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Dr. Daniel Mass

Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, IL
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL
Directions

Fax

773-703-4378

About

Bio

I a about to go on my 15th medical mission to Lima, Peru. I Take my fellows.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

362 Answers
85 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
See a specialist: If you have not healed a fracture or tore a ligament you need these fixed by a specialist. See an Orthopaedic hand surgeon.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Depends on findings: You can return to sports after you are healed and painfree. Talk to your surgeon as to what was done and how long it takes to heal.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Splint & ice: Immediately splint and ice. See an Orthopaedic surgeon for an X-ray.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: hardware removal can relive pain if the bone is healed. You need a second opinion.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Nerve compression : The most common nerve compression is carpal tunnel syndrome. You have numbness in the thumb, index and long finger. The next most common is cubital tu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Could be A/C joint: You could have arthritis in the a/C joint or a torn meniscus in the joint. See an orthopedic surgeon go a diagnosis and treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Depends: The exercise program depends on what surgery you had. I should be designed by a therapist to a prescription from your surgeon.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Could be Raynoud's : At your age, if you are not diabetic you could have Raunoud's Syndrome. This should be evaluated by a Rheumatologist because you could have an inflamm... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: You sound like you have an incompletely treated infection. You have an abscess that needs draining. Please see an orthopaedic surgeon asap.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Depends on the bone: Average time is 6-8 weeks except scaphoid fracture which can take 6-20 weeks
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
6 to16 weeks: Distal radius fractures healed in about 6 weeks. While scaphoid fractures can take up to 16 week with or without surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Once you have dislocated your shoulder it is more likely to redislocate. The younger you are at the first dislocation the more likely. At age 32 you... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: At age 34 you have a good chance to heal without surgery.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Bones vs muscle: Your upper arms has muscle that can get bigger your wrist is only made of bones and tendons. If they are small that is the way you were made. It is no... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Sprains should heal in 6-8 weeks. You might have a torn ligament or a fracture. You need to see a hand specialist. You need special X-ray and possibly... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Falling or snapping: The major cause of wrist injury in tennis is falling or snapping your wrist writh serving or spinning the ball. If you have an injury to your wrist se... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe : You need to wait until you have full pain free range of motion. Many people in their twenties remain unstable. You can do modified exercises. You need... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Rest the shoulder: More information is needed as to when there is pain, what causes the pain. When there is no pain. Age of patient is needed. Younger patient tend to h... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Inflamed shoulder: Adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory shrinkage of the shoulder capsule that limits motion and causes pain. We do not know what causes this process ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Bursa: Most subscapular popping is an inflamed bursitis. Occasionally one has a scapular tumor that rubs on the ribs. Have this checked out by an orthoaedi... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
You need a specialis: If your distal ulna pulled away from the radius you have some structure caught in between the bones. This needs surgery to reduce and then you need t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Needs fixing: If you have nerve damage fro a puncture wound you have at least a partial laceration of the nerve. You need to see a hand surgeon to get the appropria... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
10-14 days: If you know your arm is broken, you need to have it treated by casting or surgery in 10-14 days after that treatment is more difficult.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
72hours: Increase pain in the first 24-48 hours is usually a cortisone flair. This is a reaction to the drug. Then the cortisone kicks in. If the pain gets wor... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
See a shoulder surg: If you feel that you need to pop your shoulder and it is stuck in one position at times and hurts you could have a labrial tear. This needs to be wor... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Nothing and No: Nothing will speed up wrist healing but not getting a proper evaluation and lead to long term problems. Medicines as Motrin and advil (ibuprofen) rel... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Carpal tunnel syndrome cause tingling in the finger tips of the thumb, index and lond fingers. This can lead to numbness and weakness.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Get it evaluated: If you have a minor sprain it should heal with immobilization is 6-8 weeks. If it has not gotten better, or has not yet be evaluated by a hand surgeo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Controversial : Prp is used to enhance rotator cuff repairs. It is a concentrate of growth factors that in some rat and rabbit experiments speeds up healing. There is... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: A continued winging can lead to other shoulder problems, like rotator cuff tendonitis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
No quick fix: Anti-infamatories, ice and exercise with occasional steroid injection are the treatment. If it just started you should notice improvement within one m... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe soon: Maybe because it depends on the cause. If the cause is overuse then the range of motion will return quickly. But if the cause is rheumatoid arthritis,... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Infections in total elbow arthroplasties exist. They occur about 3% of the time which is low but higher than other joint replacements.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
A callus: The bone with a fracture heals with a callus. That is the bodies attempt to create an internal cast. This is strong enough to allow a broken bone to b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Cervical disc: A central bulging disc can put pressure on the nerve to both arms giving you your findings. You need to see a spine surgeon.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: You have a fracture or dislocation of a wrist bone that is now pressing on your median nerve. You need to see a hand surgeon asap before you have per... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Unknown: We do not know the cause of a frozen shoulder. We know that it is a painful syndrome that limits shoulder motion. Most of the time it will resolve on ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Orthopedic Surgeons: Orthopedic surgeons are trained in examining and treating problems of bones and joints. The shoulder is one of them. There are shoulder and elbow su... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Probably: See a rheumatologist for a confirmatory diagnosis and proper treatment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Myelopathy can attack muscle throught the body depending on the type. You need to be followed by a neurologist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Depends: Some tendon can be torn and heal with immobilization. Some tendons require surgery to put the tendon ends together for proper healing to take place.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Brace rest: Rest, counterforce bracing and exercises. See a rehab physician or orthopedic surgeon.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Cann't and be active: The only way to guarantee that you do not get a shoulder injury is not to play sports or fall. Since this is not possible or makes life boring keep yo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Wrist pad: A full size keyboard writh a wrist pad and a mouse with a roller ball. But more importantly is having a pullout drawer to place both at the correct he... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Ask a rheumatologist: A rheumatologist can send you to a special physical or occupational therapist to treat your particular manifestations of the disease.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: It is quite normal for the skin to be hypersensitive after casting. If there is pain then the fracture may not be healed.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
6 weeks: It depends on whic tendon is torn as whether you need a splint or exercise program. See an orthopedic surgeon.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Apr 25, 2012
I am one of Dr. Mass' former Hand Fellows and I feel that he did a great job training us to diagnose and treat patients. He excels at sorting out the most complex problems.
Apr 27, 2014
One of the best hand surgeons in the greater chicagoland area!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mass is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your answer. While my age may indicate more of degenerative issue, I suspect there has been trauma in the past (3 years ago a fall during ice skating on my hands as well as catching a tigh...Read More
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I'll give it another 24h and keep icing it done to try and get my pain level to drop down to where I can handle it. Didn't happen before.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer in telling me what that feeling is that I have in my fingers.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

University of Chicago Hospitals

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Second Place, Chicago Region - Summer
2014
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