Doctor Q&A for Dr. James Shapiro

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
Easy: The recovery is faster and easier than you think. Exercise to strengthen the hip. Work on balance and gait pattern. Therapy will help you do all the a... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
It might.: Assuming you mean that you are very flexible and have more motion in your joints than "normal, " you could be at increased risk for hip dislocation af... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
Motion restrictions: After a tha, the patient needs to limit the following: 1. Try not to bend the hip past 90 degrees until the doctor has given an ok. 2. No adduction. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
Very well!: Seriously, hip replacement refers the procedure in which the "ball and socket" are replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. The surgery is done o... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
Depends on surgery: The mcl takes many weeks to heal and depends on the type of surgery used. When you should put weight on your leg after surgery needs to be made by you... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. ear loose fitting... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Assuming the metatarsal has healed by x-ray and you have no pain with walking, your activities may increase. Monitor yourself for pain as you slowly i... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
There is pain.: Although there is always pain with a hip stress fracture, sometimes the pain is not enough for certain people to seek treatment. Because of this, freq... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 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
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