Dr. Mark Einbecker

Hand Surgery
Lexington, KY
38 years experience male

Locations

Kentucky Hand and Orthopedic Surgeons

Lexington, KY

Address

1780 Nicholasville Rd., Suite 501, Lexington, KY
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Hand Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

288 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Several: We don't have enough space to go into all the possibilities but if this is a current condition it should be evaluated by your physicain. This is not ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Most of the time it is do to new bone forming at the fracture site and you may always notice it. If it is still painful i would have your doc look at... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Hopefully relief: Cts surgery is very successful and most people will get back to all their normal activities.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
When the bone heals: Once there is radiographic evidence of bone healing your doc will tell you when it is safe to begin to increase your activities including lifting weig... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: The first thing i would check to see if the dressing is on too tight. Depending on the surgery this too could be the cause. Carring the arm in a dep... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Both: Either can be very painful.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Hormones: Clearly the change in hormones causes you to be more aware of your arthritis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: There are several different kinds of bones in the hand/wrist and depending on which bone it is it could take a few weeks to several months in some cas... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Absolutely NOT: You should never try to treat a fractured hand on your own unless you are trained to do so.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Not sure: I have never heard of tension in the wrist to describe a problem so I am intriged. Can you give us more info such as the kind of pain, any numbness, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes soft tissue can catch on bony prominences causing the poping, maybe trigger finger. One would really have to examine the finger to give you... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Get an x-ray: It is important to make sure the bone is properly alligned and allowed to heal. This is best done by your orthopedic doc or your hand specialist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Nothing: I would recommend not trying to exercise your broken hand and let it heal. If you are a gym rat and want to continue your cardio and lower extremity ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
About a week: I usually have the patient back in the office in 8 days to remove a soft dressing.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Oil of wintergreen: We use this in foul smelling cases on our masks. Usaually we just change the cast in the office. Some of my patients live 3 hours away and this migh... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Change in nutional status]blood flow can change growth rate and injury can do this but usually it is temporary with fractures.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: Which tendon, palm side or nail side of the finger. Was it repaired? Can you move the last joint of the finger? Can you move either joint of the fi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Let it heal: Without knowing what thew problem is, it is always better to see if your body can heal itself rather than jump to surgery for most overuse problems.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: If you don't need surgery then it is probably not a significant fracture and often we will let you use a sling and slowly resume activities as tolerat... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Not sure: Whatever this was it is not normal so i would recommend an eval by a physcian. It may have been a foriegn body that finally worked it's way out.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
No: There are no studies which show this to be true.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: There are several types of wrist fractures and the severity of the fracture can determine the level of someone's pain. Pt cn help get over the fractu... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: The reason for surgery will give you more of a reason for contunued problems and without that knowledge we can't say.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Hard to say: without more info on circumstances on injury we really can't say in this forum
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly ganglion : I have seen this with tumors though and should be examined by your doc. Giant ceel tumor comes to mind.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Don't know: You may have been a little over zealous stretching of the joints.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
See pt's doc: Best advice is to speak with the patients doc and have home health come out and show you how to do this.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Get in to doc: Problem could be vascular or arthritic or neorogenic.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
See your doc: Unless you are trained it would be difficult for you to determine if there is a problem. Recommend you see your doc so it can be evaluated.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: Both can cause injuries.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Any time you puncture the skin you risk an infection. So always clean your hands before you stick it.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Several reasons: We all get tinfling in our fingers occasionally but if it stays or reoccurs frequently it is worth getting it checked out by your doc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Sorry: No apparent answer. Infection, arthritis, metobolic are all cosiderations.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Try this: Otc meds such as Motrin if tolerated and splint the finger so the middle joint can't move and do this for a couple of days. If no better than see you... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: Infection and disease are both a concern.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Get x-ray: I suspect you may have early arthritic changes in the hand/wrist which may explain your morning stiffness and pain.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
With a phone call: Go see your doc in order to make the correct diagnosis and then they can tell the next step to treat depending on your symtoms. Not all capal tunnel ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Increased strength: Without getting too technical the bone , when stressed, will strenthen with exercise and will increase in density.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
You're tired of it: If you have exhausted conservitive treatment and you are tired of putting up with the symtoms then you and your doc can talk about surgery. Also intr... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Common problem: This is a common occurrence after a nerve laceration. Unfortunately the muscle usually will not recover its' volume.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
It can: I have had patients complain of pain for a couple of days after a spotaneous rupture of a ganglion. If it persists i would have your doc evaluate.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: If you wanted something to put on for a couple of days due to a mild injury, then that is reasonable. But if pain continues beyond that it may indica... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Not either: If it doesn't bother you then just observe it for now. Surgery is recommend if it bothers you and conservative treatment fails including aspiration b... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: We really need more info on the injuries to be of more help here.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Several reasons: Swelling and pain is the body's way of leting you know that there is something wrong. The problem could be vascular or infectious and your doctor cou... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Orthopedist: Depending on the bone involved there are sub-specialists in ortho that can address your problem.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Depends on the cause of the numbness if there is a cure or not.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: What kind of surgery and what have you tried in the past that worked?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
It can be: Depends on the injury and how long it has been since the rod was removed.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Einbecker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Einbecker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you but no dr will do any thing about it I've been to my local dr & also 4 speacilst drs aswell but they said I'll be fine but I'm not
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Pain after is pretty bad gnawing... and numb... hope it returns to nor
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Thank you! It has been a few weeks so yes, I better consider checking it out. Thanks for taking time to respond.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Physician Recognition Award
Top Doctor, Third Place, Lexington, KY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Lexington, KY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Central baptist hospital
St joseph health care
Kentucky Orthopedic/Hand Sgn
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