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Dr. Christopher Piller

Orthopedic Surgery
Rome, GA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Rome, GA

Address

330 Turner McCall Blvd, Suite 2000, Rome, GA
Directions

Insurances accepted

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

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About

Bio

I am a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedist with academic, military and private practice experience. I have been the team physician for many high school, college and professional teams. I currently practice in a small community and specialize in knee and shoulder injuries.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Deconditioning /pain: Microfracture surgery is a way to create channels for stem cells from the near by bone marrow to fill in a defect in the surface cartilage of a joint.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Bracing anti-inflammatories: Other treatments can include oral anti-inflammatories, bracing to shift weight from the affected side of the knee to areas where there's healthy carti... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes, but rarely: Blood clots in the leg can happen after any trauma to the lower extremity or even after elective surgery. It is caused by blood vessel injury, swellin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Rarely: The only absolute indication for a partial or total shoulder replacement would be an unrepairable complex fracture of the upper part of the humerus bo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Unlikely: Even minimally invasive diagnostic arthroscopy can result in pain, swelling and inflammation for 7-10 days. Any manipulation of the soft tissue or the... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
No Heat: Capsule tightening with sutures or anchors is safe and can be titrated to how much laxity is present and the major directions of instability. Rf shri... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Probably: Partial and complete tears of the acl can also be associated with cartilage injury. If you have instability or other mechanical symptoms of catching o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Replace torn ACL: Acl reconstruction surgery is recommended if you are having instability of the knee and a diagnosis of a tear is confirmed by an exam and mri. The sur... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
After failed therapy: For most shoulder injuries or conditions, surgery is an option, but only after an adequate amount of time has been allowed for the condition to resolv... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
4-9 months: 4 months for low demand, non-sports activity and up to 9 months for full recovery and return to high-impact, pivoting or jumping, contact sports.This ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
4 to 6 months: For everyday activities and light aerobic exercise, most people are quite functional in 4 months. For high impact activities, especially pivoting, jum... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Varies: Besides an mri, an arthrogram of the shoulder can also be done with a ct scan to look for a torn rotator cuff if a patient can't have an MRI due to co... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
If failed therapy: For most shoulder injuries or conditions, surgery is an option, but only after an adequate amount of time has been allowed for the condition to resolv... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Call Surgeon ASAP: There can be many explanations, but some are serious. If you had a nerve block, residual numbness can be normal. Try loosening the bandages. If the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Protect then move it: Xray is a good idea to confirm that the dislocation is reduced fully and that there is not a fracture. If that looks ok, 7-10 days of immobilization i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Variable: 4-6 weeks for minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery to 6-8 months for major surgery such as fracture repair, ligament reconstruction or replaceme... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Many: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counter... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Part of the time: If the shoulder is very painful you could use the sling for comfort, but you should remove the sling frequently. It is important to avoid strenuous a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counter... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Possibly: Gout is an inflammatory joint condition that can cause those symptoms, but usually waxes and wanes. A blood test called a serum uric acid level can b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Possibly: 4 months after surgery it is common to have continued stiffness and weakness of the rotator cuff. If your xrays look good and your therapist can move... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Quite a few: They can range from relatively minor to quite serious. Inflammation causing bursitis or tendinitis of the rotator cuff, sprains of the rotator cuff or... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is manage... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Acl injury affects different people to different degrees. A partial or even a complete tear might not result in difficulty doing low impact, non-pivot... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Piller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Piller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your prompt & accurate response. I am just checking this email 20 days later. My ER visit diagnosed it also
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Thanks! I am pretty sure it is a buried stitch irritating the skin.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks you very much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1994MD

Affiliations

Harbin Clinic
Redmond Regional Medical Center
Floyd Medical Center

Publications

"Flexible titanium nailing for the treatment of the unstable pediatric tibial fracture."
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