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Dr. Timothy Trainor

Orthopedic Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

8420 W. Warm Springs Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Beech Street

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Culinary Health Fund

Fortis

Medicare

Sierra Health and Life Insurance

Teachers Health Trust

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Las Vegas, NV

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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Usually constant: In addition to pain, usually you would have swelling in the affected leg. You would need to have a non invasive ultrasound test done on your leg vein... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Safe but not advised: The most common elbow bursitis is an olecranon bursitis. This usually is not very painful but does cause a prominent bump on the back of the elbow. I... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Need MRI of neck: You need an MRI of your neck to locate the area of spinal stenosis. You should go see an orthopedic spine surgeon after the MRI and will likely need ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not that I know of: As far as i know, there are no jeans made specifically for people who have had blood clots in their legs.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Which bones?: It depends on which bones are broken. Bones will almost always heal; however, if the bones are displaced and no longer straight, they may heal in the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Meniscus tears can heal on their own if they are small. Otherwise, sometimes they can just become asymptomatic and no longer cause pain. If they cont... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends on symptoms: It depends on your symptoms. I would not expect a tiny central disc protrusion to cause symptoms. The specific symptoms you are looking for would be r... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
X-ray: You need to get an x-ray in order to tell if it is broken or not. If the x-ray does not show a break, it is likely just a sprain that should improve ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery: Orthopedic spine surgery is a general term referring to any surgical procedure performed on the neck (cervical spine) or the low back (lumbar spine) o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Joint hypermobility or laxity can be a normal variant in some individuals; however, it sometimes leads to pain in the hypermobile joint. This commonl... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: It is possible if you injured your wrist by falling on your outstretched hand. With a scaphoid fracture you would have pain in your wrist on the side... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
NSAIDS: Non steroidal anti- inflamatory drugs are the first line treatment for arthritis. These include medicines such as motrin, ibuprofen, naprosyn, alleve... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Nothing: It depends on where it was injected. Likely, it would have absolutely no adverse effects. It is sometimes injected into joints to relieve pain.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Get an X-ray: An x-ray will allow you to tell if there is a broken bone. If the x-ray does not show a broken bone, then you may have a sprain.
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of osteotomy performed as well as the type of hardware (plates and screws used to fix the osteotomy) that is used in your surge... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not usually.: If your daughter broke her arm and was treated with a cast, usually the arm is not painful when the cast is removed. Casts are usually left on for ab... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Excise it: You can go to a surgeon, either a general or orthopaedic surgeon, and have it excised if it is really bothering you. Sounds like it is a benign lesio... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Clavicle fracture: The technical term for a broken collar bone is a clavicle fracture. Repair can occur with surgery or by simply allowing the bone to heal itself. Sur... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Chopart strap: A chopart strap brace is used for patellar tenonitis. In addition, NSAID medication is utilized. (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: It depends on the cause of the popping. You can have a condition called a snapping hip that is usually caused by tendons or muscles snapping over bon... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
NO: Pfps is not associated with marfan's syndrome and has nothing to do with marfan's syndrome.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Anytime after: You do not have to wait a specified amount of time after a cortisone shot in the knee to then undergo a knee replacement. The replacement can be done... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Usually: It depends on the cause of the fluid. If it is an acute trauma, the fluid usually dissipates on its own over the course of a few weeks. If it is som... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: If you are 10 months out from the surgery, you probably do not need to wear a brace. Some surgeons do recommend wearing a brace for up to one year fo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Can be a month: It is very common to have swelling after a lateral release. Sometimes the swelling will last for up to 6-8 weeks. Usually it subsides within a month... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No treatment now: Hallux rigidus is a stiff big toe. If it is not causing pain, i would not recommend any treatment. It may eventually start causing pain, and then tr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: Blood clots typically present with swelling in the affected leg. It is typically global swelling in the entire leg that has the blood clot. A blood ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: As long as the appropriate documentation of the need for the replacement is submitted, the cost should be covered by medicaid.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Celebrex (celecoxib) is typically 200mg taken once per day. 800 mg is too much to take and you should not take 800 mg. You should go see an orthoped... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
ORIF: When an orthopedic surgeon repairs a broken bone by making an incision in the skin and then fixing the bones with plates and screws, this is called 'o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Usually wait it out.: Usually, you just allow the hematoma to resorb on its own over time. If the hematoma is pressing on nerves or blood vessels, an incision can be made ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
NO: It depends on what type of broken bone it is. Specifically, it depend on which bone is broken. For example, we do not put casts on broken clavicle b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
XRAY: The initial test to check for a stress fracture is to do an x-ray. If the x-ray does not show the fracture, you can get an MRI to look for the break.... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery: The standard treatment for a both bone forearm fracture (radius and ulna bones) in an adult is surgery called an open reduction with internal fixation... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple: Exercising will help you to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and decrease your heart rate. Exercise has been shown in multiple studies to lowe... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not always: But an MRI is about 96 % accurate in detecting an acl tear. A lachman physical exam and anterior drawer physical exam can be used to diagnose an acl ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Yoga does tend to increase flexibility and can therefore help with joint stiffness. If there are certain yoga poses that cause pain or discomfort, av... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Moving, living: Daily physical activity simply refers to one's normal daily physical movements and actions. This can involve activities such as dressing, showering, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Meniscus tear: A meniscus tear could cause knee pain after a twisting injury. If you had a fall and have intense pain, it could also be a fracute of the bone or an ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: The climate does not have any affect on osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means poor bone density. It can best be prevented by weight bearing exercise from... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
3 months: Typically after total knee arthroplasty (knee replacement) surgery, rehab lasts for about 3 months. The rehab involves regaining full range of motion... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Done by a doctor: Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Immobilize: It depends on the type of fracture. Some require casts. Some require non weightbearing. Others can be treated in knee immobilizers that are removab... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Incorrect term: The epiphysis refers to the area of bones above the growth plate and closer to the end of the bone. An apohysitis refers to an inflammation and injur... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Get an x-ray: Fracture and broken are synonymous terms, they mean the same thing. In order to tell if you have a broken finger, you need to obtain an x-ray.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Intercostal muscles: There are intercostal muscles around the ribs.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Stress fracture: If it is not shin splints, you can have a stress fracture in your tibia bone. This is less common than shin splints, but is possible. It is diagnose... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Pain at AC joint: The typical symptoms are pain at the ac joint. It will be tender on the top of the shoulder at the joint when touched. You may be able to see an eleva... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Leg pain: Patients who have leg pains or arm pains are the best candidates for neck or low back surgery. These are known as radicular symptoms. These patients ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Read on: Osgood schlatter disease is not really a disease. It is pain at the tibial tubercle growth plate in a child (a person with open growth plates; therefo... Read More

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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Timothy Trainor is THE most gifted & intelligent Doctor I have ever dealt with... and as a Military family, I have seen an overwhelming amount of Doctors throughout my life. His knowledge of orth...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Doctor Trainor performed a shoulder surgery on me and an elbow surgery. I was impressed with his knowledge and the fact that he knew exactly what was wrong with me and he fixed the problems immediate...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I am a 16 year old athlete and have been under the care of Dr. Trainor for nearly 2 years now. He is the only Doctor I have seen that actually cares about me and listens to me when I talk to him. He...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I don't have an appt for another week and a half. I am frightened.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Notre Dame
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon, U. S. News and World Report
Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical
Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hawaii Orthopaedic Association
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