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Dr. Kenneth Tepper

Orthopedic Surgery
Westminster, MD
26 years experience

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Office

Westminster, MD

Address

532 Baltimore Blvd, Suite 201, Westminster, MD
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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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286 Answers
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Several reasons: You may have arthritis, hip impingement, a chronic groin strain, or a hernia. Get checked out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Minimally invasive: Arthroscopy entails placing a camera in a joint through a small 1-2 cm incision. Shoulders and knees are the most common joints to undergo arthroscop... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Stabilization: Surgery may be indicated depending on your age and activity level. Often, the procedure can be done arthroscopically to repair torn cartilage (labrum... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Joint problems can occur at any age. If you are having problems, see a specialist and have an evaluation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Relax: It is not uncommon to be anxious about an upcoming surgery. Hip arthroscopy is performed through very small incisions, and the postoperative pain typ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Elevated toilet seat: After arthroscopy of the hip, you can typically sit with your hip flexed up to a right angle, or 90 degrees. Otherwise, an elevated toilet seat can b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Needle: A needle is placed in the hip joint and steroid is injected. This is often times done under xray (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound. The procedure only tak... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Trochanteric bursitis is a common cause of pain around the hip. It can occur in just about anyone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Reduction: A traumatic hip dislocation is associated with significant pain, and inability to move the hip. It requires sedation or anesthesia so the hip can be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain: Pain, & swelling on the inside aspect of the ankle. Inability to stand on only the involved foot, and stand on your toes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Lower leg: Tibia is most often involved, but also the femur can be involved.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: To have a bone scan, a radioactive tracer is injected into the blood system. So yes, there is exposure to radiation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Invasion: Cancer will kill you if the cancer cells invade healthy tissue/organs and impair their function. With "bone cancer", this can occur by affecting bloo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
See specialist: Sounds like you may have had a hamstring tear or avulsion. Would see a specialist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Several reasons: You may have shin splints, a stress fracture, or exercise induced compartment syndrome. More information is required.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Shin splint: You may have shin splints or a stress fracture.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Need more info: Where does it hurt? Was there an injury? How long has it been a problem. More information is needed to help you.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Donut pillow: Use a pillow with a cut out. That will avoid your coccyx from having direct pressure on the seat.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is g... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: The more wear and tear your knee experiences over your lifetime, the more likely you will develop arthritis.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Whiplash: Stiffness, achiness, spasm.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain: Bone pain, fractures, and joint stiffness are most common.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Donut pillow: Try a pillow with a cut out. Rest. Anti-inflammatories. If the pain persists, you should be evaluated to make sure there is not a more serious cond... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Varies: Some patients will have very little discomfort, while others have quite a bit. Overall, most patients do not have significant pain, and the worst pai... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
About 6 months: You should expect to get back to full activity around 6 months if all goes well. Many patients will take a year to fully recover.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Patella tracking: The knee cap or patella glides in a groove. If there is pull greater on one side of the patella vs. The other, the patella may tilt, sublux, or dislo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: There a various dressings and materials used. Would depend on the type of surgery, surgeon preference, and allergies of patient.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
See Orthopaedic: You may have a tear of the meniscus, or wear of the cartilage covering the bone which would indicate arthritis. You need to be examined to determine ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Knee arthroscopy: If a meniscus is not ammenable to repair, the torn portion is removed.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hopefully heals: The fracture has a high rate of healing. Many humerus fractures can heal in a brace. Some require surgery - plating or having a rod placed. Ideally... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Knee Pain: It would depend on where your pain is located. On the side of the knee, possibly the meniscus. In the front, could be a knee cap problem or tendinit... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Surgery: Surgical removal by making an incision over the tophi and removing it is very effective.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Cuff tear: Depends on your age and activity level. For high grade partial tears, most active individuals will do better with surgical repair. This can be done ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Several: If the finger is deformed see a physician. Other signs include an open wound, inability to flex or extend the digit, and severe pain.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
PT and injections: Physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections may be of help.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: For a more severe sprain, weightbearing may take several weeks. I would recommend evaluation by a specialist to make sure you only have a sprain.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Many options: Rest and/or avoiding repetitive activities, bracing, anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy may be of use.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Several reasons: Most likely you have one of the following: arthritis, hip impingement +/- labral tear, or a femoral hernia. I recommend an evaluation by a physician.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Exercise is good: Make sure to stay hydrated. The baby may prefer to nurse prior to exercise. Baby may also not like to nurse after you have been sweating, so wash th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends on age: If an infant, fractures heal very fast. May be as soon as 2-3 weeks.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not a problem: You are lucky. With increased activity, most people will have a transient period of time where they have a decreased appetitie, but will typically in... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: If the fracture does not involve the joint or a growth plate, and is heals in proper alignment, long term effects would be minimized.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: If medical management of hip pain fails, surgical treatment can be considered. Patients who have conditions such as avascular necrosis, rheumatoid ar... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Stretch: Stretching exercises are very beneficial as well as strengthening of your core muscles in the back and abdomen. A few sessions of physical therapy ca... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: If she cannot bear weight, has pain and swelling, she needs to be examined by a physician and will likely require an xray to evaluate for a fracture. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
See Primary Care: Could be coming from a spinal cord problem or systemic disease. See physician soon.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
ACL: Acl tears will typically show up on an mri. The MRI takes pictures of the knee at different angles, and sometimes it may look like there is an acl te... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No problem: Doesn't sound abnormal for a more significant sprain. Would work on strengthening and proprioception exercises. If not improving to your satisfaction ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: It is important to have a strong core for athletics. Strong abs will help your explosiveness, vertical, and help prevent injuries.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Orthopaedic Surgeon: Orthopaedic surgeons are trained in removal of a ganglion.
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Testimonials
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Apr 10, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Jun 20, 2012
He provided me with the information that I needed, saving me time going to see my go, only to have her say the same thing
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tepper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you and I finally found a Doctor that checked me from Head to Toe and He believes it to be either RA or Lupus. It has taken me a long time to find a competent Dr. My body has been under fire for...Read More
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Thank you. I've been telling him to get a 2nd opinion for a long time. It took the military 5 years before finally getting him surgery and when it failed they have 1 cortzone shot which did not work a...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I break my arms easy n multiple scaphoid casts some long some short cast. Also longest I was in was 4mth due to slow healing

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Second Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Maryland - Fall
2014
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