Doctor Q&A for Dr. Andrew DeGruccio

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
2-3 months: Intensive therapy to regain range of motion, reduce swelling and then regain strength will last between 2-3 months. Long term strengthening will be n... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
4-5 days/week: To increase muscle mass, strength training 4-5 days/week with 2 recuperative days is recommended. A diet high in protein should be sufficient nutriti... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Duct Tape: Try duct tape technique. Small square of tape that completely covers the wart. Leave in place until tape falls off. If wart still present repeat ta... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: The typical uncomplicated knee scope requires 3-4 weeks to recover from. Unfortunately, not all scopes are the same. With meniscus repair, 3-4 month... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Home and Formal: Although formal outpatient therapy is usually involved, many motivated patients can do the majority of rehab at home. The first few weeks should conc... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Can be normal: "clicking" or "popping" of joints can be normal and is very rarely treated unless pain is associated with the clicking. Joints that swell and hurt th... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Time for a follow-up: Schedule a follow-up with your surgeon. It could be something as simple as persistent leg weakness, and a return to therapy could solve it. On the o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Most rotator cuff repairs are done arthroscopically these days, which means minimally invasive and little blood loss. If you are mildly anemic, there... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
3 options: Options include simple sling for 3-4 weeks, figure of 8 brace for 4-6 weeks, or surgery. Most clavicle fractures heal within 10-12 weeks without surg... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Painful: Broken bones don't say i think i'm broke, they say i'm broke. Most people feel silly when they say i think i broke a bone when they finally break a b... Read More
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