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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: broken screws in hip repair
Orthopedics: broken screws in hip repair

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...

Orthopedics: hip surgery with pins, hip prosthesis, hip surgery
hip prosthesis, hip surgery, x rays: Sue The surgeon will check to see if the hip is stable by X rays. Her pain may be due to the fact that her muscles have been cut to allow for placement of the hip prosthesis and that takes time to heal. Make sure her surgeon knows of the pain and is giving...

Orthopedics: hip surgery with pins, hip fracture, physical therapy
hip fracture, physical therapy: Hi Sue, Yes the surgeon can only determine with x-rays that the pins are fine and that the surrounding bone healing . I have seen patients like your mom in the past after a fracture in the hip from a fall for instance and I can tell you that the discomfort...

Orthopedics: intramedullary calcification, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, term outlook: Hi Vicki, This is something you do not hear about often. It involves the marrow inside the bone and the fact that the blood supply has been compromised. Check out: http://www.netwellness.org/question.cfm/69075.htm This may give you something to...

Orthopedics: Knee paine, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, orthopedic doctor: Renee If you went to a GP AKA a family doctor they will be of no help. have you been to an orthopedic doctor? If you haven t I suggest you go and have them check your knee. If you have been to an orthopedic doctor I suggest try another. An orthopedic...

Orthopedics: knee crepitus evolution, knee crepitus, quadriceps tendon
knee crepitus, quadriceps tendon, richard haynes: G.M. The crepitus sound may be with you for some time if not permanently. That sound though it may not sound good if it does not hinder the operation of the knee or cause severe pain I would not be too concerned as the surgeon indicates. In time we...

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, shoe repair shop, different shoes
shoe repair shop, different shoes, beach person: Joanne Unfortunately I do not know the intracacies of surgery so I can t address what happened to make the leg longer. I will say that I also have a larger cup in one leg for the same purpose, to stop dislocations, and so far I have not dislocated with...

Orthopedics: LRR, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, menisectomy: Hi Jill, Are you using a cane? If not you may want to use one to help take some stress off the leg. If you are then I would continue until you see a physical therapist. Why the delay in PT? Generally the sooner you get started with them the better....

Orthopedics: Pain 2 years post THR, hip pain, femoral nerve
hip pain, femoral nerve: Rick, If the surgeon who replaced the hip has x-rayed the hip and sees no changes in the prosthesis itself then you can rule out that the joint itself is causing the pain. Being its two years after the surgery it could be due to your gait or the...

Orthopedics: Back Pain, compression fracture, bulging disc
compression fracture, bulging disc, going to the doctor: Lauren..Well there are 33 vert s. in our spine..I m guessing you are talking about lowback? L3-L5 are common locations of back pain. ie there are 5 Lumbar vert. Hopefully she just sprained her back..ie stretched the ligaments that are around the vert s. ...

Orthopedics: Pain after calcaneal fracture, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, heel spur: Hi Tammy, Try getting a gel-pad of some kind if you have not already Like a Dr. Scholls pad for instance. You may also have an actual heel spur or an are where you have a build up of calcuim from the fracture site and it may need to be cut down...

Orthopedics: Pain in the Knee at Night, orthopedic doctor, pain in the knee
orthopedic doctor, pain in the knee, random days: Hi Cynthia, Its hard to determine what could be causing the pain unless a full examination was done. Do you recall twisting your knee for instance? At 18 years of age of course they would not give you that pain without possibly some event that may...

Orthopedics: post hip surgery pain, rt hip, right on target
rt hip, right on target, water exercises: Margaret, I tend to agree with your surgeon. Full healing can take up to one year. If you push yourself too hard, you will be in pain and more importantly, you can cause yourself injury and thus push back your recovery. The cementless hips are wonderful...

Orthopedics: RE: My heel spur, cortisone shot, richard haynes
cortisone shot, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Noriya, I would suggest that if this pain is giving you trouble you describe, I would go and see an orthopedist and they can determine whether surgery or a cortisone shot or some other option is available. The doctor may or could refer you to someone...

Orthopedics: Shoulder pain 10weeks post-op arthroscope, dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression
dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression, rt shoulder: No specific tests really ..it is usually a diagnosis of exclusion and history. (ie exclude other things rotator tear, etc..) You also may have a bicepital groove tendonitis or tear..this causes pain in front of shoulder and with lifting arm in front of body....

Orthopedics: severe upper arm fracture, broken arm, fracture
broken arm, fracture, rehabilitation: Hi Catherine, It is not unheard of that when a fracture occurs like you have suffered that an area is slow to heal. I can only speak from from a physical therapy standpoint as I am not an orthopedic surgeon. It sounds like your consultant is holding...

Orthopedics: sore feet after walking, foot pain, tendons
foot pain, tendons, fitness: Hi Bud, Well I would not go as far as to say you are to old though running can be rough on our bodies over the years due to the compressive forces. If you have not switched shoes recently and have been running with these fitted shoes before without...

Orthopedics: thigh pain after hip replacement, hip replacement, pain
hip replacement, pain, hip exercises: Hello Susan, The pain you are you are having for the most part is normal. I am sure you have had a check-up since July and the surgeon will X-ray the hip to ensure the prosthesis is locked in properly. With that said, The muscular discomfort with hips...

Orthopedics: unstable loose knees, ligament tear, richard haynes
ligament tear, richard haynes, cartilage damage: Bobby, I do not think you have a torn ligament from what you are describing BUT if you have any questions go see a local orthopedic surgeon they may be able to do several manual or hands on test to rule out a ligament tear or an MRI if needed but...

Orthopedics: warmth on side of butt after hip surgery, hip pain, back pain
hip pain, back pain, dislocated hip: Edith, If you had dislocated your hip that was replaced you would no doubt know it. It would be extremely painful and you would not be able to move at all. In that case 911 would have to be called and you would be transported to the local ER to have it...

Orthopedics: ankle sprain injury, range of motion exercise, carpal tunnel symptoms
range of motion exercise, carpal tunnel symptoms, ligament tears: You should get an MRI at this point to rule out any muscle/tendon or ligament tears..I have never heard of hot water treatment and oil massage for this type of thing? Biofreeze or orthogel is what I and most PT s recommend. Are you seeing a board certified...

Orthopedics: broken bones, different types of fractures, types of fractures
different types of fractures, types of fractures, broken bones: Harry, Thats really difficult to answer because there are many different types of fractures..there are 7 main types..also it could depend on what bone is broken, health of the person, age etc.. However, the bone does release more calcium to the broken area...

Orthopedics: when cold extreme pain from knee to ankle, orthopedic doctor, richard haynes
orthopedic doctor, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi, They the orthopedic doctor can check her hip and knee and surrounding area. Her age however its unusual that theres a problem in those areas unless she has had something going on since birth or hurt her leg in some sporting event. Its a longshot...

Orthopedics: copular tunnel, transverse carpal ligament, richard haynes
transverse carpal ligament, richard haynes, fitness function: Hi Mick I suspect you are talking about carpal tunnel or also known as CTS. It affects our hands and wrist but primarily the hand on the side the CTS is involved. Its an inflammation of the Transverse carpal ligament. Please read the link I have attached...

Orthopedics: cortisone injection, cortisone injections, cortisone shots
cortisone injections, cortisone shots, cortisone shot: Hi Angie, I am unable to help you in regards to where you can get a cheap visit in your area. You will have to look further on the net to research that or make a few calls. I would however have the knee checked out by an orthopedic doctor before you...

Orthopedics: Femoral Neck Surgery, mini squats, richard haynes
mini squats, richard haynes, groin pain: Hi Greta, Well it sounds like you are doing the exercises that need to be done until your doctor gives you full clearance to get more aggressive. Avoid right now things like partial mini-squats,leg extensions that will torque the area, I see you are...

Orthopedics: Femoral Neck surgery/rehab, bone calcification, groin strain
bone calcification, groin strain, richard haynes: Hi Greta, Depending on your age and if you do not have any type of medical problem that does not allow proper bone calcification bone in this area will start to show knitting in 4-6 weeks. This also depends on the type of fracture etc.... The bone...

Orthopedics: when cold extreme pain from knee to ankle, cool breeze, cold feet
Orthopedics: when cold extreme pain from knee to ankle, cool breeze, cold feet, growing pains

Orthopedics: Hip pain at night for no apparant reason?, hipbone, aleve
Orthopedics: Hip pain at night for no apparant reason?, hipbone, aleve, left leg

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, kid sports, x ray
Orthopedics: Leg length difference, kid sports, x ray, no worries

Orthopedics: Hip pain at night for no apparant reason?, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, gi problems: Hi Robert, Hard to say. If there is no obvious swelling or pain when you walk try a heating pad in the area once or twice a day if possible, certainly before going to bed and see what happens. If you can and are able take some sort of over the counter...

Orthopedics: Knee Surgery, patellar tendon tear, medial meniscus
patellar tendon tear, medial meniscus, medial retinaculum: It is called a tendonesis and can be quite effective, so can VMO exercises after it s done. He still needs to address the MM tear if it progresses, the other injuries will probably go away on there own but will need secondary support rehab to take up the slack...

Orthopedics: Knee Tendonitis, knee tendonitis, moist towel
knee tendonitis, moist towel, dance season: Hi Mel, The best anti-inflammatory is ice, then I would rest it as much as possible. When using ice, take a warm moist towel and wrap it around a ziplock bag filled with ice to mitigate the shock and keep it on the effected area for 10 minutes every hour...

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, custom orthotics, richard haynes
custom orthotics, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Michelle, You could go to a shop that builds custom orthotics and they will construct a heel for the right shoe to even the discrepancy. I would check with either a local orthopedic doctor or podiatrist for further information about who in your...

Orthopedics: back pain, williams flexion exercises, disc protrusion
williams flexion exercises, disc protrusion, richard haynes: Hi Enes I would ask the physical therapist for some exercises that will help with the mild disc protrusion that you have along with some stretching exercises for the back. they may have issued you some already they may be williams flexion exercises or...

Orthopedics: shoulder, slap lesion, supraspinatus muscle
slap lesion, supraspinatus muscle, torn rotator cuff: I would still get an MRI, you can still have pretty good ROM etc with a rotator cuff tear or SLAP lesion..especially if you are athletic, young and in good shape etc..You want to find out if there is any damage before you start using it a lot more etc....

Orthopedics: shoulder, mri arthrogram, richard haynes
mri arthrogram, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Jessica, It sounds like a situation where overuse is involved. Its not uncommon to see this and surgery in most cases is not something strongly considered at this time. Generally a conservative treatment protocol with exercise is in order at first...

Orthopedics: Tibia Plateau Fracture & Rehab, external fixator, richard haynes
external fixator, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Jennifer, Well that may be the case that manipulation may be needed. Who told you that the PT or surgeon? Unless the surgeon highly recommends manipulation I would wait until I am full weight bearing ton that leg before I get it done. Thats my opinion...

Orthopedics: Transient synovitis@Hip, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, final diagnosis: Hi Sonia, The actual causes of this is unknown to be quite honest. It has been reported that it may be due to a virus or an allergic reaction to an infection somewhere in the body. That may be the reason your son was given the antibiotics. This occurs...

Orthopedics: think i cut my pinky tendon., flexor tendon, tetnus shot
flexor tendon, tetnus shot, hand surgeon: William, Yes it sounds like you might have severed your flexor tendon. I would go to the ER for a referral to a ortho hand surgeon and also so you can be started on antibiotics and get a tetnus shot. They will need to reattach tendon--(same day surgery kind...

Orthopedics: want to do dance class after hip replacement, best aerobic exercise, pool aerobics
best aerobic exercise, pool aerobics, impact aerobics: Ms. Fran You are a wonderful testament to total hip replacements. Congratulations, I wish I was as active as you are! The best aerobic exercise you can do, without impact is swimming. You have to be careful with water aerobics because even though you...

Orthopedics: wrist, cts surgery, carpal tunnel symptoms
cts surgery, carpal tunnel symptoms, professional ice: Lorraine, Typically it is from some type of inury or trauma to the bone.(you don t say what bone) Bone is hard but it is still living tissue so it can bruise. Did you fall on hand/wrist?..not a lot to do for that other than time and NSAIDs. I wouldn t think...

Orthopedics: 10 YR OLD W/KNEE INJURY, t rush, meniscus
t rush, meniscus, age thanks: Degeneration IS typically associated with age..(there are other factors)but really that is just because they have had more time for the joint to undergo more wear and tear over the years,however in some young athletes like this the wear and tear can be greatly...

Orthopedics: ankle pain, soft tissue injury, richard haynes
soft tissue injury, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Sarah, She could have had a slight sprain with the ankle minor enough however to not cause serious pain or swelling. There are several classifications of sprains. Its tough to say otherwise what could be the problem. If x-rays are negative if anything...

Orthopedics: ankle sprin, tendon achilles, richard haynes
tendon achilles, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Ashish, You should have some physiotherapy to work on strengthening the ankle and surrounding muscles and work on your balance and proprioception skills on the ankle before returning to sport related activities. if you return too fast you will re-injure...

Orthopedics: Carpal Tunnel, carpal tunnel release, conservative measures
carpal tunnel release, conservative measures, scar tissue: Diana, It is fairly uncommon especially in the USA to have to have carpal tunnel surgery at such a young age from just repetitive use?. Did/do you have any risk factors such as diabetes, hypothyroid, auto-immune problems? I would get an internal medicine...

Orthopedics: Chronic pain and current prognosis, core decompression, colonectomy
core decompression, colonectomy, proctectomy: Brit, My AVN was also a result of extended prednisone usage and the first thing I would like you to do is to see if your rheumatologist suggests that you go on a medication like Fosamax which will build bone mass. My concern though is that your stomach problems...

Orthopedics: calf and groin pain, restless leg syndrome, intermittent claudication
restless leg syndrome, intermittent claudication, groin pain: Michele, What you are describing is a problem that will confront most not all knee replacement patients. The standing still will produce discomfort until the muscles have developed more strength to stand in a static position. The time that it will...

Orthopedics: chest/abdomen pain, carpal tunnel symptoms, gallbladder disorders
carpal tunnel symptoms, gallbladder disorders, abdomen pain: Jeremy, You probably need to rule out any liver/gallbladder disorders as they also reside in this location as well as pleurisy. But it could be a musculoskeletal problem based on your information. It sounds like costochondritis as this can be brought on by...

Orthopedics: Deep Muscle Contusion (Crush Injury), richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, crush injury: Hi Tony, The hematoma will more then likely take 2-3 weeks to clear maybe longer depending on its size etc... If you do not have any other symptoms in the leg or anywhere else in the body then you may not need top see a specialist on this injury. However...

Orthopedics: elbow pain, elbow specialist, carpal tunnel symptoms
elbow specialist, carpal tunnel symptoms, lateral epicondylitis: Lynn, You don t say medial or lateral but you have been through it all..even PLT injections..you must be in or around a university hospital. You have been treated with all the usual things and more. I would disagree w your % of success. I think most studies...

Orthopedics: exercise, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, leg cramps: Hi jacqueline, There could be several reasons. 1. Not warming up properly. 2. Working too hard. In other words not conditioned properly to bike the amount of time or distance you are completing. 3. If you are doing all the above properly, seat...

Orthopedics: Deep Muscle Contusion (Crush Injury), burning sensation, hematoma
Orthopedics: Deep Muscle Contusion (Crush Injury), burning sensation, hematoma, surgical intervention

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, replacement joints, bone replacement
Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, replacement joints, bone replacement, cold weather

Orthopedics: Knee pain after broken femur, torn meniscus, thigh muscle
Orthopedics: Knee pain after broken femur, torn meniscus, thigh muscle, problem thanks

Orthopedics: Pain in hand (ring finger), laptop
Orthopedics: Pain in hand (ring finger), laptop

Orthopedics: scaphoid fracture, avascular necrosis
Orthopedics: scaphoid fracture, avascular necrosis

Orthopedics: Tilted pelvis after THR, pain in the groin area, pain in the groin
Orthopedics: Tilted pelvis after THR, pain in the groin area, pain in the groin, lumbar sprain

Orthopedics: fracture, proximal phalanx, linear line
proximal phalanx, linear line, c walking: Michelle, Yes occult means kind of hidden..so there is probably some evidence a little linear line on the xray or something. Usually a walking boot is used, feet bones can be aggravating b/c walking can cause some pain etc..may be 4-6 wks. http://www.carpal-tunnel-symptoms.co...

Orthopedics: Hip bursitus, hip bursitus, hip bursitis
hip bursitus, hip bursitis, richard haynes: Hi James, Thanks for the question. Has the surgeon mentioned or tried a cortisone shot? Most have at this point and you may be well beyond those at this time. I suspect your bursitis is being caused by your gait or walking pattern and/or muscular weakness...

Orthopedics: Hip pinning., cruthes, muscle atrophy
cruthes, muscle atrophy, fractured hip: Ashley If you are in pain I would suggest using the crutches. You may do more damage by not using them. As far as your limp, this may be due to a leg length difference, muscle atrophy or just that you need more time healing. Your surgery was major...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Surgery, hip replacement surgery, physical shape
hip replacement surgery, physical shape, hip replacement: Lori Depending on the type of prosthesis the surgeon uses, that will determine the type of exercise you can do post operation. You will have specific guidlines on what positions your body can be put into and which positions to avoid after your surgery....

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries
hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries, bone replacement: Smita Cold weather will sometimes give THR patients a bit of trouble by increasing the amount pain they are in. Just have him dress warm and keep moving. If he has pain, an electric heating pad ma soothe his pain. I don t think it s improper blood...

Orthopedics: hurting wrist, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, wrist bone: Hi Lacreshia, Well it could be. There are times when x-rays are done and when they are read something may have not been picked up by the doctor on the film, or the picture itself was not the best quality. I feel if it was something serious it would...

Orthopedics: Knee pain after broken femur, broken femur, local doctors
broken femur, local doctors, abnormal position: Hi Rebecca, I can tell you from breaking my own femur in the past that it sounds as if it is normal at this point. I do not think at this time from a physical therapy stand point that you need to take a half day off to check it out. Have you gone...

Orthopedics: knee pain/swelling following fall, soft tissue damage, richard haynes
soft tissue damage, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Phyllis, After 12 days you should start seeing some improvement with pain and swelling. You are doing the right thing by elevating and using ice and heat. Gently moving the knee with flexing and extending to keep its mobility is good so that it...

Orthopedics: Lump Around Incision, scar tissue, orthopod
scar tissue, orthopod, hi bob: Hi Bob Although you may be feeling fine, seven weeks is not a long time into your recovery. Have you asked your doctor what the lump is due to? It may be that you are still swollen from surgery, or it may be scar tissue. If it is the prosthesis,...

Orthopedics: Medial Knee Pain, medial epicondyle, medial meniscus
medial epicondyle, medial meniscus, richard haynes: Chris, Could have some sort of problem with the medial meniscus when you mention the fact it is giving you problems when weight bearing with the knee flexed. your pain being in its location above the joint line also could be a case of bursitis. It...

Orthopedics: MRI Wrist, poor blood supply, micro traumas
poor blood supply, micro traumas, therapeutic ultrasound: Hi Nicole, Very good question, the MRI isn t sensitive enough to pick up many hairline fractures, periosteal tearing or other micro traumas. A bone SPECT will. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be available. Regardless, it will not make a...

Orthopedics: MRI of the Wrist, ligament damage, tfcc tear
ligament damage, tfcc tear, carpal bone: Nicole, Some times bone bruises can take a long time to heal , especially if they are being reaggravated some how, but what you need to rule out is if there is any ligament damage..(ie tears)The most common one is a TFCC tear of the wrist(google this) caused...

Orthopedics: Pain in hand (ring finger), richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, hand specialist: Brandan, I am not quite sure what it could be either at this time with the information you have provided. I would however go see a hand specialist as soon as you can to get this resolved and get some intelligent information from someone that works primarily...

Orthopedics: pain after total hip replacement 1 year 3 months post -op, moist heating pad, cortisone shot
moist heating pad, cortisone shot, broken ribs: Hi Mike, I would start with trying a heating pad for 30 minutes several times a day if you have the availability of a good moist heating pad and the time depending on your schedule. I would also make sure that you do not have the pain being referred...

Orthopedics: patella removal surgery, fracture fragments, horizontal fracture
fracture fragments, horizontal fracture, vertical incision: Hi Sandeep, The time frame as far as how long it will take to bend his knee will depend on a couple of things. 1. How hard he works at it, in other words how diligent he is to do his exercises. 2. pain control if he has any. have him try a moist...

Orthopedics: Right hip/groin pain, hip groin pain, groin area
hip groin pain, groin area, diagnostician: Nikki The short answer is yes, it could be early signs of arthritis or AVN. But I am not a diagnostician, nor a doctor. I feel terrible that you do not have insurance, but clearly the only way to get a clear cut diagnosis is to see a doctor. ...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Pain, vp shunt, broken ankles
vp shunt, broken ankles, peritoneal cavity: Sara, I would see an ortho. and probably seek an MRI if pain is not improving to make sure there are not any muscles tears or labrum tears(the socket part of the joint) due to the dislocation. Usually exercises are recommended first to tighten up the rotator...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Trauma Drama, small animal medicine, shoulder trauma
small animal medicine, shoulder trauma, pain tolerance: Hi Sarah Unfortunately I am not an expert in shoulder injuries, but i ll take a stab here. But before I even broach this, let me preface it with the suggsetion that you see an orthopd, not a general practictioner. My gut reaction is that you had a shoulder...

Orthopedics: Slipped Disk, stretching exercises, burning sensation
stretching exercises, burning sensation, stretching exercise: Hi Steve, Your questions entails alot. To answer them briefly however if its a slipped disc you may have off/on problems with it depending on your activities. I would recommend you work on your extension exercises each day maybe 10 reps of standing back...

Orthopedics: scaphoid fracture, avascular necrosis, navicular fractures, carpal tunnel symptoms
navicular fractures, carpal tunnel symptoms, ortho surgeons: Gloria, Unfortunately, this sometimes occurs with scaphoid or navicular fractures..even if the treatment was the best. Due to the rather unique blood supply of this funny shaped little bone in our wrist,the blood supply gets compromised and bone death AVN...

Orthopedics: surgery, chronic pain patient, short term solutions
chronic pain patient, short term solutions, richard haynes: Hi Frank, Your answer will depend on how much of the pain and discomfort you can handle. How will affect your activities of daily living? Also it depends on the type of surgery you are having on your hip. If the hip was to be replaced it would not be...

Orthopedics: Tilted pelvis after THR, tilted pelvis, staples
tilted pelvis, staples, ankle bone: Nikki Most adults have a difference of about a quarter of an inch and eventually they compensate normally with that. In order to ascertain if you have a true difference in length, you will have to wait until your surgery on your second leg is done and...

Orthopedics: Total Knee Replacement Problem, quadricep muscles, thigh muscles
quadricep muscles, thigh muscles, knee replacements: Hi Joy, Have you discussed this in detail with your Physical Therapist? I do not mean to answer with a basic question like this but after working with knee replacements for 14 years these are questions that your PT should be keeping you informed with....

Orthopedics: total hip replacement plus hip dislocation, hip dislocation, midline
hip dislocation, midline, dislocations: Carla I m so sorry to hear of your dislocation. I m surprised that you dislocated in bed. I have done that in the past too but I crossed the midline and that is what caused the dislocation. Did you move the wrong way, or cross your midline? What caused...

Orthopedics: turned ankle, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, good health: Hi Betty, Thats a tough one to answer. If she is still able to walk on her ankle then she has not seriously damaged it. Other then bruising in her foot that caused it to give it the blue color I am not sure why it turned red from the ankle up. I...

Orthopedics: Upcoming Knee Surgery, cortisone shot, cartilage damage
cortisone shot, cartilage damage, knee surgeries: Amanda, In very severe cases of chondromalacia patellar or in cases that don t respond to nonoperative measures, surgery may be the best treatment. However, before doing surgery, generally a CAT Scan is done to find out the exact type of malalignment and...

Orthopedics: Upcoming Knee Surgery, range of motion exercises, cortisone shot
range of motion exercises, cortisone shot, richard haynes: Hi Amanda, With this type of surgery I would expect your recovery after surgery to move rather quickly. Plica is something really our knees no longer need. They are left over from the development stage while in the embryo. You should with physical...

Orthopedics: a year later, some groin pinching, pain in the groin, orthopod
pain in the groin, orthopod, original hip: Hi Susan Congratulations on your surgery! You ll find that with hip surgery, although you are out of pain, you have to remember that the prosthesis is not your original hip. You may have aches and pains, but remember too that as we age normally we all...

Orthopedics: 3 months constant lower back pain, Toman, Punta Gorda
Toman, Punta Gorda, Orthopedic: Barbara, First of all I am sorry that you are having to deal with this! It sounds horrible. Back pain is the #1 or #2 cause of missed work and school and activities. I have heard many people with the same story that you have so vividly detailed above....

Orthopedics: Bottle of shampoo fell on my foot, Foot, Fracture
Foot, Fracture, Orthopedic: Jason, If you have persistent or progressive pain in your foot, it may be a good idea to have it checked out. It is very unlikely that you have anything other than a contusion of your foot, unless you had a huge full bottle fall from a pretty good height....

Orthopedics: broken femur, spiral fracture, spiral fractures
spiral fracture, spiral fractures, quadricep muscles: Kimberlee, Spiral fractures indicate rather severe trauma, so it will take many months 6-12 mos to improve. I think the average time a rod(AKA Femur nail,intramedullary Rod or nail)is left in place is about 18 mos. Some may be left in longer or shorter depending...

Orthopedics: Chronic Dislocations after THR, stress fractures, anderson clinic
stress fractures, anderson clinic, community hospitals: Lynn I can hear the frustration in your voice. In Boston, there is a doctor, Dr. Thomas Einhorn. If you have not yet seen him, go see him. He is one of the best in the field. My dislcations were due to a small cup. The cup was too small and because...

Orthopedics: chronic pain 13 years after hip replacement, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, pain 13: Hi Sue, The pain may be coming from his back. Possibly referred pain. I am sure one of the professionals have looked into that however. Have you had his surgeon or an orthopedic give you a shot at physical therapy for another opinion? Someone knows...

Orthopedics: Hip and lower back pain, hip dysplacia, hip pain
Orthopedics: Hip and lower back pain, hip dysplacia, hip pain, undergoing treatment

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, back strengthing exercises, hip replacement
Orthopedics: Hip replacement, back strengthing exercises, hip replacement, gait

Orthopedics: Hip Chairs, hip replacement surgery, wing chair
hip replacement surgery, wing chair, medical store: Jack I don t believe you need to buy the chair. I have never used one and I ve had many surgeries. It would be beneficial if you had a chair that was high, or a firm pillow to put on a kitchen chair. Sitting on a low chair is not good You might also...

Orthopedics: Hip inversion, orthopedist, ob gyn
orthopedist, ob gyn, pelvis: Nicole If I were you, I would first speak with your OB/GYN to see if he feels that your hip problem will be an issue if you get pregnant. He would be the one to make the decision of which method of birth is best for you. In any case, you always need...

Orthopedics: Hip and lower back pain, hip dysplasia, lower back pain
hip dysplasia, lower back pain, physical appearance: Laura I would bet that most of your other pain is a result of your hip problem. When your hips hurt, that throws off your gait and when your gait is thrown off, you will experience pain in your back, and pelvis and your knees. Your shoulders can also be...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, muscular pain, extra pressure
muscular pain, extra pressure, bone pain: Jane At six weeks post op you are very early into the healing stage. Normally full recovery can take up to 8 months or more. My guess is that your pain is coming due to the fact that you are not walking correctly yet and due to your gait being off, your...

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, mini squats, richard haynes
mini squats, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Shurti, I would first suggest he eats plenty of protein. He must eat protein to make the muscles strong. Its needed to help the muscles grow and strengthen. The muscles crave protein along with the rest of our body. To answer what exercises to do will...

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries
hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries, bone replacement: Smita Cold weather will sometimes give THR patients a bit of trouble by increasing the amount pain they are in. Just have him dress warm and keep moving. If he has pain, an electric heating pad ma soothe his pain. I don t think it s improper blood...

Orthopedics: hip pinning surgery, hip, orthopaedic
hip, orthopaedic, orthopedic: Sir, First of all I would like to say that I am sorry that you are having to deal with this problem. It sounds as though you sustained a hip fracture and then had it repaired. Depending on the type of instruments used for the repair, you may have symptoms....

Orthopedics: hip pinnining surgery, leg length discrepancy, gait pattern
leg length discrepancy, gait pattern, richard haynes: Hi Purushotham, Its not unusual after a surgery involving the hip that you may have some pain that has developed elsewhere when walking or standing for prolonged periods of time. It generally is in your gait or walking mechanics that is causing the...

Orthopedics: why is my hip popping, hip replacement, x ray
hip replacement, x ray, six months: Misty I always err on the side of caution and if you are troubled enough by this development to ask the question on the internet, I would suggest you have your doctor look at you. I don t think anyone is qualified enough to answer your question on the...

Orthopedics: hip replacement on 2/26/09, orthopedist, gut reaction
orthopedist, gut reaction, major surgery: Carol Eight weeks out of a THR, even in a perfect surgery is not a long time. I m glad that you have healed so well but you may have pushed the envelope a bit with the dancing. My gut reaction is that you pulled a muscle, or damaged the soft tissue....

Orthopedics: hip replacement and pregnancy, rita rita, hip replacements
rita rita, hip replacements, financial constraints: Rita You can get pregnant after the surgery but you should make sure you have had enough time to heal. Pregnancy is hard on the muscles and you may even have to have a C section. You have to be sure you do not gain too much weight as gaining over...

Orthopedics: hip revision / good surgeon, hight blood pressure, worst case scenario
hight blood pressure, worst case scenario, anderson clinic: Betty Congratulations for your THR lasting so long! You are very lucky. The worst case scenario I see is that if put this off too long, and god forbid you fall, you could do some real damage to yourself. If you are in good shape, and it certainly sounds...

Orthopedics: jammed finger, Orthopaedic, Punta Gorda
Orthopaedic, Punta Gorda, drtoman: Sandra, First of all i am sorry that you are having to deal with this injury. As far as fingers go, they are often just jammed or sprained but unfortunately they can take a long time to recover. The tissues around the finger joints tend to retain there...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, Knee pain, ACL
Knee pain, ACL, MCL: Sandy, It sounds like you had a fantastic result with a very extensive procedure. In the United States, these types of grafts were tried and were found to fail early and lead to significant joint irritation because of debris from the graft material itself....

Orthopedics: Knee repacement issue, scar tissue formation, state of contraction
scar tissue formation, state of contraction, amswer: Hi Randy, You may developed adhesions in the quadriceps in other words scar tissue formation developed. It sounds as if from my experience that the PTs are attacking the problem as they should. Massage and heat are generally what is given prior to stretching...

Orthopedics: knee replacement problem, leg length discrepancy, richard haynes
leg length discrepancy, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi, Its not common to see such a discrepancy after a knee replacement. If you do see a leg length discrepancy you would see it after a hip replacement. However I am sure there are cases where this has taken place no doubt due to other factors. The...

Orthopedics: How long Leg wedge pillow after the surgery?, leg wedge pillow, body pillow
leg wedge pillow, body pillow, long leg: Kusum There is no reason to get rid of the wedge pillow. It is a guard to use until the person is ready to give it up. The problem with the wedge pillow is that you can only sleep on your back while using it, so people like to get rid of it as fast as...

Orthopedics: Multiple hip revisions, hip revisions, anderson clinic
hip revisions, anderson clinic, prescription bottle: Jennie I am so sorry that your husband is going through this pain. As someone who has had multiple dislocations, my heart goes out to him. I would suggest getting your husband to one of the larger hospitals that deal with multiple problems. The hospital...

Orthopedics: Neck Noise, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, grating: Hi Cindy, Possibly, to answer your question. if you decide to pursue that option though find someone that treats necks in orthopaedics. Some of them treat only hips and knees for instance. Some only treat backs, Most will not treat backs. With your...

Orthopedics: Nephew's broken elbow, has dead bone, drtoman.com, puna Gorda
drtoman.com, puna Gorda, Elbow: Joey, Sorry that your nephew is having to deal with this. It sounds like he may have Avascular Necrosis or an osteochondral lesion to one of the bones of the elbow. The good news is that children have an amazing potential to heal and to deal with orthopaedic...

Orthopedics: need your advice, soft tissue mass, bone lesion
soft tissue mass, bone lesion, mri report: Babak, Please clarify :There is a small hole on right feet (10 cm upper knee) Your MRI report is basically Normal..you have some probable age related changes (degenerative changes)which we all will have as we age, so if you are 40 this would be expected...

Orthopedics: Back Pain, Back pain, Orthopedic
Back pain, Orthopedic, Orthopaedic: Nick, It sounds like your back pain has really affected your quality of life. Sorry you are having to go through this. The standard algorithm for treating back pain is anti-inflammatory medications and a couple of days of rest. If this does not work,...

Orthopedics: Reading of MRI, MRI, Shoulder
MRI, Shoulder, Back: Nettie, It sounds like you have a real problem and your physician is ordering the proper tests to evaluate your symptoms. With 2 1/2 years of pain with little if any resolution of symptoms, I am surprised that you have not yet seen an Orthopaedic Surgeon...

Orthopedics: Reason & Solution - for Swelling on forehand?, hairline fracture, workout regime
hairline fracture, workout regime, heavy weights: Hi Alok, The swelling is due to the fact there is now more movement in the injured area after the cast was removed. As long as you do not experience acute pain with movement this is ok and the swelling in time will subside. Once the area and the surrounding...

Orthopedics: recent fall-if i would need surgery, patellar maltracking, patellat instability
patellar maltracking, patellat instability, patellar dislocation: Kevin, First of all sorry that you are having to deal with this. It sounds like you may have dislocated or subluxated your patella. What this means is that it slid out of place probably to the outside. This usually occurs when your leg is moving from...

Orthopedics: revision surgery, Hip revision, heterotopic ossification
Hip revision, heterotopic ossification, orthopaedic: Deb, Heterotopic Ossification (HO) is unfortunately one of the more difficult and persistent complications encountered following hip replacement surgery. Some experts believe that HO results from the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells to osteoblasts...

Orthopedics: rotator cuff, Orthopedic, Toman
Orthopedic, Toman, Punta Gorda: Car, Sorry that you are having to deal with this MVC and shoulder injury. With a negative set of X-rays and a negative MRI, it is unlikely that you tore your rotator cuff. It sounds like you family doctor is on the right track. There is something called...

Orthopedics: Strain at base of thumb, Orthopaedic, Toman
Orthopaedic, Toman, Punta Gorda: Lemas, First of all, sorry you hurt your thumb. As for your questions... 1. It is obviously hard for me to evaluate you over the internet. It sound like you may have subluxated or dislocated a joint in your thumb but this is not a very common condition....

Orthopedics: shoulder arthrscope pain post-op 6 months, dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression
dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression, rt shoulder: It is always possible to have a progression in a rotator cuff tear. Could they have missed the tear - yes. Could it have subsequently increased in size - yes. Is it likely - No. Yes you could have re-injured it. I don t know why your lateral shoulder...

Orthopedics: THR with AVN, true difference, left leg
true difference, left leg, discrepancy: Donna Please be sure to remind the surgeon of the length discrepancy. There will probably be an improvement in the length after the surgery, but 1 inch to one and one half inches in difference is a big difference. I am pretty much certain that because...

Orthopedics: Tib Fib Fx with ORIF, Tibia fracture, ORIF
Tibia fracture, ORIF, Orthopaedic: Elizabeth, I am so sorry that you are having to deal with this type of injury. breaking a bone and subsequent surgery is quite painful. I am glad that you are doing well. As for weightbearing, the decision to allow weight bearing and the exact extent...

Orthopedics: Torn ligament, biofreeze gel, carpal tunnel symptoms
biofreeze gel, carpal tunnel symptoms, forearm bone: Stephanie, You should have an MRI done and/or probably an arthrogram (where they inject dye into wrist compartment and take a special xray to see if any fluid leaks out into other compartments) Although as we age 45-50 yrs old we will have degenerative...

Orthopedics: Wrist Sprain or Fracture?, wrist sprain, fever chills
wrist sprain, fever chills, differential diagnosis: Lynn, It seems that you are not improving. I doubt that you have any type of autoimmune arthritis, but it is possible. If it is getting worse you should have it evaluated in the ER. If you were my patient and i received this type of call I would send you...

Orthopedics: 4 yr old wont walk after fracture, shaft fracture, avulsion fracture
shaft fracture, avulsion fracture, richard haynes: Courtney, If the doctor has allowed her to walk now, I would push for the PT. Try and get a PT that works with children, they are out there and have experience in these types of cases. With help from a PT in this case they will have the tools and experience...

Orthopedics: ACL Revision surgery, acl reconstruction, durnin
acl reconstruction, durnin, allograft: Hi Christine, Yes, you are correct, the same thing happened to me. I had it done by the Bulls doctor (Hefferon) at NW hospital. I would be happy to discuss options with you. Please give me a call @ 708-466-9994, I also live in Chicago. Talk to you soon...

Orthopedics: Broken titanium rod, wire coat hanger, titanium rod
wire coat hanger, titanium rod, shock machine: Chandra For awhile my son wanted to go into law enforcement and he went on ride alongs, and he was very active as a volunteer with our local police force, so I truly understand what your husband is going through. That being said, with any type of bone...

Orthopedics: Calf muscle tear, gastroc muscle, patella tendon
gastroc muscle, patella tendon, muscle tears: Morgan, Calf muscle or gastroc. muscle tears take a long time to heal, and you may have problems w this off and on for years depending on your activity level. The muscle doesn t grow back to the bone..muscles have tendons which attach to the bone. So you...

Orthopedics: Elbow fracture, elbow fracture, richard haynes
elbow fracture, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Adithya, You have multiple questions here and most of them would take hands on instruction to proceed correctly. You might want to seek a local personal trainer in your area if you have one to get you started. Better yet you should seek a physiotherapist...

Orthopedics: Elbow rehabilitation, fixations, healing process
fixations, healing process, physical therapist: Adithya, This would best be answered by a Physical therapist who can be with you in person. You will be very lucky if you can regain complete ROM, so I would not wait on that. I would start with 50% of weight that you were at prior to injury and progress...

Orthopedics: hip pin removal, femoral pain, orthopod
Orthopedics: hip pin removal, femoral pain, orthopod, femoral head

Orthopedics: thr, psoas muscle, two and a half years
Orthopedics: thr, psoas muscle, two and a half years, hip replacement

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, gentle massage: Sandra, Regarding the scar, this is the usual course it runs. As time goes on the lumpy and thick sensation will clear up. The numbness however will stay for months if not years. Some feeling around the incision may return however the nerves in this...

Orthopedics: Humerus fracture, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, question pool: Nicky, I deal more with rehabilitation issues and not these type of surgical issues. I can tell you from a rehab standpoint it looks like a clean break and should heal fine providing you get the necessary rehabilitation once the doctor clears you for it....

Orthopedics: hip pin removal, orthopod, pin removal
orthopod, pin removal, femoral neck: Hi Stephen, Even if you didn t have issues with the hardware, it is recommended you remove it. Metal and bone expand at different rates when weather pressure (atmospheric) changes occur causing different amounts of pressure on surrounding pain sensitive...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, long periods of time, hereditary factors
long periods of time, hereditary factors, hip replacement: Peter Instead of walking, try swimming for exercise. It is non weight bearing and you should feel better in the pool because you are not putting stress on your joints. It sounds as if you are a perfect candidate for a THR and I can t see any reason...

Orthopedics: Infection after hip replacement, hip prosthesis, richard haynes
hip prosthesis, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Ross, If the infection is in the hip or its the components themselves then an IV antibiotic is generally the course of action. There are times when the hip prosthesis has to be removed and washed out with antibiotics then once the blood tests reveal...

Orthopedics: inflammed joints, hip flexor, weight diet
hip flexor, weight diet, dull pain: David, I would start with the most obvious and work from there..sitting drumming etc..may be straining these joints and muscles, I would stop for a while and take advil per label and see if that helps. If you have family history of arthritis, you may need...

Orthopedics: Pain after partial hip replacement, gait pattern, pain thanks
gait pattern, pain thanks, hip replacement: Hi Paul, These types of injuries can take up to 10-12 months to heal completely. The speed also in which he gets back to walking correctly and the pain lessens will depend on how active and strong he was before the surgery. The fact that he started walking...

Orthopedics: Post Total Knee Replacement Issues, physical therapist assistant, blood cell count
physical therapist assistant, blood cell count, knee replacements: Hi Judy, Thanks for the question. I just want to let you know I am not a Doctor. I am a Physical Therapist Assistant here in the state of Florida. I have worked with all types of joint replacements now for 14 years. I had a knee replacement myself in...

Orthopedics: pilon fracture and glucosamine, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, pilon fracture: Alison, Taking Them both will not hurt. How much it does help though will be questionable after such an injury. It takes continued use for these to start producing any results at least three months though some research may mention a longer time frame....

Orthopedics: Racquetball Hip Injury, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, lift weights: Hi Darrell, Its is more then likely a muscle stain. Try some heat on it by tomorrow if need be. If the walking becomes a problem then you would use a single point cane if needed on your strong side. The fact you can still squat without pain etc.....

Orthopedics: I had a shot in my wrist 6 months ago, ganglion cyst, cortisone injection
ganglion cyst, cortisone injection, cortisone: Patsy, It sounds like you have a ganglion cyst (bible bump)..it is a hard bump that usually protrudes on the dorsal(top side) sometimes they are painful initially but after a while they are not. It shouldn t have anything to do with the shot, in fact sometimes...

Orthopedics: thr, nerve acts, richard haynes
nerve acts, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Boyd. Did you have Physical Therapy? if so did they give you any ideas what it could be? If not it sounds like it could be a case of sciatica. Thats just a hunch. The fact you are having pain in the buttocks and pain on the backside when laying flat...

Orthopedics: torn ankle ligaments, wobble board, ankle sprains
wobble board, ankle sprains, ligaments tendons: Ronaldo, Ankle sprains may take 6-12 mos. to heal to the sports level. You need to wear a good quality sports ankle support(lace up are the best)You need to ice it after playing and then use something like biofreeze gel. You also need to get a balance board...

Orthopedics: unstable joints, richard haynes, weight training program
richard haynes, weight training program, patellar subluxation: Hi Greg, I would not get to overly concerned here. Unless one of your Doctors has diagnosed you with some sort of orthopedic disorder, I would let time run its course. Being 16 you may still be growing that can be determined through x-rays of the bones....

Orthopedics: calf injury and pain, calf stretches, calf area
calf stretches, calf area, google: Carrie, Based on what you are describing right now, it s probably nothing more than a gastroc muscle strain (calf muscle)These can take a looong time to heal properly, and you will most likely be prone to reinjury from time to time. You need to especially...

Orthopedics: determining height, those bones, thigh bone
those bones, thigh bone, 18yrs: Betsy, You don t mention his age (sons) but Probably..the long bones like in the legs and( femur-thigh bone) grow until about 17-18yrs old..and then no more. ck out this good article Can we predict height on intelihealth http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EM/35320/35323/360788.html?d=dmtHMSContent...

Orthopedics: Elbow dislocation, elbow dislocation, richard haynes
elbow dislocation, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Supid, She would benefit from some type of physiotherpy after her elbow is removed from the plaster cast. This way she will have some professional guidance on getting the arm back in good condition. It will be important she be able to fully bend and...

Orthopedics: Heel pain after total knee replacement, asics running shoes, fascitis
Orthopedics: Heel pain after total knee replacement, asics running shoes, fascitis, ultrasound

Orthopedics: Shoulder Pain, bone bruise, severe pain
Orthopedics: Shoulder Pain, bone bruise, severe pain, heck

Orthopedics: gluteal maximus muscle, hip revision, partial membership
hip revision, partial membership, gluteal muscle: Terrie With each revision I had, there were little differences in the muscles my hips. Excercise will help restore the muscles and in some cases people cannot even feel that they had a replacement. You are doing the right thing in looking into physical...