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Dr. James Shapiro

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Kenosha, WI
38 years experience

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Kenosha, WI

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Kenosha, WI
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

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English

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67 Answers
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
You need to be seen: You need to be seen to determine whether the knee is unstable. If unstable, you need to have a discussion with your doctor as to whether or not surger... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Inflammation: The sed rate is a slow reacting blood test that can help determine inflammation in the body. The test results can't tell you what is inflamed, just th... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Interferes with life: When your hip has been hurting for a while it should be checked out by a hip orthopedic surgeon. Defining the problem causing the pain is important to... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
The best you can: The preparation for knee surgery will vary depending on the surgery. However in general, the stronger the leg the better the recovery. Therefore, a st... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Talk to doctor: There are a number of reasons you feel sick; medicine reaction is the most likely. Talk to your doctor and explain the symptoms. Your doctor can chang... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Limited activities: The decision for surgery should based on how you are feeling, how the problem is affecting your life, what the treatment options are, and what the ris... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Multiple causes: Hip pain can be from a number of causes in the joint, around the joint, or referred from the back. It is important to see an orthopedist who treats hi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: The simple answer is the pain will stop when the fracture heals. However, there are many factors that actually need to be considered. These include bo... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Possible arthroscopy: I am not sure what you mean by a superior displaced meniscus, but... First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and have a comprehensive... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Hip replacement: An artificial hip is another way of saying a hip replacement. A hip replacement is a surgery that replaces the ball and gives you a new cup. This is ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
You need to be seen.: When someone has pain in the hip limiting motion and activities, they need to be seen and evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Common things to conside... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
No difference: They are basically the same thing. Euflexxa is synthetic, produced in a lab. The synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is extracted from natural sources.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Too much stress: All fractures occur when more stress is applied to the bone then the bone can tolerate.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
See medical doctor: There are so many different possible causes of muscular pain that a medical doctor should evaluate you and initiate testing to try to determine the ca... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Non-union: Although the majority of stress fractures will heal, not all do. If the stress fracture hasn't healed in 20 weeks, the present care isn't working and ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Some do: Typically the radiologist won't give you a reading and leave it to your gp. You can call your gp for an answer if you need it sooner than your appoint... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
It is possible: Walking usually won't make the tear worse, but it can. Twisting it's more stress on the meniscus. However, this all depends on the location , pattern ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Probably not mild: A mild concussion usually recovers in 2-3 weeks. But from the sound of it, you have more than a mild concussion. I recommend a quality evaluation and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: A meniscus tear is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. The meniscus is probably moving from its normal position to another position w... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Don't go to the ER.: Call your orthopedic surgeon and get an appointment within 1 week. X-rays are needed to determined the extent of the fracture and the treatment that i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Cutin the shin bone: A high tibial osteotomy (hto) is a cut (osteotomy) made in the shin bone (tibia) near the knee (high). It is used to change the alignment of the leg t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
See your doctor: Assuming by your question you have had a septic knee previously, you need to be evaluated quickly. If infection is present in your knee, timely treatm... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Time will tell: Not everyone who has a meniscus tear needs surgery. What happens to the meniscus if you don't do surgery is it will either get better and not bother y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: There are a number of possible causes of your pain and you haven't given enough information to help me give you an answer. My recommendation is for yo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Muscle, bone, joint: Orthopedic surgeons are the care givers for the musculoskeletal system. We care for people conservatively as well as with surgery. Problems such as br... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Yes and no: You can't get osteoarthritis, but you can get an inflammatory arthritis. There are many types of inflammatory arthritis. Please check with your doctor... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Ignore: Most meniscal tear won't heal. Please see an orthopedic surgeon to determine what is best action.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
A few can.: Tendonitis is a common problem that can be treated by a variety of doctors. Typically, you should start with your primary care doctor. If they can't h... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Joint stiffness: Elbows have a tendency to stiffen very quickly. You want to get them moving as soon as possible to minimize the impact of scar tissue formation. Don't... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Move: Some people are scar tissue formers. The best way to prevent the scar tissue from causing a problem is moving the knee. Sometimes this hurts and the k... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Possible sciatica: if you have problems with the piriformis tendon, it may irritate the sciatic nerve. This in turn may cause pain in the buttock and/or aim down the leg... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Concussion : You should be seen by you doctor soon. Most concussions resolve on their own. However, you need rest mental and physical and may need vestibular thera... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
NO: You will be able to resume a sexual life. However, there are some precautions that will need to followed. Please discuss acceptable positions for sex ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
3 days and long time: Typical hospital stay is about 3 days. There are some patients that can go home the day of surgery and others that need 4-5 days. The hip replacements... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Activity after TKA: That depends on the level of boxing you are participating in. At the recreational level, you should be fine.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Understanding: There is always pain with hip replacements. However, pain management can help with pain. Even more importantly, i find the more patients understand ab... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Different position: First, you need to be seen to determine the exact cause of the hip pain. But until then, instead of using the pillow between your legs, try a body pil... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Weakness: The most common reason for limping after hip replacement is weakness. Depending on the muscles effected, the limp can vary from one patient to another... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Functional: You should be able to bend the hip to about 100 degrees, extend the hip to about 10 degrees, bring the leg out about 40 degrees, and turn the foot out... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Hip pain is common: During pregnancy there are three changes that can have significant impact on the hip. First is the change in activity level. Second is the change in w... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Hip fracture: In teenagers, the ball of the hip is like an ice cream ball on an ice cream cone. It is possible for the "ball" (epiphysis) to move out (slip) of the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Patellectomy is rare: It is very uncommon to need a patellectomy. If you did need and get a patellectomy ( the removal of your knee cap), your knee would be weaker than pri... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Patellar tendonitis: Pain below the kneecap is most likely patellar tendonitis. Treatment for the tendonitis might include change of activities, anti-inflammatory medicati... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Changing: When first introduced, hip replacement was people over 65. As the prosthesis and our surgical knowledge have improved, we have been able to successful... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Better materials: The surgical procedure hasn't changed much. Both the anterior and posterior approaches work very well. The prosthetic designs are not changing much. T... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Surgery is an option: Plica syndrome is common and can be quite a problem. Therapy is a reasonable start. If therapy and NSAID haven't helped, an injection would be the nex... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Many possibilities: There are a number of possible causes of hip pain. You need to be seen for an evaluation. Most likely you have tendonitis which can be treated conserv... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Basically no: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are very safe. Rarely a patient may have an allergic reaction. Most common problem is a local reaction to the Sup... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Once the limb is healed from the lengthening procedure, there is no reason you can't resume all normal activities.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! My ortho told me lots of walking was enough. I didn't think so
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A friend is about to do this next wk. Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you great idea!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1984MD
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