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Dr. Joe Wilkinson

Orthopedic Surgery
San Angelo, TX
45 years experience male

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San Angelo, TX

Address

3555 Knickerbocker, San Angelo, TX
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Orthopedic Surgery

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English

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Could be any: Trauma could cause an adjacent sprain, fracture or other injury adjacent to the accessory center. A delayed x-ray looking for signs of healing might b... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Xray: Needs to be monitored by serial x-ray every 2-3 weeks.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Limited help: A brace will provide some support and control of swelling, but some formal rehab will be required to build and tone thigh muscles.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Scope exam of knee: A scope (arthroscope) is inserted into the knee to allow visual examination of the structures in the knee for diagnosis. Operative arthroscopy of the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Other options: There are many other non-operative options for the pain such as oral medicines, bracing, exercises and injections. However the specific cause of the p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Either general or regional anesthesia is necessary in knee arthroscopy in order for the patient to tolerate the stress necessary to do a complete and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Variable: O-s tends to be mainly symptomatic during adolescence, particularly during periods of increased activity, however, the bony changes below the knee can... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Careful: Using creatine, particularly in higher doses and particularly when you might be dry or dehydrated, such as can happen while working out, can pose risk... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Concerning: Could be any number of things, but redness and swelling with tenderness usually means inflammation and needs to be investigated.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Non-impact exercise: Non-impact exercise such as a stationary bike or recumbent cycle also. Swimming could also be of benefit as well as water aerobics.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: The entire extremity can swell after a shoulder dislocation and it can also cause some muscle spasm around the same shoulder.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Therapy: Wrapping (coban) can reduce swelling, but pip is a very unforgiving joint with trauma. Hand therapy and dynamic splinting can help mobility, but some ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Almost always: Although pain may be reduced or absent when off of the hip or not bearing weight, it will always tend to come back with weight bearing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No: No known effect on bone healing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Tens may decrease pain, particularly that associated with muscle, ligament and nerve mediated pain (as opposed to that originating from bone).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No: This, however is true only if it is indeed a simple bone cyst. Other types of bone lesions that may be similar in appearance but are not true bone cys... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Splinting: Splinting can decrease joint trauma and inflammation and reduce size and irritation from a ganglion, but does not predictably make it go away.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Non-impact: Type and degree of exercise depends on the stage of avn. Usually light exercise (range of motion) in the water and light water aerobics are ok.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Possible removal: If causing symptoms it can be removed, however underlying bone may need to be protected from fracture until healing after removal.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Normal: Dislocations requiring surgery are very stressful to finger joints and require long-term therapy. Patience and persistence are vital to the optimal re... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Supplement: Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive proof of its benefit.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No: Does not show up unless a bone fragment has been broken off in the process of the dislocation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Prevention: To help in the prevention of tetanus which is a serious bacterial infection that can result from a wound, such as can be sustained in an accident.
A female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Unlikely: In the absence of specific trauma, a dislocation would be unlikely however the only way to be sure would be to obtain an x-ray.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Exam and X-ray : The combination of a thorough exam of the ankle and the appropriate x-ray can determine the specific diagnosis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
At time of injury: If the tear is complete, it is permanent at the time of injury, however, the instability can become progressively worse if untreated.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
3-5 days: Adequate blood levels to address the inflammation from arthritis can normally reached in 3-5 days with standard dosing of celebrex (celecoxib).
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Weight is not a reason not to do a knee replacement, but the results from the surgery and the complication rate is considerably poorer than those of n... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Scarring: Arthrofibrosis is a diffuse or occasionally localized scarring process that limits the flexion and/or extension of the knee when attempting normal mov... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No: If a complete joint replacement was done (as opposed to a partial replacement ) there is no remaining joint to have arthritis. There can however be in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Reduction: The elbow needs to be reduced (set in place) and then assessed for bone and ligament damage that may have occurred with the dislocation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Appropriate: This x-ray appearance can be the effect of some sort of soft tissue effect or contact with the bone and an MRI is the next step to evaluate the poten... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: May reduce swelling and inflammation thereby decreasing pain and possibly size of the neuroma, but will not make it go away.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wilkinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wilkinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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if consume enough water wont caused dehydration?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, San Angelo, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, San Angelo, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, San Angelo, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

West Texas Medical Associates
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