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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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36 years experience male

Locations

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX

Address

301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX
Directions

About

Bio

Prof. V. Panchbhavi is a ABOS Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a special interest in Foot and Ankle Surgery. He qualified as a physician in 1986, and after extensive training in Orthopedic Surgery completed a one-year subspecialty fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA He is currently a Professor in Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery at UTMB. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery and editorial board member on journals such as the Foot and Ankle International, Internet-based education sites such as Footeducation.com, and reviewer for a number of additional journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
See a physician: You will need to seek medical attention especially if pain persists or does not improve.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Stretching, training: We have to first confirm the diagnosis and look into training practice critically, the alignment of lower extremity, foot wear and inserts used. A goo... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Toe injury: If the swelling and pain is getting better, it is fine other wise, you need to get it checked.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Depends : There are a lot of things that are considered before surgery is recommended for perineal tendon tears. One such consideration is if ankle sprains are ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Fractures heal: Fractures usually all heal, but it is important first to make sure that it is well aligned or in an acceptable position and then protected while it is... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Ankle sprain: One time sprain - yes. Multiple joints, recurrent - can start of with a general doctor first.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Relieve only symptom: They all provide symptomatic relief. Pt is the key in non insertional type of the condition.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: A wrong type of orthotic can cause problems.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Genes and environmen: It depends on the genes you are carrying, strong family history and environmental factors - diet exercise.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Aggressive PT: Physical therapy and ankle rehab has shown to be superior, but relative support can be provided to the ankle for pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Genetic: It could be the way you are unless there are any skeletal or collagen or other congenital abnormalities.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
6 to 8 weeks: Usually at a minimum 6 to 8 weeks but pain swelling persists longer, but must have the correct diagnosis.
A member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: It depends on the extent of disability and damage in the fibrocartilage itself and who is doing it.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Little girl bunion: Yes, if the bones are formed that way, usually called - juvenile bunions.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Wide enough foot wea: Best way to avoid bunion pain due to pressure is wearing foot wear that is wide and deep enough and accommodates the bunion comfortably.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Pain and swelling: Activity related increase in pain and swelling, morning stiffness, limited range of motion in ankle associated with pain and crepitus.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Stretching exercises: Frequent calf muscle stretching and soft cushion, along with night splints should be tried first.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Flat feet: Yes they are pretty common, if they don't hurt, dont need to worry.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Avoid certain foods: Avoid foods that are high in purines, especially meat, seafood, and beer. Eat a diet to control your weight and yet keep you healthy. Eat low-fat dair... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Difficult to predict there are variety of factors to consider. Severity of the fracture, involvement or not of the joint surface, how well it was fix... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Genetic: It could be the way you are unless there are any skeletal or collagen or other congenital abnormalities.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Relative: Length of toes is a 'relative' issue. It could be the way you are unless there are any skeletal or collagen or other congenital abnormalities.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Examination: Further evaluation of symptoms and examination will be necessary to answer this question.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Both sides of joint : Total refers to both sides of the hip joint - are replaced often metal on one side (the ball) and a special plastic on the other side the cup. Partial... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Compression stocking: A compression stocking and elevation usually can reduce swelling caused by water retention in the legs and feet, but it is important to check for and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
They work both sides: They do work, both sides of the ankle joint are replaced.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
6-12 weeks: Usually 6 to 12 weeks but depending on the surgery and the individual this can vary.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Yes : Total refers to both sides of the hip joint - are replaced often metal on one side (the ball) and a special plastic on the other side the cup. Partial... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Get them checked: It depends on where the pain is and when and where it is experienced, best to get the feet checked.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Waterproof bag: Casts need protection from water. The cast needs to be covered in water proof bag and taped to the leg above the cast to prevent water entering the ca... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Yes they can: Prolonged use has the potential to do so.
A female asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: There are many causes for bleeding during sex. Some can be trivial and resolve with simple measures and some serious and need evaluation. A detailed h... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Crepitus: In acute paratendonitis, there is crepitus on palpating the tendon area along with tenderness.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Difficult to predict: There are variety of factors to consider. Severity of the fracture, involvement or not of the joint surface, how well it was fixed and any other probl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Very lax ligaments: Ligament laxity is associated with hyper mobile or extremely flexible joints, a condition that may have underlying disorder.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
sides of joint : Total refers to both sides of the hip joint - are replaced often metal on one side (the ball) and a special plastic on the other side the cup. Partial... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Plantar heel pain: Plantar fasciitis is pain under heel, usually worst in the morning and after getting up on feet after resting.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Bunions: There are no 'pills or medicines' for bunions, they occur due to abnormal pull if muscles.They may gradually become 'bigger' but if they don't cause a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Comfortable shoes: Shoes should basically selected based on comfort and secondarily on style.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Diabetic toe infecti: Yes it can be serious, immediately see a md or visit er.
A member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Ankle pain: Yes you must see a md, orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery or sports medicine.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Time will tell: With aging there may be some collapse, but usually if the arches collapse significantly there is usually a reason.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Relative: Length of toes is a 'relative' issue. It could be the way you are unless there are any skeletal or collagen or other congenital abnormalities.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Ingrowing toe nail: Painful edge with redness or tenderness at nail edge and if infected there is pus on pressure and throbbing pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Yes they can: Yes at times they can provide great relief, only by trying one can find out.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
See an orthopedic su: Flat feet need treatment only if they cause pain or interfere with function. You must and has an md qualification if you have problems related to your... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Yes they can: Yes they potentially can especially if flat feet are acquired ( that is person is not born with them).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
3 - 12 weeks: Anywhere from 3 weeks to 12 weeks if it is going to get better with conservative measures.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Bunions: Bunions can be managed just by wearing wide enough shoes.They may gradually become 'bigger' but if they don't cause any problems, they can be just wat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
Eye of the beholder: High heels causes foot to be placed in plantar flexion or equinus, that in turn causes calf muscles to be contracted or shortened and to appear firmer... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Panchbhavi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Panchbhavi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I injured it during sports. All of my weight went on it when it was pointed.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you so much Dr. Panchbhavi.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What type of PT?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Osmania University, Osmania Medical College, India
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

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Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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