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Dr. Robert Cusick

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Wichita, KS
10 years experience male

Locations

Office

Wichita, KS

Address

7550 W Village Circle, Wichita, KS
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About

Bio

Dr. Cusick specializes in treatment of degenerative conditions of the hips and knees. He is in practice at Kansas Orthopaedic Center. The practice address is 7550 W. Village Circle, Wichita Kansas. The phone number is (316)838-2020. Dr Cusick maintains a website, the web address is www.hiporkneeforme.com.

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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Not your 1st choice: In today's environment, although unusual, hip replacement may be indicated for someone as young as 40. After failing all reasonable conservative treat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Only removing them: The unispacer has been found to be not very reliable with regards to pain relief or durability. I have revised several to knee replacements, and would... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Bursitis?: If the pain is on the outside, or lateral area of your hip, then it's likely to be bursitis. This typically responds to rest, ice or heat, and topica... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
NO: After knee replacement surgery, you typically have 4 weeks to work on the motion of your new knee. I recommend my patients focus on rom for 4 weeks a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Possibly not: Most hip replacements done today are set up to walk and stand on immediately after surgery. While every patient recovers at a different rate, being u... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Yes: Typically, when a hip replacement is not performing well, any pain will occur only on the same side as that hip. If your pain is affecting both sides... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Absolutely: Even in today's environment of declining reimbursement for revision procedures, and larger and larger patients, and more complex problems requiring re... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
A few possibilities: Depending on how your surgeon performed your replacement, several issues can cause anterior, kneecap pain. If your patella was left 'as is', and not r... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Low impact: After a total knee replacement, any type of impact activity is not advised. This includes jumping, jogging, hopping, etc. It is believed that these ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Normal? No.: As arthritis of the hip progresses, the joint collapses and the leg becomes slightly shorter. When hip replacement is performed, it is our goal to re... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
That depends: Depending on how anemic you actually are, the reason for your anemia, and what is actually planned during your surgery, you may be best to postpone yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Hard on the parts: While it is possible to jump on a replaced knee, it is thought that these types of activities can cause wear and earlier failure of the device. Furth... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Scar tissue: After your surgery, more scar tissue can form. I would recommend aggressive massage, heat and/or ice, topical ointments, and less activity for a litt... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Possibly: While it is unusual for hip pain to recur that quickly after replacement, issues can arise. Loosening of the components, stress risers in the bone, i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Non-surgical: There are several effective options when surgery isn't possible. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen, can help when taken regularly. Avoi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Absolutely: When treated quickly and correctly, many hip fractures will heal to their pre-injury status. Of course, the time to heal is quite variable and depends... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Up to one year: As someone who routinely performs double knee replacement, and an occasional double hip replacement, i tell all joint replacement patients that the.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Surgeon-dependant: The answer depends on several things, but most importantly the protocols of your particular surgeon. If he or she allows immediate full weight bearin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Realignment of leg: A tibial osteotomy is an open surgery done to change the forces thru a knee. The top of the tibia(shinbone) is cut, the angle changed, and the bone is... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Consult your surgeon: Swelling, redness and pain are very common after partial or total knee replacement. Aggressive icing and elevation should improve these problems. If... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Healing: Inflammation is actually necessary for proper healing. Most hip replacements done today require your bone to grow on to the implant. Inflammation is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
It depends: Hip fracture can cause major hip problems later in life, or very few. Factors such as your age, the specific location and severity of the fracture, ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Not common: With current techniques, regardless of the approach used for your surgery, the possiblity of dislocation or loosening of components is very low. The ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Poor function: Although xrays are helpful in determining whether knee replacement is indicated, pain and poor function are the primary indications. Severe arthritis... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
New symptoms: Hip replacements can fail for many reasons, including loosening of the parts, wearing out, muscle dysfunction, or infection. The most likely symptoms ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
It may or may not: With each successive surgery on a hip, more scar tissue is created. The muscles around the hip are quite thick, and can become very fibrotic and stif... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
Doubtful: While each case is unique, chondromalacia of the patella is very common. Furthermore, walking on level ground should not be too painful. For these rea... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 10 years experience
6-8 weeks : The first 1-2 weeks after a bilateral (double) knee replacement is the hard part. By 2 weeks, patients should be quite independent, getting ready to a... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2012MD

Affiliations

Kansas Orthopaedic Center
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