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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on your healthcare provider's assessment of the healing and protocol. Sometimes a smaller ankle support is recommended. Physical therapy may also be suggested. Check with your doctor.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Possible rupture: Patients who suffer achilles ruptures often report feeling hit or kicked in the area and then realizing no one is around them. I recommend you see an orthopedist for an evaluation and recommendations as soon as possible.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Not uncommon : Unfortunately, bunion surgery can be painful. Usually the postop pain can be controlled with several modalities (ankle block, medication, ice, elevation, immobilization, limited or no weightbearing, etc). Contact your surgeon for recommendations.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 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 can be determined with or without x-rays and by signs/symptoms (swelling, bruising, stability, motion, pain, etc). Follow up with your healthcare professional for exam and recommendations.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: With scoliosis at your age, the only reason to see a spine specialist would be for intractable pain and/or neurological symptoms.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 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. Many elbow dislocations can then be treated with a brace. Sometimes, surgery is required for fractures and/or instability.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: That shouldn't be a problem, but you should check with your surgeon.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Orthopaedic spine: An orthopaedic spine specialist or neurosurgeon who treats spine trauma.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Possible: If there's been any injury to a recently reconstructed acl, i recommend you see your surgeon for an evaluation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: There are many different treatment options for a fractured ankle ranging from nonoperative to operative. The treatment depends on the type and stability of the fracture. See an orthopedist for a recommendation.
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