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Dr. Pietro Seni

Orthopedic Surgery
Kettering, OH
49 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dayton, OH

Address

3205 Woodman Dr., Dayton, OH
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Orthopaedic institute of Dayton

Kettering, OH

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

Italian

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335 Answers
107 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Determine the ethiol: First the ethiology of the swelling need to stablish may not have anything to do with the stress fx.And it could be that the force needed to stop the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Chondromalacia patte: Could be a condition called patella chondromalacia(damage to the kneecap articular surface).
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A female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
MS oncologist: Best answer can be obtain from a musculoekeletal oncologist.That person is up to date with research and surgical advances and limb spearing surgery.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See ortho surgeon: Defiinitely you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to examine you and make a proper diagnosis.X-rays are necessary to make sure what you have is frozen... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Could be a torn musc: I would have prefer to see am MRI rather than ct, MRI much better for soft tissue diagnosis.Depending upon wich level of the ribs you are talking abou... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Not a fx: Spondylosis does not mean you have a fracture, not even a hairline fracture..Spondylosis is term used to denote degenerative changes of the spine, usu... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
You should not: You should not discontinue your exercises.After acl reconstruction surgery they are specials protocols that need to be follow in order to get maximun ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes.: Yes, if your bulging disc is not symptomatic you can exercise. Supervised exercise by an experienced individual or therapist in this type of rehab is... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Koch's spine is the name given to an special form of tuberculosis of the spine.Treatment depend of many conditions.Usually is special antibiotics for ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Any time that you have onset of unexplainable pain it nees to be investigated.There are many possibilties and that is why need investigation(testing.P... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Mal-union: Is not normal to continue with pain unless the bone has developed a mal union or a non union, if that is the case need to be corrected.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Pain: The symptoms are1)pain lateral aspect of the elbow2)pain when lifting3)pain with resisted extension of the wrist and fingers4)pain against. Resisted s... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
X-ray: Only way to tell is by takinf an xray, unless the arm is deformed by the fracture.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Neck Problem.: Probably the correct answer is the one that Dr Trettin gave you. Howeve;r considering the fact that this only occurs when you are laying down, inicat... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Neurontin (gabapentin): You obviosly have neuropathic pain, it can be or not associated with your disc pathology, an EMG is another diagnostic tool that can help elucidate th... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Facet joints: What you felt like" popping"may indicate some strain of the facet joints located between two adjecent vertebras, they should have gotten a lot better ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Usually not: Osteophytes are usually present on osteoarthitis, gout produce small cystic formations around the joint and some times calcifications, they can coexis... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Pain: very unusual to have an unstable SI joint unless you have had a big trauma or inflamatory disease to destabilize the joint.The ligaments that hold the... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Strain muscle: Probably you have a muscle strain-sprain however if you coughed very hard and you have soft bones(osteoporosis)the possibility of stress fx of the rib... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Epidurals inyections: May consider epidural inyections anda good exercise program to the core muscles,however surgery may be the best option for the numbness specially if d... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
ARTHRITIS: They are many possible causes, the pricipal one is some form of arthritis, some form of bone disease(metabolic)or intrinsic bone pathology.Obviosly ne... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Some cases of fracture femurs have being reported on patients taken bisphosphonates(fosamax (alendronate) is one of them)however other conditions suc... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: There are much better exercises that target the gluteus such as leg press, butt lift, leg lift, gluteus kick back just to mention a few. I usually pre... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: It depend upon whether is compresing the sciatic nerve or not (the piriform muscle)
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Need some procedures: Both conditions could coexist together.There are procedures to differentiate one from the other such as EMG,PE and facet joint inyections,if the face... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Is not normal: It could be if the fracture was a displaced fx that a bone fragment may be presing upon omne of the nerve branches and may have produced an small nerv... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Strengthening: If your back is in good condition and have not given you any problems, the best way to keep it healthy and strong if to strengthening of the core and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
WB: Both views are important.You are looking for different things.Wb views are better to detec joint narrowing which is an indication as to how nmuch arti... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Osteoporosis treamen: Actonel(risedronate)belong to a group of drugs called bisphophonates, they are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women mainly.T... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
No: Probably not.They are many possible causes for pfs and muscle imbalance is one of them as well as aligment of the extremities.Severe scoliosis that af... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
True: Lateral retinaculum releases is not done as a routine procedure when doing arthroscopy of the knee any longer, the indications are more precise now.Ot... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See your PCP: It may not be related to the fall at all.You need to be examined by a physician andat least need xray of the pelvis.Obviuosly they are many sources of... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See pcp: First need to know what joint you are referring to.Second need to know what is causing the joint pain, that can be determine by physical exam of the j... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See rheumatologyst: First need the proper diagnosis.2d you may be reffwering to the diagnosis of ankilosing spondilitis, and if that is the case there are now several kne... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See answer: It all depend of many factors;your weight, body dimensions, size etc.The thorax is an elastic structure that deforms under pressure and when that pres... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
No: No, you can not, the disc is too deep and located between to vertebrae to be felt under your skin.You are feeling a soft tissue mass that cuold repres... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Old age,osteoporosis: There are many factors that need to be taking into consideration before making that decision, age, comorbidities, osteoporosis, activity level, how th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Get-off the nerve: Probably you are compressing the sciatic nerve in that case getting off the nerve will take care of the numbness.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
May be a hip replace: Why your father can not walk?Pain is only a symptom of another urderlying disiase.It could be he have oa of both hip joints and if that is the case a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: You are referring to a dislocated patella, it should be corrected in orther to avoid problems associated with chronic dislocations, such as falling do... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Postural hypotension: Dizziness when you stand up is called orthostatic hypotension as is due to sudden changes in the blood pressure.It require special test on a tilt tabl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
6 weeks: All depend of the surgeon protocol and what kind of total knee was done.In general you should be able to start walkink with a walker 2d day after sur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Depend upon: All depend upon why the arthrocopy was done for.Usually arthroscopy for a plain patrial menisectomy require only home pt specially if you have a goo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Different surgeries: There are many different surgeries that can be done in the elbow depending upon what condition you are trying to correct.Need to be moe specific as to... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Depend upon the loca: Depend upon where the fracture is and what bone or bones are involved.The most common methods are either plate, screws and if severly contaminated an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Depend upon severity: I assume the question is how to cure RA of the hip.Answer depend upon how severly the hip joint have been damage by the disease, mild cases can be tre... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Normal: The same that a normal bone, once the bone is healed the physical properties are the same of a normal bone.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: A well trained surgeon should not have any problems in removing a sesamoid bone for the proper indication.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool down... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Change habit: Like any other habit it need to be broken.There are several techniques.Remember that every action is proceeded by a thought.As soon you start thinking... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Seni is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seni is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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The procedure initially was supposed to be a patellar tendon repair with wires etc.. when I came out of surgery I was told it was only anchored with 4 Anchor screws. I was casted for 6 weeks following...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very kindly sir. It's been over a year and now with new symptoms, and a knee exam, it's believed that i have a torn ACL. Thank you so much
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I accidentally overdosed on Flexeril several years ago and I experienced hallucinations, and was in a coma-like state for 3 days. Thanks...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

unknwon
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

Xavier university.Bogota.Colombia
MD

Residency

general
Completed 1969

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Dayton, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Dayton, OH - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Dayton, OH - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Orthopedic Institute of Dayton
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