Dr. John Ayres

Orthopedic Surgery
Bradenton, FL
39 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

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289 Answers
99 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: You don't get crutches after a knee is drained. You can do a lot of things, even drive a car, after a leg is drained.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes.: After a joint replacement, you will need to take antibiotics before any dental or GI (gasttrointestinal) procedures for the rest of your life. Bacter... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Unknown.: Although people are looking at some type of sem cells as well as platelet rich plasma (prp) for the treatment of injuries to encourage healing, there ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: The term "shoulder reconstruction" can include surgery for fracture or instability, or shoulder replacement. The best chance for a successful 2nd ope... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Following hip replacement surgery, he should be able to return to bike riding. Typical recovery takes 10 to 12 weeks, but by about 8 weeks he should ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends.: If you have pain along the inside (medial aspect) of your knee you may have had a MCL injury, but typically a person strikes the knee on the patella (... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory medication so it will decrease or mask the effects of inflammation such as pain or swelling, but it will not fix a t... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling p... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Following a PCL reconstruction you should have close to normal range of motion.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Arthitis is not simply the lost of cartilage, but also involves the sclerosis (hardening) of the bone under it. We can clone cartilage cells to make ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
They favor that side: Babies are small and broken bones are hard to detect. A baby will avoid moving that arm and will fuss if you touch that area or lay then at that side.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Pectus excavatum means the chest has a sunken appearance. If no heart or lung problems are present, the abdomen is unaffected. Six-pack abs requires ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Rib fractures occur from a blow to the chest or even following a violent coughing spell. Rib contusions are as painful as rib fractures. Both take a... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: After a year a small number of patients remain painful but this is not common. Most individuals have little or no pain. Persistent pain may be secon... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: The knee may feel better if it is slightly flexed, but there is no one position that would be ideal for everyone because not all tears occur in the sa... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends.: There are different types of arthroscopic shoulder procedures like subacromial decompression, labral repair, rotator cuff repair, to name a few. Most... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes.: An impacted tooth can cause debris and bacteria to collect around the gum and infection can then set in. Over time infection around the tooth can spr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes.: Unless its being done under general anesthesia, you should eat and drink (including alcohol) as you would as part of your normal routine. If you are ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Unlikely: A dislocated hip is very painful. Unless unconscious, it is unlikely that you could stand, walk, or find a comfortable position, much less have sex. P... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: There are no well done studies in the peer reviewed literature demonstrating the safety or effectiveness of any natural health remedies for ligament o... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No and yes.: Muscle pain (mylagia) is common, true bone pain less so. Viral infections are the most common causes of pleurisy or inflammation of the lining of the... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends.: After meniscal repair, you need to be nonweight bearing for 6 weeks, then gradually increase weight bearing as tolerated. You'll particfipate in a su... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: The sensation of pain is partly in the peripheral nerves (e.g. Your knee) and partly in the central part of your nervous system (your brain). Althoug... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
What?: It's not clear what your question is asking. When you do a hip replacement, a bone braft may be carried out to supplement inadequate bone loss. Freq... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: If you are anemic, you should have the underlying cause of the anemia determined and then, if possible, have the anemia corrected. If it is a chronic... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
All are under study: All stem cells are being studied, including embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem celss (ipscs), but this work remains ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Non or low impact.: "bad back and knees" is pretty nonspecific, but you should focus on achieving & maintaining appropriate weight for your height and general fitness. Y... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends: "bad knee cartilage" can mean a small cartilage tear treatable with arthroscopy or bone-on-bone arthritis that calls for a knee replacement. Regardle... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Hyperbaric oxygen promotes the healing of open wounds when the tissue is devitalized or has a poor blood supply because of diabetes, infection, radiat... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Generally transfusions are not necessary, although occasionally they are needed. Knee replacements are typically done under tourniquet to reduce bloo... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: The pain isn't unbearable and can be decreased with regional anesthesia, called a "shoulder block". You will be uncomfortable, but its important to r... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: There are a number of sensory nerves around that area and it's not unusual for some of them to be irritated by the surgical process causing numbness o... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Cortisone and other steroids suppress the normal inflammation associated with an injury, including pain and swelling, so you can play on an injured kn... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: This has not been studied so it is a topic of conjecture. Teflon provides a non-stick surface, but that is when it is attached to something else. Inje... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
10 weeks.: There are a lot of sensory nerves in the hands and feet, so these areas tend to stay painful and sore longer than other body parts. Pain after this k... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Weak bones: Leprosy is an infection like tuberculosis and can deform bones in several ways. It can invade bone and replace marrow with granulation tissue and cyst... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Platelet rich plasma (prp) is a component of your own blood so it is unlikely that you would be allergic to something that came out of you - it's a pa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Yes you should be worried about an infection. Acute swelling and pain can also occur from bleeding into the knee. If you are on any anti-coagulants ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends.: You may just have a knee contusion, but a high energy landing like that can cause a lateral tibia plateau fracture or lateral meniscus tear. These may... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Severity of condtion: With impingment, the rotator cuff is being pinched, without necessarily being torn, between the acromion of the shoulder blade and the top of the hume... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
1 in a million: Twenty million americans consume raw shellfish like clams and oysters each year. Shellfish are filter feeders that pick up and concentrate bacteria, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
There are many kinds: Travelling pain can be pain that goes from one joint to another, which is a hall mark of rheumatic diseases. The latin root "rheum" means "to flow" o... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It depends: Back spasm can signal overuse, stenosis (narrowing), or instability. At night you go from vertical to a horizontal and the curve (lordosis) in the lo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Quad weakness: Pain behind the patella can be chondromalacia, but it can also come from overuse. In this case, your muscles may be fine for most activities of daily ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, there are no restrictions from drinking alcohol or special dietary requirements following surgical removal of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
6 weeks to 3 months: Lisfranc injuries range from sprains to complete dislocations. Immobilization in cast can take up to 3 months. Stable sprains can be treated nonoperat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Paroxysm: A paroxysm is a sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity or a sudden recurrence or attack of a disease; a sudden worsen... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
That won't work.: If the metatarsal and cuboid don't line up, as in a lisfranc fracture dislocation, the only way to line them up and hold them in place is with surgery... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Ulcers, like stomach ulcers, can lead to bleeding and anemia which can be asssociated with low blood pressure.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: If your doctor completes the necessary paperwork you can get one whether you have had a knee arthroplasty or not, but a knee repalcement is certainly ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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