Dr. David Bloome

Orthopedic Surgery
Houston, TX
27 years experience male

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Office

Houston, TX

Address

7401 S. Main, Houston, TX, US
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am an orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in the foot and ankle.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Doctor Q&A

127 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Many things: Ankle arthritis is treated with activity modifications, anti-inflammatories, bracing, occasional steroid injections, and, as a last resort, surgery.
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A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Physical therapy: I recommend a physical therapist determine if you would benefit from the use of assistive device when ambulating after your fracture.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Corns are caused by undue internal and/or external pressure on the skin. If the offending cause isn't addressed, the corns usually recur.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Dermatologist: These symptoms may represent a dermatological condition. I recommend that you see your primary care physician or a dermatologist for further evaluati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Ankle 'popping' can occur after sprains due to scar tissue, cartilage damage, or possibly from a dislocating tendon. No treatment is needed if the po... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Usually: A 'drop foot' can have many causes. Typically, patients with a drop foot can walk with an ankle foot orthosis (afo) and other assistive devices as ne... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain, swelling : Pain, swelling, and bruising are often associated with an ankle fracture. Severe deformity after an injury is a more obvious sign of a fracture and/... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Usually: Reasonable heeled shoes can usually be worn during pregnancy as long as the shoes are comfortable and the women wearing the shoes feel stable in them.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Typically not: In fact, after the initial injury, an acl tear does not usually cause much pain. Instability is the main complaint with an isolated acl tear.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Rehab: Rehabilitation with a physical therapist for an acl protocol specified by your surgeon is very important in your recovery.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
6-12 weeks: An incomplete, but functional, acl tear usually takes approximately 6-12 weeks to heal. A nonfunctional acl tear may require surgical reconstruction.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Not exactly: Sesamoiditis and sesamoid fractures are usually different entities but are sometimes grouped together because the symptoms are similar--pain. Sesamoi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Bag, cast guards: Depending on the type of immobilization you have and the recommendations of your physician, a well sealed garbage bag or specially made cast guard (on... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the location and type of fibula fracture. A stable fracture that doesn't require surgery may be able to come out of boot in 2-6 ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: If there's still a fracture that is not healing (a nonunion), you need to be followed by a foot specialist for treatment options. If the fracture is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends : It really depends on the type of fracture, whether surgery is involved, and what type of surgery is performed. Many hip fractures are treated surgica... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the procedure you had done and the postop protocol. Many of my postop ankle patients are immobilized in casts or off the shelf b... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
5 minutes: Removing a wrist splint should take less than 5 minutes.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Lots of treatment : This may represent radiculopathy which is often initially treated nonoperatively with various combinations of pain meds, steroids, rest and exercises.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: In general, yes. However, if you're having any problems since the c-section, you should see your obstetrician.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on your symptoms. Ankle instability is treated nonoperatively with ankle supports and possibly physical therapy. If nonoperative m... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
6-12 weeks: It really depends on which ligaments are injured and how badly they are torn. Many ankle ligament injuries heal nonoperatively while others require s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Stretching: Of course, the treatment depends on your exact diagnosis, but many achilles problems can initially be treated with physical therapy, heel inserts, and... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Low impact: Unfortunately, rib fractures are painful and simply deep breathing from cardio activities can hurt. Fortunately, these injuries almost always heal wi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: Meniscus tears in the knee can sometimes cause pain to radiate proximal or distal to knee joint. They can also cause popping, locking, and/or pain w... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Many causes : Hip or knee joint problems could cause pain in this area. Bursa, ligament, tendon and/or muscle injury could also be the culprit. A nerve impingemen... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Was there an injury? Back pain can have multiple etiologies. In your age group, a muscular strain or possible stress fracture are common (depending ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain, popping: Meniscus tears can cause pain, swelling, and mechanical symptoms (locking, popping, etc). The symptoms are often aggravated by activities such as be... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Postop sandal: Typically toe fractures can be treated with 'buddy taping' and a special sandal until the swelling and pain allow return to close toed shoes. Anti-i... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Depends on which ligaments are involved around the ankle. Typically, the lateral ankle ligaments are injured with an inversion ankle sprain. These l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: If there is no pain or instability, i wouldn't worry about the snapping. If there are symptoms, you could have scar tissue, cartilage damage, and/or... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Stay active: If there is no pain, i recommend that you continue with all activities as tolerated to build back your strength and stamina. Some patients benefit fr... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Typically: I typically recommend crutches, a walker, or a knee walker for ambulation after bunion surgery. Most patients can discard these modalities once they ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Not usually: Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system. The symptoms vary between patients but do not typically include... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Nerve problem: Numbness in the heel signifies some type of nerve dysfunction which can have many etiologies: trauma, compression, herniated lumbar disc, metabolic (e... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Elbow trauma: When the elbow is dislocated, the radius and ulna lose their normal alignment with the humerus. The joint needs to be 'reduced' back into place. Ma... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon to experience some cramping or muscle spasms in the calf after an achilles repair. Typically, these symptoms resolve after a week ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Xray, symptoms: There are many types of ankle fractures. Minor fractures do not usually need follow up x-rays while other fractures do. Healing of an ankle fracture... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: Partial achilles tears can occur from trauma or degeneration. Some of these years can heal with nonoperative management. If there's continued pain ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Quick recovery: Typically, surgery for a curly toe deformity is followed by immediate weightbearing in a protective shoe. Expect some swelling in the toe for approxi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Not usually: Unless the screw used in the bunion correction is prominent or you're having a rare reaction to the metal, screw removal does not usually help with sw... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: Painful cramping can occur in the foot musculature with dehydration.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Surgery: Most hip fractures are treated surgically with fixation or a hip replacement.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain: Severe pain, swelling, bruising, and inability to bear weight on an ankle are worrisome for a fracture. If these symptoms/signs are present, an eval... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Usually pain : Osteomyelitis (bone infection) can present many ways. Pain is often present, sometimes accompanied with swelling, fever, drainage, and redness. Imag... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
It's a fracture: Even though it is a "hairline" fracture, it is a fracture just the same....And fractured bones are painful.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Most patients can return to some degree of a heeled shoe after bunion surgery.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Anesthesia: The swollen tongue is most likely due to some trauma from obtaining an airway for the surgery (assuming it was general anesthesia). Less likely, he ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Bursitis?: Typically, pain on the bottom of the heel is due to plantar fasciitis or heel pad syndrome. Bursitis around the heel involves the back portion where ... Read More
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Mar 5, 2013
I have referred my patient to Dr. Bloom for the .past five years. He is very knowledgeable and caring professional with excellent bedside manners. He has excellent surgical skills and his outcomes a...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bloome is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bloome is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! But pain is a day to day constant. Pain. Every day and the rest of my body is sore also. All joints..
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

University of New Mexico Hospital

Awards

AOA, Phi Beta Kappa
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Second Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, First Place, Texas - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Harris County Medical Society
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