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Dr. Jason Rudolph

Orthopedic Surgery
Bethlehem, PA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bethlehem, PA

Address

3101 Emrick Blvd, Bethlehem, PA
Directions

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

204 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Depends: It depends on the procedure performed. Some surgeries allow you to walk right away, others may require non weight bearing for up to 3 weeks. Usually... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Could be bone pain: If you are still experiencing pain in the region of the fracture 2 months after the injury, it is possible the fracture hasn't healed completely. Mak... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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How long has it been: If your symptoms have been present for more than 7-10 days, you should see a physician. Otherwise, rest, a good antinflammatory (alleve, advil, (ibup... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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No: Ligament laxity is genetic, there is no cure. However, it is very important to keep the muscles surrounding your loose joints (shoulders, ankles, etc.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Not usually: The pain after a meniscus repair usually resolves within 6 weeks. If the pain is persistent, a further workup may be necessary. Perhaps even a repea... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Damage inside the kn: It is possible to do damage to the ligaments or cartilage inside your knee. If your knee is locking or giving way, it may be necessary to get an mri.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Just be careful, if your acl is torn, your knee is unstable. Any twisting motions can cause the knee to buckle or give out. Wear a brace if you have ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Blood clot: If you have calf swelling and pain, you really should be checked out to make sure you don't have a blood clot. If that test is normal, then rest, ice... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Absolutely: Shin splints is an overuse type injury. Anytime you can cut back on the activity that caused it (ie running) will help. Other things to consider are... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Sciatica?: Pinching a nerve in your low back can cause pain to radiate from your knee to your ankle or foot. It could also be a problem in the knee joint itself... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
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Xrays: Getting routine x-rays annually after hip replacement is standard. If you are having pain, then bone scans or specialized mri's may be necessary.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Very common: When you are pregnant not only do you gain wieght, but you also tend to retain water, this can put pressure on the nerve in your wrist (carpal tunnel ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Any painful mass should be evaluated by a physician. It is most likely a benign problem (?Bursitis), but should still be checked.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Local: Usually local anesthesia with sedation. Similar type of sedation that you get if you have a colonoscopy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Depends : Most ganglions are in your wrist. The usual time off from work is 7-10 days to allow the skin to heal. Some can return to work sooner if they don't ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Sprain?: If you have a sprain, then 2 weeks is usually sufficient. For fractures, up to 6 weeks may be necessary.
A 19-year-old male asked:
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No brace: 6 months after the injury you should be able to return to your activities without a brace. Have you completed a good therapy program?
A 31-year-old male asked:
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How long has it been: If your symptoms have been present for more than 7-10 days, you should see a physician. Otherwise, rest, a good antinflammatory (alleve, advil, (ibup... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Asking you doctor?: The most important questiosn to ask your doctor are: is anything else inured (ligament tears, arthritis)? Where is the tear located? Is it reparable... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Soft dressing: Several rolls of a soft dressing called webril (or cast padding ). Followed by 1-2 lightly wrapped ace bandages.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Stiff shoes: Wearing a wide, stiff soled shoe may help. Ice, elevation and advil (ibuprofen) should also help.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Nerve: Unless you have a history of bone cancer (osteosarcoma), this sounds more like a pinched nerve in your neck.
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Perhaps: The key is that you shouldn't have any pain during the activity. Usually a non impact activity (like biking) should be less stress on your ankle than ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Depends: The younger you are and the more active you are, the more you should consider the surgery. If you have a problem with instability, then you should cer... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Very possible: Any calf pain or swelling after a prolonged sitting could be indicative of a dvt. In medicine we have very little reason to ignore calf pain without ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
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Tendonitis: The patella tendon connects the kneecap to the tibia. Tendonitis is an overuse syndrome. The best treatment is rest, ice and an anti-inflammatory ea... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Torn meniscus: A torn meniscus is usually the result of a twisting injury. Symptoms include pain along the joint, swelling, catching or locking of the knee. An MRI w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Ligaments: The acl and mcl are ligaments that connect the femur bone to the tibia bone. The mcl will usually heal by itself. If there are symptoms of knee inst... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Surgery?: The majority of meniscus tears in younger people are treated surgically. If the meniscus is torn in the correct spot, it can be repaired, unfortunatel... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
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Varies : It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Range of motion and strengthening for your upper extremities is a good idea. Especially if you may undergo surgery for your hips.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Yes: The more active you are, the more you depend on an intact acl. If you have the feeling of instability, or that your knee is giving out, then you shoul... Read More
A female asked:
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Possibly: Carpal tunnel is the result of a nerve being squeezed in the area of your wrist. If you squeeze a nerve in your neck (by having compressed discs in y... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Ganglion cyst: Most bumps on the dorsal side of the wrist are gangklion cysts. These are outpouchings of joint fluid from the wrist the wrist joint, which present a... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: Meniscus tears usually cause catching, locking or the feeling of instability to the knee. Swelling is also very commion. Of course having pain when g... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
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Depends: Fractures typically take 6 weeks to heal, however the symptoms should start gettin gbetter within the first 2 weeks.
A 60-year-old female asked:
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Depends: If the pain has been present for more than 2 weeks, it may need to be evaluated further. Locking, catching, or giving out are signs of.A more serious... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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No: The meniscus root refers to where the meniscus is torn. A displaced tear means the meniscus is torn, and has shifted from its normal position.
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Usually from the top: Most of the time the pain starts in the buttocks and radiates down to the calf or foot. It is possible the pain can occur lower in the leg first
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Neck: Pins and needles usually is the sign of a pinched nerve. The most common site would be in the lower part of your cervical spine. Could be from an irr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Not much: The rods are relativley light, they are usually hollow and made of titanium. I doubt they weigh more than a few ounces.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Xray: Pain just in the area of the wrist joint could be a sprain. Pain directly on a bone usually means a fracture. The best way to decipher between the t... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
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Most likely : Most simple fractures heal up eventfully in 6 weeks
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Xray: Pain just in the area of the wrist joint could be a sprain. Pain directly on a bone usually means a fracture. The best way to decipher between the t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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RICE: Rest, ice, compression (ie. An off the shelf knee brace) and elevation. If the pain is present for more than 2 weeks it may warrant a visit to your lo... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Possibly sciatica: Pinching a nerve in your low back (occasionally from a disc problem) can cause a burning pain down your leg.
A 66-year-old female asked:
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Medicare: In general medicare covers supartz (hyaluronic acid) type injections, of course you need to have a secondary insurance to cover the 20% that medicare ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Serious: This is a significant knee injury, but not uncommon. Usually treated with surgery for the acl and meniscus. Many times the lcl will heal on its own w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Varies : It depends on whetherr or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Occasionally : By definition, a sprained ankle is stretched out ligaments. There is a chance that the ligaments are so stretched out that surgery can become necessa... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rudolph is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rudolph is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was told it needed operating on, last they decided not to. Do u believe they may of made a mistake? Im in as much pain as i was 7monthsago
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you . Bethametason injection helped me 40-50%, and I stop taking NSIDS. I have never though uphill biking could damage my patella.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks a lot! I expected as much, but it's nice to hear it from a professional. I'll follow your advice, and see how it goes :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Monmouth Medical Center

Awards

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Top Doctor, First Place, Allentown, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Allentown, PA - Winter
2013
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