Dr. David Bailie

Orthopedic Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

9377 E Bell Rd, Suite 231, Scottsdale, AZ, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Aetna Life Insurance Company

The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA)

Scottsdale, AZ

TOCA

Tempe, AZ

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Phoenix, AZ

About

Bio

Residency at Northwestern University (Orthopedic surgery) Sports Knee/shoulder fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine,Houston HAve worked/currently work as team Ortho for teams and on players in all major sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) , NCAA Div I and II, Olympic Gymnastics, Pro Tennis, PRCA (Rodeo) Widely published on the shoulder Helped develop 2 shoulder replacements Teach national and international shoulder courses to other surgeons

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See a specialist: See a shoulder specialist- be sure to bring the MRI with you (not report) as it is important to examine you and review the MRI itself
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: It can go away but depends on if it is an active MO (myositis ossificans) lesion. May need MRI and/or bone scan
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: See an Orthopedic knee specialist- ER docs often cannot tell you specifically - a sprain means a tear of a ligament and some sprains are severe
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A male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: Don't worry about it - if you do not have an open sore on your hand, you cannot get HIV BUT doing other things with prostitutes can lead to HIV infect... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Mainly helos with recovery but can cause severe cramping- check online and read all of the side effects- make sure you drink plenty of water - only us... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: achieve normal weight is the best thing to do to minimize symptoms of arthritis. swimming and non-impact activity is best
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: Some arthritis conditions can be cured while most are just controlled. If you think you have arthritis, see a rheumatologist or an Orthopedic doc
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Possible: could be caused by your disease OR your meds- make sure to see you PCP frequently
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Blood clot: could be a blood clot in the vein at the upper arm- go to ER and have it checked
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Meniscus: Probably early arthritis or a meniscus tear- depends on where it specifically hurts and what makes it worse- see a knee specialist to have it checked
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Likely not a major issue but if you have an uncontrolled lung problem, see a pulmonologist for X-rays and likely pulmonary function tests
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Metabolic issue: you could have a metabolic bone disease- this is not normal- see your PCP first then a specialist
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Anything: do 20-30 minutes of high intensity cardio and/or body weight resistance when you get up before you go to work. Can find many option online. Look for s... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Yes but get liver tests done before and after to make sure nothing gets worse and do not over-use protein supplements
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Tough one: Pounding on hard courts is tough on the knees. try ice and ibuprofen, conditioning and stretching. If that does not work, see an Ortho specialist
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See doc: likely a rotator cuff problem but could also be arthritis see a qualified Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulders and they can tell you for s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Who ruled out: if you saw a qualified sports ortho doc, what did they tell you specifically? Could be a gastric muscle injury- tendinitis would not cause ankle/calf ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
A noise or feeling: It can be normal ( in the case of a plica) or significant if an injury occurs (acl). If it is associated with pain, then it needs to be checked.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Ignore husband: Your husband has no clue what it is so go see someone who can check it and tell you.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: Not necessarily. Need x-rays and check from your doc before you walk on it.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cartilage load: You have increased loads under knee cap related to cartilage breakdown. It can be treated with rehab techniques and occasionally simple quick arthrosc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on cause: Depends on cause. Get it checked once the cause is determined, the treatment can be recommended.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See a specialist: Too difficult to know what is going on. You need to see an orthopedic spine specialist or a physiatrist specializing in spine problems.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Supplements: If you are taking any supplements especially protein powders, you may be exposed to steroids as there is not government regulation of the supplement i... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Not arthritis: Unsual for you to have arthritis at your age you need to see a fellowship trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon to find out what it is and what t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: A sprain by definition is a tear of a ligament- get it checked as some sprains are very severe and need surgery while others just rest and maybe a lit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Doubtful: To be eligible for disability usually means you cannot work at anything. Depends on your state but sounds like you have some medical issues and lost y... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Natural: Could be natural progression of degenerative process. Ask you surgeon since they were in your knee.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Whey protein: Whey protein or egg Albumin (if not allergic).
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A female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Rehab: knee pain in young girls is common as they grow- physical therapy almost always solves the issue- it is balance of strength and flexibility
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A member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: Studies show a brace is not needed after successful surgery for acl but does help with confidence in the first year.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Simple surgery: Usually in uncomplicated cases with advanced current techniques, about 2-4 weeks.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: Start with anti-inflammatory meds and rehab. An injection can help pes bursitis but not tendinitis. Have qualified surgeon look at MRI to make sure it... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Get it evaluated: Likely not an ITB issue from that event- many structures on that side of the knee can be injured- cartilage, ligaments- see a specialist and have it f... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Perhaps: everyone is different so your rib cage is likely the correct size for you
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: can be normal but see a spine doc as it could mean a pinched nerve
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: See a rheumatologist if you are concerned about Sjogrens or other connective tissue disease. Most cases of plantar fasciitis take along time to resolv... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Usually minimal: Typically this is a 5-10 minutes surgery with minimal pain
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
4-6 weeks: usually 4-6 weeks with splinting
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: ER will not know what to do- you need to see an Orthopedic SPorts Medicine Knee specialist who is fellowship trained and experienced in surgery of the... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Check with OB: ALWAYS check with your OB doc before taking anything while pregnant including over the counter medicine
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Could be many: This is more complex and needs to be evaluated by an Orthopedic doc or a rheumatologist- likely need X-rays and blood work to make sure you do not hav... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: strength training is the best way to burn fat by increasing lean muscle mass- have to eat right to see benefit
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: Depends on type of synovitis- if no tears etc, arthroscopic synovectomy works well and also biopsy the synovium to check for diseases like rheumatoid ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Doubt arthritis: You are too young to have arthritis- if you have crunching under your knee caps, that is very common. If it does not respond to NSAIDs (ibuprofen) and... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Hard to say: Could be a meniscus tear or still in rehab phase from your surgery. You should see your surgeon.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Plica: Usually physical therapy, ice and anti-inflammatory medicine. Next would be a steroid injection and if all else fails after 2-3 months, surgical remov... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Need evaluation: With see rate high, would need to further investigate could be a spine issue- see a specialist
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cartilage issue: You probably have minor cartilage softening under your knee cap or tendinitis have it checked but exercises for quad and stretching usually work it ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bailie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bailie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your time! I am very lucky, my dog weighs 100lbs and I 90lbs :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! I think I explained it poorly, but I'll heed your advice all the same
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Tx.soo frustrated. Appreciate your response

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

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