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Dr. James Bicos

Orthopedic Surgery
Bingham Farms, MI
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bingham Farms, MI

Address

24255 W 13 Mile Road, Suite 100 , Bingham Farms, MI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Medicare

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Blue Care Network of Michigan

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United HealthCare Insurance Company

Performance Orthopedics

Bingham Farms, MI

About

Bio

Dr. Bicos is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine surgeon who specializes in taking care of athletes of all ages. Whether you are a weekend warrior or on our Olympic team, he customizes his treatment to help YOU recover and get back to YOUR lifestyle. Dr. Bicos did his undergraduate training at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in Biomedical Engineering. His thesis at that time was designing knee replacement instrumentation based on sound engineering principles. He then did his medical school training at Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL. He stayed at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center and finished their esteemed Orthopedic Residency Program. From there he did his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Connecticut. During his fellowship year, he helped cover the Hartford Wolfpack, which is the NHL feeder team for the New York Rangers. Currently, Dr. Bicos practices at Performance Orthopedics, just outside of Detroit, Michigan. He is on staff with the Orthopedic Residency Program at the Department of Orthopedics at William Beaumont Hospital, in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is also part of William Beaumont Sports Medicine. Dr. Bicos has extensive sports medicine training and experience. He is currently the USA Gymnastics National Team Orthopedic Surgeon. He has been the lead team physician for them at two World Championships and 2011 Pan American Games. He has also consulted for USA Diving, USA Synchro, and USA Track and Field. More recently he was named to the Top 10 List of Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons for 2012 by Sports Illustrated! Locally, he covers the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies, which is a Division I collegiate sports program, and Groves High School, which is part of the Birmingham School District. Dr. Bicos specializes in comprehensive shoulder issues including: shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, SLAP repairs, Bankart repairs, shoulder dislocations/instability, biceps tendon issues, shoulder fractures, shoulder arthritis, shoulder replacements, total shoulder replacements, Reverse shoulder replacements, and revision shoulder replacement. He also specializes in sports related knee injuries including: ACL, PCL, MCL, PLC tears, multiligament tears, meniscal tears, meniscal transplantation, cartilage restoration (ACI, DeNovo, OATS, Carticel), patellofemoral pain/dislocations (i.e. kneecap dislocations), Fulkerson osteotomies, MPFL reconstructions, and High Tibial Osteotomies. Dr. Bicos also sees hip labral tears. When not operating, Dr. Bicos enjoys flying model airplanes, has an extensive model railroad layout, and plays golf. Follow him on Twitter: @cartilagedoc and @prformanceortho

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

167 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Wait then evaluate: Normal sprains and strains should resolve in no more than 10 days. What we tend to worry about in wrists is the tfcc, which is a piece of cartilage t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Balance: There is really no cure for arthritis. Beware of comparing stories with other people on the internet because you don't know the severity of what they... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
RICE: R - rest i - ice c - compression e - elevation although a common mantra for sprains and strains, some of the options you can do in the shoulder.... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Ganglion cysts: Most likely they are ganglion cysts. It is pretty common to get one at your wrist. As far as collar bone goes, it depends on where it is located. If... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends : Not all knee pain is the same. Your surgery sounds like an arthroscopy and depending on the amount of arthritis that they found the outcome will be di... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Where is cyst?: Where is the cyst? In the rotator cuff? Rotator cuff tears do not cause itching in the hand and wrist.
A male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
A book for Ortho: It is a book that has information on orthopedics. Orthopedics is a medical specialty that takes care of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Sit: Sit ups are important in low back strengthening.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Bones: Bones respond to stress -- that is why walking is a good exercise to keep good bone health.
A female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: It could be an acute form of carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is when a nerve in the wrist area gets compressed. Take some nsaids, stretch wrist, and al... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
No: Never use an expired medication. It is not safe.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Maybe: It could be from the swimming. Sometimes a flexor strain can do this. You also want to evaluate her hips to see if she has any growth issues.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
About 1 year: The plate can be removed only when there is full healing and consolidation. Once the bone heals we also want it to remodel a bit to get stronger. By t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Osgood vs tendinitis: It could be a condition call osgood- schlatter's which is a growth plate issue where the knee cap tendon attaches. The other option is a tendinitis.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Ice and elevate: The first thing is to make sure the fracture healed. If it has not healed it can also cause pain and swelling. Assuming the fracture has healed, i... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Pinched nerves: Losing strength and muscle mass could be a sign of pinched nerves. I would get it evaluated by a spinal physician.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Maybe: In general: pain in the groin is either arthritis or a labral tear. Pain on the side of the hip is a bursitis. Pain at the "back pocket" is nerve r... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Many things: Even though you have arthritis, you need to find a way to continue to exercise. Non-impact things are the best -- swimming, biking, etc. Depending o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Assuming you had the tendons repaired, the arthritis will be a chronic thing. At three months, though, you are still not done rehabbing. Now is wh... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Remnant tissue: A plica is a remnant band of tissue that is there after our knees form in the womb. Initially our knees are three different compartments and then as w... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Possible fracture: There are many issues that could be going on and you should not take this as a treatment for your condition. If you had any trauma, then you could ha... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Bursitis: Lateral (on the side) hip pain at your age is most likely a bursitis or something called iliotibial band tendonitis (itb). There is a band of tissue ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: If you have any severe neurological issues that are rapidly getting worse, then go to the nearest er. You can also call any local hospital and see if... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Need more info: I would need more information, but in brief, if you have had shoulder pain for more than 10 - 14 days, i would get it looked at. If you have had a tr... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Poss cartilage tear: The pain shooting around to the chest is interesting. I guess i would have to see where you are pointing too. If your arm hurts when stretched acros... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
It can help: If it helps with the pain, then that is fine. But you also have to consider how long your symptoms are lasting. With anti-inflammatories, stretching... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Non-impact: The best kind of exercise is to do non-impact type things -- swimming, walking, biking.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
See a physician: The calf pain could be from a simple muscle strain, but the worst case scenario is if you have some sort of blood clot. I don't want to alarm you, bu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: The simple answer is yes. Usually there is something else in the feces that didn't get digested that can block the appendix.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
No: There are many reasons for that. If you had a fall in the past, it could have been injured from that. If you are a woman and have had kids, the coccyx... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Eat: Eat a well balanced diet, consider a low impact walking program.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
About 6 weeks: Not all meniscal surgeries are the same. So don't compare yourself with friends or online chat sites. It depends on other factors like how much arthri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
No: I would not recommend it. After surgery you have a higher likelihood for a blood clot. Traveling, especially air travel increases that risk because ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Get evaluated: If this is from a trauma or accident, i would get evaluated right away. The headaches and dizziness could be a sign of concussion.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Major surgery: A partial or total shoulder replacement is the same thing in terms of how major the surgery is. It is an open incision on the shoulder and the ball i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: That can be an issue for the pain. If a nerve is pinched, then it can refer pain to other areas of the body. I would see a spine specialist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Decreased outcomes: Over-training is when you start seeing decreased performance or outcomes even though you are continuing to train harder. You must listen to your body... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Pinched nerve: Pain at the shoulder can be from many reasons, but also it can come from a pinched nerve in the neck area. I would have it checked out by an orthoped... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
See specialists: Often times shoulder and neck pain can go together, meaning that you could not only have a pinched nerve in your neck, but also a legitimate shoulder ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
It happens: Bursitis is not age specific. Anyone could have it. Hip pain (in general) is divided into three areas: 1) pain at the side - bursitis 2) pain in y... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Get heart checked: Although we ususally think of heart pain as going down the left arm, occasionally in women you can have right sided pain. Typically, shoulder issues ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: The MRI is not the answer. 90% of the diagnosis and treament course come from the history and physical examination. The MRI is just one piece of the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
It depends: 90% of the diagnosis comes from a thorough history and physical examination. Then you have a list of the possible things wrong with the shoulder and ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Many reasons: The first thing to do is check with your surgeon. Continued pain after a surgery can be from an improper diagnosis, not fully taking care of the pr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
2-3 weeks: Assuming there are no fractures or muscle/ligament tears, it is usually about 2 weeks in a sling followed by gradual movement and activities. If you a... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Probably not: That does not sound like symptoms of TOS. Men can get breast cancer just like women. I would initially start out with your primary care physician an... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Risk Factors: With any surgery there are risk factors. That is what you should discuss with your physician. Make sure they know your goals. Remember that surgica... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Until it heals: The answer is not meant to be funny, but it is true. Typically the bone heals in 4 - 6 weeks, but it also depends on the type of fracture and how sta... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Complicated: You are very young to have undergone a knee replacement surgery. Having said that, there are certain people that need them because of severe trauma t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
50%: 50% of sports injuries in middle school and high school are overuse injuries! keep kids safe.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bicos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bicos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bicos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I've been taking 800mg ibuprofen daily for 4 days and its progressively getting worse. Especially upon waking. I think its nerve entrapment.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate you taking the time to post. I see my dr in a few days & will discuss it with him.
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Thanks for your quick reply had scar tissue removed 1 week ago placement looks good guess I just have a difficult knee :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Rush University Medical Center

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeons in the Country, Sports Illustrated
Top Doctor, Third Place, Royal Oak, MI - Winter
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Third Place, Michigan - Winter
2013

Affiliations

International Cartilage Repair Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
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