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Dr. Rahul Banerjee

Orthopedic Surgery
Plano, TX
24 years experience male

Locations

Rahul Banerjee MD

Plano, TX

Address

4001 West 15th Street , Suite 200, Plano, TX, United States
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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United HealthCare Insurance Company

Medicaid

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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
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Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

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

Languages spoken

Bengali, English

Doctor Q&A

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Ortho trauma: Orthopaedic surgeons who have training in trauma specialize in treating fractures of the acetabulum.
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A female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Tailbone : There are a number of causes for tailbone pain. These include injury, fracture, inflammation, and tumor.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Knee pain: Knee pain, swelling, limited Range of motion, and pain with weight bearing
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Lifting : I generally recommend waiting 3 months after treatment for a broken elbow before heavy (greater than10-15 pounds) lifting.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Broken ankle?: Sprains may also require treatment by an orthopaedic surgeon so yes you should keep your appointment.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Scaphoid?: It is possible that your fracture is not healed and you may be developing a nonunion. It would be best to discuss this with your physician.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain after sports may be due to injury. If the pain is mild and improved without treatment then there is nothing to worry about. With persist... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Tailbone : Tailbone pain can be caused by a number of things. Evaluation starts with a history which is important in determining things like injury or other medi... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Lateral epicondyliti: Lateral epicondylitis results from an inflammation of the origin of the wrist extensor muscles. Conservative treatments are aimed at reducing this inf... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Fracture!: The treatment depends on the location and nature of the fracture. Some are treated with casts and braces. Others may require surgery. Some may heal wi... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Talus?: The talus is one of the bones of the hindfoot that sits between the ankle joint and the heel bone (calcaneus), a "broken ankle" is not specific and ma... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Broken?: Without more information it is difficult to tell. Is it painful, swollen, bruised? Can you walk on it? If you suspect a broken ankle it would be best ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Osteitis pubis: Inflammation of the pubic symphysis or osteitis pubis may or may not respond to dietary supplements. To my knowledge there is no evidence that dietary... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Coccyx: If you have a broken coccyx, you would generally have pain in the tailbone. However the only way to confirm that it is broken is to obtain imaging. S... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Bone lengthening: Bone lengthening for cosmetic reasons is rarely, if ever performed. Most of the time it is performed to correct a discrepancy (one leg longer than the... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Non specific term : The term general Orthopaedic surgeon is very non specific and does not fit a specific definition. Most Orthopaedic surgeons that treat spine specializ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Nerve problem: Numbness in your toes could be caused by a number of factors including nerve injury or compression, spine problems, or diabetes. I would recommend an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends on fracture: Some fibula fractures are stable meaning that it is ok to put weight on them and they will still heal. Others are unstable so they either require surg... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
No: Bones grow from birth until adulthood. After skeletal maturity bones no longer increase in size but may increase or decrease in density depending on a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Weught bearing : Bone density can be maintained and possibly increased by weight bearing exercise. This is important as we age and tend to lose bone density secondary ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Bones heal over time: If you had a broken bone and a surgeon used a plate to fix the bone, your bone should heal or "join together" over time. The plate serves to hold the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Weights and cardio: Some combination of resistance training such as weigh-lifting and aerobic exercise is best for your bones and your overall health. We tend to lose bon... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Idiopathic: The term idiopathic as you may know means that your doctors are unable to determine a cause for the problem. When a condition is idiopathic it makes i... 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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