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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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A compression fracture of t 12 from an injury, do you treat with a brace and later with kyphoplasty?

A compression fracture of t 12 from an injury, do you treat with a brace and later with kyphoplasty?

I treat early: Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain. Proper indications and patient selection are key. Check out kyphon.Com. ...Read more

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Why should you put a person on ice after an accident involving a lack of oxygen?

Why should you put a person on ice after an accident involving a lack of oxygen?

In the newspaper: cold temperature may protect the brain - hopefully. But not often successful. This has even be discussed in newspapers. Unfortunately, it often does not make a difference. We still would like to have something better. All the best. ...Read more

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Would a doctor typically advise someone with a grade 3 ankle sprain not to drive even if the injury is not on the driving foot?

Would a doctor typically advise someone with a grade 3 ankle sprain not to drive even if the injury is not on the driving foot?

I don't: If the injury is on your left foot it is usually safe to drive a car as long as your're not on narcotic pain medications. If you are on narcotics, it is the same as driving drunk. ...Read more

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Can a radial head fracture occur with a fall on a bent elbow with minimal pain and some bruising should I go to the doctors if it is, casting right?

Can a radial head fracture occur with a fall on a bent elbow with minimal pain and some bruising  should I go to the doctors if it is, casting right?

Yes it can: It can happen that way, but is usually caused by a fall onto the outstretched hand. If you have point tenderness over the outer elbow, or pain in that area when you rotate your forearm, it is likely to be a radial head fracture. The treatment will depend on the x-ray findings, your age and other factors. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle support could I use while horse riding and other activities to give it more support as using a tubular bandage which is not giving any support as still have bad ankle trauma ?

What kind of ankle support could I use while horse riding and other activities to give it more support as using a tubular bandage which is not giving any support as still have bad ankle trauma ?

Elizabeth -: I see you asked a lot of questions regarding ankle pain/trauma. I would not recommend horseback riding until you have a diagnosis and treatment plan for your ankle. YOu may be making it worse. The pain you express needs attention. Taking NSAIDS, pain killers and steroids is not so healthy for you….good luck ...Read more

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Which lower body lifting exercises can I do with a meniscal injury. My doctor has cleared me for walking and stairs without a brace or krutches?

Which lower body lifting exercises can I do with a meniscal injury. My doctor has cleared me for walking and stairs without a brace or krutches?

Need more info: Do you have a mensical tear? If you do and had a surgical menisectomy, usually my patients are walking within a few days, then stationary biking, then running in 3-4 weeks. Things like stairs and crouching are variable based on quad strength and body weight. ...Read more

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I obtained a severe inversion ankle injury over the weekend was seen by a doc. Should i keep ACE bandage on all night or take it off?

I obtained a severe inversion ankle injury over the weekend was seen by a doc. Should i keep ACE bandage on all night or take it off?

Not too tight: As long as it is not too tight (meaning you can feel your toes and not cutting off circulation), i would keep it on. It is difficult to keep the foot elevated while you're asleep, so the compression wrap will help with the swelling. Be sure to ice for 20 minutes at a time, take the ibuprofen, and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?

Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?

Rest, ice pm,heat am: Not sure it is an alternative treatment but in an oi patient it just take a little longer but rest if painful, ice 15 minutes on 15 minutes off in the evening and heat in the am to decrease the amount of inflammation while the tissue heals itself. ...Read more

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How will I be out of sports with a sprained ankle (either a grade 2 or 3 sprain) and a fractured fibula with two subtle breaks?

How will I be out of sports with a sprained ankle (either a grade 2 or 3 sprain) and a fractured fibula with two subtle breaks?

It takes about: 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. Assuming it did heal in that time, I would recommend another few weeks before getting back int anything competitive. But, this all depends on your xrays and clinical findings. At the end of the day, its whst your treating doc decides. ...Read more

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Is the air walker good to use when you have a knee injury?

Is the air walker good to use when you have a knee injury?

Knee Injury: Anything that limits weight bearing should be fine for an injured knee. Rest, Ice and NSAIDs. See a doc if the pain continues. ...Read more

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Can using crutches for a leg/foot injury have any bad effect on that injury?

Can using crutches for a leg/foot injury have any bad effect on that injury?

Crutches-Moderation: Moderation in all things is good advice. Crutches may be valuable adjuncts in permitting an injured limb to be delivered from weight bearing during healing. However, use of crutches for too long can lead to osteoporosis, as well as a psychological dependance. Best to use the crutches only for the time frame recommenmded by your physician. ...Read more

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Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall. My case is pending and it looks like there

Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall.  My case is pending and it looks like there

This : This is a difficult question to answer. If a person is having a true medical or surgical emergency, then there are laws that require a hospital and a doctor to take care of that emergency problem for the patient. If it is an elective, non-emergency condition, then it is up to the doctor or surgeon and their personal and office policies as to what services they will offer or accept. It is not uncommon for medical or surgical offices to not accept a medical lien from an attorney's office or third party injury insurance company, waiting to see if payment is accepted in the future. Also there would be hospital fees for a major surgery, and some hospitals also may not accept this type of payment pending legal actions. The surgeon would not be able to perform the operation without the cooperation and availability of the hospital, as well as the anesthesiologist for the surgery too. It may also depend on the severity or expected surgical difficulty of the condition and the medical-legal risks that the doctor's office feels that they may be entering into. You may need to ask your attorney what he/she feels your options are for payments or coverage. The hippocratic oath has to do with offering the best and proper care, not causing harm, and not performing unnecessary or harmful treatments or procedures. I believe that the oath does not mandate that a doctor must take care of all patients for all conditions at the patient's request. ...Read more

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How do I transport a patient with a broken hip on a plane?

How do I transport a patient with a broken hip on a plane?

Carefully: If the break is stable or has been surgically fixed , just having wheel chair assistance should be adequate. If not you might need air ambulance for transport. ...Read more

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What would a hospital that was not a level 3 trauma center do with a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

What would a hospital that was not a level 3 trauma center do with a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

Stabilize &…: If pt is adequately stable, transport him/her to level 3 center. If not stable, hospital's surgical team would have to intervene, possible calling in a team from tertiary center to assist. ...Read more

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I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Hypermoble - shoulder slid out of socket...pain with movement...ice/heat did not help should I use a sling? No injury to the shoulder.

Hypermoble - shoulder slid out of socket...pain with movement...ice/heat did not help should I use a sling? No injury to the shoulder.

Displaced shoulder: The shoulder needs to be repositioned and put back into place. You need to go to the emergency room to put the shoulder back into place. And then you can wear your sling ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more