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Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu

General Practice
Clarkston, MI
28 years experience male

About

Bio

In practice since 1999, helping patients with general orthopedic issues. Mostly enjoy performing joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. Created a new osteoporosis program called BreakFree that was implemented at Mclaren Oakland. Believe in non-operative orthopedic medicine before surgical intervention.

Specialties
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General Practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Bone structure: Osteoporosis is thinning of the bone which can lead to fractures from minor falls. Osteoarthritis is wearing of the cartilage on the end of the bone w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
No: The x-ray only shows the bone but they can give you information about how much surface cartilage is present by looking at the space between the bones.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Anytime: Infections usually take three days to develop after surgery. However, if there are implants placed, especially total joit replacements, infections can... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Only if painful: If the screw is irritating, then it can be removed, otherwise, avoid the surgery.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Surgery vs cast: If the displacement is minor, then a cast may be adequate. If there is marked displacement then surgery is required to realign the ankle joint to avoi... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Stretching: Runners usually get tendinitis of the it band on the outside of your knee. Verify this with your doctor. If it is, then stretching the it band is best... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Tendonitis possibly: If your patella was resurfaced, it could be tendinitis. If not, this could be from not resurfacing. Tendinitis can be due to weakness or tightness of ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Evaluation and xray: You really need to see a physician for a thorough evaluation to rule out other causes like cartilage tears or fractures. Xrays after this evaluation a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Probably arthritis: You could have arthritic changes in the joint of your big toe. This can irritate the nerve. This can be treated by an orthopedic surgeon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Displaced fracture: A minor growth plate injury that is not displaced would usually hurt less than a displaced fracture. The reason is the amount of motion that would occ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Yes: There are different types of growth plate injuries. A minor injury through the weak area of the growth plate will have minimal effects on growth once ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
28 years experience
Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nallamothu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nallamothu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Trainer of the year
Top Docs award

Affiliations

Mclaren Oakland
St. Joes Oakland
Clarkston Surgicenter
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