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Dr. Walker Wynkoop

Orthopedic Surgery
Sioux City, IA
37 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
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

Licenses

United States: Iowa, Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Locking Volar Plate: Locking Volar Plates were designed specifically for wrist fractures in the older patient with osteoporosis by Jorge Orbey MD about 20 years ago. The n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
See a Doc: I don't practice gynecology. But this is simple to answer, and potentially very serious. Go get a thorough exam. See the surgeon that did your hys... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Nope.: Could be anything from a simple bruise to a meniscal tear, to a torn ligament that would heal by itself, or an ACL tears that won't heal itself. How l... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: It sounds like you were knocked unconscious or had some level of a concussion. Also, if you have bladder dysfunction this indicates nerve damage. You ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Not likely a Worm: Skin parasites rarely move enough to be felt under the skin. But, if you have been exposed, it might be possible. More likely a muscle spasm if it m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes it's "Normal": If you're asking if it's normal to have "white coat hypertension" if you are a doctor, then yes. Anyone, even a physician, can be stressed to be in a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Not usually: Fractures of the forearm treated properly usually have no lasting problems, especially in children. Even fractures that require surgery and hardware u... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Seek Medical Attenti: This sounds like an infection which is very serious. Waiting to treat this can ruin your finger's tendons and you will not have a free moving hand eve... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
It's Difficult: You can fracture your scaphoid by falling on an outstretched hand. Somebody can fracture your scaphoid by causing very forceful dorsiflexion of your w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Mind/Immune System: Western medicine now measures and therefore acknowledges the connection between our emotions and our immune system. White blood cell immune function i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
A "Reverse" wrist Fx: The typical wrist fracture is caused by falling on your palm. This is called a colles' fracture. The fractured bone is pushed "up". When you fall on t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: There are dozens of well described sources of wrist pain. Many do have non-surgical treatment. There are a few that if not diagnosed and treated can l... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Ankle Dorsiflexion: Ankle dorsiflexion means to move your ankle so your foot moves up towards your knee. This can be done while standing by putting your foot behind you a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Osteo Arthritis or..: Osteo arthritis or "flexor tendon stenosing tenosynovitis". That's doctor talk for trigger finger. An examination and x-ray can tell which you may hav... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Simple Definition: The simple definition of itchy wrist is a feeling that make you want to scratch your wrist skin. There are at least 15 causes and some are serious. I ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
A fold of tissue: Knee medial patellar plica is part of the lining of the knee joint. Normal plica are small. It can be injured and become scarred and large. Large plic... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Overuse / Immune sys: Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by one's immune system attacking the joint cartilage, so usually in multiple joints at once. Degenerative arthritis or ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Stretch: Do the "fist hand - flat hand" exercise. 1st open all your fingers until your hand fits flat on a table. Use your other hand to firmly press down to f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Pain below kneecap: Achy pain in your patellar tendon especially when you jump [aka jumper's knee]. The patellar tendon is the large tendon between your kneecap and your ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Could be serious.: Your problem doesn't sound too serious but maybe one out of several hundred people with these symptoms could have serious brain problems. The combinat... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Several possibilities.: There are multiple procedures that can be called arthroscopic scar removal. Therefore, your doctor is the best source for this answer and you can like... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Usually not!: First, there are exercises you can even get off of Google. Often people need to really strengthen their VMO muscle. Google VMO exercise. If those fail... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Keep up the good work!: You seem to have answered your own question. Chronic knee pain made worse with sitting is often mild to moderate arthritis. Sitting is really hard on ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
May be serious: I see this question submitted twice. I'm guessing you are very concerned. If you are having any shortness of breath or chest pressure, or jaw ache, I ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Be careful!: If you have been recently injured and are getting better, then likely just a bruise. BUT, if no injury it may mean cancer or infection. Please bet a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Safe but Be Careful!: If you are taking one 500mg tab 3 times in 24 hours, that is a safe dose. Two 500mg tabs every 8 hours is the NEW MAX Daily Dose of 3000mg a day (was ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 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 ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Paraspinal Muscles?: Paraspinal muscles position the spine. Keeping these healthy reduces arthritis, disc and nerve (radiculopathy) problems. I have severe lumbar arthrit... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
R U Sure Sit up Pain: Muscles get "sit-up sore" from use or overuse, and not from just relaxing. If you have nausea or fever consider abdominal G.I. Problems. So.. If yo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Probably not: MRI readings are never exact. This one is vague and indicates possible inside damage to the meniscus. When it does not extend to the superior or infer... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Carpal tunnel syndrome?: If you're tingling symptoms happening with use of power tools or at night while sleeping, it sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. That would be unusual... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Dehydration?: When there is a simultaneous bilateral problem, think what could be happening that would affect my whole system via my blood stream? Dehydration can c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Fitness!: Typical hypertension does not limit any activity. Typical hypertension can be cured by fitness. Fitness greatly increases health even in patients with... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Surgery Recommended : Reasons for surgery: 1. Scaphoid non-unions. 2. Lifestyle. Non-unions are rare but unpredictable. Any scaphoid fracture can fail to heal. That ruins ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Get Specialized P.T.: It sounds like you may have si joint instability. A physical therapist with "special interest and training in si joint therapy" would be best. Actuall... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Excellent!: The two main types of hip fractures are neck and intertrochanteric or below-the-neck fractures. Neck fractures are fixed by replacing the hip ball. In... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Six to twelve weeks: There are minor that require no surgery and only crutches. Up to major fractures that require extensive surgery and possibly even more than twelve wee... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
15+ Diagnosis: The simple definition of itchy wrist is a feeling that make you want to scratch your wrist skin. There are at least 15 causes and some are serious. I ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Usually Jumping: Overuse of your patellar tendon especially by jumping [aka jumper's knee]. The patellar tendon is the large tendon between your kneecap and your leg o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: The spasm is nature's way to immobilize the fracture. They are very painful. They are sometimes like the common "charlie horse" and will respond to ge... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: If being around your husband relieves all of those symptoms, then very likely you are having panic attacks. But, if those symptoms, especially the ch... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Most Likely: The most common compression neuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome. Compression neuropathies can be mild and no problem or can be severe leading to perm... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends...: If you have only a small amount of pain/swelling and you can "walk it off", then ok to wait. But, if soreness persists 7 days without 50% improvement ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
It Depends...: Arthritis: where and what type? "wear and tear" or "osteoarthritis" in the knees is the most common to affect walking. But I have patients that walk l... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Seek help ASAP: Truely severe pain ( pain not controlled by over the counter meds and pain which you can not rest or sit still with) might be infection, fracture, gou... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Muscle spasm: I often see spasms in one rhomboid. Stretching, massage, nsaids, ice or heat can all help. Stretching has the best chance of helping. The shoulders an... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: You certainly could see your family doctor. It sounds like a good time to have a heartfelt discussion with your family and partner. If you are pregnan... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Have it checked if..: I have a rule I teach all primary doctors, patients, coaches and trainers: if an orthopedic injury is not 50% to 75% better in 7-10 days, then have a... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Fitness vs Disease: Could be as simple as fitness and diet. But it could be diabetes thyroid hepatitis renal failure. Get tested by your doc or urgent care clinic! many ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 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 d... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wynkoop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 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
Top Doctor, First Place, Sioux City Region, IA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

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