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Dr. Patrick St. Pierre

Orthopedic Surgery
Rancho Mirage, CA
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Rancho Mirage, CA

Address

Eisenhower Desert Orthopaedic Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
Directions

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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Tumeric extract: It is a spice from tumeric. Often tauted to be helpful for pain and arthritis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Knee will improve: There is a fair amount of pain for a few days and then it gets better. Your surgeon will discuss the type of graft he would like to use for you. The r... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Low impact: Low impact activities such as swimming or exercise bike are usually safe.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Cervical strain: Cervical muscle strain is more common at your age than nerve impingement. It may come from just straining the neck or compensating from a shoulder inj... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
2 - 3 months: Usually it takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal. Then you will need some time to rehab and restore strength and rom. Your surgeon can give you the be... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Massage: Ice massage and deep tissue massage is often helpful. There are devices available online that allow a patient to administer the massage themselves if ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: It depends on your age and how many times it has dislocated. If this is a chronic problem for many years, it is likely to need surgery. If this is a r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Prepatellar bursitis: You probably have a nodule within your prepatellar bursa. It should go away with rest, ice and time. If it becomes inflamed, it may be infected and y... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: It can be if your knee is flexed for a long time and cuts off blood supply.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Heat and pain relief: Using a heating pad or heating creams before bed often help. Also, there are products such as tylenol (acetaminophen) pm that may help as well. There ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
You can decrease it: You can't stop it, but calcium supplements and weight bearing exercise such as walking or running can help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Rest and rehab: This is usually chondromalacia patella and is softening of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Rest, nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with pain... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Low impact cardio : Low impact cardio would be best. Swimming or eliptical trainer are probably the best. Walking or walking in the pool would be next.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Should get better: Usually resolves with rest and not aggravating the condition.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Inflammation: Usually this is due to inflammation of the bursa above the rotator cuff muscles and tendons of the shoulder. It can be due to trauma, but often result... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: It may put stress on the muscles supporting the shoulder blade. These muscles are important for posture and shoulder function.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Fractures can cause significant bleeding if there is involvement of blood producing bone marrow. It is usually restored in time with healing of the fr... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. St. Pierre is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. St. Pierre is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thanks doctor it helped me out
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1987MD
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