Dr. John Michalski

Orthopedic Surgery
Martins Ferry, OH
38 years experience male

Locations

Michalski Orthopedic/Ohio Valley Wellness

Martins Ferry, OH

Address

90 N 4th St, Martins Ferry, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

7406334144

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Office

Martins Ferry, OH

About

Bio

MD Jefferson Medical College AANA AAHKS AAOS AOFAS ICJR AAAAM My goal is to provide the best orthopedic, joint reconstruction, sports medicine, and wellness program for my patients.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Languages spoken

Polish

Doctor Q&A

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Melanoma: Ominous finding. Get it checked and removed asap.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Bow legs: I agree with dr mandelbaum. Also check with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon early on for asymmetry, which may denote blount's disease, fracture, or oth... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Avoid tendonitis: Adequately warm up first then gentle stretch before activity, then a gentle stretch cool down after activity.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Exercise: Yes, exercise improves mental status as well as physical and emotional status.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Bow legs can vary: There is variation during birth to age 6-8. There may also be post traumatic causes that linger. Also, genu varus can progress in adulthood with tibia... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tenotomy: A muscle is usually released at the tendinous portion. Around the hip, this may include hamstrings, adductors, abductors, flexors.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Myositis: Not usually. There has to be more going on to succumb.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Weight loss: Patches, supplements, exercise, hydration, adequate sleep, increaseing metabolism, good nutrition, all can help. Decreased PO intake helps.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Supplements: Dietary supplements can be safe and helpful, but check for potential interactions with your meds, foods, and other vitamins and supplements.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Energy: Exercise to improve pulmonary endurance with progressively increasing short demanding exercises like wind sprints and cross training. Consider lots of... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Supplements: Steer clear of extreme excesses of fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e, & k. For any supplements, remember moderation and adequate hydration.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Gout: This is a crystalline deposition disease which is diagnosed with negative birefringent needle like crystals seen with polarized light. Serum uric acid... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Foot fracture: Many types, locations, & personalities of foot fractures. If minimal, buddy tape & hard sole shoe. May need protective boot or cast, no weight bearing... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Out of date: Depends upon the supplement, content, environmental conditions, and length of factory shelf life. Obviously better to use non out of date ones.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Rare,rare,rare,rare: Tka is a resurfacing of the femur, tibia, and patella. Only with significant revisions or tumor reconstructive surgeries will a larger portion of the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Meniscus: Usually scope partial medial meniscectomy or repair if clinically significant locking, painful clicking, or buckling.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Anterior total hip: No specific hip precautions for a direct anterior approach hip replacement. Patient can bend over immediately to tie his/her shoes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Avoid TKA: Genetics are beyond our control for developing arthritis. But weight control, light exercise, flexibility, swim, walk, bike, good shoe wear, nsaids, l... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Stabilized fracture: "compound" has been replaced with the word "open". Depending upon the bone location, severity, and grade of the open fracture, may be splint, plate, s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Patellar contusion: Ok to progress as you gain painless range of motion. Consider naaids, open patellar sleeve or lateral support, laser therapy, purified omega, weight c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Herbal supplements: Read labels, check for potential interactions with your doctor, understand potential side effects. Obtain pure supplements.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Patella fracture: Mechanism of injury is usually direct trauma. Less common is eccentric pull from a fall, which may cause avulsion injury.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Weight: Constipation is separate issue: add fiber and water. Light exercise and less intake. Muscle does weigh more than fat.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Herbal supplements: Yes, many can, including black cohosh, evening primrose, and soy flavenoids. Others can affect blood clotting as well.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Total knee pain: Severe the first 2 days--lessened with spinal and femoral nerve block anesthesis, pain meds, joint cocktail, minimally invasive procedures. Much less... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Dislocated hip: This is an orthopedic emergency that requires immediate attention and relocation by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Ankle taping: Just don't go circumferential, which can cause vascular or nerve embarrassment. Go above and below the joint.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Knee pain: Is it unilateral? Consider meniscal or ligament tear, arthritis, strain or quad/patellar tendon tear, clot, edema, vascular or neurogenic issues.
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Skilled: Perhaps the hospital is trying to differentiate between acute care, skilled care, rehab, & extended care facilities--all which have different "qualifi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Torn meniscus: If it significantly torn in a large flap, parrot-beak, or bucket-handle type of tear, then a scope to trim or repair this may be best. For some degene... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Bend backwards: Acl, PCL or posterior capsular injury. Mcl injury. Tose are the most likely. Meniscal and muscle injury can give a sense of buckling.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Shin pain: Consider stress fracture, referred nerve pain. Consider x-ray or other imaging to check for infection, fracture, tumor. Morphine seems like too potent... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Excellent: Tka can last up to 30 years or longer. Lifespan of the joint is related to weight, bone quality, soft tissue quality, infection, fracture, dislocation... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Muscle strain: Could be a rectus femoral muscle strain.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
PFS friction: Try vmo exercises to build up the inner part of the quad to help with pf tracking.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tailbone: Could be fracture. Check x-ray or possible MRI to rule out other causes.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Hip and knee: Sprain, strain, overuse, synovitis, stress reaction of the bone, joints, and soft tissues.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Amputation: Usually with a precise power saw. Also, reconnection of muscles to cover the stump. Length and quality of residual limb is important for good prosthet... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Get it checked : Orthopedic surgeon can tell you if its a significant meniscal tear or loose body causing impingement, that could warrant scope.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Strain: Strain refers to pulled muscles/tendons. Muscles that are commonly strained are the rotator cuff, deltoid, latissimus, pectoralis, biceps, triceps, et... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Partial cuff tear: Watershed area of less blood supply contributes to fray. As does a poorer quality soft tissue.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
PRP: Many types and mixes/concentrations of prp. No uniform standardization yet. It can help.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Left shouler: Consider biceps or triceps tendonitis, pinched cervical spine or brachial plexus nerve, cuff tendonitis.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Usually not, just take it easy for several hours with no aggressive jump, repetitive squat, prolonged pivoting, or heavy activity.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
5MT/cuboid: Consider that or ganglion, avulsion fracture, arthritic or traction spur. Tumor less likely.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Xrays: X-rays if not already done--but you probably already did that. Consider EMG if painful/numb.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
THA revision: Speak with your operative hip surgeon and take their recommendation to have revision done by someone well-versed in revision work--it may or may not b... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Venostasis: Yes, essentially anything that causes swelling on the surrounding sensory nerves can cause pain.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Right posterior arm.: Likely a pull from the triceps or latissimus muscle. Consider posture and referred neck pain as possibilities also.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Blisters: Pressure, rubbing, pre existing soft tissue injury, fracture blisters, etc.
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Mar 24, 2014
A concise answer, compassion and experience is what you will get when Dr Michalski answers one of your questions. Such a great value to the HealthTap community!
Oct 5, 2015
I endorse Dr. Michalski, He is a powerhouse of knowledge and provides an excellent service to the public via HealthTap.
Sep 7, 2013
A kind and helpful expert who has helped so many. Highly recommend.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! My husband 32yrs old overweight, having TLC- 15000 and he is a smoker.He is feeling weekneess,wants to sleep most of the time,feeling more hungry.what happen to him.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I had an xray done and it showed arthritis. the medicine doesn't help and it's getting worse. This has been going on for 3+ year.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i try my best to stop eating cake, bread etc. and stop drinking contain soda beverage. thank a lot of your answer.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Albert Einstein Medical Center

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

Affiliations

Ohio valley health services
East Ohio Regional Hospital
WVU
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