Doctor Q&A for Dr. Barry Waldman

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: An xray will usually reveal a stress fracture, although, not always. Sometimes and MRI or bone scan is required.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The ankle capsule consists of ligaments that surround the ankle. For the ankle to dislocate, the capsule must tear along with some combination of bon ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: A cortisone shot can sometimes give temporary relief but it does not repair the tear or help it heal.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: Avascular necrosis rarely responds to non surgical treatment. Options range from decompression procedures to hip replacement. I would recommend seei ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia patella is a general wearing out of the cartilage under the knee cap. It often causes crunching sounds and pain in the front of the kn ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia patella is a general wearing out of the cartilage under the knee cap. It often causes crunching sounds and pain in the front of the kn ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The meniscus is made of cartilage and any meniscal tear involves a tear of this cartilage.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trained professional: Physicians assistants, surgical techs, nurses and other doctors often assist in surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very: The vast majority of patients have excellent relief of instability and pain.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Back Arthritis: Various kinds of arthritis of the lumbar spine can cause this type of pain. Recommend seeing a back specialist.
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