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Dr. Cassandra Lee

Orthopedic Surgery
Sacramento, CA
21 years experience

Locations

Office

Sacramento, CA

Address

2805 J Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA
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About

Bio

Dr. Cassandra Lee has been in practice at the University of California at Davis since 2009. She specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: Athlete's foot is an infection caused by a fungus. The fungus likes warm, moist areas. You are at risk for athlete's foot if you wear closed toe sho... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not usually: Calf pain and swelling may be concerning for a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, aka dvt). Let your surgeon know you are having these symptoms and t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Hydration: Cramping is caused by a multitude of factors. Treatment can be controversial. Hydration is usually key. Depending on how long distances/intensity, y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Therapy: Ask your doctor how much you are allowed to do immediately after a cast is removed - bone may still be healing. Start with range of motion/stretching... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
6 weeks: Depending on what is done for surgery. Typical return to normal activity from arthroscopic surgery is at maximum 6 weeks. Longer recovery is expect... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: If you have no history of injury, bracing is not required. If you are participating in a sport where ankle injuries are common, you may consider prop... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Stretch/strengthen: This is for muscle strain, not Achilles rupture. Rehab: begin gentle ankle range of motion (alphabets with toes). Progress to regular calf stretching... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: If you have a prior history of injury, the popping may be a sign of instability such as patellar or knee joint (such as the anterior cruciate ligamen... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See your doctor: Your knee should not normally swell from a long run. See your doctor to assess if you may have an injury within the knee such as a meniscal tear. If... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See answer below: Osteochondritis dissecans usually occurs in the knee, but may in the elbow. A piece of cartilage along with a thin layer of bone becomes loose, cause... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Possibly: Medial sided knee pain typically can be caused by a medial meniscal tear (shock absorber), mcl sprain, or arthritis. If you have sustained a recent t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Ice: Icing and elevating are commonly recommended to decrease swelling. Usually 20-30 minutes on (make sure there is something between your skin and the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: If there is superficial swelling, i.e. "goose egg, " you may use ice. Treatment for head injuries should include rest (lying down, limiting loud nois... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Strengthen from "core to floor." work on building core strength, buttock strength, and finally quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength. A common mistake ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Water-based exercise: Aqua therapy is an exercise program performed in water. There are many benefits of aqua therapy - buoyancy of the water helps to decrease the weight ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Give it time: You can help alleviate some of the soreness with massage or a warm compress. But, give it time, and the soreness will improve.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Range of motion: You should focus on regaining your range of motion - flexing/extending the thumb, grip exercises, pinching exercises, pick up object exercises. htt... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Beans/Green Leafy: Dried beans and green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron. Examples include: soybeans, lentils, black beans, and spinach, swiss chard, turnip ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: A collapsed lung is called a "pneumothorax." sometimes this may occur spontaneously, but often it is a result of trauma. When too much pressure buil... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe: Achilles tendinitis has many causes. If the tendon is inflammed, potential activity modification, icing, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, an... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: It depends why you are undergoing an arthroscopy procedure and which joint we are talking about. If we are talking about the knee, it is reasonable t... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
(220 - age) x 0.80: Your maximum heart rate is roughly calculated as 220 minus your age. This is the upper limit of what your cardiovascular system can handle during phy... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Massage may help alleviate muscle tension or trigger points, but overall it will not decrease a muscle's size.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe: There are cartilage surgeries such as microfracture (breaking tiny holes in your bone to form scar cartilage), allograft (bone/cartilage from donor ti... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Stretch: Plantar fasciitis can be caused by overuse. You may need to refrain from running until your symptoms improve. In the interim, you should to stretch t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
R.I.C.E. and time: A sprain will heal given time. To alleviate symptoms in the acute period, r.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Oral anti-inflammatories may ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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lentils/black beans are one of my favorites- thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2001MD

Affiliations

University of California at Davis
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