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Dr. Vic Kalman

Orthopedic Surgery
Wilmington, DE
37 years experience male

Locations

Morgan Kalman Clinic

Wilmington, DE

Address

2501 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE
Directions

Fax

(302) 529-5555

About

Bio

Dr. Vic Kalman is a functional medicine physician;board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. This is a patient centered approach as it should be searching for the source of the problem. Once the source is known, only then can one begin the road to recovery.

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

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
13 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
HIT: Agree that high intensity interval training is the best for calorie burning. You do not have to go to a fitness center for that. One can do interva... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
What is Cause?: Did you have an injury like lifting something and feeling a strain or pull in your back? Do you have fever or cough? A muscle strain can cause this ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: There are several ankle ligaments that can be torn from an injury. In general, the first month you are in a cast or boot to allow healing. Your doctor... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Several: 1. Get enough sleep 2. Reduce refined sugars in your diet 3. High intensity interval training (very efficient) 4. Eating fats―the good kinds such as t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
There are many: The most simple of support pillows can be of help providing they give you the support your back needs. Work with your chiropractor or physical therapi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Could Be: How much pain pain you are in depends on the type of surgery and how much nerve damage you had before that. In many cases the leg pain goes away when... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: If the broken bone is healed then a compression hose would be of great benefit. When you are not on your feet, elevate your legs. Discuss your activ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
A few things: Sharp pain and cramping could be dehydration, muscular, vascular or neurologic. Start with fluids, simple stretches of the back, hip and thigh muscle... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Nerve pinch: A stiff neck could be muscular or you might have some arthritis. Numbness of thumb and next fingers could be from a pinch nerve in your neck or carpa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: The fist thing you can do is just wrap the wrist lightly and decrease repetitive use to see if this changes anything. You doctor can drain the cyst i... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Perhaps tendonitits: If pain is on the outside of the elbow, most likely tennis elbow. Did you have an injury or do something repetitive? A counterforce brace on the mus... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Rounded shoulders shortens the muscles in the front and pulls the ones in the back. This can effect your upper back, sternum and ribs. I would consi... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
What is Cause: It is important that you find out the cause of your recurrent problems with the shoulder with respect to a specific anatomic cause. If you have not h... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Get it Checked!: Pain located in a specific skin distribution followed by a rash can be associated with shingles so get it checked.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
What is Cause?: Did you have an injury? Was it sudden or gradual in onset? Groin pain could be due to a problem in your abdomen or pelvis, weakness in your abdominal ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Neuromuscular : Neuromuscular training is recommended for acl prevention. Obviously, it depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not your physician has cl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: According to the drug literature pain can occur in 2-7% cases depending on dosage. I would not change any medication that your doctor prescribes befor... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Wearing a brace does not guarantee ligament injury. ...But it could have been worse if you did not wear it.
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A member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Do it gradually: First of all, have you family doctor clear you for exercise. Exercise alone may prevent weight gain but no necessarily weight loss. You must make li... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Are you looking at MRI report? Superior means top and root is at the back attachment of the meniscus. The meniscus does have mobility and can move in... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends what type: Most contusions are minor and heal quickly, without taking the athlete needing to be removed from the game. But, severe contusions can cause deep tiss... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Several reasons: You can deplete your body with too many high intensity work outs. You should drink enough fluids and give your body the right nutrition. You should ea... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
YES: Ice after activity can reduce inflammation and help with soreness. Do not put the ice directly on the affected area; wrap in towel or plastic bag. In ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on injury: The healing time of a muscle strain or "groin pull" depends on the severity of the injury. If you see bruising along the course of the muscles it will... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on Symptoms: It is not unusual to see high grade partial thickness tears of the rotator cuff on MRI in individuals over 45. Corticosteroid injections or anti infla... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Normal: It is normal to be nervous about any surgery. No one even me likes to have surgery. But, if your ankle is affecting your quality of life on a regular ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: There are many reason for cramps .Long periods of exercise or labor, particularly in hot weather, may lead to muscle cramps. Some medications and cert... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, if not painful: Usually the result of repetitive stresses. I would position your hands in a postion that does not produce pain. You can also stretch those mucles by h... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Is labrum torn?: If you have had a traumatic shoulder dislocation and you in your teens and 20''s you are at risk for recurrence. Your doctor should get an x-ray(if n... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
No: Too much exercise will not stunt your growth. It is important to learn the basics of wt training and get medical clearance from your doctor before you... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Several reasons: Trochanteric pain is typically due to bursitis but can also be due to strain or tear of the gluteal tendons. I have also seen trochanteric pain refer... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Many causes: Coccydynia is pain in or around the area of the coccyx, also called the tailbone. You have described the classic symptom. See your doctor for an inspe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Many uses: Nitric oxide functions as a signaling molecule (neurotransmitter) telling your body to make blood vessels relax and widen. Bodybuilders and athletes m... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Find out the cause: Most back injuries are the result of repetitive stresses. Weak core muscles and muscle inbalances of the lower extremities can cause abnormal movemen... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on type: A "pulled groin" or muscle strain is common. There are different degrees of muscle strain. If this injury is causing you to limp then yes i would use ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Individualize : Every 15 year old is different, especially with respect to their maturity. Thirty minutes of aerobic activity five times per week is good. Two of tho... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Athletic tape does help support joints but it will stretch out over time. Taping is a good place to start to see if it helps. If it does you might wa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Many causes: Depends on age and symptoms. Hip joint pain is usually groin pain. Pain with motion or twisting can give concern to things like a labral tear of the h... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: This can be hard because you can have leg pain without back pain with a herniated disc. Shooting pain down the back, side or front of your foot or leg... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Many things: The toe seem to always run into something so get an x-ray to be sure it is not broken. A nail problem can cause toe pain. Arthritis can cause pain and... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Are different: Isometric exercise is where muscle force is exerted without changing the length of the muscle fibers. This is accomplished by pushing or pulling again... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
A Few Things: Did you have an injury, notice during activity or after you finished? Was there swelling, inability to move the knee or bear weight? Pain just above t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Growing pains are usually in the muscles-thighs, calves or behind knees. Severe joint pains-hot, tender swollen could be something more serious. Grow... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: The adolescent athlete in general is more prone to injuries of the growth cartilage with respect to the musculoskeletal system. Excessive endurance ex... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Several: The meniscus is the fibrocartilage pad between the femur and tibia that absorbs shock. A twisting injury can cause the meniscus to tear, there may or... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Good Question: Players are bigger and stronger than in the past so the hits they experience are at much greater forces. I think you are seeing more and more players... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerve... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on Cause: Spinal cord compression occurs when something is pressing down on the nerves so that they do not function properly. Depending on the cause and locatio... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Can Be: Any surgery can be painful. A torn ligament or sprain can be very painful. Some people tell me it is worse than when they broke it. Most ligament inju... Read More
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Dec 18, 2014
Dr. Kalman is an orthopedic surgeon as well as sports medicine specialist. His patient-centered orthopedic approach is beneficial to the athlete patient - healing and restoring function. He has my r...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kalman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kalman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much for your time & expertise! This is definitely something that I'll begin to implement to see if it will help w/the pain.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Mine is from an old injury, nurse told me it may be nerves.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am desperately trying to shed calories so hopefully this works!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1986MD

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