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Dr. Rahul Banerjee

Orthopedic Surgery
Plano, TX
22 years experience male

Locations

Rahul Banerjee MD

Plano, TX

Address

4001 West 15th Street , Suite 200, Plano, TX, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Rahul Banerjee is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Banerjee graduated with honors from Brown Univ. and completed medical school at the Univ. of Chicago. Dr. Banerjee completed his orthopaedic surgery residency and trauma fellowship at Brown University. Dr. Banerjee served in the United States Air Force and was assigned to work with the Army, treating patients and training residents at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. He was deployed to the War in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his service, Dr. Banerjee joined the faculty at University of Texas Southwestern and provided care to patients at Parkland Memorial Hospital. In 2014, Dr. Banerjee joined the staff at Medical City Plano, DFW’s newest LVL 1 trauma center.

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

Licenses

United States: Maine, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Texas

Languages spoken

Bengali, English

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
57 Agrees
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Multipl factors: When a bone fails to heal (nonunion) there can be a number of factors. Some may be systemic such as poor nutrition or smoking. Others may be due to th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6m - 1 year: Depending on your age, nature of the injury and the treatment, recovery after a femur fracture takes 6 m to 1 year.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Cast or surgery: A fractured tibia can be treated with a cast or with surgery depending on the location of the fracture and the nature of the injury. Surgical treatmen... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Exercise with weight: Bones respond to physical stimuli. Exercise with weights stimulates bone and muscle development. Loading the bones or weight bearing exercises also he... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Limited by age: Your bones grow from birth to roughly age 16. Some bones stop growing before others. Once you have reached skeletal maturity, your bones typically do ... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Not just a sprain?: Ankle sprains often take a very long time to resolve and often an ankle "sprain" may actually be a more severe injury such as a ligament injury or a c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Depends on fx: Some ulna fractures do not require a cast. Others may actually require surgery. A lot depends on the location of your ulna fracture; is it close to th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Possible nonunion: A small percentage of clavicle fractures may not heal and result in a nonunion. Most clavicles heal in 3 months or less. Certain factors may result in... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Broken vertebra: Some pain after a fracture is not uncommon but severe back pain should not be considered "normal". It would be best to discuss this with your doctor.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Soccer: Many professional athletes sustain similar injuries and are able to return to playing. However each person is unique and results depend in the amount ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Broken fibula: It's best to discuss this with your surgeon. Weight bearing will be determined by what was done at surgery and the type if injury.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Broken leg: Returning to an activity like skiing depends on the nature of your injury. It would be best to discuss this with your orthopaedic surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Tailbone : There are a number of causes for tailbone pain. These include injury, fracture, inflammation, and tumor.
A female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Septic ankle: A septic joint should almost always be treated with surgical debridement and irrigation. A post operative splint may be applied for comfort. Dependin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Coccyx pain: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Severe coccyx pain may be due to a number of reasons including injury, fracture, or a tumor. It would be advi... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Tibial plateau: Tibial plateau fractures are intra-articular fractures of the proximal tibia. This means the injury involves the cartilage of a portion of the knee jo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Pubic symphysis : Disruption of the pubic synthesis usually results from trauma, or in some cases during pregnancy. Traumatic injuries are usually part of pelvic ring i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Rising: Difficulty rising from a chair may be the result of many different problems. It may be the result of weakness in your legs weakness in your back, or u... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Cast: If the fracture requires a cast then it can be done on the same day. Sometimes casting has to be delayed due to swelling. Some broken bones do not req... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Ortho trauma: Orthopaedic surgeons who have training in trauma specialize in treating fractures of the acetabulum.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Knee pain: Knee pain, swelling, limited Range of motion, and pain with weight bearing
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Broken ulna: Both metals will work. Most of us prefer stainless steel in the us but others, such as some in europe, prefer titanium. The mechanical properties of t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Pain: Tailbone pain can be caused by a number of factors including inflammation, fracture, injury, and tumor. The combination with stomach pressure may also... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Pain in ankle: It would be best to see an orthopaedic surgeon and get new x-rays. You may have a condition which will require surgical treatment.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Sprain: Many ankle sprains will resolve without treatment. If you have pain that lasts several months and does not improve, you may need further treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Broken elbow?: Treatment if broken (fractured) elbows depends on the bones injured and the type of injury. Some injuries may be treated without surgery. Other injuri... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Stabilize bone?: The best way is to apply some type of a splint. Commercially available splints can be found in medical supply stores, but simple household items such ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Depends on fracture: A small avulsion fracture of the cuboid may require no treatment other than crutches and pain control. Others may require non weight bearing for a pro... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Talus fracture: If your orthopaedic surgeon is recommending operative treatment of your talus 5 weeks after surgery it is likely that it may be displaced and require ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Pain and swelling: Signs of a fractured calcaneus are swelling and bruising around the heel. Symptoms include pain in the heel which is worse with weight bearing. Pain m... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Aftermath?: In general, depending on the nature of the fracture and how it was treated, most people recover high function and have good results after a forearm fr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
OCD: There are treatments for ocd. However these are based on the location and severity of the ocd. Where is your ocd located?
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Broken knee: The best way to confirm that your knee is broken (is fractured) is to see your doctor and obtain an x-ray.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Symptoms: Both may present with swelling, pain, ecchymosis (black and blue color changes), and difficulty walking or putting weight on the ankle. An x-ray is us... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Strains and pulls: 1. An effective warm up and stretching 2. Maintaining good form during exercise 3. Avoiding sudden jerking movements 4. Stretching and cool down.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Thickening of bone: Supra acetabular sclerosis is a thickening of the bone. It may be an incidental finding but may also be an early sign of hip arthritis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Wait for recovery: It is very difficult to lose weight when trying to recover from broken bones. Broken bones (fractures) require proper nutrition for healing. In additi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
See your doctor: There are many different types of fractures of the foot. Some require you to stay off your foot. If the pain is getting worse when you walk on it, I w... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Pain, swelling : Pain, swelling, difficulty walking are all signs of a tibia fracture. It would be best to see your doctor and get Xrays.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Usually is painful: In most case a fracture of the carpal bone is painful. In certain cases it may be pain associated with activity. But in most cases a fracture is painf... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Discuss with surgeon: Most implants do not need to be routinely removed but it would be best to discuss it with your surgeon.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
More info?: A "bone chip" could refer to a number if different things including a small crack or nondisplaced fracture or a small loose body in the joint. Dependi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Possible injury: Inability to bend or extend your thumb after a distal radius fracture may be the result of tendon injury. It would be best to be seen by your Orthopae... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Varies: After 3 months of limited weight bearing, it takes your muscles and nerves a few months to regain their strength and coordination. Many patients are w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Olecranon : The prominent bone at the tip of your elbow is called the olecranon process and it is part of your ulna.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Occult fracture?: Wrist pain can be caused by a number of things including a missed or occult fracture, irritated tendons, nerve injury or irritation, arthritis, or bur... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Osteoporosis: Stress or insufficiency fractures of the pelvis are not uncommon in patients with osteoporosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Manipulation : Depending on the location and type of the fracture, your Orthopaedic surgeon can manipulate the bone and treat it in a cast or perform surgery on the ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Toe: The smaller toes, other than the big toe will usually heal with "buddy taping" (taping the injured toe to the toes next to it. A broken (fractured) bi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Finger pain: It depends on what is causing the pain. Some causes of joint pain are self limiting but others require treatment. If the pain has been there for a lon... Read More

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Feb 17, 2015
Dr B saved my life 10 years ago while he was at Brown Univerity. He had to put two titanium rods in my left leg after a motorcycle accident.If not for him I dont think Id be walking today.I love him..
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Banerjee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Banerjee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal, 2009
Army Commendation Medal, 2009
Howard Rosen Teaching Award, AO North America, 2008

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Active Member
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Active Member
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