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Dr. Raj Sinha

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
La Quinta, CA
33 years experience

Locations

Office

La Quinta, CA

Address

47110 Washington Street, Suite 201, La Quinta, CA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 830am - 430pm
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STAR Orthopaedics, Inc

La Quinta, CA

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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: You should be able to, though you may still be in a brace at that point. After being on your feet all day, make sure tou budget 30-60 minutes at the ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: If it was a traumatic dislocation (i.e. New injury such as a fall), then appropriate period of rest and then pt should resolve the problem. If it occ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Ignore: Be patient, as most symptoms decrease with time.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
MCL injury: I'd be concerned about an mcl sprain or a piece of broken off cement. The cement can be seen on x-ray. The mcl sprain/injury can be diagnosed on phy... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Partial meniscectomy: Most tears in this region have poor blood supply and likely will not heal, even if sewn back together. Partial meniscectomy will give the fastest, mo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Very tough situation: Unfortunately, if the spacer has moved, it will continue to move and erode bone. Since you are young, some options may include repeat knee replacemen... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Could be arthritis: Arthritis frequently manifests as pain with the onset of activity and then improves with continued activity, and may get worse with too much activity.... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Too soon to worry: With what sounds like the flu or a similar flu-like illness, muscle aches are very common. I would gradually increase your activity to normal. If th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Torn meniscus : The catching and locking very frequently indicates that something is going on inside the knee. In rare circumstances, an MRI may not show a meniscus t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: A loose stem can only be corrected by revision surgery. The old stem is removed, the fibrous scar tissue is scraped away from the inside of the bone,... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Xray and MRI: You may have a meniscal tear or a partial tendon tear. An MRI should show these injuries.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Not usually: If you had pre-existing back problems, they could be worsened by hip replacement if you have a resultant leg length difference.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Not many: After hip replacement, i allow my patients to return to any activity that they are comfortable doing. Every patient finds certain things they can and... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Physical therapy: Start with physical therapy, including preoperative pt. You would be transitioned from pt to exercises on your own over 6-12 weeks.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Follow hip precautio: In general, once you are about 3 months out from surgery, the risk of dislocation is quite low. Sexual positions should adhere to hip precaution reco... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Severe pain: Patients with severe and intolerable pain, significant activity restrictions and end stage arthritis, who have failed nonsurgical treatments.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Physical therapy: For a first time dislocation, physical therapy will likely resolve the issue. If the dislocation keeps on happening, then a surgical procedure may be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Can be: I frequently see patients after hip replacement who have pain on the side of their hips. This is often diagnosed as trochanteric bursitis, and repres... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: The smaller balls (femoral head) actually cause slower wear and tear of the plastic prosthesis. The dislocation rate is slightly higher initially, bu... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Rare: Infection after artificial hip or knee replacement is rare but problematic. Diabetics have a higher risk than non-diabetics however, the risk can be ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
OK to be active: Meniscal tears can cause pain and/or mechanical symtoms such as catching, locking, giving way, grinding and swelling. The mechanical symptoms, if the... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Start with PT: For tendinitis, anti-inflammatory medicines will help with the pain. But the real treatment is to stretch and strengthen the tendon. This is best do... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: It depends on the location. It is rare to need or recommend a cortisone injection into the hip joint after it is replaced. However, we frequently wi... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
No: Stay active...That will help your recovery.
A member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Torn meniscus: When knees give way, it is important to differentiate between pathology inside the joint (such as a torn meniscus, acl tear, etc) and muscle or nerve ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Artificial device: The hip is a ball and socket joint. The damaged ball is removed, the damaged socket is contoured, and then an artificial metal and plastic ball and s... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Multiple: Weight loss, exercise, muscle strengthening, increasing flexibility, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections and a cane are all good nonsu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Components: In a total, the cartilage is removed and a metal /plastic socket is placed in the pelvis . A stem is placed in the thigh bone. Both are intended to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Possible: There is no clear cut correlation between knee injury/arthritis and hip arthritis. However, if the mechanics of your leg have been abnormal for many ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Quads and hamstrings: For the knee, quad and hamstring strengthening is recommended, especially progressive resistance (e.g. Theraband, kinesis bands). Cycling, elliptical... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Pain meds, injection: The last treatment before knee replacement includes injections of cortisone or lubricants (synvisc, supartz, (hyaluronic acid) etc). Weight loss, str... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Exercise and medicin: Once recovered from the hip replacement, the opposite knee should feel better. In general, for hip and knee arthritis, exercise, muscle strengthening... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Risk in all surgery: It sounds like you had a shoulder arthroscopy with subsequent frozen shoulder. This complication almost always is because of poor pain control after ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Not usually: It depends what you mean by mis. Mis hip or knee replacement usually requires 1-2 days in the hospital. Arthroscopic surgery, which is also mis, is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Can be: I am pleased that you are doing well. I suspect that you are still taking pain medications, which is ok this soon after surgery. Continue to work on... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: Sometimes a cyst will compress a nerve in the pelvis with referred pain to the hip. A simple examination and x-ray of the hip will help to determine ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
More than 20 years: There are multiple reasons why knee replacements have to be revised: wear of the plastic insert, instability, loosening, fracture of the bone, infecti... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Ignore: Use topical pain creams regularly.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
6-12 weeks: If a hip fracture was repaired, with the intent for the bone to heal, this takes about 6-8 weeks. Recovery from the surgery, overall, takes about 3 m... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sinha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sinha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Tanks but there is another solution not incloud cortisone
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Palm Springs/Rancho Mira, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Palm Springs/Rancho Mira, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Palm Springs/Rancho Mira, CA - Winter
2013

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