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Dr. Edward Hellman

Orthopedic Surgery
Tifton, GA
31 years experience male

Locations

Georgia Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic

Tifton, GA

Address

2227 Highway 41 North, Tifton, GA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

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About

Bio

Board Certified in the fields of orthopedic surgery and spinal surgery. Special interests include the treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformity; and the use of motion sparing and minimally invasive surgical techniques in the spine.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Early arthritic changes in the facet joints is among the more common causes. Don't hesitate to be seen if you a... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: The dosing of warfarin is based in part on the degree of anticoagulation that is trying to be achieved, which is different for different conditions w... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
xray: There are some physical findings in various degrees in a patient who has scoliosis and this includes an asymmetry of the shoulders, an obliquity of t... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: Episodes of back pain are very common, they often respond to rest, moist heat, and anti-inflammatories. If symptoms persist, don't hesitate to be see... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an in... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Unlikely: Flat feet and over pronation can certainly cause pain in the feet and even the legs and back because it can alter a persons normal gait. That being s... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Two things: It means that when they tested the nerves in your legs through a nerve conduction test they founded two things. First, a radiculopathy indicates an i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Typically 6 weeks: It varies somewhat, but typically a non displaced ("crack") fracture of the radius takes approximately 6 weeks to heal. Don't hesitate to discuss the... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be seen: You may want to ask your primary care doctor to refer you to either an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. You would be well served to get it taken c... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the m... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
See below: Immobilize with splint or similar device and ideally transport to medical facility for evaluation. If facility not immediately available, continue to... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Non cardiac: Sounds like you have had an extensive cardiac with, and so this is unlikely the cause. Many other possibilities including but not limited to: reactiv... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
multiple: There are many potential treatments form the most conservative (activity restrictions, physical therapy), to more aggressive options (epidural steroid... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
varies: Titanium is used in many spinal implants used in neck surgery. It is quite inert and unusual to have a reaction to and is also very MRI compatable. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ignore: Lower incidence of sports injuries by good warmup/stretch, conditioning, proper mechanics, cool down.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: It varies based upon the cause, but most cases of radiculopathy are very treatable and so it typically does not have to be a permanent condition.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: There are literally hundreds of types of surgery performed on the spine. If you are unsure what type of surgery you had done, don't hesitate to ask y... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ignore: Rest, ice, stretching, and appropriate warmup before exercise can help treat bursitis.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Not very: It is extremely unlikely to help at all, even to the point that i would say it is a waste of time and money. Bone stimulators work primarily for atr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: There are many potential causes and a detailed exam can usually determine the cause. Consider being checked. One possible cause is iliotibial band s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
potentially: The incidence of mortality with most neck surgeries varies by the procedure being done. All that being said, even the safest surgeries have a low but... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Potentially: The incidence of mortality with most neck surgeries varies by the procedure being done. All that being said, even the safest surgeries have a low but... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Second opinion: You might want to consider a second pinion. Sometimes it can be helpful to get a fresh set of eyes to look over your case. Seeing a specialist such ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, that is the ligament most commonly injured in a "sprained ankle", so it would essentially be described as a grade 3 sprain which can definitely h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Less surgery: Much more with casting or traction and much less surgical procedures.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be seen: You probably need to be seen. An exam and probably an MRI will determine the cause of your pain , such as for example, a degenerative meniscal tear o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: It varies a lot based upon the underlying cause. Some forms may be simply from a nutritional deficiency and may have a rapid response to nutritional ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be seen: Although there are multie potential causes, you would be well suited to be seen to rule out a cardiac or ply unset source if it is associated with dif... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes and no: Yes, you can replace a disc in your neck and a vertebrae in your back is the simple answer to your question. That being said, those are surgical proc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be seen: I would sure be seen, especially if you have not had problems with shortness of breath before. It could be as simple as a little fluid overload from ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is actually a fairly common area to see a fracture, I would not hesitate to be seen.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ok: Of course you can have a protein shake without working out, but you want to make sure that your total calorie intake during the day does not exceed yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the exact cause of your pain. Sometimes in instrumented fusions, the upper part of them can be quite prominent and cause pain. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Not likely: It is going to take at least 6-8 weeks to heal, check with your doctor and see if he would allow you to play in a boot.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Unusual: That condition usually implies an inflammation/ injury to the area where the patellar tendon inserts on the proximal tibial growth plate. In a 20 yea... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be seen: A peri lunate dislocation is a severely painful injury, which would render your hand almost completely non usable until it was fixed. All this to say... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Pinched nerve: There are multiple potential causes, but having an irritation of a nerve in the neck is one of the most common causes of pain or numbness running down... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: It varies somewhat. Sometimes, because of the increased bone growth to heal the fracture, the bone can actually be stronger. In perfect scenario, bo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the location of the fracture. Fractures at the proximal 4th metacarpal can be treated with a short arm cast with fingers ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Complicated: Sounds like a complicated problem which would require a more complete history and review of X-rays. If you have a delayed or possibly infected non un... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes : The feeling of "gas pain". And bloating as you put it can both be associated with various conditions affecting the GI tract. I would encourage you t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: Most everyone dies at least some weight bearing exercises, walking is a weight bearing exercise for example. But the implication is that placing a st... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: Numbness is usually a neurological symptom. The two most common causes of numbness in the shoulder would be a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical rad... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: There are so many possibilities, some of which are quite simple and others more serious. I would encourage you to take the child to be thoroughly che... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: It varies based upon the nature of the infection and the nature of the surgery performed. At a minimum, antibiotics are required, but sometimes retur... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Spacticity: If someone has an injury to the upper motor neurons such as a spinal cord injury if the neck or a stroke in the brain, the result is a generalized spa... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Second opinion: If you have already undergone epidural steroid injections with no relief, it is fairly unlikely more injections will be helpful unless perhaps a diffe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ecchymosis: A true bruise represents bleeding in the subcutaneous tissues, otherwise known as an ecchymosis. There are lesions on the skin that appear to be a b... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Absolutely: Osteoporosis absolutely can and should be treated. A bone density test is often done to determine the severity of it. An underlying cause can be che... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: A detailed exam would probably be needed for a more specific diagnosis than "charlie horse" of the hand. Based upon the diagnosis, specific treatment... Read More
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Apr 12, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hellman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hellman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! When i see my GP, he is very nitpicky & even the SMALLEST change in my BP or Glucose numbers wants to put me on a rx! I don't want to be on any more rxs! Even other drs ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This was so very useful, it has been so hard to get a reliable opinion here in Peru. It appears that the fracture has not completely healed yet, from source of pain and ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am very impressed. Very professional, extremely timely. I was honestly wondering if any real Dr. would answer let alone answer so quickly. I really appreciate your hel...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists (Consumers’ Research Council of America)
America's Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical
Top Doctor, Third Place, Georgia - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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