of expertise...but I did want to help you since you are having suregry so soon.... This is a good website that I found...scroll about 3/4 down and they talk about the IM and surgery along with THR complications I hope this...

Orthopedics: iliopsoas release, trigger point massage, reconstruction surgeries
trigger point massage, reconstruction surgeries, iliopsoas muscle: Hi Deb OK, yes I do know what impingement is and I have had it as well. In my case massage and trigger point massage helped me somewhat to deal with the pain and did break up some scar tissue. But if you have massage, be sure and tell the therapist that...

Orthopedics: jones fracture, open reduction internal fixation, jones fracture
open reduction internal fixation, jones fracture, playing soccer: Raul, There is really nothing you or your Dr did wrong..these fx s that are treated with closed reduction (ie w/o surgery) have about a 50% chance of being a non-union. You may have to now try ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) basically surgery with...

Orthopedics: knee joint, knee cap, knee joint
knee cap, knee joint, niss: Deborah, You may have sustained damage to your knee when you got your fx. It is not uncommon for this type of thing to occur, we focus on what causes the most pain at first. Clicking in the knee may be due to a meniscus (meh-niss-cuss) tear, this is the cartilage...

Orthopedics: Lower body injury, acl mcl, mri of the spine
acl mcl, mri of the spine, strength exercise: Janne, You need to have an MRI they are about 95% accurate in diagnosing meniscus tears etc..A lot of what you are describing sounds like the mensicus (cartilage). It would not be the chondromalacia. I doubt it is a misalingment of the spine..(that sounds...

Orthopedics: leg pain, thigh muscles, supportive shoes
thigh muscles, supportive shoes, lying on the couch: Jill, It sounds like what we call New job strain ...usually seen in people who have to do a new job (new to them anyway). Like the old song says your hip bone is connected to the thigh bone...Your Muscles are connected as well. So what your body will do...

Orthopedics: Pain in left buttock, buttocks pain, google
buttocks pain, google, buttock: Gina, That can be a pretty classical sign for sciatica..this is a large nerve that runs from your low back, through buttocks and down the back of the leg to the foot. The nerve can be compressed pinched by inflammation of muscles,ligaments etc..or the disc...

Orthopedics: pediatric hip replacements, legg perthes, rt hip
legg perthes, rt hip, hip replacements: Hi again Shelly and thank you for your lovely comments. The amount of over the counter ibuprofen your daughter is taking is equal to the normal dosage of prescription Motrin. Be sure she eats something when she takes the ibuprofen since it may eventually...

Orthopedics: Scapholunate Tear, ganglion cysts, scapholunate ligament
ganglion cysts, scapholunate ligament, ganglion cyst: James, Unfortunately you have one of those conditions in where you if you talk to 3 diff orthos you might get 3 diff answers. But I would get a second opinion from a ortho hand specialist...(go to AAOS.org I believe find a ortho ..if you can t get any good...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Blade Tingling, medrol dosepak, cortisone injection
medrol dosepak, cortisone injection, dr shaw: Kevin, As my bio says I am a PA, but I do think you will now need further work up. The xray is something that is always done for cases like these but they usually don t help a lot..unless there is a fracture. First you need to determine if there possibly...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Injury, tendon strain, rotator cuff tear
tendon strain, rotator cuff tear, dr shaw: KR, You may have a rotator cuff tear or hopefully just a bicepital groove tendon strain. You will need to see an ortho. and possibly get an MRI of your shoulder. Depending on your exam and findings they may want to try some conservative treatments first..NSAIDS,...

Orthopedics: Shoulder injury?, humeral head, conservative treatment
humeral head, conservative treatment, collar bone: Josh, I would try advil/Motrin per label ice and heat to the area (2-3 x day) of soreness and no wt lifting for a couple of wks..if still not improving you need an evaluation. Could be a rotator cuff tear..the RTC is actually made up of 4 muscles that hold...

Orthopedics: Shoulder problem after surgery, mri arthrogram, bicep tendon
mri arthrogram, bicep tendon, subacromial decompression: Yes..it could be..also the labrum tears can clunk ..but ortho said labrum was okay?...again the BT may look okay as well, but if you have a congenitally shallow groove it may pop in and out with certain movements. google test for subluxing biceps tendon....

Orthopedics: Srained wrists, tensor bandages, carpal tunnel symptoms
tensor bandages, carpal tunnel symptoms, overuse syndrome: Yolande, It doesn t sound like carpal tunnel syndrome...you don t mention numbness or tingling in the hand or fingers. It sounds more like what we call overuse syndrome or tendonitis, of course you can t be sure unless you have a proper exam and tests. I...

Orthopedics: short head bicep tear, bicep tendon, underarm area
bicep tendon, underarm area, conservative treatment: matt, What is bizzare to me is that you just woke up with it? I have never heard of that...it takes a lot of force to tear a bicep!!! I have referred several bicep tears to orthos...most are not repaired surgically unless it is a large or total rupture....

Orthopedics: shoulder, aafp, orthopedic surgeon
aafp, orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine: Becca, I don t know the particulars of your case, but your AT should. It wouldn t hurt to get a ortho eval. You are awful young to start having problems with your shoulder. I would seea sports medicine dr or ortho, you want to get on a good regimen/rehab...

Orthopedics: Twisted Knee, collateral ligaments, lift weights
collateral ligaments, lift weights, soccer today: Jon, Well since you don t have insurance, I hope you didn t do anything to it too bad...obviously it can t be diagnosed over the net. Hopefully you just sprained the ligaments..either the medial or lateral collateral ligaments on both sides of the knee. You...

Orthopedics: torn ligm in arm, carpal tunnel symptoms, tendon strain
carpal tunnel symptoms, tendon strain, torn ligament: Juli, Sounds frustrating for sure, but you will need to find a ortho, one who specializes in upper ext s. Ideally you need to keep going back to the same one..not jumping around. Im not sure what they/you mean a torn ligament in elbow...a sprain is technically...

Orthopedics: unset colles fracture, open reduction internal fixation, fixation procedure
open reduction internal fixation, fixation procedure, colles fracture: Pat, By it being an ORIF open reduction internal fixation procedure, that tells me it was a pretty severe break..because a lot of Collies can be set manually (externally). You do want to keep your FINGERS active within reason...but not your wrist. You use...

Orthopedics: upper leg pain, upper leg pain, avascular necrosis
upper leg pain, avascular necrosis, porch swing: Yes it sounds like you pulled a muscle or ligament where your quadriceps and hip joint attaches..if it doesnt get better with advil, ice and heat and rest in a week or so..you need an xray and possibly an MRI to make sure you didnt avulse or pull off a piece...

Orthopedics: Boxers Fracture that healed incorrectly, knuckle area, hand specialist
knuckle area, hand specialist, metacarpal bone: V, The most important thing they will look at is the angulation and if it is causing rotation of the little finger,say towards the ring finger. If the break was at the neck of the 5th metacarpal hand bone..ie just below the knuckle, then more angulation can...

Orthopedics: bilateral hip dysplasia, hip dysplasia, bilateral hip
hip dysplasia, bilateral hip, pain medication: Hello Katie You are making several points that I d like to address. First of all, four weeks out of surgery, is not a lot of time for healing to take place. In my opinion, it takes at least 4-6 months to heal and get back to a somewhat normal life. So...

Orthopedics: clicking hip, snapping hip syndrome, external portion
snapping hip syndrome, external portion, outer portion: Clicking or snapping hip syndrome is more common in young females and associated with activity etc... Here is an article that is really good and fairly easy for the public to understan..the external and internal refers to the location ie on the outer portion...

Orthopedics: elbow pain, ace bandage, elbow pain
ace bandage, elbow pain, history of trauma: DJ, Sounds like you need a xray...you could go to one of those Doc in a box places as long as they have xray. Then they could refer you to ortho if needed. Anytime you have pain, swelling and loss of motion with a joint (plus history of trauma) you need an...

Orthopedics: Finger won't bend on its own., extensor tendon, palm side
extensor tendon, palm side, middle knuckle: S, It is really difficult to give a accurate answer on something like this w/o exam. But it is probably too soon to determine any thing good or bad. You may have cut or knicked the extensor tendon..the tendon on top of your fingers that allows you to straighten...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, total hip replacements, hunch back of notre dame
Orthopedics: hip replacement, total hip replacements, hunch back of notre dame, tingling sensation

Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacement, massage muscle, muscle spams
Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacement, massage muscle, muscle spams, groin pain

Orthopedics: Healing after THR, rule of thumb, muscle groups
rule of thumb, muscle groups, thr: Hi Ron Congratulations on your THR. My rule of thumb is that it takes about six months to heal completely, maybe longer depending on your age, activity level and healing power. When the THR goes in, large muscle groups are affected and that takes time...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Pain, orthopod, hip replacement
orthopod, hip replacement, dislocations: Millie Don t ever, ever, ever pull your knee to your chest again. That is one of the fastest ways to dislocate and frankly, I am stunned that you have not dislocated by putting your hip in that postion. The one movement that a THR patient never should...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement surgury, hip replacement surgery, orthopod
hip replacement surgery, orthopod, muscle pull: Hello Wanda You may have pulled a ligament and the snapping you hear, may be the ligament snapping over the prosthesis and that should go away as you heal. Do you remember doing something that caused the problem, like overworking the joint? I tend to...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, hip prosthesis, sharon davis
hip prosthesis, sharon davis, best bet: Hi Renee I wish you best of luck in your recovery. Depending on the type of hip prosthesis you are given your activities will vary. Your best bet would be to get the final word from your doctor on the exact things you can or can t do. Generally...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, lymph tissues, groin area
lymph tissues, groin area, target: Dear Rita It sounds to me as if you are healing right on target, but please do not push yourself too hard. Full healing will take anywhere from 3 months to one year. Your muscles were cut when the prosthesis was put in place, so I feel that the pain you...

Orthopedics: knock knees and hip replacement, knock knees, orthopod
knock knees, orthopod, leg length: Hi Lynne Congratulations on your replacement! There are several suggestions I have. The first thing I want to tell you is that eight weeks out of surgery, you are doing well. Please do not rush your recovery because you want to be sure you heal thoroughly...

Orthopedics: your opinion about management, pediatric orthopedist, lightning bolt
pediatric orthopedist, lightning bolt, follow ups: Salma, That reminds me of watching the weatherman for the wknd...where he puts a picture up of some clouds, rain, lightning bolt, and the sun peeking through...no matter what he is pretty much covered! And really all 3 of these things are appropriate...it...

Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacement, bone pain, nerve damage
bone pain, nerve damage, hip replacement: Hello Scott I can hear the frustration in your email for your mom. I wish with all my heart I could give you an answer, but I m not a doctor. I do have some feelings though and you might want to ask your mom s orthopod to investigate these things. ...

Orthopedics: recovery after hip replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, prothesis
hip replacement surgery, prothesis, muscle problem: Hi Patricia I m so truly sorry for what your father is going through. At 11 months post op, all the muscles that were cut in order to insert the prosthesis should be healed. People continue to sometimes experience muscle pain after THR surgery, but...

Orthopedics: shoulder problem post wrist surgery, shoulder exercises, shoulder syndrome
shoulder exercises, shoulder syndrome, wrist surgery: Bonnie, Yes I do think that is what it s from. I do see it from time to time. The arm is being protected or held in different positions also while sleeping it can be aggravating. You do need to be aware of something called frozen shoulder syndrome, more so...

Orthopedics: Total Hip Replacement, emergency room doctor, herbal relaxant
emergency room doctor, herbal relaxant, sleep clinic: Hi Patty You can ask me as many questions as you like. Let me preface my answer with a warning about herbal medicines. Unless your doctor has approved you to take herbal medicines be very careful with them, especially if you are taking other prescribed...

Orthopedics: thp problems, fractured hip, scotland united
fractured hip, scotland united, brick wall: Hello Louise I am truly sorry for the pain you are in and I do have a few suggestions. The pain you are feeling in your back is probably due to the difference in your leg length. When the legs are different lengths, you feel the pain in your back and...

Orthopedics: ULNAR NERVE, upper extremity problems, nerve entrapment
upper extremity problems, nerve entrapment, conservative measures: Well first of all you need to have a diagnosis by an ortho who specializes in elbow and upper exts issues. PT is advised because it will do no harm and it may help. Wouldn t you hate to have the surgery then have complications, scar tissue, contraction problems...

Orthopedics: 2 yrs. post hip replacement, nerve involvement, nerve damage
nerve involvement, nerve damage, x rays: Hi Carol I have a few thoughts. Has your doctor ever looked into the possibility of nerve damage? You might want to ask him about that possibility. If you did get nerve damage, you need to give it about eighteen months to heal completely. Since...

Orthopedics: ANKLE RECOVERY, cold weather, ankle injury
cold weather, ankle injury, exact location: Seamus, You will probably be instructed to bear wt as tolerated and then gradually go from there. Would be impossible to say when you will be back to normal depends on type of break exact location of break, your wt and overall health and age..I would guess...

Orthopedics: Left arm numbness, left arm numbness, degenerative disc disease
left arm numbness, degenerative disc disease, arthritis of the spine: Theresa, It does sound like some kind of neck or disc problem. You may have DDD degenerative disc disease, which is common problem...kind of a fancy word for arthritis of the spine. Here the vertebrae can collapse onto one another causing nerve compression...

Orthopedics: Chondromalacia Surgery, pain tolerance, knee cap
pain tolerance, knee cap, kneecap: Susan, This is really something only your ortho can answer . It depends on shape and condition of knee cap, your age, wt, your pain tolerance, your activity level before, the arthritis in your knee joint etc...I doubt you will be left disabled as you call...

Orthopedics: Exercise Induced, circulation problems, phlebitis
circulation problems, phlebitis, pulsation: Sara, No I don t know for sure what that could be..he might have ruptured a vessel or muscle..and when he exercises that naturally pumps more blood in the vessel/muscle area via circulation. It could be like the pea under the mattress effect..so you may not...

Orthopedics: hip replacement at 40, hip displacia, cortisone injections
Orthopedics: hip replacement at 40, hip displacia, cortisone injections, weight train

Orthopedics: shoulder problems....from scapula?, bicept muscle
Orthopedics: shoulder problems....from scapula?, bicept muscle

Orthopedics: father's hip replacement, hip prosthesis, hello susie
hip prosthesis, hello susie, hip replacement: Hello Susie One of the hardest things for a hip replacement patient to get over, is the loss of control that they have after surgery. They lose control over their independence and that s a hard thing to get over. This is probably part of your dad s problem....

Orthopedics: foot fracture, ligament injury, xrays
ligament injury, xrays, right foot: You need to see a orthopedist office for xrays. Depending on what bone is broken and how it is broken ie spiral fx vs straight break etc..or if it is not broke and just ligament injury...all these things will make a difference how it is treated. You may just...

Orthopedics: foot pain following hip replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, pain pills
hip replacement surgery, pain pills, nerve damage: Hi Pat It sounds to me as if this may be some nerve damage, you might want to ask your doctor about that. Remember also, that your replacement is very new and you will have pain from the muscles that are being strengthened. You probably should follow...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement for 14 yearold, hip revisions, core decompression
hip revisions, core decompression, hip replacements: Dear JC All good questions. Once you give a hip replacement to a boy of 14, he will not grow anymore. So that s something to consider. At 14 I was about 5 feet 5 inches tall, and the doctor s felt that height was fine for me. But please investigate...

Orthopedics: hernia disk in my neck, orthopedic spine surgeon, carpal tunnel symptoms
orthopedic spine surgeon, carpal tunnel symptoms, brain nerves: Tammy, I would keep investigating..C3-C5 should really not have any effects on fingers per se...as they are controlled by C6-C8. The cervical or neck nerves don t have anything to do with your hearing or face nerves?..those are controlled by your cranial(brain)nerves....

Orthopedics: hip feeling odd, rude gesture, leg length
rude gesture, leg length, hip pain: wow Jodi, so many questions! Let me see what I can do to answer them in order: 1.Hip pain can be in the buttocks, but it s not the norm. I am blown away that not one of seven doctors took an X ray. I guess it turned out for you, to be a lesson, to ASK...

Orthopedics: hip re-surfacing sharp stabbing pain, physchiatrist, awful surgery
physchiatrist, awful surgery, anti depressants: Hello Stephen I have to say right off the bat is that I am so sorry for what you are going through. Any type of surgery, that takes away our independance to lead a life where we have to depend on others to do simple daily tasks for us is terribly hard...

Orthopedics: hip replacement at 40, hip dyplasia, contact sports
hip dyplasia, contact sports, hip replacement: Hi Jeanine I am sorry for the pain you are going through. Here s my take on it. You re young, and your quality of life is being effected in a negative way. I had my first set of hips put in at 14, and if I did not have the surgery at that time, I would...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, occasional bouts, fighting depression
occasional bouts, fighting depression, typical metal: Hi Tina You are fighting depression because you have lost your independence. As you get better and become more independent you will feel the depression lessen. It will take time for this to happen. Every time I have a revision surgery on my hips I...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, siatic nerve, nerve problem
siatic nerve, nerve problem, peripheral neuropathy: Dear Veronica My first thought was that if you have not seen your orthopod in four years, you need to see him for a check up. It s unclear from your letter if you have seen him for the past four years since your replacement. Secondly, if you are feeling...

Orthopedics: Knee injury, spring mattress, knee cap
spring mattress, knee cap, cold packs: Yes you can try what you are doing ..don t wear the brace too much for fear of clots..if you are female and esp if you smoke and are over 35,and take BCP s. I wouldn t think there could be anything major wrong with knee, other than a sprain based on how you...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, grating sound, cortisone injection
grating sound, cortisone injection, knee cap: yes mine R L has been doing this for about 15 yrs..sounds like popcorn when I go up stairs..but I have no pain at all. I did stop riding exercise bike and doing stair stepper yrs ago..and now do just treadmill walking. I also have been doing some exercises...

Orthopedics: Knee Problems....., knee problems, sports medicine
knee problems, sports medicine, knee surgery: I am fairly certain you have hypermobility joint syndrome..or floppy joint syndrome ...This article by an MD gives good info more than I could type... You need an MRI to make sure you dont alos have a torn meniscus etc..if thats okay then PT may help a little...

Orthopedics: Shoes, comfortable shoes, femur
comfortable shoes, femur, left leg: Hi Ed I think I ve addressed your question before, but just in case the answer did not come through, here are my thoughts. I don t think that the shoe you choose would make a big difference. The only thing I think you should look for would be a shoe...

Orthopedics: severe knee pain, 3 doctors, sleep study
3 doctors, sleep study, sleep patterns: Hi Holly I m sorry, we never did a follow up on that one. I truly feel badly for you. You might want to ask your doctor for a sleep study. That is where you go into a lab overnight and they track your sleep patterns and find out why you don t sleep....

Orthopedics: shoulder problems....from scapula?, rotator cuff surgery, cortisone shot
rotator cuff surgery, cortisone shot, elite team: Mike, You have just about done everything you can do sounds like... I would try and find a sports medicine ortho who primarily does shoulders say 75-85% of his pts...you may even try a university type hospital (with the Tide and tigers down there, there has...

Orthopedics: Tender Thumb, some pain, heat soaks, biofreeze
heat soaks, biofreeze, chronic cases: Cassie, Sounds like a ligament sprain of the thumb...also if your tendon was in a fixed position then it might have strained it as well..some people will develop a little cyst or nodule on the tendon where it starts locking or clicking..this is called trigger...

Orthopedics: THA Questions and NO ANSWERS, leg length discrepancy, pins and needles
leg length discrepancy, pins and needles, pain meds: Hi again Erin I can recommend two orthopedic hospitals that are the tops in the United States. One is the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York and the doctor you want to see is Dr. Douglas Padgett. The second place, and the place where I was sent...

Orthopedics: THR, linens and things, long pillow
linens and things, long pillow, body pillow: Dear Merril Eventually you will be able to maneuver yourself and sleep on the side where your scar is. It will take time. My suggestion would be to get someone to go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, or Linens and Things and get you something called a Body...

Orthopedics: 4 Months Post Total Hip Replacement, groin area, scar tissue
groin area, scar tissue, hip replacement: Hi again Raye I can t say for sure if the gluteal massage will help. If you are going to look into massage therapy, ask about manual lymph drainage. (MLD) That will be more effective to reduce swelling. Efflurage and Petrissage will help with the...

Orthopedics: Ankle sprain, pain in the groin, goose egg
pain in the groin, goose egg, ankle sprain: Hi Candy As you stated, you were right, I do not have expertise in this area. But here s my take on your problem. If I were you, I would go to my primary physician. Anytime anyone has a history of medical issues, it s always best to follow up with...

Orthopedics: Broken right humerus, muscle contractions, dr shaw
muscle contractions, dr shaw, nerve damage: Dewald, Yes, assumming no infections,complications etc..you have a ways to go..I think you are looking at 6-9 mos or so for maximum improvement. The most common thing you need to look out for is muscle contractions where the bicep muscles draw up at become...

Orthopedics: 4 Months Post Total Hip Replacement, gentle stretches, accumulative effect
Orthopedics: 4 Months Post Total Hip Replacement, gentle stretches, accumulative effect, massage therapist

Orthopedics: Limitations after THR, change doctors, position post
Orthopedics: Limitations after THR, change doctors, position post, pain relief

Orthopedics: Severe shoulder pain when throwing., frostbite, inflammation
Orthopedics: Severe shoulder pain when throwing., frostbite, inflammation, velocity

Orthopedics: Hip Surgery, muscle atrophy, groin area
muscle atrophy, groin area, vague time: Hi Dave When you say you had your surgery recently , that s a vague time slot. Latter in your email you say you it s been three weeks , so I am going to assume you had surgery about a month ago. I also don t know know what your condition was prior...

Orthopedics: hand pain, chronic wrist pain, causes of wrist pain
chronic wrist pain, causes of wrist pain, carpal tunnel braces: Tanya, That is something I havent run across...21 yr history of undiagnosed wrist pain. Of course you should see a hand orthopedist for evaluation. The first thing that comes to mind is Kienbocks disease which is uncommon and esp in a 10 yr old..if that...

Orthopedics: hip dysplasia, pediatric orthopedist, hip dysplasia
pediatric orthopedist, hip dysplasia, joint diseases: Melissa I am so sorry for all your problems with your daughter. Have you gotten a second opinion? You need to find someone who is connected with either teaching hospital or a children s hospital and seek at least two or three new opinions before allowing...

Orthopedics: hip op, physical shape, physo
physical shape, physo, sharon davis: Mairead The problem may be your mom s hip after all. I am assuming that prior to the surgery the doctor took the pre-op tests that showed there was a reason to give her a hip replacement rather than a knee replacement. If the hip is only three months...

Orthopedics: hip I think?, main artery, heart beat
main artery, heart beat, play sports: Emad, You should certainly see your Dr for a proper exam, xrays and diagnosis..it could be something as simple as Hip bursitis (Greater Trochanter bursitis) which 1 or 2 cortisone injections will usually help. Or it could be something more serious called...

Orthopedics: knee injury, knee sprains, meniscus cartilage
knee sprains, meniscus cartilage, ligament damage: Shaun, You are right you can t be sure there is no meniscus (cartilage)or ligament damage w/o an MRI and even an MRI is not 100%. The physical exam can help depending on the skill of the provider. It can help rule out diagnoses more than anything. ie if you...

Orthopedics: knee pain, torn cartilage, history of trauma
torn cartilage, history of trauma, intense pain: Larry, Just on the surface..And with NO history of trauma, you have described a classic case of arthritis/degenerative joint disease, which is joint pain that is worse in the A.M. and gets better with rest and some use during the day. Also w previous knee...

Orthopedics: Limitations after THR, aerobic exercises, tying shoes
aerobic exercises, tying shoes, planting flowers: Hi NJ As far as restrictions are concerned, yes, there will be things you should not do again. I would avoid contact sports, pounding aerobic exercises and any activity that might cause you injury if you fall. But you will be out of pain and you will be...

Orthopedics: Looking for surgeon, cartilage damage, reflex sympathetic dystrophy
cartilage damage, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, hip replacements: Hi Valerie I am so terribly sorry for what your daughter is going through. When I had my surgery at 14, there were not any pediatric surgeons who did this type of surgery, so I had a general orthopedist. I would look at The Hospital of Special Surgery...

Orthopedics: popping?, joint laxity, carpal tunnel symptoms
joint laxity, carpal tunnel symptoms, overhead press: Shay, yep it s most likely your joints rubbing against each other as they move...there s not a whole lot to do. Probably a genetic thing, you could ck with mother or father etc..to see if they remember joints popping or having joint laxity. You still may...

Orthopedics: How many revisions?, hip replacements, bilateral hip
hip replacements, bilateral hip, bone grafting: Hi Jeni Your have a good question. I was told in the very beginning that there are only a certain number of times you can get replacements, but I have never been given a number. I ve had both hips done 4 times each with little or no problems. I have...

Orthopedics: Severe shoulder pain when throwing., rotor cuff, light weights
rotor cuff, light weights, nerve entrapment: Ray , You need to have a diagnosis..sounds like a rotator cuff tear to me. The MRI should reveal what is going on 90-95% accurate. Depending on what type of tear and where it s at you may need to have your shoulder scoped for repair. I know the PT was trying...

Orthopedics: Shoulder pain, degenerative disc disease, rotator cuff tendinitis
degenerative disc disease, rotator cuff tendinitis, cervical vertebrae: Evan, Yes that is a little strange sounding since there was no injury or repetitive shoulder use history. I would see an orthopedic or neurologist and yes you should probably have an MRI of the neck. When you have symptoms like this in both upper ext s it...

Orthopedics: Thumb IP Joint Dislocation, palm side, orthopedic doctor
palm side, orthopedic doctor, x rays: Jerry, IP thumb dislocations are fairly uncommon, they usually dislocate dorsally (i.e. not palm side) It would not be necessary to get an MRI of the thumb for this (I never heard of it anyway). The surgeon can expose the area easily anyway and get direct...

Orthopedics: total knee arthroplasty vascular damage, dorsalis pedis pulse, devil s advocate
dorsalis pedis pulse, devil s advocate, orthopaedic surgeon: Alex, I doubt there was malpractice just based on the history you gave. You have to remember there is a risk and benefit to any treatment or procedure. Devil s advocate would say, so you didn t want us to bend and flex her knee to make sure the Knee replacement...

Orthopedics: Wrist Injury/ Surgery, scapholunate ligament tear, ganglion cyst
scapholunate ligament tear, ganglion cyst, anatomical snuff box: Elizabeth, We have referred a couple over the yrs for this type of surgery. You probably do need the surgery to repair this scaphoid lig. tear, which hopefully will reduce your pain. I don t think you will ever have a normal wrist either way, but you should...

Orthopedics: Biceps pain - I have my answer...and a few questions, biceps tenodesis, biceps tendon
biceps tenodesis, biceps tendon, bicep tendon: Yes I think I remember..the pristine bicep tendon?? 1)If I ve not gotten better (and really I ve gotten worse) after a year, are we just fighting the inevitable surgery by continuing to throw cortisone at it? ---Probably, but you want to try everything...

Orthopedics: Biceps pain returning after surgery, veterinary nurse, time consideration
veterinary nurse, time consideration, tae kwon: Sue, Yeah the shoulder surgery pain should be much better by now..so it seems like there is something else going on..the MRI should be able to show any damage or groove problem, but of course it is a snapshot as you say. Were you able to do those bicepital...

Orthopedics: What is the best treatment for muscle pull in the different part of the body?, moist heating pad, carpal tunnel symptoms
moist heating pad, carpal tunnel symptoms, cold joints: Robert, The tried and true method to treat a pulled or strained muscle is RICE. Rest the body part or get some type of brace or support, Ice ( custom wraps fit better, but ice bags can work) Compression..again custom fit ice packs fit and mold to part) but...

Orthopedics: broken screws in hip repair, defective hip replacements, pain and suffering
defective hip replacements, pain and suffering, orthopedic surgeon: Dear Garland I truly am sorry for all the pain and suffering you went through. It must have been very hard on you physically and emotionally. I would first of all question this surgeon as to what his determining aspects are for actually doing a THR...

Orthopedics: depression after hip replacement, two little boys, frequent occurrence
two little boys, frequent occurrence, generalized anxiety: Hi Deborah I absolutely understand what you are going through. I had my first set of hips put in at 16, and up to now I have had four sets in revisions. When I was younger, depression did not hit me at all. When I had my third set put in, I was married,...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement with groin pain, ortho surgery, undulation
Orthopedics: Hip replacement with groin pain, ortho surgery, undulation, groin pain

Orthopedics: Legg-Perthes & Pregnancy, legg perthes, hip replacement
Orthopedics: Legg-Perthes & Pregnancy, legg perthes, hip replacement, c section

Orthopedics: scapula muscle pain, loose joints, shoulder specialist
Orthopedics: scapula muscle pain, loose joints, shoulder specialist, kibler

Orthopedics: foot problem post injury, metal mesh, signs of infection
metal mesh, signs of infection, bone infection: Hi Sandi, I would definitely keep an eye on it and make sure a physician monitors the site for sepsis. Keeping the area drained with pressure can be beneficial as long as it is kept sterile. The fluid can be synovial fluid or lymphatic accumulation from...

Orthopedics: Hip pains, cross country race, vacation tomorrow
cross country race, vacation tomorrow, ligaments: Dear Mara If you have not already spoken to your parents about your concerns, I urge you to do so. Injury to a growth plate occurs when a bone is involved. In your case, I think you may have done injury to soft tissue such as muscle or tendon or ligaments....

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement, hip replacements, nerve damage
hip replacements, nerve damage, pain medications: Fortunately you won t have to worry too much about the revisions. They are not terrible. It s about six weeks recovery and the new hips are being so perfected that people need less and less revision surgery. Look, I had my first set at age 14. They...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Surgery, THR, bad parts for hips
THR, bad parts for hips, pain: Kelly Your mother needs to go to the doctor to get checked out. Just this morning the New York Times Published this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/business/29hip.html?ex=1217995200&en=20c723e212db79f6&ei=5070&emc=eta1 Click on the link...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement with groin pain, hip groin pain, groin area
hip groin pain, groin area, will most likely need: Joan This sounds to me as if it is not connected with the prosthesis, but with a tendon or ligament. When the legs are different in length pain will appear in the spine, or lower back and thighs. You should be wearing your lift as much as possible. I...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement pain, charity ball, thigh pain
charity ball, thigh pain, sharon davis: Hi Jan I can just about guarantee you that you have not dislocated your hip. When the hip is dislocated, you can t stand on that leg because the stability of that hip is gone once the hip dislocates. You d be in such pain that you couldn t walk, stand...

Orthopedics: heel injury, retractable dog leashes, ctscan
retractable dog leashes, ctscan, desparate attempt: Zara, Sounds like you need one of those retractable dog leashes to keep up with the kids, because you are probably going to be sore for awhile! I m not sure why he said that about the xray..I have seen several xrays over my career of heel fx s. One guy even...

Orthopedics: hip replacement at 26, hip replacements, original hip
hip replacements, original hip, bone grafting: Revision surgery is performed when the original hip has worn out and needs to be updated. Most times, parts of the original hip can be replaced without removing the full prosthesis. For instance, if the linter of the cup has worn out, they can just snap...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, tile floor, sharon davis
tile floor, sharon davis, bedside manner: You should go to the largest specialized joint and bone hospital in your area and see the head of orthopedics. I am not a doctor, but your case sounds as if something is not right and you need to get a second opinion to find out how to get out of the situation...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, birth control pills, post menopausal symptoms
birth control pills, post menopausal symptoms, dislocated hips: Hi Martha As someone in menopause too, I understand exactly what your concerns are. I am not on hormones as I feel they are not the way to go for me. I ve not had a terribly hard time with menopause, but there are good and bad days involved when hormones...

Orthopedics: If Ice and pain reliever doesn't work?, physical therpist, twork
physical therpist, twork, pain reliever: Robert, You would have to be more specific as to what muscle, how, when you injured it what have you done and not done to treat it, prior history etc... If you are seeing a PT then you had to be referred by a provider?..so you may need to go back to him/her...

Orthopedics: Is it internal injury?, carpal tunnel relief, carpal tunnel symptoms
carpal tunnel relief, carpal tunnel symptoms, badminton training: cmy you didn t say your age?, but it would be unlikely if you are in your 20-40s that it would brake (sternum), but it s hard to say of course w/o exam etc.. That bone hurts when hit etc..and when coughing, sneezing etc..try ice 3 x day x 3-4 days, then moist...

Orthopedics: Legg-Perthes & Pregnancy, legg perthes disease, high risk pregnancy
legg perthes disease, high risk pregnancy, pediatric orthopedist: Hi Mary I would give your daughter the same advice as a hip replacement patient. Be careful with weight gain. Try to gain the least amount of weight as possible BUT do not compromise the health of the baby. I gained about 45 pounds with each pregnancy....

Orthopedics: looking, teaching hospitals, auto accident
teaching hospitals, auto accident, good health: Hello Jared I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that at such a young age. I have always heard that pins do need to be removed at some point so it is a good idea to follow up on that. Unfortunately I do not know of any surgeons in your...

Orthopedics: post-hip replacement, body pillow, exercise program
body pillow, exercise program, situps: Hi Frank I ve got several suggestions. The first of which is to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond and get a body pillow. If you sleep with a body pillow that will ensure you don t cross your legs while sleeping and put yourself in a position to dislocate. That...

Orthopedics: post hip replacement surgery pain, hip replacement surgery, groin area
hip replacement surgery, groin area, hip dysplasia: Hello Anne Several issues in your question raise red flags in my head. Although eight years for a hip replacement is not, by any means old, (My fourth revisions are nine years old on one hip and ten years old on my other hip), the area in which you are...

Orthopedics: pregnancy after hip replacement, high risk pregnancy, orthopod
high risk pregnancy, orthopod, center of gravity: Hi Sarah Congratulations on your decision to get pregnant! Your orthopod is correct, if the hip is healthy and strong, you should have no problems. There are several things I would recommend: 1. See if you can get with a high risk pregnancy group...

Orthopedics: more questions, long distances, alternate days
long distances, alternate days, muscle strain: Hey Susan It s my pleasure to speak with you and I hope I am answering all your questions. You sound very upset and frightened. Just slow down. You are not that far out of surgery and you ll find a niche for yourself eventually. Take things slow, if...

Orthopedics: Rolf Structural Integration and hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, nerve fibers
hip replacement surgery, nerve fibers, scar tissue: Dear Kathryn I used to run a massage school and also a continuing education department which served massage therapists. I am very knowledgeable of many massage techniques and have had work done on me as well. We were certified nationally by COMTA, and...

Orthopedics: Staged Bilateral THR, shoe repair shop, orthopod
shoe repair shop, orthopod, muscular problems: Kathie Double check with your doctor in regard to the amount of difference in the legs. If it s more than a half inch, get a lift made to put in your shoe. Any shoe repair shop can do that for a nominal charge. That will make walking easier and lessen...

Orthopedics: scapula injury?, impingement syndrome, health insur
impingement syndrome, health insur, shoulder specialist: Mike, You should see an ortho shoulder specialist...and You will need to get an MRI (sorry)..I mean it has been 3 yrs!..sounds like a rotator cuff tear to me that at least needs to be ruled-out..or possibly snapping scapular syndrome. You obviously have a...

Orthopedics: scapula muscle pain, loose joints, workout plan
loose joints, workout plan, shoulder blade: Matt, You have done about all you can do..it sounds like?..I guess I would go back to shoulder ortho? and eventually he may refer you or get another MRI of scapula..You may want to see a physiatrist (Fizz-i-ah-trist) or pain mgmnt specialist..they can do...

Orthopedics: shoulder pain, neck vertebrae, arm muscles
neck vertebrae, arm muscles, pain in the shoulder: Mary , That does sound a little odd. Usually an MRI would be ordered not a bone scan? You have 7 vertebrae in your neck and sometimes you can have a disc rupture causing pain in the shoulder or arm muscles because it is pressing on a nerve coming from the...

Orthopedics: My son's ankle, extensor tendons, cramp
extensor tendons, cramp, toes: Dawn, I would take him in to be evaluated since there was no known trauma and it is painless. It may be some type of cramp, but you need to find out. If he strained his foot or extensor tendons on top of the foot I could see where this might happen ..but this...

Orthopedics: strain, correct question, leg length
correct question, leg length, muscle group: Hi Susan This clarifies things a bit more for me. Six months out is still a relatively short time and we all heal differently. Are you feeling stable on the hip? My feeling is, that if you still are not up to par and feeling unstable, you could be tensing...

Orthopedics: swelling, hip patients, awful surgery
hip patients, awful surgery, fifth revision: Hi Susan It s an awful surgery and I give credit to anyone who goes through it without skipping a beat. When I was 14 and had my first set put in, I flew through it because of my youth, but with each passing revision, it got harder. It was hardest when...

Orthopedics: Total Hip, recliner, hip replacement
recliner, hip replacement, muscles: I have always been told that a recliner (even though you used one at the hospital), is not the best place to be sitting in the beginning. But if you were told differently, then you need to go with the advice your doctor gave to you. If you are not feeling...

Orthopedics: wrist cracking, fellow guitar player, gyro ball
fellow guitar player, gyro ball, left forearm: Mike, I play acoustic and electric guitar some..so I know the awkward position of the wrist and fingers. You didn t say if you play electric or acoustic but as you know there is typically less force needed for the electric strings..but if your doing some...

Orthopedics: wrist pain/overuse, wrist strengthening exercises, stress responses
wrist strengthening exercises, stress responses, confusing terms: Leslie, Yes, I think your ortho is correct. You probably mean that she has pain with hyperextending her wrist, like in a handstand? (not flexing) flexing the wrist is when you turn it inwards. They are confusing terms because the backside of ones hand is...

Orthopedics: more, muscles and bones, hip replacements
muscles and bones, hip replacements, natural phenomenon: Hi again Susan Having pain and stiffness according to the weather, is not necessarily due to your hip replacement. Many people find that when the weather changes, especially when rain is expected, muscles and bones hurt more. As we age, it s a natural...

Orthopedics: Cuboid fracture, soft boot, crutches
soft boot, crutches, fracture: Carol If A doctor suggests that you are non weight bearing, it is my understanding that no weight at all should be put on any area of the foot. I understand the issue with the crutches and if they are hard for you to maneuver, see if you can get a walker...

Orthopedics: excrutiating back pain, painful spasm, 38 dd
painful spasm, 38 dd, mysterious pain: I never heard of BP meds causing this. I wouldn t call them attacks from a medical standpoint but possibly spasms..or like I said a compression/hairline fx of vert.and thus causing the pain. Even when you are sleeping you are breathing..ribcage is moving...

Orthopedics: Rib cage abnormality, adolescence, doctors
Orthopedics: Rib cage abnormality, adolescence, doctors

Orthopedics: Hip Implant Pain and Popping, hip implant, impact sports
hip implant, impact sports, fifteen months: Hello David I have not personally heard that the Zimmer implants had any problems, but you can certainly research it on the internet. The ligament problem of snapping over the prosthesis, can happen at any time and it s very scary at first if you don...

Orthopedics: Hip Revision, winston salem area, hip revision
winston salem area, hip revision, original hip: Hi Faith To ease your fears a bit, revision surgery is not as complicated as it was in the past. In most cases the part of the prosthesis that needs to be replaced can be snapped in and out. I would, however, find out if your surgeon has done revisions...

Orthopedics: Hip repair surgery, stainless steel plate, types of steels
stainless steel plate, types of steels, repair surgery: Hello Michael You meed to speak with your doctor and find out which components were used in the socket, liner, and rod. Stainless steel tends to last the longest, but the ceramic hips last a nice long time also. These days there are so many different...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, hip operations, initial surgery
hip operations, initial surgery, hip replacement: Hi Carol For the most part, THR surgery is elective, unless there is an underlying problem which makes it non elective surgery. In most cases, pain level, leading an independent and active lifestyle will determine if you want the surgery or not. If...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement on both sides, recliner chair, seat extension
recliner chair, seat extension, upper shelf: Dear Jerry I feel so badly that you are in such pain. Bone pain is terrible and I also have necrosis and that is a disease that does not get better. The reason the surgeons leave it up to the patient is because THR surgery is still considered elective...

Orthopedics: Hip Strain, cold packs, pain meds
cold packs, pain meds, x ray: Hi Jim Did the doctor take an X ray to be sure she didn t injure a bone or to make sure she does not have osteo-arthritis? Since you did not mention the type of injury she sustained, I d say his treatment at this point is conservative and depending on...

Orthopedics: help, thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis
thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis, l4 l5: Sonia, I m not sure what you mean Now my orthopaedic is saying dont go thru the reports and i will be fine... If he is saying that there is nothing to do surgery wise I would agree..no ortho surgeon will operate on you w that report.. You may need to...

Orthopedics: injury to hamstring, cortisone injections, ultrasound guidance
cortisone injections, ultrasound guidance, muscle belly: Vicki, I m glad it helped. No I am in TN. You did a good job of describing what is going on and it was all written down so I had to read through the whole thing, unfortunatley in real life in a clinic you would have probably gotten 1 or 2 sentences out and...

Orthopedics: my knee, partial acl tear, knee scoped
partial acl tear, knee scoped, medical asst: Scoped means sugery..endoscope through small holes using cameras. If you get it repaired there shouldn t be on going fluid build up in general. Technically a sprain is micro-tears..but I assumed you had a visible tear per MRI..ie partial tear ..so if it is...

Orthopedics: leg length difference, leg length discrepancy, ankle bones
leg length discrepancy, ankle bones, leg lengths: Kimberly I have several suggestions that might help you measure your leg length on your own. From your description of how you stand with your right leg, it sounds to me like you have one leg shorter than the other. Having one leg longer than the other...

Orthopedics: MRI SCAN OF THE LEFT KNEE., posterior cruciate ligament, lateral femoral condyle
posterior cruciate ligament, lateral femoral condyle, anterior cruciate ligament: The 5-6mm finding has nothing to do with the ACL. That defect is on the outside/back part of your femur bone at knee joint. An eraser head is about 4mm across I think. I think most orthos use transplants,then patellar tendon for ACL repairs. I would go with...

Orthopedics: muxcle pain, groin area, pain medication
groin area, pain medication, proper answer: Hi Janet Now I get a better idea of what you need to know. I think after five months out of surgery, it s a good idea to go back to the doctor and see if you can get extra physical therapy, see if the legs are the same length, and see if there is anything...

Orthopedics: noise after hip replacement, law suits, teaching hospitals
law suits, teaching hospitals, hip replacement: Dear Shirley First of all, when you hear the noise, do you feel anything moving in the hip? If you do, it may be that a muscle or tendon is slipping over the replacement and if that it the case, it will get better and eventually go away. If the above...

Orthopedics: Partial Thickness Tear of Scapholunate Ligament, ganglion cyst, radiocarpal articulation
ganglion cyst, radiocarpal articulation, sagittal images: Prarthit, You are looking at surgical repair. You have torn the ligament between to bones in your wrist (scaphoid and lunate)3.4.5.are saying that your bone joint surfaces are not aligned due to the tear/injury. There are many different types of procedures...

Orthopedics: Post-Fracture healing persistent pain 5th Metatarsal, jones fracture, regional pain syndrome
jones fracture, regional pain syndrome, ligament tears: Karthik, This is a Jones fracture and are classified by 3 types I, II, III..I m assuming she had type I as these are treated w cast. Usually it is 6-8 wks non wt bearing then 8-12 wks wt bearing with orthosis. It is not uncommon that you have delayed healing...

Orthopedics: Post Hip Replacement Muscle Pain, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage
deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, hip socket: Hi Eve Trigger point massage, is wonderful. I ve had it done in the past and I was shown how to do it on my own. So keep doing that. I tend to err on the side of caution and after only 8 weeks, I m a little concerned about going back to they gym so...

Orthopedics: possible (probable?) herniated disk, arthritis in the spine, tension headaches
arthritis in the spine, tension headaches, sore elbows: Nick, Xrays are okay..but won t tell you a whole lot in this case esp since you are 28..you really shouldn t have a lot of degenerative changes or arthritis in the spine or if you do..it is abnormal. Also xrays don t show you discs etc.. You need to get...

Orthopedics: Rib cage abnormality, pigeon chest, rib cage
pigeon chest, rib cage, sternum: D, It is probably just pectus carinatum or pigeon Chest . It is more common in boys and happens around 11-14 yrs. Not a whole lot to do unless it is severe enough to cause breathing or movement problems etc.. http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site698/mainpageS698P0.htm...

Orthopedics: slight groin and gluteus pain. Hip revision, groin pain, groin area
groin pain, groin area, hip revision: Hi Bryan Congratulations on doing so well after only four weeks! I tend to agree with you that the pain you have is due to muscles or tendons. Please give you doctor a call to let him know what is going on with your pain. It may be that he ll just...

Orthopedics: still having pain and cramps post THR, nerve damage, post op pain
nerve damage, post op pain, initial surgery: Bob It sounds to me as if you may have some nerve damage since your initial surgery was so hard. The physical activity you do now, at your job, can also be a big contributing factor to your pain. You need to discuss this with your surgeon and if you...

Orthopedics: TFCC tears, tfcc tear, tfcc tears
tfcc tear, tfcc tears, scar tissue: Vickie, I think you will need the surgery, but it just depends on how much pain and decreased function you have?...There is not going to be a set answer b/c there are so many variables w TFCC s and how they classify them. Palmer classifications class 1 (traumatic)...

Orthopedics: Ultrasound Diagnosis, ganglion cyst, ganglion cysts
ganglion cyst, ganglion cysts, soft tissue injuries: K, I suppose US could be used if the person doing it was exp w ganglion cysts. I have never ordered one and rarely an MRI in 17 yrs to dx just a Ganglion cyst. If you have some vague presentation and history of wrist pain, then most orthos would want an MRI...

Orthopedics: Wrist and thumb pain, cortisone injections, thumb pain
cortisone injections, thumb pain, accessory ossicle: Lynne, I guess you don t have to see the surgeon..they should have explained that you are seeing a surgeon to see if he thinks surgery would help the pain you are in, since you describe it as extreme . Accessory ossicles are nothing more than normal variants..ie...

Orthopedics: walking after hip replacement, hip replacment, ankle bone
hip replacment, ankle bone, leg length: Hi Lynn I am assuming that his first replacement was a cemented hip. Cemented hips were the best technology in the 70 s and used extensively in replacement surgery. Those last, as your husbands did, about 20 years or so. The only problem with those were...

Orthopedics: AVN in 14 yr old after hip fracture, hip replacement, avasular necrosis
hip replacement, avasular necrosis, femur: Hi and thanks for the question. I would look for another opinion as well. I have not heard of AV improving in other words 80% of the bone is no longer getting a blood supply and the bone will slowly die and crumble under pressure. I would if you haven t already...

Orthopedics: advice on pain ten years after hip replacement, change of weather, weather change
change of weather, weather change, orthopod: Hi Kathy I m not quite sure how his stomach bloating would connect with his pain issues unless he is having some sort of reaction to something he is taking for pain. A ten year old hip needs to be followed on a regular basis. If he has not been in touch...

Orthopedics: Bilateral hip replacement, new radio station, empty nester
new radio station, empty nester, bilateral hip: Kathie I m a bit younger than you, but not by much. I m 50. I am still working, but my life is changing because my children have both left the house for school within the past week. So I m now an empty nester. I know that my situation is not one which...

Orthopedics: having a bath, water spills, bath mats
water spills, bath mats, crutches: Mary Please do not take a bath until your doctor tells you that you are cleared to do so. My concern is the bending that needs to be done to get in and out of the tub after only six weeks post op. Most of the bodily positions to get into the tub are not...

Orthopedics: broken rt. humerus, shoulger, exercises
shoulger, exercises, total joint fitness: Hi Lance and thanks for the question. The shoulder and is funny joint and what I mean by that is it takes alot of work to get it back up to par. The fact that you are 38 will help in getting it back close to what it was but, there may always be some slight...

Orthopedics: buckle fracture left foot 16 monyh old, buckle fracture, would like your opinion
buckle fracture, would like your opinion, metatarsal head: Brenda, It will take some time, there s not much you will be able to explain to a 16 month old. While watching TV or something you may want to stretch leg and foot ie straight leg and gently move foot up and hold for 5 sec then down for 5 sec etc..bend leg,...

Orthopedics: complications due to swelling at cast removal, x ray tech, carpal tunnel symptoms
x ray tech, carpal tunnel symptoms, hand therapist: You have young looking hands for 52 :) At least the swelling makes it look like a teenagers hand!...w/o exam I think that is pretty much normal after wearing a cast for 6 wks and it should gradually get better.Try to keep it higher than your heart as much...

Orthopedics: complications due to swelling at cast removal, Fracture, total joint fitness
Fracture, total joint fitness, punta gorda: Hi and thanks for the question. I suspect with the details you gave us that the swelling could have been better managed. Its not unusual to see a hand or wrist swell for weeks after a fracture as for the most part the patient will have the in what is called...

Orthopedics: FEMURS, femur, fracture
femur, fracture, Punta Gorda: Thanks for the question. It can take quite a while for a femur fracture to heal. There is always some muscle wasting in the quadriceps or thigh muscles causing them to weaken. I suspect he received Physical Therapy for the leg. If he did they would have...

Orthopedics: Feeling anxious, rehab therapists, pool exercises
rehab therapists, pool exercises, exercise treadmill: Hi Maribel You are only two months out and still being on a cane is not unusual at that time. I think you are expecting too much of yourself. Even though THR surgery is elective , it is still major surgery and it can take up to three to six months to...

Orthopedics: Foot Injury, regional pain syndrome, foot fractures
regional pain syndrome, foot fractures, ligament tears: Yes on exercises turn inward hold for a few secs outward hold etc..x 5-10x then bend foot up like letting off of gas and hold then push down and hold etc then roll ankle etc.. would not wear any constricting pullover wraps. If ankle is weak and giving away...

Orthopedics: Foot pain after standing, tendons of the foot, long periods of time
tendons of the foot, long periods of time, chronic strain: Well first off I wouldn t go in with expectation that in one visit you will find out the diagnosis..it may take several visits or tests and or a referral to a specialist. You say it is never sore if you have not been standing...but then say it can be sore...

Orthopedics: buckle fracture left foot 16 monyh old
Orthopedics: buckle fracture left foot 16 monyh old

Orthopedics: TENAGE HIP REPLACEMENT, femoral epiphysis, hip fusion
Orthopedics: TENAGE HIP REPLACEMENT, femoral epiphysis, hip fusion, bone graft

Orthopedics: flip flops and normal gait, custom insoles, natural gait
custom insoles, natural gait, wal mart: Kim, That s an interesting question and I guess I never have really heard that. If you think about it we are born of course w/o shoes..ie we were made to really walk barefoot..similar as w flip flops. If you look at tribes across the world who walk barefoot...

Orthopedics: fluid buildup on knee after dislocation of patella, knee, patella
knee, patella, kneecap: Hello and thanks for the question. If the knee itself were dislocated that would have been quite an event as there is generally extensive damage to the knee structure and nerve supply. if in fact its the knee cap or patella the fluid should subside soon...

Orthopedics: fluid not in joint after surgery, Hip replacement, Pain joint replacement
Hip replacement, Pain joint replacement, total joint replacement: Thanks For the question Terry, Our bodies produce a fluid around each our joints called synovial fluid. It is our bodies way of providing a lubricant for the joints not only to help the joint operate smoothly, but also provides some nourishment as well. ...

Orthopedics: fracture of radial head, flexion movements, phisiotherapy
flexion movements, phisiotherapy, traumatic arthritis: Rahela, There are actually 4 diff kinds of radial head fx s. Most non-displaced/minimally displaced (ie the broken pieces are aligned normally)can be treated conservatively(ie w/o surgery) A light wt posterior splint and sling are applied w elbow flexed...

Orthopedics: fused heels, open reduction internal fixation, mr shaw
open reduction internal fixation, mr shaw, custom shoes: Pauly, Are you talking about fusing the joint above the heel bone (subtalar joint) this joint allows foot to turn inwards/outwards. For heel fractures (calcaneous) they typically may have to do something called ORIF open reduction internal fixation ie with...

Orthopedics: Heel Pain, knee bursitis, cortisone injection
knee bursitis, cortisone injection, heel spurs: Janie, Probably either a heel spur..(bone spur that grows on the bottom of the heel)puts pressure on tendon/nerves around the heel area. OR Plantar fasciitis..tendon on bottom of foot that gets inflammed and attaches at heel. Both can be very painful and...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement, total hip, exercises
total hip, exercises: Hi Marion and thanks for the question. I would like think that you would be able to complete a straight leg lift by now. How much physical therapy have you received? The therapist should have you in good condition by now unless there are other circumstances...

Orthopedics: injury to hamstring...followup info, auto immune disorder, volunteer expert
auto immune disorder, volunteer expert, autonomic nervous system: Vicki, Yes the MRI can show acute injuries but also chronic injuries and or scar tissue. The question usually is okay she has an old tear etc..is it worth going in and trying to fix it or not..this depend on where and what kind of tear how the person is progressing...

Orthopedics: legs aching, congestive heart failure, peripheral artery disease
congestive heart failure, peripheral artery disease, peripheral artery disease pad: Sherry, Yes, I would ck with an internal med Dr. Ck for beginings of CHF congestive heart failure (which can cause swelling in the hands and feet, peripheral Artery disease (PAD), vein disease and kidney function. Depending on your risk factors age and genetics...

Orthopedics: Muscles after hip replacement, hip replacement, walking
hip replacement, walking, exercise: Hi Susan and thanks for the question. I see a lot of THR and TKR here in Florida they are popular here. I can tell you this you have had quite a bit of work done. I suspect you may be overdoing it somewhat. The walking is great you may have to go to an every...

Orthopedics: muscle tightness and soreness, muscle stiffness, uneven pavement
muscle stiffness, uneven pavement, sweet susan: Susan The way I look at it is this way. Is it possible that some of the pain we have is just due to aging? Yes, some of it is absolutely due the replacements. But I have many friends who just have started to feel aches and pains that are completely...

Orthopedics: very old fractures, fracture, arthritis
fracture, arthritis, heat: Thanks for the question. If there where fractures with the jaw or wrist an x-ray will show were there is an abundance of calcification build-up where the bones repaired themselves. When our bodies heal fractures it will always produce more bone then what...

Orthopedics: Post CMC Arthroplasty Tendon Problems, tendon graft, cmc arthroplasty
tendon graft, cmc arthroplasty, prescription pain meds: Jayne, See if you can copy/paste this link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7CRN-4KYXHXG-2&_user=107229&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000008279&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=107229&md5=d2fd082bd547142002e701d9cb6a0415...

Orthopedics: Post surgical medial epicondyle release, medial epicondyle, close watch
medial epicondyle, close watch, appts: Theresa, You need to keep a close watch on it keep area clean and make your f/u appts. That is a great AB and hopefully will take care of it. Imanging studies wouldnt be all that helpful at this point. They may want to aspirate joint fluid ONLY if they feel...

Orthopedics: Post-Traumatic Avascular Necrosis, pediatric nephrologists, avascular necrosis
pediatric nephrologists, avascular necrosis, anderson clinic: Kelly I had AVN at age 14 resulting from the use of prednisone for a kidney transplant. It s been my experience that AVN is not a reversible illness and may become worse as she ages. You really need to get her to a place that specializes in this type...

Orthopedics: regarding backpain, back pain, exercises
back pain, exercises, Richard Haynes: Hi and thanks for the question. First of all I will always recommended that he try Physical therapy or some other type of conserative measure before considering surgery. Has he seen a specialist lately in regards to that question? Generally most want to get...

Orthopedics: right knee pain, tendonitis in the knee, richard haynes
tendonitis in the knee, richard haynes, knee pain: Hi Luke and thanks for the question. It sounds like you could have a case of tendonitis in the knee that is just a hunch however. ACL rehab has come a long way over the years. I would also check back with the therapist who assisted your rehab and who is...

Orthopedics: Stiff knee after hip replacem,ent, hip replacement, knee replacement
hip replacement, knee replacement, walking: Susan, I understand now regarding the knee flexion issue, Thank You. I do not feel the hip has anything to do at all with the flexion issue at he knee. I have never run across that before. So I say no on that issue. If it did I would bet it would have...

Orthopedics: Strange Wrists, richard haynes, unexplained problems
richard haynes, unexplained problems, congenital problem: Hi and thanks for the question. This does sound like a problem with your muscle flexor and extensor strength surrounding your wrist. Now if you had a full dislocation of the wrist that would be another matter as it would or could create nerve damage. I...

Orthopedics: Swelling in the right leg after Hip Surgery, leg muscles, pain meds
leg muscles, pain meds, pain in the leg: Charles Swelling can take up to three months to go away, and maybe longer depending on the difficulty of the surgery. That s completely normal. When the hip was put in the large muscles are cut to make room for the surgeon to operate and it takes a...

Orthopedics: sex after hip replacement, missionary style, upper thigh
missionary style, upper thigh, hip replacement: Hi Theresa If the pain is in your upper thigh, it probably is just muscular. Try and rest your leg with the knee facing out on a pillow that should help. You might also want to try another position with your mate entering you from behind. If I were...

Orthopedics: shoilder injures, subacromial decompression, supraspinatus tendon
subacromial decompression, supraspinatus tendon, dominant shoulder: Chris, Just based on info, and not actual exam etc..that is a fairly large SLAP tear, and socket (labrum)can effect joint mobility in general..so I would say that is the worse..but really hard to say as everybody is diff and there are many variables. The...

Orthopedics: shoulder injury, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, played sports: Hi Scott, thanks for the question. Well if you can move the shoulder in the directions you listed without pain I would rule out a rotator cuff tear. You may have have strained the rear deltoid or slightly torn the muscle. I would suspect you may have strained...

Orthopedics: TENAGE HIP REPLACEMENT, total hip replacement, rehab
total hip replacement, rehab, dislocation of hip: Hello, and thanks for the question. No doubt its highly unusual for someone as young as your daughter to have a joint replaced. I can tell you this with the advances in joint replacement today and the material they use in both hip replacements and knee...

Orthopedics: THR, mid section, hip replacement
mid section, hip replacement, muscle weakness: Joe It may be several things. If it is a nerve issue, it can take up to 18 months to heal. You might want to get a referral to a neurologist. Please have your surgeon check the length of your legs. If one leg is shorter than the other, your gait will...

Orthopedics: Thumb joint pain, range of motion exercises, carpal tunnel symptoms
range of motion exercises, carpal tunnel symptoms, carpometacarpal: Joan, This is not that uncommon..esp as we get older. The CMC joint carpometacarpal or basal joint..can wear down over the yrs and degenerative changes occur causing pain stiffness in the A.M but gets a little better as you use it. You can try biofreeze or...

Orthopedics: Transient hip pain after bi lateral hip replacement, Joint replacement, Punta Gorda Florida
Joint replacement, Punta Gorda Florida, hip: Hi Susan, thanks for the question. Depending on when the right knee TKR was completed its not unusal for tightness or some swelling in the thigh to continue up to a year after a joint replacement. There may be some nild edema or fluid in your thigh muscle...

Orthopedics: tibial osteotomy, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, strength thanks: Thanks for the question. I feel personally that its more allowing the incision to heal and getting the ROM as you indicated. Once the hardware is removed the bone should be rather solid. I can understand though not placing a tremendous amount of stress on...

Orthopedics: Achilles Injury, quadricep strain, achilles tendon
quadricep strain, achilles tendon: Thanks for the clarification. i would continue to do what I suggested earlier with the heat then stretch. Could be a quadricep strain which will heal on its own but the heat, stretching and, refraining from running right now will take care of it. Its...

Orthopedics: Ankle sprain injury, range of motion exercises, plaster cast
range of motion exercises, plaster cast, orthopedic doctor: It sounds like you are proactive with your rehab so that is good. other then the range of motion exercises I would try the following exercises for strength. Heel raises: Hold onto a surface with both hands and stand on tour toes elevating your heels as...

Orthopedics: C Section, vaginal birth, jamee
vaginal birth, jamee, hip surgery: Hi Jamee I had two sons, one was a vaginal birth and the other was a C section. The C section for me, in the way of stress, and easier on my body despite the surgery. During the vaginal birth, I was terrified that I would be put in a position that would...

Orthopedics: Foot injury / severe contractions, unbearable levels, petite female
unbearable levels, petite female, frantic efforts: Hi Amanda, I would advise you to go and start by seeing a local orthopedist. They can check it out then either refer you to a foot specialist if they cannot effectively tackle this. Your right your primary care doctor will not be able to help. ...

Orthopedics: Hip Pain in 29 yr old female, groin area, muscle attachments
groin area, muscle attachments, scar tissue: Hi Kay, Well it isn t skeletal thats for sure I suspect its simply muscle fascia inside the groin area which either gets strained or stretched in an awkward fashion. I understand with your exercise background you will be more flexible then most but...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Pain, groin area, nerve damage
groin area, nerve damage, hip surgery: Diana Nerve damage can take up to 18 months to heal. Four months is a relatively short time to bounce back from hip surgery. I would not push the sex at this time, and wait the four months to see if he improves, as your doctor suggests. Sharo...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, hip replacement: Christine, I have not heard of muscle being removed after a hip replacement. Muscle along with its tendons etc... are used to help secure the replacement. Without muscle you will not be able to strengthen the area or move the hip and leg functionally...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement-putting on sock, lower chest, dangerous game
lower chest, dangerous game, degree angle: Bill You are playing a dangerous game putting on your socks in that manner. Even though you say you are not going over a 90 degree angle, if you are lowering your chest to your upraised knee, my guess is that you are going over a 90 degree angle and putting...

Orthopedics: hip resurface, good fitness, prosthesis
good fitness, prosthesis, dislocation: Hi Deb If you are active, I would suggest staying with a larger cup, but your doctor really should answer that for sure, as he would be the one who has the most knowledge. It s my belief that the smaller cups do not leave as much of a margin for error...