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Dr. Robert Coats II

Orthopedic Surgery
Hobart, IN
23 years experience male

Locations

Orthopaedic Specalists of Northwest Indiana

Hobart, IN

Address

7835 Grand Blvd., Hobart, IN
Directions

Fax

(219) 945-4498

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon in group private practice. For nearly a decade I have been providing a full range of treatment options for traumatic, degenerative and congenital Orthopaedic conditions, of the upper extremity. The latest arthroscopic and endoscopic techniques allow me to perform minimally invasive surgery. The use of steroid, collagenase and platelet rich plasma injections help my patients avoid surgery. The south suburban Chicago community in which I live is a great place to work and golf. I love teaching residents, medical students, therapists and other physicians locally and around the country. I believe in cost effective, evidence based treatments, individulized to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of my patients. I'm passionate about a healthier you!

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

469 Answers
298 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Orthopaedic surgeon: An orthopaedic surgeon deals with problems of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. A frozen shoulder occurs when the joint capsule becomes thickened and tight, preventing shoulder movement. This is a common in diabetic patients. Injections and therapy can help speed up recovery, but sometimes manipulation or arthroscopic surgery is needed.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes, neurologist: An orthopaedic surgeon can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome(cts). Those patients with numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and 1/2 of the ring fingers and night pain don't usually need a conduction study. However, if there is any question about the diagnosis, an emg/ncv study can be performed by a neurologist of physiatrist. A board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon can provide treatment.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Arthroscopic eval: A high-grade tear of the rotator cuff acts like a full-thickness tear, although there are still some intact fibers. Injections and therapy may provide temporary relief of pain at night and with activities. The most effective may to achieve long-term pain relief and improved function is with shoulder arthroscopy. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

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Testimonials
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Feb 2, 2013
Thank you, Dr. Coats. With PT, chiropractic, MRI, and a unsuccessful steroid shot, you have answered my question better than any of the med. profession.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Coats II is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Coats II is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am 4 mos post-op hemiarthroplasty after falling and breaking my humerus. I appreciate the information you have provided and your time.
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Thank you for your response! Yes, I have been trying to "stretch" it so to speak to try and avoid any stiffness or fouling it up for the future. Thanks!
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Thank you my husband fell 20 foot off a ladder an he shattered the bones in right wrist an had a plate an screws in left wrist. Broke hip

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
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