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Dr. Brian Divelbiss

Orthopedic Surgery
Rushville, MO
31 years experience

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Orthopedic Surgery

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English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ignore: Smash it with a book some people say. But best to ignore if no pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes but not in you: Growth plates are viable on an X-ray but at your age those growth plates have all closed and are no longer visible
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Inflammation : That is likely related to some inflammation in the tissues. Should resolve as the inflammation resolves
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Keep wrist straight: Try to avoid any lifting with the wrist in flexion or extension...basically need to keep the wrist in neutral position. Any flexing or extending of t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Wait until healed: The prudent course is to wait to play until there is confirmation the fracture has healed. This commonly requires a CT scan as plain X-rays not relia... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: need an X-ray to make sure you don't have a fracture
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: A parameniscal cyst usually forms as a result of a meniscal tear...it is likely that the pain you have is coming more from the meniscal tear rather th... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
No: unfortunately those radiographic changes are there to stay But that doesn't mean your symptoms won't get better
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Bone stimulator: sometimes it takes longer than six weeks to show much healing on the X-ray, particularly if you haven't been bearing weight on it. In that instance t... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on where: the muscle belly of the FHL is quite deep and not very palpable but the tendon can be palpated on the underside of the great toe
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Nonoperative care: many herniations can be treated with therapy and time with eventual resolution of pain
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Shouldn't be problem: Usually we only see hair color change after a longer period of cast immobilization not a shorter term use of a splint. If you do get some hairs that ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ganglion : could be a wrist ganglion which is a benign mass which is connected to the wrist joint
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Non-operative: a nondisplaced proximal fibula fracture can normally be treated conservatively without surgery
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Needs to be seen: That should be evaluated by a ER physician/hand surgeon. If the nail isn't secured back down underneath the fold of skin at the base of the nail it c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Best to ask surgeon : that is a question best answered by your surgeon. Most likely it will be minimum of 6 months
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
ASO: if you sprained it you might benefit from an ASO type brace to limit the inversion and eversion of the ankle
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Not likely: Not likely as prednisone is often used for severe tendinitis
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: you need 50% of the cross sectional area of the fracture site to be healed for it to behave as though it is fully healed. It depends on how big the d... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Therapy may help: if it truly is tendinitis then the mainstays of treatment are rest, splinting and anti inflammatory meds. If that is not helping you may benefit from... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on symptoms : Depends on the rate of symptom improvement. If it isn't getting better quickly with rest, ice and ace wrap you should be seen. Even if it isn't a fr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Food sensitive : Hard to say for sure but you may have a food sensitivity to things such as gluten, dairy, corn, nuts, etc
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
RICE: if there is any possibility of a fracture he needs an X-ray to rule that out. Assuming no fracture, the treatment is rest, ice, compression (ace wrap... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Cuff strengthening : Anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen) if you don't have stomach or allergy issues. Main treatment is rotator cuff strengthening exercises...you can look on... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: both of the drugs are commonly used antibiotics

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Divelbiss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Divelbiss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank yu! I dont think it is a fracture though. I am pre med, so i kind of get the idea. should i keep taping it?
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Thank you so much! I went in yesterday, and the dr. fixed it. Thanks!!
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Thank you for your helpful response Dr. Divelbiss!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1991MD
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