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Dr. Ronald Galyon

Orthopedic Surgery
Washington, DC
36 years experience

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Orthopedic Surgery

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42 Answers
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Repair is normal: Acl repair is standard for most cases as it is so vital to knee stability especially at such a young age. The methods are so refined now that the outc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
More details please: Left side, front, back, in chest, in abdomen, pelvis ? Way to many possibilities without a little direction. Lower left front, hernia, colitis, kidn... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Several suggestions: Evaluate your routine to determine how long it takes before the discomfort begins. This will help you determine when to stand and stretch, do isometri... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes and No: Early in the recovery it is not unusual to have swelling from the knee down into the ankle and foot. With healing proper circulation is reestablished... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Possibly: Degenerative disc usually have effect upon the nerve exiting around their location. There is a dermatome MAP used to help diagnose which nerve is inv... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Morton's neuroma: Morton's neuroma is also a consideration versus other neuropathic conditions. Fracture, osteoarthritis less likely. Pinch between the web space of th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, avera... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Usually not: Most mallet finger have small bend or flexed appearance despite having surgery or not, 5-10 degrees of flexion with a "bump" at the base of the nail ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
See your surgeon: Children and adolescents tend to heal very quickly. While this may be normal i agree that you should consult your surgeon. You need to be certain no p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Not really.: The mouths of dogs, cats , and even people are filled with bacteria and other debris. While you might get away with it , it is better to be safe rathe... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Rehab all, they vary: Grade 1 sprain: slight stretching of the ligament. 2-6 wks grade 2 sprain: partial tearing of the ligament. Abnormal looseness (laxity) of the ank... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
More info needed: Unless you can directly related to a muscle pull or strain possibilities involve the muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system and skeletal syste... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Immobilize first: Immobilization in place until a trained medical professional is available. Check for a pulse or normal color of the furthest point from the dislocatio... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Usually weeks: With all the pelvic region support structures and normal architecture being stressed and stretched. It is not unusual to have your discomfort.. Unfort... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Seek other opinions: I have always told my patients to ask questions and get second opinions if our plan is not working. A fresh set of eyes from a different field of trai... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Absolutely: Your heart is a pump that never stops. It pumps blood filled with nutrients and oxygen to your cells so that they may do their job. If your pump isn't... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Relief or cure: Assuming tennis elbow or similar condition it occurs when the attached muscles/tendons are being pulled and torn from their bone attachments. Early on... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
It should improve: Certain ligaments need to be repaired, your dr makes the call based on the exam and history. The knee uses the acl as its primary stabilizer with rema... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Many possibilies: If it were just the ankles you would think fluid retention which did very well may be. However with wrist involvement you should be evaluated and test... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Inflamed but why ?: Inflammation can be acutely treated with rice, rest, ice , compression, elevation. Chronic/long term needs more detective work. Why is it there ? Acti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Usually 8 weeks: Most back sprains heal in 8 weeks no matter what treatment is used as long as you do no re-injure it. This explains why so many methods claim to heal ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
More info needed: Possibilities involve the muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system and skeletal system to mention a few. Referred pain from a cardiac condition... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Depends on the cause: Degenerative; arthritis autoimmune; rheumatoid, lupus etc metabolic; gout, hypertension etc neoplastic; cancer infectious; viral, strep, etc trau... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
More info needed: Unless you can directly related to a muscle pull or strain possibilities involve the muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system and skeletal syste... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes. Sometimes spontaneous, Aspirin toxicity or in your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Usually not: Low back pain in pregnancy is usually related to the extra weight being supported by the lower back muscles. Think of your spine as the middle of a se... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Many possible causes: The sciatic nerve begins in the lumbar spine and after passing behind the pelvic bone courses all the way down to the great toe. At any point along it... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes and no: Aspirin interferes with blood clotting mechanisms. Therefore immediately after a fall if there is any suspicion of active bleeding it should not be us... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Chemical confusion: Icy hot formulations include fda permitted active ingredients to relieve minor pain. Icy hot products contain menthol or a combination of menthol and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Exercise: Hyper-mobility usually is related to the supporting and connecting soft tissues. The only control we have short of surgical tightening procedures is t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications. Even after a proper level is reached regu... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Not usual for disk: With the muscular atrophy and neuritis, it might be best to undergo further testing. There are many possible causes, including diabetes, autoimmune, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) or fat pad syndrome caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. Usually worse in the morning o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Exam needed: Runner's knee is a term used to refer to a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the front of the knee . These conditions include anteri... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Varies on location: It depends on the muscle and it reference zone. The small needle is advanced according to the meridians of chinese acupuncture. These include the 12 m... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
More details please: Which part of the hand. Would be helpful and giving you advice. Is it the fingertips, knuckles, palm of the hand and located next to which digit. Inc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Brain Freeze: It is caused by having something cold touch the roof of the mouth , and is believed to result from a nerve response causing rapid constriction and swe... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
More details please: Knee surgery may mean either an arthroscopic procedure or knee replacement. After four months an arthroscopic procedure should have been well healed ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Knee or kneecap ?: Either way you should receive professional and individual monitoring. Good cardio would include low impact with limited flexing and extending as dict... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Recent change ?: Fluid retention and loss of fluid with menstrual cycling is not that unusual. However a three month cycle is not considered normal, unless that is nor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: The human body is a complex machine which has many sensors that will trigger different hormones and chemicals to be released when it is stressed. Hea... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Galyon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Galyon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Makes a lot of sense to go that way and use the tape thanks a lot ,liked how you used the term dynamic splint....stability with flexibility
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I will be in physical therapy after surgery Do you think that will speed up the recovery¿
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

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Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1986MD

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