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Dr. Mark Einbecker

Hand Surgery
Lexington, KY
37 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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United healthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
2 weeks: You have to let the wound heal and sutures out. A few more days for some of the soreness to go away. You probably won'be completely pain free but we... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
See your doc: May be migraines. An exam would help make a diagnosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Not completely: If the injury is new the swelling will improve with time. There will be some residual swelling/scarring but usually minimal.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
No: Anyone can get a ganglion.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Probably: As time goes by the mass should go away if not have a medical professional take a look at it. Warm compresses can facilitate getting rid of the bruis... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
See your doc: He can get an emg-ncs and determine if the numbness is a diabetic neuropathy or some other cause, i.e. Cts.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
See your doc: What you describe is not normal and should be diagnosed by your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Which one?: There are several sesamoid bones in the body. Which one?
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Let your parents see it first and decide if you need immediate medical attention, if not then watch for a couple of days and if no better get in to se... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
See a doc: This is not natural and you should have it evaluated to get the proper diagnosis.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Time: I am assuming it is the hand on the frets you are talking about. As you play more you will develope callus on the tips of the fingers and this will n... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Can't say: Need to know what the injury was. Best bet is to check with your doc first before you reinjure it. I usually recommend to cont. With lower extremity... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Women: Over the age of 50, post-menopausal , caucasian or asian, family history are all factors for increased risk.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Not sure: You may need reconstruction of the tfc and should be done by a cert. Hand surgeon only.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: If it does not bother you then leave it alone. If it does then you can try splinting and anti-inflamatories if you can take them. If that doesn't wo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Probably not: Hard to connect the dots on this one. Maybe just a coincidence.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: This can be done if necessary. We will often do this for pregnant women due to concern for the fetus and any drugs that may affect it. Also people t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Nothing: Splinting the joint and the use of anti-inflamatories has the best chance of getting the ganglion to receed in size and posibly reduce any pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: What kind of work do you do? If office work, sometimes with an understanding employer, you can return the next day. Manuel laborer might take a few ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
No: I do them all the time and have no pain. I think you are asking if cts is a painful surgery. Most patients that i treat are so happy to be rid of th... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Impossible to say: This sounds like a very serious injury and without seeing how the bone healed and other soft tissue injury the amount of latter pain would be hard to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
No: They have shown that typing does not cause cts. Weight, age and sex are all more likely to be factors assuming there are no other disease processes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
No: This usually the sister to carpal tunnel. It is called cubital tunnel. It can involve the ring finger as well.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: If it doesn't bother you than just leave it alone. If it does then let your doc try an aspriation. I don't recommend smashing them.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: There can be several reasons for these symtoms. Not having this worked up by your doctor could lead to permanent damage to the nerves.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: You can start there but it would be better to get a firm diagnosis and then you won't mistreat and waist your time.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: That is a good place to start but if it persists then i would see you doctor for further treatment amd make sure it is not something else.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Not sure: Your discription sounds like classic trigger thumb. Go have it checked out by your doc. This is very treatable and you will have an accurate diagnos... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Maybe: There are several causes that can give you numbness in your arms. This is not normal and should be evaluated by your doc.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual for a ruptured ganglion to return. If it continues to bother you it is time to see your doc.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Splints: I would start with night splints and see how that works.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
See your doc: It is impopssible to diagnose your problem in this forum. A good physical exam and x-ray should help in makeing the diagnosis and then your can start... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Get an x-ray: I often see patients after they have "jammed their finger" only to fined they had a fracture that has now healed improperly. See your doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: The type of fracture and kind of work you will returning to is very important for you and your doctor to consider in returning to work.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Your arms going to sleep could be due to a pinched nerve in your neck and may be treatable with some pt and meds. I would get it checked out with your... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Get your doc to eval: You should not have numbness as a result of a scaphoid fracture. Did you have surgery or is the splint/cast on too tight? Could be early carpal tunn... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Sore and stiff: Most people complain of stiffness, soreness and weakness after coming out of a cast. Often this will pass with a little time and /or pt.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: We really have to see the x-ray to see if it is a stable fixation to begin early movement which will return you to normal activities sooner. Ballpark... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Tennis elbow is a kind of tendon rupture in some people and this can heal with time. However a finger tendon which is cut or ruptures will not. Are ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Not usually: There are several different kinks of anesthesia's for this operation. Did you have just a local anesesthetic, bier block or general anesthesia? I am... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: It could be carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve compression problem in addition to early arthrtitis with the morning stiffness. I think a visit to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: This is a very persnickety bone and depending on where in the bone it was broke will determine the length of time to heal. Simple fractures can take ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Can't say: There are several potential reasons. Without examining the wrist to see the cracking it is very difficult to determine the cause.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Fingers: Metacarpals and phalanges are the most common fractures.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Several: Hinged joints let the ends of the fingers move, others move the mcp points.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Plaster casts weigh more than fiberglass. Either one does not weigh much though.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Soft tissue injuries come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on the injury will determine the length of time to recovery.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
When the bone heals: Follow your doctors advice. Once the bone is healed he should release you back to activities as tolerated. This bone can be extrtemely variable in l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Where are you in the recovery phase? Have you told your surgeon? All this is a factor in answering your question.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
See below: If this is an acute injury usually this will require a digital block in order to test the stability of the joint. Then depending on if it was a dorsa... Read More

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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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