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Dr. Joseph Harhay

Orthopedic Surgery
Northfield, NJ
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Northfield, NJ

Address

611 New Road, Northfield, NJ
Directions

Fax

(609) 645-1515

About

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
A benign hole : This is usually a failure of the bone to totally convert from cartilage.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Two answers:: 1. A cyst in bone is always surrounded by calcium, the bone itself. If the cyst is not changing, the bone will surround it and calcify the cyst. 2.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
You can: Most hospitals or surgery centers do not do 'regional anesthesia' as it take too long to resolve. Schedule at a hospital. Ask to be the first case ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Ignore: Cross train doing activities that differ from your sport.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Get another opinion: Pf pain in a 42yo is not the same as in a teen. Cartilage breakdon is a concern and might need surgery to prevent the development of a serios degenera... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Pain and difficulty: Pain with the ability to raise the arm can be a tear that is incomplete. Inability to move the shoulder might be a significant tear
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Meniscus: You may have a small meniscus tear. that excessive load for that long maybe aggravated it. Sometimes it aggravation can be in the results for enlargin... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes and no: sometimes a second injection will do the trick. What you really need is a diagnosis! Have you had an x-ray? Kneecapt pain especially on stairs can be... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Stress fracture: if you started playing 3-4 weeks ago, a stress fracture is possible. If you are tender over the dimple on your back, it's tendinitis
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
It's serious: Grade 4 means the bone is exposed. I presume it hurts because you had an MRI done. Get treatment soob. You may need arthroscopic surgery.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: in an adult, a fracture they did not need surgery would be ra elatively benign fracture and you should've done well
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Think about Lyme: Multiple joint pain should always be evaluated.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
New scoliosis?: If you are sure you never had scoliosis before, get to a back doctor and get an MRI done. New scoliosis means some inflammation locally in the spine.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
It won't move: The contour of the deltoid changes it actually looks Square and of course it won't move because it's locked out of the joint
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
In the thumb: Rather the tendon that brings up the thumb right where it crosses the wrist into the arm.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Is it arthritis: The joint wears out, especially in women. If it is painful, see an orthopedist to learn if surgery is needed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Not likely: There is no connection between your back muscles and the activity of swallowing. Call a GI doc and make an appointment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
A thumb spica: Holds the wrist and the thumb.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Trigger thumb: The tendon is catching.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Not likely: Sounds like an unrelated problem.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: surely. That's what the drug is for. Short term it's very safe. Be careful long term, especially if your liver or kidneys are not healthy
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
3 weeks: popping frequently is from swelling. If the injection hasn't helped by three weeks, ask for an mri
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
TFC tear: a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage can occur during a fracture or as a result of a fracture.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Hurry: If you are not seeing a spine doc yet, do so ASAP! if you wait too long, it may not be reversible
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your doc soon: Get a shoulder x-ray, chest x-ray and mammogram asap.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Unhappy Tendon: The long head of the biceps passes through a tunnel into the shoulder. Anything that make the tunnel smaller or tendon bigger, ie swelling from an imp... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Quad balance strengt: Knee cap problems are frequently related to imbalance of the quads with "overdeveloped" lateral quads and "underdeveloped" medial quads.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Good nutrition; quadriceps balancing exercizes; avoid bent knee exercizes. A patella tracking brace ma help relieve some kneecap pressure and let the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Medically the same: orthopedics is that field of medicine that deals with the musculoskeletal system
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on the tear: Complete tears do not grow back unless repaired. Partial tears heel and may recover.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Usually: Casts can't be removed. A reliable patient can sometimes be treated with a removable brace.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Think Lyme disease: Lots of possibilities. You need a good physical exam and some blood work.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Be patient: Exercize wizely. Wear a patella tracking brace for the activities that cause the pain. Good nutrition. Lose weight if you have too much. Strengthe the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
IT WILL HURT 10-14 D: Please get an xray. Most do well but you should make sure.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, eventually: A cyst is the result of a torn meniscus that extend its full with an results in joint fluid pushing through the hole when the pressur in the joint ris... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Triggering: Catching of the tendon moving in and out of the thumb.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Everything else: Pay attention to what activities cause the pain and try to avoid them exercise and strengthen the knee muscles buy an elastic knee brace take... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: The superior labrum is intimately associated with the biceps tendon and alters the mechanics of the shoulder if injured.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Lateral meniscus tea: STANDING STRESSES THE MENISCUS. Dis you have an injury? I would suggest an MRI of the Knee.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, but: sciatica can have various symptoms. Local tenderness is not one of them squeez your calf. if it's tender stay on the path of considering a blood clot... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Very: basketball players are most frequently injured. Football players are most severely injured
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
You can't: If you strengthen the knee muscles before the procedure you will recover a little faster good nutrition is important do not smoke mostly, hea... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Ganglion cyst: The most likely diagnosis in someone your age is a cyst of the tendona

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1977MD
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