Dr. Vinay Pampati

Orthopedic Surgery
Algonac, MI
19 years experience

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Orthopedic Surgery

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108 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Bad injury: Limited motion is normal after such a severe injury. You are going to need therapy when ur doctor clears u
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Get: checked out by ur doctor for a physical exam to make sure it's not serious
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Conservative : methods should be tried first such as therapy, anti-inflammatories, and activity modifications
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Size matters: If the piece on the back (posterior malleolus) involves more than 25% of the joint surface it is significant and needs to be fixed most kikely
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgery: is an option if you have failed conservative measures and have had the appropriate diagnostic measures such as MRI/ultrasound. This may be an arthros... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are mainstay treatments among with anti-inflammatories
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Maybe: I often do send my patients for blood work when they come in with complaints such as yours., especially if u have a family history of ra or other infl... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Not likely: You are young so probably not degenerative. Regardless of this you need to get this addressed especially if it's bothering you
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Any intramedullary bone surgery is "big" but routine for most orthopedic surgeries.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Hard to say : In a newborn most fractured bone heal so quickly it may not be noticed at all
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends : On what you injured. Achilles' tendon injuries may be treated differently than ankle ligament injuries so it all depends on what u injured
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Rehab: If you truly have a sub lucking shoulder the best way to treat it is getting into physical therapy....see your doctor for help
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Routine: Some use a cast and others use a brace. Most fractures have to be immobilized so they do not seperate when u try to walk. I usually let people walk ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: Did you injure it? It can be a meniscus tear but you really should get checked out if u are in that much pain
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Get checked out: This may be a simple muscle strain, a herniated disc, or something more serious. Same thing happened to me and I just rested, took Motrin, used heat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Long time: So many factors influence your recovery. Your health status, job, tear pattern, and even where you go for therapy can impact your recovery time. I g... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: U will need an iv if ur doctor orders it with contrast. If the order was for an arthrogram u would need an injection into the joint. If none if the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes : Stop golfing, rest, anti-inflammatories, stretches and home exercises (which u can find online)
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends : You had a very big surgery. It really depends on your docs protocol, how it was fixed, and a few other factors. I generally let patients bear some w... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Once it's removed it will not come back
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See ur doctor : As we get older swelling may lady longer than usual but you must make sure your swelling isn't causes by something else such as your heart...u should ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Big tear : It means that the tear is very big and can cause the knee to lock up and be painful. In your husbands case the year is so big that the torn portion f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Try: Anti-inflammatories and padding for your bottom (donut pad) but make sure you get checked out. If it's from a trauma you may have a fracture or simpl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Rest: Panners disease is something that occurs in children. Nobody really knows why it happens but it's a problem with the blood supply to the capitellum of... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
This means : You have a fair amount of cartilage thinning/ arthritis
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: We would need to know the extent if the injury
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Modify your activities, how u lift things, rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Physical therapy can absolutely treat the problem but depends on whatever else may be wrong such as a rotator cuff tear, or a fracture. Is this a fir... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Rest: The first thing to do is rest. Stay hydrated, stretch, and take anti-inflammatories. If your issues still persist see your doctor
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Don't smoke!!! This can significantly impede bone healing.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Not normal: If you have not seen your doc in a while go back to make sure you don't have an infection. How bad was pain before surgery? Is it better now?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
X-ray : may detect this but us sometimes tough to get good image. Otherwise CT scan.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
?: Do you mean how much do they get paid?
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Injection: Always try the conservative measures first. Draining it can work however it may come back. Talk to ur doctor about this
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation of a hip flexor muscle that responds well to rest, stretching, anti-inflammatories
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
First: Try physical therapy and stretching before undergoing a manipulation
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Rest, ice, anti inflammatories should help
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Therapy: Try physical therapy first...if no change you will need re-eval and probably an MRI of the hip
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
X-ray : The only way to be certain is an X-ray or a physical exam by a doctor. Generally ankle sprains are not painful to touch over the boney aspect of the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: Your family doctor can manage this but if it persists you will be sent to an Ortho surgeon.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: There are certain fractures about the foot and toes that so not need a cast but I would need to know what she broke
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Likely surgery: These are generally unstable and requires plates and screws. You may need a second surgery if your hardware is irritating you
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Soy milk will not harm ur growth plates
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Go get checked: Out to make sure you don't have any kidney issues
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Short term: Most orthopedic surgeons do not do this however those who do only do it for a few days...motion is encouraged right away. Loss of extension is very b... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Why would u think this? If you are hyperlax there is a small chance but otherwise no
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Tendinitis : Most likely tendinitis...rest, anti inflammatories then see ur doc if no better. If due to a trauma get checked to make sure u don't have a tear
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
U wil need help: For the first 4 to 6 weeks I don't allow anybody to move the shoulder on their own so u will need help with many routine things
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: it is possible but should be in addition to Physicall therapy
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Testimonials
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Jun 26, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Pampati to anyone needing his help as he seems to care deeply about his field of Orthopedic Surgery. Great Physician and Colleague and asset to the community at HealthTap!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pampati is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pampati is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This is 'potential'. Running is most effective in managing my PTSD. I want to know if resurfacing is an option at my age and small size. Thank you..
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you...very nervous and have 2 surgeons recommendations....both different approaches.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much going to dr tomorrow hope they just do a boot and PT

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Detroit Region - Summer
2014
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Michigan - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Second Place, Detroit Region - Summer
2014
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