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Dr. Marc Tressler

Orthopedic Surgery
Bristol, VA
male

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

Surgery - Trauma

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

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90 Answers
44 Agrees
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Common: When the discoid meniscus is debrided to make a semilunar shape, the contour of the edges tend to be irregular. This makes the popping sound more lik... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See spine specialist: I would get an evaluation from a spine surgeon, either orthopaedic or neurosurgeon. They can evaluate you properly and treat you with either therapy,... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get Evaluated: This injury could be into the joint. If so, it may need to have surgery to prevent long-term problems. My suspicion is that the on call doctor was a... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Follow directions: This injury can be unstable and proper immobilization will potentially avoid otherwise unnecessary surgery. My opinion is that your orthopedic surgeon... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Semantics: I've treated lots of rotator cuffs over the years and never used that description, but i would assume this is someone trying to describe the location ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch: Sounds like piriformis syndrome. Hard to describe the stretches. Go on-line and search stretching or physical therapy for piriformis tightness or sy... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ignore: Most people with osteoporosis are smokers, have inadequate vitamin D3 intake, or both.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Why?: You are describing fibular hemimelia or congenitally absent fibulae. This is not a life threatening condition, just a limb growth problem. Why would... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Circulatory or neuro: This could be problem with terminal circulation (most distant from heart on limbs). Two causes that come to mind are smokers with underlying disease ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most likely you can have one screw removed without jeopardizing the stability of the plate or the repair.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Seek Orthopod : Depending on your particular form of pathology, bracing, injection of corticosteroid, ankle debridement, ankle fusion, or ankle replacement are option... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Have hope: You need to stretch hamstrings and calves multiple times per day. I recommend 3-5 times stretching each day. You don't need to get crazy about how m... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Wait ; See: Many chemotherapy treatments can cause peripheral neuropathy. This is the name given to your condition. It may or may not resolve. Nerve problems a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not physiologic: No direct relation between claw toes and loose shoes. Claw toes are caused by chronic overuse of the toe extensors to aid in ankle dorsiflexion. Thi... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Take it easy: Healing rotator cuff tears without surgery can be difficult. The tenets of conservative care are a structured physical therapy program, antiinflammat... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Likely bursa: Think you nailed the diagnosis. The infrapatellar bursa can get irritated and swell with increased squatting, kneeling, or crawling. Bursal tissue is... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Propagation: Fractures can propagate from extra articular to intra articular during the post-traumatic period if they are subjected to untoward stresses. The bone... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: The exercise may have irritated the joints because of the repetitive motion, then going into the hot tub increases the swelling even further.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Resume: Once your liver function tests normalize you should be free of exercise restrictions. Resume exercise.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Evaluation needed: Any time there are swollen lymph nodes one should have concern. Could be mastitis, and needs treatment. You need further evaluation by a doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Flexibility Issue: There are 2 reasonably unique muscles in the lower body- the hamstrings and calves (gastrocnemius). What makes them unique is that these two muscles ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bursitis, Arthritis: If i understand correctly, you have lateral hip pain and groin pain both. Lateral hip pain can be trochanteric bursitis. Groin pain is most classica... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibilities many: There are so many possibilities, but the top three would be leukemia, osteoarthritis, and chronic effects from injury. See your primary care physicia... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Time: This just represents form of a bruise created by injury to small vessels (capillaries). The hemorrhage products will be broken down and reabsorbed by... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Some relation: Muscle mass has to do with hypertrophy of muscle fibers. Muscle fiber hypertrophy has more to do with the consistency of training routine, not single... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Help: Aspirin is a form of an anticoagulant that lessens the chance of a blood clot. However, the most important thing you can do is make sure that you don... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on cause: If it is pure postural kyphosis with no wedging of any of the spinal (vertebrae) segments, then core strengthening an postural retraining should corre... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Whey protein is stable if frozen for 24-48 hours. After 48 hours, there can be detrimental effects on quality. Prepare shakes night before use and y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: Most people incorrectly believe that popping or cracking knuckles causes arthritis. This is not true. However, popping joints can cause soft tissue ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Knee hyper extension is usually due contractures of the hamstring muscles, the calf muscles, or both. When these muscle groups are tight the knee hyp... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ignore: Stay active. Low impact regular exercise prevents stiffness associated with arthritic joints.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Supplement: You may try Nitric Oxide supplements typically available at most health and fitness stores.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get another opinion: There is always the chance that another specialty provider, such as a neurologist or an ent, would come up with another diagnosis and treatment plan.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Expect some relief : Typically, one corticosteroid injection will provide some relief. The relief is usually between 50-100% and lasts 2 weeks-several months. I usually ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Reevaluation: There are many reasons for peripheral edema. There are also several types of diuretics. You should be reevaluated by your doctor to see if other med... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Which country ?: In the us, bilateral high tibial osteotomies will cost $20k per leg before insurance. If the femoral osteotomies are also needed, add an additional $... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch: Typically achilles pain is from lack of flexibility combined with some life or lifestyle change. The problem with both the hamstring and calf muscles... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Postop swelling: It is common to recover quickly from a "simple" knee scope. However, if more extensive work was done, the recover can take up to 12 weeks. The stiff... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Post-traumatic : Many times asked an "innocent" ankle sprain other post-traumatic manifestations will occur. These include bone spur formation. These spurs cause ant... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Start slow: Cardiovascular training 3-4 times per week and light weight, high repetition weightlifting 3 times per week. You should train with someone knowledgab... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling: Typically people will have considerable swelling after an ankle sprain. This engorgement is often perceived as "warmth." after the swelling diminish... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Activity dependent: If all on the same side of the body, it is likely related to activity or posture. Body mechanics are important, and poor use results in obscure pain(... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe carpal tunnel?: There are 5, so if the 3 fingers you are referring are the thumb, index, and long finger- my first consideration would be carpal tunnel syndrome or co... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is possible for MRSA to enter your bloodstream through a break in the skin and go almost anywhere in the body.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No guarantees : A grade 2 ankle sprain does not necessarily ever heal. This is ligament tissue that usually heals in 12 weeks, assuming no reaggravation of the injur... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
They are same: A stress fracture is just a type fracture. Only difference is it occurs with chronic repetitive stress instead of a single episode of trauma. They b... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Degeneration: This is likely a progression of a post-traumatic condition. Causes such as arthritis, synovitis (inflammed joint lining), arthrofibrosis (scar tissue... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Considering history: All labs presented would be expected in a case of avascular necrosis. The CRP is just an inflammatory marker and avn causes inflammation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Mastitis?: Inflammation of the breast tissue can cause pain. This is typically in lactating mothers, but not always. Nipple piercing and tight clothing have bee... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Scientific evidence?: Osteomyelitis is a very difficult problem to have and to treat. The key to success is complete removal of all non-viable tissue. A deep infection sh... Read More

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Mar 23, 2014
I would like to welcome Dr Tressler to Healthtap. He is clearly already an asset. He provides informative accurate, information to the public. I endorse Dr. Tressler.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tressler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tressler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! When I visit my pcp, I will see what can be done about it. Blessings!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks very much. I couldn't afford xrays but my elbow is much better.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have booked appt with my pcp based on your relpy, thank you

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon, Third Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Virginia - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, Virginia - Spring
2014
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