Dr. Gregory Harvey

Orthopedic Surgery
Houston
40 years experience male

Locations

Orthopaedic Associates, LLP

Houston

Address

1900 North Loop W, Suite 670, Houston
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

7136504900

Insurances accepted

Cigna

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

514 Answers
218 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Shoulder arthroscopy: The time for a shoulder arthroscopy depends on the reason for the surgery. It can take anywhe from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on what is done.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Inflammation : I would suggest you try some acetaminophen(tylenol) or ibuprofen(motrin or advil) for the pain first. However, you will need to see your primary care ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
May be rheumatologic: This is certainly a difficult problem to live with for two years. There may be different etiologies for your problem. It could be rheumatologic, neuro... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Hip pain: There are many reasons for hip pain. It can be tendinitis, arthritis, stress fracture, muscle strain or tear. You can also get referred pain from a lu... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Meniscus tear: A meniscus tear can cause a knee to lock up. A root tear is a tear near the insertion of the meniscus. A medium effusion means there is fluid inside t... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Plantar fasciitis : The most likely cause is something called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that attaches to the heel bone(calcaneus). It can be... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Weak knee: Your leg may just be weak from not exercising but if the symptoms continue you need to see your doctor and get examined to make sure your graft has no... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replac... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Acl vs cartilage: Acl or cartilage damage in the knee can usually be determined preoperatively by an mri.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Home exercises: There are simple exercises to do after knee arthroscopy at home. These can be found on the internet. You can work on range of motion of your knee, do ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Alternatives : Alternatives to shoulder arthroscopy are dependent on what your shoulder problem is. You can try physical therapy, injections, and anti-inflammatory d... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Pregnancy: Yes you can go to the gym to exercise. However, what you can do is dependent on your stage of pregancy. You should contact your OB to get recommendati... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Blood clots: No you should not exercise with blood clots in your leg until you are cleared by your doctor. There is a chance the clot can travel to your lungs and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
AC joint: No point in surgery unless you are having painful symptoms.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Arthritis: If your knee is really bone on bone i suggest avoiding walking for exercise. It will only cause more pain. Try a nonimpact exercise like biking or swi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Spur: Take an anti-inflammatory or go back to your doctor and try a cortisone injection. If still no better then get a second opinion.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Stabbing pain: It sounds like worse pain than tendinitis. Get a medical evaluation. I am a little concerned about your pain with breathing.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Capsule injury: It could last that long but i would consider an MRI soon if no further improvement.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Bursitis: Try a nsaids drug. If no improvement a cortisone injection can help.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Shoulder injury: See an orthopedist. You may have torn cartilage (labrum) in your shoulder. An MRI will show any damage inside the joint.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Foot injury: A fracture will put you out at least 6 weeks. A contusion may only be a week.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Carpal tunnel: You may have a pinched nerve called carpal tunnel syndrome. Get an evaluation and a possible nerve test.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Osteitis pubis: This is an inflammatory condition involving the small joint at the front of the pelvis where the two pubic bones come together.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Icy hot: This is a reaction to the icy hot. Do not use it anymore and the redness should go away. If it does not get it checked out.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Broken toe : An orthopedist or podiatrist can see you for a broken toe.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Medial epicondylitis: This can be treated with antiinflammatory drugs, stretching and bracing. Sometimes a cortisone injection may be beneficial.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Fracture toe: If it is does not look deformed then just tape it o the 4th toe for support. Otherwise any concerns seeks medical advice from orthopedist or podiatris... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Sports medicine: No you can be listed as a sports medicine doctor and not an orthopedist so you have to check qualifications. However, sports medicine is a subspecial... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Wrist injury: Yes an orthopedist is a good referral if you have wrist pain.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Knee pain: I do not know if you have any other medical problems but would first rule out pain from arthritis or some other inflammatory condition. Try a nsaids b... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Grade 2 signal: Start out with a no impact exercise like a bicycle or swimming.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Microdisectomy: Either surgeon can do it. If an orthopedic surgeon suggest they have a spine fellowship background.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Arm exercise : Yes you should be able to do bicep and tricep exercise. Avoid overhead exercise that might hurt the cuff.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Paint: Yes it is okay to spray paint lightky but do not get the cotton padding wet underneath and try to wrap the edges and your skin so the inside does not ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Infection: It can happen in a day, a week, a month or even a year later. It depends on prior implants, prior medical problems, or even after dental suegey.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Strain: You may have just strained a muscle. Try rest, ice, and an anti-inflammatory(aspirin, ibuprofen, etc). Give it a few days and you may not have to see ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Arthriis: Your mother most likely has arthritis. This can be confirmed with an x-ray.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Tail bone bone chip: Yes, this could be a bone fragment from your coccyx (tailbone). This can be confirmed with a x-ray.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Rib fx: It will be difficult to dance with a fractured rib. I would suggest waiting till the pain resolves.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Although unlikely there is a chance a person can die from a lung collapse especially if the person has concomitant heart disease.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Infection: Yes it could be an infection. Less likely arthritis or gout. You need to get it checked.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Arthritis: Yes this could be early arthritis. You can try taking some over the counter medication first. If it does not improve you need to see a doctor and get ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Meniscal root: A meniscal root which is the insertion of the meniscus on the bone can displace secondary to a tear. This usually requires and arthroscopic repair pro... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Weight: Jus step on the scale and subtract a few pounds for the cast. A minute on the scale will not hurt your ankle.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Tailbone: You may have injured your coccyx bone. You need to get a x-ray if it is still hurting.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Knee buckling: There are various reasons why this may be happening to you. If you had an injury there may be a ligament tear in your knee. Other reasons may be muscl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Bruises : The symptoms are discoloration of the skin an pain to touch.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Same degree: A physician assisant degree in orthopedics is the same as orthopedic surgery. The training covers all the same information.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Ski injuries: Common ski injuries are torn acl and or menisci, fractures, sprains and strains of upper and lower extremities.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Fractured leg: The treatment for a fracture leg depends on the location of the fracture and the displacement of the fractured fragments. A simple nondisplaced fractu... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jan 26, 2017
This Dr. is missing an important characteristic of being a doctor: CARING FOR PEOPLE. I initiated my online appointment and he totally ignored me. Just asked one question and never got back with me.
HealthTap member
Apr 3, 2015
Sir I have pain in left side of body like left neck left shoulder lower belly.please suggest what to do.its been 5 years. #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower4
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harvey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
In right arm now, started in elbow, now spread, cant straighten arm or touch it, burning, sore feeling, swollen, bruised in parts and theres little lumps that keep coming and
HealthTap member
Yes, thank you, it has gone away. It was rather upsetting at the time. I have another injection next week and I will be aware. Thank you.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful and reassuring...felt better...hope i get back to play as soon as possible..thanks again sir.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

New York Medical College

Awards

Top Doctor H Magazine
Listed, Texas Monthly Super Doc
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Kingwood Hospital
Orthopaedic Associates, LLP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Publications

Patient controlled ropivicaine analgesia after arthroscopic subacromial decompression
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