Dr. Jason Rudolph

Orthopedic Surgery
Bethlehem, PA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bethlehem, PA

Address

3101 Emrick Blvd, Bethlehem, PA
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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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158 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Tough problem: First try all of the conservative options: bracing, therapy, steroid injections, viscosupplemention injections (synvisc, Supartz, (hyaluronic acid) et... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
When healed: It should be healed on X-ray, but also non tender before you should begin walking
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Difficult problem: If you truly have a thinned heel pad, it is a tough problem. The best solution is through proper shoe wear (running sneakers are best). Also silicone ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
No : The longer you wait, the more time the fracture will heal in a bad position. The surgery would be much more difficult and result in more scar tissue a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Location.: Bursitis can occur in many locations ( knee, hip, shoulders, etc). Generally a conservative approach ( therapy, nsaids, bracing) is always tried befor... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Not really: Bone contusions are bruises too the bone. They heal in about 4-6 weeks.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Not always: Wearing a splint on your wrist will significantly help your symptoms. Some people will try a cortisone injection to decrease inflammation around the n... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Torn meniscus: It sounds like a classic meniscus tear. This is very common, but most of the time requires surgery to remove the torn segment of the meniscus. Rarely ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Depends: Is it your knee or elbow? Either way it sounds like an overuse injury (?Tendonitis).
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Perhaps: With a meniscus tear and a loose body, there is a good chance that you may develop locking or catching in the knee. It is a good idea to avoid twisti... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Pressure: The sitting position puts the most stress on your low back. Try using a lumbar support on the chair. Also try standing and stretching as much as pos... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Variable: The more you elevate the leg the better immediatly after surgery. This lasts for at least the first 3-4 days. After the acute period, you shuld elev... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Many causes: Locking or giving way of the knee could be from a ligament tear or a cartilage tear (meniscus tear). Sounds like you should see an orthopaedic surgeon... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Varies : It depends on whether 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Depends: There is a big difference between ligaments and tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones, if certain tendons are torn they need to be treated surgic... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Female athletes: There is certainly an increased incidence of acl tears in female athletes. This has been studied quite extensively, and the consensus is generally th... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Cast: Jones fractures are prone to not healing. At the very least a cast and crutches is necessary. If it is not showing signs of healing, surgery may becom... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Possible: If you have persistent ankle pain after 4 months, it is possible you could have more damage than just a sprain. Other possibilities include a tendon ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Carpal tunnel?: Have you been evaluated for the cause of the pain? It could possibly be carpal tunnel syndrome. Wearing a wrist brace (you cn buy at any pharmacy) a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
3 weeks: Usually after a meniscus repair you need to be non weight bearing for at least 3 weeks. With just an acl reconstruction, most of the tim e you will b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Injury?: If you had an injury it is always best to obtain an xray to make sure there hasnt been a fracture. For pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen usu... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Varies : It depends on whether 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Possibly: The long term effects are related more to the fracture itself, rather than the paltes and scews. In normal wrist motion the radius bone rotates around... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Most likely: Ganglions are very common, they are freely mobile, soft and usually non tender. They can also get bigger or smaller.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Trigger finger?: If it is swollen along the palm in line with the finger, or you get occasional locking (unable to move the finger), it could be a trigger finger. Man... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Curve: Dextroconvexity is a fancy way of saying a right sided curvature of your spine. If you are having pain, this is frequently related to muscle spasm, p... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Aspiration: The best way is to get a sample of fluid from inside the knee joint and test it for white blood cells and send the fluid for a culture to see if a bac... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Yes: Pain after 3 weeks does not seem like a sprain, you should get an xray.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Possibly: There are some newer techniques using kinesio-tape (like that seen in the olympic games) may help. Looking into your shoes, and considering inserts f... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Not usually: Osteoporosis causes loss of calcification of the bones, making them weaker. Unless you are having neck pain that is radiating to your head, headaches... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Soon: Usually physical therapy is initiated early after the fracture is healed (sometimes even before complete healing). Most times at the 4 week mark after... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Rest: Sounds like a wrist sprain. Rest, ice, advil (ibuprofen) should help. Buying a wrist brace from a local pharmacy should also help. If the pain is se... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Depends: If you have completely torn your achilles, then it is not something to ignore. It needs to be evaluated and treated, either by surgery or at least ca... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Severity: If the fracture is displaced ( out of alignment), and the patient is healthy, then surgery may be necessary. If it is treated with a cast only, there... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Shin splints: It sounds like an overuse injury. Are you a runner? Shin splints is inflamation of the muscle attachment to your tibia bones. The other possibility... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Could be worse: If the symptoms are not improving on a daily basis, you should have it looked at. The knee could be anything from a simple sprain to a ligament or ca... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
2: Usually recommend no more than 2 injecctions in one site per year, although this can vary from patient to patient and doctor to doctor.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Overuse: Sounds like an overuse injury, such as patella tendinitis. Try ice and an anti inflammatory (advil, alleve, etc). If no better in a couple of days, yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Varies: X-rays are baseline, sed rate, rheumatoid factor, ANA level, lyme titer, CBC are usually performed.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Stress fracture: Without a specific injury, a stress fracture can still occur. The inability to put weight on your foot sounds like this sort of injury.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Surgery: The majority of the time, in an active healthy person surgery is done to repair the torn edges of the tendon. Casting is usually reserved for patient... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Disc pain= leg pain: Usually low back muscle pain stays localized to the lower back, occasionally it can radiate up your spine. Pain from a herniated disc can cause not o... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Possible: If you can't put any weight on the leg, you really should get an x-ray.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Where does it hurt: A torn meniscus usually causes catching, locking or buckling sensation to the knee. It usually occurs after a twisting injury. Many people have some... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
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
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Yes: It is very common to undergo a total knee replacement if a less invasive surgery (such as a partial implant) has failed.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Go back slowly: Follow the reccomendation of your surgeon. After 6 months to a year it is safe to return to sports (if cleared by your surgeon) and you have complete... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Overuse?: Many overuse injuries can occur from running. These range from tendonitis to stress fractures. It is never normal to have severe pain after exercisi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Therapy: The most common treatment remains therapy. If the ligaments are chronically stretched out, and you remain unstable despite , then therapy may become... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
Stress fracture.?: ITB irritation doesn't usually cause severe pain. Some possibilities include a stress fracture, or even possible a torn cartilage a on the outside of... 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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