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Dr. Mark Bromson

Orthopedic Surgery
Boca Raton, FL
35 years experience

Locations

Office

Boca Raton, FL

Address

660 Glades Road, Suite 460, Boca Raton, FL
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About

Bio

I am an orthopaedic surgeon in Boca Raton, FL. I have a general orthopaedic practice, with sub-specialty training inorthopaedic foot and ankle surgery

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Probable rib strain: The most likely cause is a strain of the intercostal muscles, which are muscles between the ribs. These sprains can take several weeks to resolve, an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Probable neuritis: Subtle burning under the left rib cage may be due to intercostal neuritis, which is inflammation of the nerve that runs under the rib. It could also ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Needs evaluation: The pain could be coming from a variety of sources. The most likely cause is musculoskeletal; it could be due to a muscle strain, or referred from th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Not for removal: I would assume that you will still be under anesthesia for suturing after the bunionectomy has been completed. For removal, it is usually not done un... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
See a doctor: Diabetes causes nerve damage, resulting in numbness and wierd sensations like tingling, electricty, a feeling of having a tight band or sock around yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: First, we don't know whether you actually need orthotic devices or not, . In my experience, many people who are prescribed orthoses either don't need... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
See a doctor: There are many causes of foot pain, but without more history, it is difficult to even suggest what could be causing your pain. If it has been present... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Most plates and screws used to fix a broken ankle are meant to be permanent; however, there is no harm in removing the hardware if it causes problems.... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Not recommended.: First, you can't diagnose the fracture without an x-ray, MRI or ct scan, and you would have to see a doctor to make the diagnosis. Second, there are ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Very common: Flat feet, or pes planus, is an extremely common condition. Most people who have flat feet since childhood generally do not have any problems, and nev... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Strengthening: Strengthening of the muscles around the knee can help. Omega-3's, which are found in fish oil, are natural anti-inflammatories and may help as well. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Sometimes: Depends on how the tear occurred, where in the tendon it is located, how big it is, and how active you are. If it is an acute tear, then treatment is... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Probably your back: Pain shooting down into your left buttock and/or down your leg is usually do to sciatica or a herniated disk in your back. If the pain is severe you ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Depends on a lot of factors: what caused it, how long it has been there, how bad the pain is, how old you are, etc.. If you are young and active, you... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. T... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Your surgeon is in the best position to tell you. The answer depends upon the type of bunionectomy you are having performed, your overall health and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Pain and swelling.: Bunions can take a long time to recover from. In the early stages you can expect pain, swelling and stiffness. You will have to limit your activity ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Not necessarily: It can take 6 months to a year to fully recover from a bunionectomy, so if it is still early in the postop period it is not surprising that you can't ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Ethabutol has been reported to elevate serum uric acid levels and can cause precipitation of an acute gout attack.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
A lot of things: This situation is common and could be due to a variety of things. These include a contusion, which is bruise; stress reaction or even a stress fractu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Listen to your doc!: General principles after bunionectomy include rest, ice, elevation, keeping the dressing dry, and taking pain medication as needed. However, for spec... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Coccyx bruise or fx: Most likely you bruised or fractured your coccyx, or tail bone. It is rarely a surgical problem, but it can take weeks or months to resolve. General... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Coccydynia: Usually this is due to pain in the coccyx, or tailbone. Sometimes it comes from trauma, but other times there is no explanation. If it only hurts wh... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Heart problem: Your heart is located under your left ribcage, and fluttering could a sign of a cardiac problem such as an arrhythmia. Given your age, i would defini... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Need more info: There are lots of causes of lower leg pain, and without knowing your medical history, it can be hard to determine. Assuming you are healthy, it is qu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Generally, about 2/3 of women find that they can wear all of the shoes they want after surgery. There is no absolute restriction against wearing high... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Studies show that a healed fracture has the same strength as the surrounding bone. It is neither stronger and weaker; the one caveat is that there ar... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Sounds benign: If the bump has been there for 10 years, has not grown, and is not causing pain it is almost certainly benign. I can't tell what it is from the descr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Lower leg swelling: Lower leg swelling can be due to a variety of conditions. In addition to musculoskeletal causes, it can be due to cardiovascular and other medical co... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Lots of things: Most cases of plantar fasciiitis will get better with time. Things that help include comfortable shoes; heel cups or orthotic devices, activity modif... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
For upper body only: It usually takes a minimum of 6 weeks for the bunion to heal enough to allow weight-bearing exercises. On the other hand, you can do upper body and b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Usually not: Unless the plantar fasciitis is so severe that you can't bear weight, or if you fail conservative treatment and need surgery, crutches are generally n... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin. It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns gener... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Knee pain & fatigue: Unfortunately, there is not enough information provided to give a definitive answer. Fatigue and knee pain can both be caused by a large variety of c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: Department of defense medical standards currently state that "current symptomatic pes planus (acquired (734) or congenital (754.6)) or history of pes ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
X-rays may be normal: While i agree with dr. Wynn's answer, even if x-rays are negative you can still have a stress fracture; sometimes these will not show up on x-rays for... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Several things: If you only have pain running on the treadmill, there are several things. Try adjusting the inclination of the treadmill. Have your running shoes ch... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Change your shoes: Wedgies are not necessarily designed to be comfortable. The simplest thing to do if you want to wear them is to try different ones and find ones that... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
MRI with injection: An MRI arthrogram is an MRI of a joint after a contrast agent has been injected into the joint. The MRI is usually performed before and after the dye... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: The pain from pin removal generally subsides pretty quickly. The pain you experience afterwards will be due to the bunionectomy, and depends in large... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Common.: There have been several hundred different bunion procedures described in the literature. Some of the most common procedures involve screw fixation; h... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Vicodin is the brand name for hydrocodone and Acetaminophen (tylenol). It comes either in regular or extra strength (es). Regular strength contains 50... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Not if used right: Bunionectomies can be very painful procedures. Most patients experience moderate to severe pain for 3-4 days; mild to moderate pain for 3-4 weeks; an... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Strain, fracture ?: It is rare to fracture a rib without trauma, so you probably have a strain of the intercostal muscles, which are the muscles between the ribs. This c... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bromson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bromson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I think my pain is due to walking all day on concrete floors.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1987MD
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