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Dr. Keith Baldwin

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Cochecton, NY
16 years experience male

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

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235 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Slightly increased: Slightly increased risk though the method of transmittal if any is unclear.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
See orthopedics : Sounds like a cervical radiculopathy (neck problem) people call this a "pinched nerve" weakness is concerning though and should be seen by a medical p... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Options: Data suggests that surgery may provide early relief of leg pain from herniated disks. Non operative therapy is generally successful as well but can ta... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Not necessarily : if there is no weakness or bowel or bladder changes it is reasonable and prudent to trial non operative care such as physical therapy
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Hopefully: Generally fiber and water are key to bowel regularity. If these methods do not help, a doctors visit might be in order.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Usually not: Statistically boys stop linear growth at 16 and girls at 14.
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Exercise can help with the pain but not with the structural abnormality
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Casting: As a baby clubfoot is treated by serial casting. It is highly successful in the order of >90%. It often requires a small surgery at the end of casting... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous ac... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. Joint deformity and dysfunction can result from the damage... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Most cases are idiopathic (unknown cause). Exercises that are good for peoples backs are good for peo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Whatever comfortable: Scoliosis is a structural deformity of the spine. It may lead to poor self image. In point of fact, the word "orthopedics" means "straight children",... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
No: That is called either a kyphosis or lordosis depending on what direction it goes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Short of fusion?: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Most cases are idiopathic (unknown cause). It can be observed, braced, or operated on. The only cure... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Back pain: Peopke with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than the general population, regardless of treatment. Most people get some degree of degen... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
I dont think so: Unless your treatment involves surgery. If your treatment involves a surgical procedure, you should adhere to your surgeon's protocol. If the treatm... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Variety: Could be congenital scoliosis (malformations of parts of the spine), resulting in abnormal growth. Alternatively, certain syndromes result in scolios... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Abnormal protein: Muscular dystrophy is caused by an abnormal protein which results in muscle atrophy, scarring, and weakness. Clinical manifestations are variable dep... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
A couple minutes: Cast saws can cut a cast off in a couple minutes. They shouldn't cut the skin, but they can get very hot. Notify the cast tech if it feels like it is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Curved spine: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous ac... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
50 degrees: Generally surgery is recommended for curves that are greater than 50 degrees. While we still use dual rod constructs, they are no longer harrington ro... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous ac... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Ed staff: A minor sprain or strain will likely not be staffed by an orthopedic surgeon as ed staff are more than qualified to triage and provide acute treatment... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Some degree normal: Some degree of lumbar lordosis is normal. Excessive lumbar lordosis can be the result of anterior pelvic tilt which can be due to tight hamstrings. "l... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Painful!: Until the bone is stabilized either operatively or non-operatively, it is very painful!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes the swelling goes down, and the cast gets loose. If you are experiencing new pain, or more pain than you think you should have, don't hesit... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Abnormal bone: Spina bifida occulta is when the back part of the individual vertebrae is not fused together. It is the mildest form of spina bifida, and many may hav... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: The cast can be either walking or non-walking cast. If the cast is non-walking, it is not meant to have weight born upon it, and doing so will damage... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Curvature: Lordosis is a curvature, which is normal in your lumbar spine. Excessive lordosis can be caused by certain lower extremity syndromes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Sign of scoliosis: Scoliosis is thought of as a lateral curvature of the spine, however it is actually more of a rotation of the spine. The rotation of the spine cause... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
OT: For training in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. No fda approved drug exists for therapy specifically for this ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Possibly: They are pretty expensive, but people really seem to be happy with the memory foam ones. Of course it depends on the pathology, but for general stiff... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends on the issue: Though at the minimum, a history, a physical exam, and an explanation of the doctor's theory for your symptoms/ chief complaint.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Medical follow up: Medical optimization and surgical stabilization of bones to optimize mobiligy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Spinal disorder: Congenital scoliosis generally speaking is the failure of one or more levels of thr spine to segment properly (form multiple vertebrae) or failure of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Funny bone: The humerus or upper arm bone is referred to as the "funny bone".
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Pain: Osteonecrosis causes pain and stiffness. It is most commonly found in the hip followed by the knee. See an orthopedic surgeon early, as some procedu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Many causes: Impossible to know without your medical history, hypertonia (true increased tone) can have a variety of neurologic causes. A thorough medical exam by... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
See a doc: Knee pain in a child can be the result of a hip or knee problem. Usually it's nothing that a couple of weeks of rest and gradual return to activity wo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
May b normal: Some degree of lumbar lordosis is normal. Excessive lumbar lordosis can be the result of anterior pelvic tilt which can be due to tight hamstrings. "l... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: Since you are skeletally mature (based in the profile which says u are 31), we would normally observe. If you are having pain, it may be advisable to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes, but...: Many people with mild CP will live full, normal lives. The physical limitations are a result of the severity of the neurological insult.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Weakness: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (dmd) is caused by a faulty protein. It results in weakness that starts in the hip girdle and progresses to other areas ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Hard to know: Probably won't help with progression in adolescence, but could potentially help decrease episodes of back pain as an adult.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Maybe: People with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than the average population regardless of treatment. Pain causes guarding. It may or may... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
MRI: Assuming that you have had mri. If you haven't you should consider pushing for one. If it was normal, nerves may have been stretched. If that was the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Swimming: Non impact activities which use large muscle groups will give you both cardio and shouldn't aggravate shin splints. Exertional compartment syndrome te... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Usually nothing: However it depends on severity. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis due to overload of one side of the joint. It may be treated in these ca... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
No: I am not aware of any effect that air conditioning (a/c?) has on your bones.
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Sep 1, 2012
A highly trained academic pediatric orthopedist with a doctoral degree and a physical therapy degree. What a great combination!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Baldwin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Baldwin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, I've had an MRI and it showed a torn ligament and three disc "blown" whatever that means. I also have nerve issues. Thanks.
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Thank you very much Dr. Keith, I was worried about her but your reply is most reassuring. Thank you very much
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Thanks for your quick reply! I appreciate your answer.i will keep this in my mind. Thank you!! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Scranton, PA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Scranton, PA - Winter
2013
Top Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, First Place, National - Winter
2013
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