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Dr. Greg Hicken

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
N Logan , UT

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N Logan , UT

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2310 N 400 E, Suite A, N Logan , UT
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Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine and Joint replacement.

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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

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50 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Likely tendonitis: Pain that is worse at rest and at night may be tendonitis. The hamstring tendons attach behind the knee and if inflamed may be the cause of your pain.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: The better the range of motion and strength of the leg before surgery the better you will recover. Prehab is doing therapy before the surgery. Exercis... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: The surgical experience with thermal shrinkage of capsule or ligament has mostly been abandoned due to poor results. The tissue is initially shortened... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: The mcl is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Any load applied to the outside of the knee can injure the mcl. The severity if the sprain determi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not particularly. : Most arthroscopic knee surgery is not too painful and can be controlled with mild narcotics, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest. Arthroscopic acl and P... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3-6 months: Most patients are walking well by 3 months. I allow patients to return to preinjury activities at 6 months with a sports brace. Full recovery with in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: A graft is placed through tunnels drilled in the bones to reconstruct the torn ligament. It is less common than acl surgery. Many people that have iso... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3-4 weeks: Generally a patient can recover and return to work and sports after 3-4 weeks following a knee scope for synovectomy.
A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Fall proof the apt: Remove all extension cords and throw rugs from walkways. Use lights at night. Put railings in bathrooms. Balance exercises should be done with care an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Biologics breakdown: The biologic replacements that have been tried fail quickly. The prosthetic replacements usually last 10-15 years.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Usually: Most meniscus tears require surgery. The meniscus has limited blood supply and beyond the age of 15 has limited healing without surgery. Surgical repa... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See a doctor: It is likely that a ligament is torn. An orthopedist can evaluate and determine appropriate treatment.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Caution: Dmso has been used on animals for years. It is a solvent that allows absorption through the skin. The fda recently approved a topical DMSO based anti-... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Spine Physiatrist: A physiatrist is a doctor trained in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal problems. He will be able to tell if your problem is related to n... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
About an hour: Most impingement surgery should be done in about an hour. If the rotator cuff needs to be repaired, then an additional hour may be required.
A member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See a Specialist: The soreness is letting you know something is amiss. You should see a specialist to have it evaluated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Twisting motions: If the knee is loaded in awkward positions or twisted while weight is applied the meniscus may tear. It is common to tear the meniscus in association ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not likely: When ligaments completely heal, the rate of reinjury is the same as the native ligament. It is important to allow the mcl to heal as a return to activ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Possbly: If the brace prevents the shifting sensation of the knee during participation then one could play. It is not a guarantee that more damage may occur wh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Any brace strong enough to stabilize the mcl would possibly injure your opponent. It's best to allow the sprain to heal before resuming athletic activ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Usually 3 months: If the ligament is incompletely torn it usually heals in 2-3 months. Complete tears or grade 3 sprains may require reconstruction. Functional instabil... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
You shouldn't. : You should allow the ligament to heal completely before returning to sports. Soccer is a high demand activity on the knee, and you should be able to r... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
It likely will heal: Partial PCL tears usually heal without long term problems.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Many: Possible nonunion, infection, nerve or blood vessel injury, avascular necrosis of the femoral head. It is major surgery with many possible complicatio... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
None unless symptoms: Unless there is pain or other nerve symptoms, no follow-up is necessary.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Malunion: The shortened healing of the clavicle can lead to problems with shoulder mechanics. After seeing a specialist, they may recommend surgery to cut the b... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Benign Cyst: Swelling behind the knee is usually caused by a baker's or popliteal cyst. It is a fluid filled extension of the knee joint that pops out between the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Driving a car should not effect your hypermobility.
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pinched nerve: He may have a developmental abnormality that is putting pressure on the nerve as it leaves the spine and enters the leg. If the pain has been over a m... Read More
A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Revision THA: Once the infection is eradicated, a new hip should be placed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Usually: Makoplasty is using a robot to assist the surgeon doing joint replacement. It is a tool that has a learning curve. The experience of the surgeon is t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pudendal nerve palsy: During surgery traction is applied to the leg using a pad placed in the periniem. The pressure causes the numbness. It is usually self limiting and no... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Bone bruise?: You may have a bone bruise. If there is limited swelling and good stability of the knee, you may have simply bruised the cartilage or bone. If it is n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Tendonitis: It is likely tendonitis and should respond to rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: The only way it would become worse from riding a roller coaster is if you hang on for dear life and strain the muscle or bang the elbow on the car dur... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
MCL will heal: Mcl tears hurt on the inside of the knee when a stress is applied to the inside of the foot. Acl tears cause instability in full extension and hurt wh... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Unlikely: The platelets are your own and should not cause an allergic reaction. The injection will cause a local inflammatory relation that will be painful for ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not a good idea: The cortisone shot will decrease some of the swelling but will mask some of the damage you may be causing while playing. Not recommended.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Sure: If the 1st surgery was unsuccessful a 2nd can be done if indicated. You should see a shoulder specialist, who does > 250 shoulder cases a year.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3-6 months: Tears will heal in about 3 months. Ligament reconstructions take 6-12 months to heal and allow you to resume sports.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
A tendon graft: Either some of your own, or donor tendon is placed into arthroscopic tunnels inside your knee to replace the original pcl.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Need evaluation: Swelling in the knee is a marker for something inside being torn and the slipping and pain are indications that you should have this evaluated by and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Bakers cysts are benign and unless painful may be ignored.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Possibly: Chondral flap tears are when a portion of the articular cartilage delaminates and flips into the joint. The symptoms are swelling, catching and pain. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: For chronic sesmoiditis or painful bipartate sesmoid resection is a reliable cure.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Rarely: The muscle will heal without surgery with scar tissue. It will be sensitive to re-injury if not stretched regularly.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Unnecessary: Unless there is severe pain, there is little reason to consider kyphoplasty. Long term non-operative and operative results are the same.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: Most modern shoulder stabilization surgery tries to restore normal motion. Some revision procedures using bone transfers may lead to loss of external ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4-6 wks: Arthroscopic shoulder impingement surgery should be done as an outpatient, and motion should begin in a few days. Most patients regain full motion in ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Knee lubricant: Normal knees have a high level of hyaluronic acid to increase the viscosity of the fluid in the joint. Arthritic knees have a low level and the fluid... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hicken is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hicken is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Appreciated your time. I'll keep stretching. Thanks!
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Thanks! I'm gettin ACL and meniscus surgery in a week
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