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Dr. Stephen Rockower

Orthopedic Surgery
Rockville, MD
47 years experience

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Rockville, MD

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Rockville, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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20 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Very likely. You must be careful how far to bend your hip, but generally yoga should be ok.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Get an xray: Xrays are really the only way to tell for sure. See your local orthopaedics surgeon.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Either: Both are trained for back problems. Find someone who listens to your complaints and takes appropriate steps.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Exercise instead: try some situps or crunches to improve your core muscles. Don't run or do strenuous exercise until you are improved. Ibuprofen or naproxen can help ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
NO: Many patients do many types of sports activities after hip replacement. What is frowned upon is pounding type activities such as tennis or jogging. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Partials work: In the proper circumstances, a partial knee replacement (unicondylar replacement) works very well.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
? Low Back Pain: Might actually be low back pain radiating to the hip area. Sneezing can cause increased pressure on nerves leading to that kind of pain. See your or... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
2-3 months: 2-3 months for most people for many activities; sometimes much longer. It can take up to 18 months for "full" recovery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Depends: A lot goes into the proper choice: the specific areas of arthritis in the knee, the amount of angulation, the presence or absence of the acl, the age,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Lose weight: Depends on a lot of factors. Weight loss is helpful. Avoid excess pounding (running, tennis, etc) don't get older! <grin>.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: The hips are intimately associated with the pelvis. They are readily visible on a pelvic xray. Sometimes extra views are needed for better visualiza... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Various: There are a number of maneuvers that can reduce a dislocation, often in combination with some sedative/relaxer/pain med. Usually pulling on the arm w... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Moderate pain: Depends on how much surgery is to be done. Meniscus only is less complex. Acl reconstruction is more extensive. Usually done as outpatient. Physic... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Jig saw puzzle: We put pieces together like a jig saw puzzle to fit them together. We hold them together with plates and screws while the bone heals. We don't worry... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: Depends on what the MRI actually looks like. Your orthopaedist needs the images as well as the report and you and your knee to decide. The meniscus ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Splint pain meds : Clavicle fractures are very common. Usually a figure of 8 splint is sufficient for 7-10 days for a 1 year old. Use pain meds (tylenol, etc) as neces... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Growth in children: The epiphyseal plates are the cartilage growth areas near joints where bones grow in length. Most injuries or fractures do not affect the growth adve... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Arthroscopic Surgery: Arthroscopic surgery is usually done.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Cortisone: Cortisone is the "gold standard". Other types of injections of forms of hyaluronic acid (the building block of joint cartilage) for "visco-supplement... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Replacement: There are very, very few indications for an osteotomy in this day and age. If the arthritis is bad enough, replacement is usually the most reliable c... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rockower is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rockower is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, you've put my mind at ease =)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1975MD
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