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Dr. Richard Vanis

Orthopedic Surgery
Ehrenberg, AZ
46 years experience

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Orthopedic Surgery

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English

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17 Answers
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
None of above: Medications should not be ordered until pathology is understood.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Possibly.: This is dependent on the injury. You should see a good spinal surgeon for an opinion.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Yes, however, precautions are always necessary with trauma or major surgery.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Check rotator cuff: Make sure you havenot torn your rotator cuff in addition to the dislocation.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Benign boney outgrow: Benign boney cartilage outgrowth from long bone. There are different classifications of osteochondromas. Multiple osteochondromas can be associated w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Osteoarthrits: Osteoarthritis commonly called "wear and tear" arthritis. Some people have a higher genetic instance. However, it usually not an inflammatory arthriti... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Varied reasons: Make sure you don't have a pinched nerve in your back or knee.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Let doctor decide: Your blurry vision may be a separate issue! it could be totally separate from your other symptoms; you should see a doctor for medical examination and... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Pneumococcal infecti: Pneumococcal infections can cause an enlarged spleen, but also, certain viral illnesses such as mononucleosis.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Possible: Possible in washing machine highly unlikely in dryer. Use hottest water, chlorine when possible which will lessen the risk.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
No easy answer!: Depends on age, location (prosthesis, injury), other conditions that may have precipitated infection. Whether there is any sequestered infection in th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Check hormone levels: Decrease in hormone (estrogen) do cause decrease in water content of articular cartilage.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
See a doctor.: There is an invasive procedure to measure the pressures within the compartment with a catheter. See a vascular or orthopedic surgeon. Vascular abnorma... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Complicated!: Several things should be considered for low back pain: musculoskeletal problem, intra pelvic problem, bladder/kidney infection, acute musculoskeletal ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
See a doctor: There can be several reasons for myopathy. One of the major causes in the us today is the use of medications used for lowering cholestral. There are o... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: It can also be an inflammatory disease!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
See a doctor: Information is too limited to make a suggested diagnosis.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vanis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vanis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I will tell the doctor on Tuesday at the clinic that an online doctors consultation. Surgested back lumberpunktur to releve the pressure thanks a lot
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Thank you for your time. I'm not sold on the carpal tunnel due to the same happening to my big toes as well. I will get checked! Ty again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1976MD

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