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Dr. Walker Wynkoop

Orthopedic Surgery
Sioux City, IA
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sioux City, IA

Address

2800 Pierce Street, suite 100, Sioux City, IA
Directions

About

Bio

Special interest in hand and wrist trauma and arthritis.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Iowa, Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
28 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Old Crush Fracture: Chronic=happened 3-6 months ago. Compression=squished. Long bone Fx is usually like breaking a stick. A spine bone is a cylinder that can be crushed down usually more on one side. It's like sitting on a cardboard box & having it partially collapse. AND, they usually heal nicely but are very painful and can take 1-3 months to heal. Some docs do kyphoplasty which cements the Fx in 1 hr=0 pain!
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, Yes, Yes: A septic joint ruins the cartilage in 2-4 days so usually washed out surgically 2 or 3 times or at least washed out with aspiration and irrigation by needle. And the osteomyelitis is treated early with antibiotics, or late with surgery once the bone dies. If my finger or knee was horribly infected, I might consider amputation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Yes because the swelling is deep and doesn't show. Especially with non-displaced or impacted fractures. Fractures of the superior and inferior pubic rami are common in the elderly with osteoporosis and there is no visible swelling.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wynkoop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wynkoop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Appreciate greatlly...that was a precise.. succinct evaluation but left hand starting to hurt attempting to close hand...somewhat seriously
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks physio noticed issue 15 years ago workin on Achilles
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks doc. Is it harmful for me? Should I stop taking?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Awards

Resident Best Research Paper, Southern Orthopedic Association, 1990
Southern Orthopedic Association, Best orthopedic Resident Research Paper

Affiliations

Unity Point Health - St. Lukes - Sioux City
Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines
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