Doctor Q&A for Dr. Cassandra Lee

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Assist bone healing: Normally bones have the ability to repair and regenerate themselves. Sometimes, delayed union (bones taking longer to heal) or nonunion (bones not hea ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Massage may help alleviate muscle tension or trigger points, but overall it will not decrease a muscle's size.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Unless you have an underlying neurologic disorder, you do not have hypotonia.
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