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Dr. John Ayres

Orthopedic Surgery
Bradenton, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bradenton, FL

Address

6015 Pointe West Blvd., Bradenton, FL
Directions

About

Bio

Originally from upstate New York, I did my orthopedic training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL My practice focus is Adult Reconstruction, which includes hip and knee replacement surgery, including robotic assisted joint replacement.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

289 Answers
99 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No. : Calaxo screws were used for acl reconstruction, not total knee replacement surgery. Fda aaclpproved in march 2006, the calaxo screw was recalled only... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Change in pressure: Arthritis pain can get worse when there is a change in weather, sometimes called "weather ache". This is because an arthritic joint is inflamed and ha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends: If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends: In a younger person, this could little league elbow and break down of the elbow joint that can lead to long term elbow problems. If the pain is medial... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
10 weeks& it depends: Fractures generally heal at a rate of 10% per week. If it is non-dosplaced it should do well. If it is displaced or angulated or involves the joint i... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Bruising & soreness: Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed. The effect... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Hyaluronic acid (ha) injections (aka viscosupplementation) are indicated for arthritis, not meniscal tears. Normal joint fluid (synivial fluid) is mad... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
6-8 weeks: Usually weight bearing is limited for 6-8 weeks so cells have time to grow where placed. Motion begins right after surgery unless the kneecap is invol... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No.: Avoid all aggravating exercises e.g. Push-ups, weight lifting & repetitive elbow flexion. Nsaids, splinting, rehab, and steroid injections can all hel... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends.: Simply being impacted may lead to pain but won't necessarily lead to infection, but if debris chronically accumulates around the gum near the tooth' i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends: It depends on why the biopsy was being performed. Bone biopsy of the jaw can take weeks to months to feel better. Persistent pain can be sign of infe... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Hamstring exercises: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) works with the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) to stabilize the knee. The ACL keeps the shin bone from sliding ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends.: If neglected an ingrown toenail will become infected and that can lead to osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) or even sepsis. Ingrown toenails occur... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
"R.I.C.E.": Sprains are best treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Inner knee pain can be a sign of a mcl (medial collateral ligament) sprain, which... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes.: Execution and suicide by hanging or abrupt hyperextension of the neck eg. In a car accident or blow to the chin are all classically associated with a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: If the fracture occurs close to the head, through the femoral "neck", and it is displaced, then it may require either a total hip replacement or a "pa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: It depends on the organism (mrsa is increasingly common and very virulent), whether its superficial or deep, and what type of reconstruction it is (e.... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Bone loves titanium, but its wrong to think that any one metal is "best". Titanium is a soft metal and bone can grow into titanium cementless-type po... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: You can wait a few weeks to have a rotator cuff repaired, but you should maintain the range of motion to avoid stiffness and adhesive capsulitis (also... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends.: If it is painful but tolerable, you can give it a few days to see how it does. Try "rice" which is short for "rest, ice, compression, & elevation". ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes. Many people have a completely disrupted PCL with little or no problems.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: If you have a high pain tolerance, you can avoid narcotics, but most people need to take something for pain, even if its just for the first few weeks ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: The ACL torn is from an injury not overuse. Injuries occur with falls and you are more likley to fall when tired or distracted, when using a new boar... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends.: Falling awkwardly can lead to an ACL or mcl tear, but it might not cause any major damage at all. If your knee is still symptomatic several weeks aft... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends: There can be occasional incisional pain with any kind of surgery, but it should not be severe and should not interfere with activities of daily living... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, at least theoretically. If you have severe flat feet you tend to have valgus ("knock kneed") ankles and secondary external rotation of your lowe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
3 hours: Most meniscal surgery is done on an outpatient basis so you are in and out of the ambulatory surgery center within a few hours.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Agenesis or congenital absence of the ACL has been described in patients who are born without an acl. It is rare and may be associated with absence ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Glucosamine is one of the building blocks for articular cartialge, so some feel that it may help with maintaining cartilage health or reversing the ch... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Unstable knee: The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding forward from under the femur (thigh bone). This causes the knee to fe... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: About 72% of all hip replacement patients will experience some lengthening on the operated side but the difference will be less than 10 mm and won't u... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends: It depends on what is wrong with your knee cartilage, what needs to be done, your overall physical condition, and your functional needs. Not all prob... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Running is not a good idea. Artificial joints wear like the tires on a car. More miles means more wear. Walking is good and trek poles will add 40% to... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: The mcl is tighter in flexion than in extension so you could sprain or tear it doing squats.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: It is unlikely that the PCL would tear with a minor tripping episode. It is usually torn with a hyperextension injury or with a direct blow or fall o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Glucosamine is a building block in the formation of knee cartilage, so some have recommended taking it as a dietary supplement to improve the health ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Sprain, tear and rupture are all basically the same thing thing. Sprains are graded 1 though 3 where grade 1 is a strain, grade 2 is a partial tear, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: "bad knees" is a nonspecific description, but if you have knee pain with athletic activities you should avoid repetitive squatting or knee flexion, hi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Women tend to put hip replacement off longer than men, so typically they have waited longer, have been less active, and their arthritis is more advanc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Hip replacement usually for arthritis which is more common in people in their 80s. Age is less important than general health. Many articles have been... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
6 weeks: It depends on the severity of the tear, the tightness of your knee, the presence of any additional problems in your knee that could not be addressed a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuou... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends: Arthroscopy means the procedure is done through small incisions, but it doesn't tell us what is done. It could be debridement of a small mensical tear... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: If the tear is slight, gait will be altered minimally. It is not uncommon for the ACL to have been stretched out a bit before the partial tearing occ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Typically you will limp becasue your knee hurts, but if you are careful you can mask your limp and walk nearly normally.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends.: Your knee will never be the same, but you will be up and moving around right away. You will follow a rehab protocol for the first few months, but it ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends: Shoulder rehab is sometimes painful, but without knowing the details of your problem or rehab protocol, its difficult to answer this question. Some p... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
6 months: It takes a long time to recover from an ACL reconstruction. Your surgeon might let you retunr to competitive sports at 6 months, but a longer delay e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Frequently a ligament is ruptured so badly that it cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Reconstruction of ligaments using donor ligamants from yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Thirty eight years old is young, but not too young, to consider a hip replacement. If you have exhausted all other options, includinig intra-articula... Read More

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Testimonials
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Apr 1, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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May 16, 2013
Great personable service. Did not push tkr. Gave me all other options first.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ayres is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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That really helped me visualize what's happening. Even the degree - subluxation vs. a dislocation. I understand now that I'm potentially doing more damage when it subluxes. Thank you - it will help me...Read More
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thankd doc. and to the back pain. i gues i would say ya sometimes it hurts.but now thinking about it i was kicked in yhe knee cap abouy six months ago. not to hard but enough to make it sore for a few...Read More
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Thank you! I think I will try exercises. Had ACL surgery and cartilage surgery in 2000. Destroyed the new ligament in 2010, and tore up the opposite knee as well. I have a recumbant bike at home and I...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Bradenton Region, FL - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Bradenton Region, FL - Summer
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Bradenton Region, FL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
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