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Dr. David Fisher

Orthopedic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Indianapolis, IN

Address

8450 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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UnitedHealthcare

Humana

Medicare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

Ortho Indy

Indianapolis, IN

Ortho Indy

Indianapolis, IN

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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor Q&A

119 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Bad fracture: Comminuted means multiple bone fragments from a relatively high energy injury. The greater and lesser trochanters are two anatomic areas on the upper femur near the hip joint. Muscles and tendons attach to these sites and can pull them apart after a fracture. They can be repaired with surgery. No callus means no evidence of bone healing which may be time dependent.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
See your surgeon: Infection is a serious condition in a total knee replacement and needs urgent treatment. If it is caught early, a surgical washout of the joint with antibiotic therapy may cure the infection. If not, the implants may need to be removed in order to cure the infection. Once accomplished, a total knee may be redone to restore knee function.
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Cortisone can sometimes reduce the pain from oa in the hip. Most surgeons prefer an interval of 3 months or more from the last cortisone injection to the date of surgery. The frequency of the injections may be every 3 -4 months if they are of benefit.

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fisher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fisher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for the info. Your description of the cause of the pain and that it will resolve was reassuring. Don't want to do this again.
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This saved my life. Thank You! It's been hurting;good to hear it might JUST go away EVENTUALLY!!
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Thank you. A friend is having this done, trying to get an idea about what she may need after...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana State University School of Medicine
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Indiana University Hospital

Residency

Methodist Hospital

Residency

Indiana University School of Medicine

Awards

Top Doctor, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine
Humanitarian of the year, Arthritis Foundation

Affiliations

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Indiana State Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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