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Dr. Audie Rolnick

Orthopedic Surgery
plantation, FL
40 years experience

Locations

orthopaedic center of south florida

plantation, FL

Address

600 s. pine island rd., suite 400, plantation, FL
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Bio

I have been in practice for 25 years in South Florida. I practice general Orthopaedic Surgery with a strength in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. I also do a fair amount of joint replacements. I am interested in fitness and nutrition.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Many causes: Need to r/o local problems. Then need to r/o vascular vs. Nerve problems. Too many causes to list.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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No: Generally the symptoms get better however.Usually doesn't need surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: Tennis elbow is on outside of elbow. No nerves in that area.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Several: Most commonly stomach, liver, kidney, cardiac must be watched.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Post: post workout protein and carbs are best to re nourish and replenish. this will help build muscle
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Many choices: Generally compression and/or repetitive low level trauma to the volar(undersurface) of the wrist.
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Strain: Strain should heal with rest. Should get checked out to make sure it is nothing more serious like herniated disc. Rest.
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Depends: If the supplement is limited to just whey protein , when you take this drink its as if you were eating a high protein food. Should not be any risk at ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Many choices: Planks, situps, squats, cross body rotational pulls, etc. You might look up on computer or speak with a physical therapist.
A 60-year-old female asked:
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Rest: Rest, time, heat, stretching, pt.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: Usually initial degree of displacement is the worst. Should be ok in cast. Needs to have serial xrays. Needs moderate displacement for surgery in a 12... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Anterior knee pain: That is what its known as in medical talk. Generally that implies patellofemoral pathology. Can be anything from chondromalacia)simple cartilage softe... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Not quite: Strength training uses glycogen stores and breaks down muscle. Workouts can generate Lactic Acid in your muscles and body. Drinking and eating (food a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Time: takes time to heal. need some stretching xercises. may need some PT. don't return back to dance until 100% can take several weeks to heal
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Strength training: All weight lifting activities will ultimately build muscle. Must have proper nourishment also.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Different tests: if you can flex your wrist and bend your thumb back and if it can touch your forearm, that is one test for hypermobility.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Soon: If you had no trauma and are healthy i would start thinking about seeing an orthopedist after about a week. Can not begin to go through the different... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Several: Best one that i can think of would be go to a stair and go halfway off with your heels . Do calf raises. This is the best one i'm aware of. Can speak ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Anti-inflammatory ca: Used as anti-inflammatories. Can be used to help control pain and inflammation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Generally 3: usually dead lifts, squats and bench pressing are total body power lifting xercises to begin with
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Rest: rest,ice, lumbar support,OTC advil, (ibuprofen) time. if not getting better need evaluation and possible PT. maybe more.
A 42-year-old male asked:
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Complicated: Rarely is it recommended to repair slap tear over 40. Can be issue with knots from sutures or implants. Also may not have healed. Can be scar tissue. ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
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Eating and exercise: No magic. Eating correctly and exercise are the only ways to get fit and lose weight.
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Usually not: The plica itself should not recur after excision. May be inflammation or scar tissue.
A 39-year-old female asked:
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A 67-year-old male asked:
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Hard to say: Have dr. Who performed procedure take a look. Maybe a little too much golf too soon.
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Chest inflammation: Pain and inflammation where the rib cage meets the sternum in the middle of the chest.
A 53-year-old female asked:
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Spinal referred: Can be consistent with pinched nerve from lumbar spine. Can be a local hip or thigh problem-i.E pulled hamstring or piriformis syndrome.
A 71-year-old male asked:
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Up to 6 months: Can take up to 6 months to fully recuperate.
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Maybe not enough: Very difficult bone to get to heal. Sometimes it it takes alot longer than 3 weeks. Sometimes even requires surgery.
A 65-year-old female asked:
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When pain free: Usually a couple of weeks. Brace helps. Quad and hamstring exercises help. Usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal if isolated mcl.
A 67-year-old female asked:
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Complicated: Might be scar tissue.My be stiffness, might be malpositioning of a component. Might be quad weakness. Might be infection, might be loosening. Too many... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
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Maybe: Odd to still have pain 6 mths later. Maybe not related? Walking should not be a problem if fully healed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Rest/time: Can take several weeks. As soon as pain diminishes can start some pt. Stretching may be helpful. Sometimes takes many weeks or months to fully heal.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Usually: Acl will generally scar down to the pcl. The need for surgery is based on stability, other injuries, lifestyle.
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Repaired or removed: Depends. If removal can weight bear as tolerated and get rid of crutches when able. If repaired, different story. Takes at least 6 weeks to heal. Must... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
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MRI: Yes, anywhere there is a joint, tendon sheath you can get ganglion. Aspiration will yield fluid in case of ganglion. If no fluid obtained MRI should b... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
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R/o muscle rupture: Did you feel a pop? Was it after hitting a ball? Bruising on back of arm is triceps injury, on the front can be an injury to the biceps tendon. Should... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
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Possible: Mri will give information to diagnose. Swelling and stiffness is not specific for one particular injury.
A 51-year-old female asked:
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PT tendonitis: At your age most likely post tibial tendon syndrome. Pain, inflammation , weakness, tearing. If weak on one foot is a dysfunctional post tib. Achilles... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
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Maybe: Depends on tissue quality, age of tear, expertise of your surgeon, bone quality, ability to follow post op regimen.
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Very possible: Process is not exclusive to one or the other. Is generally an anatomic issue.
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Allergy?: Sounds like some type of allergy. Might be to the prep material, brace, medication, padding. Doubt that it is related to anything implanted for the su... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Pediatric or adult?: If you mean adult and occurs over time then it is usually related to arthritis in the inner aspect of the knee joint.
A 65-year-old female asked:
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Tendon issue: arthritis can affect your gait. depending on the knee deformity it's possible to overload parts of the foot straining the post tib tendon which suppor... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
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Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatories such as alleve, advil (ibuprofen) etc. Over the counter are useful. Also heat, massage are useful. Your dr. Can prescribe physical ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Maybe: If you damaged your meniscus you, and that is the only thing addressed with surgery, you are at risk for further joint damage including arthritis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Need more info: The information you have given is not enough. It is possible that an acl tear can block motion but usually this gets better with time. The bigger issu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Related?: Not certain they're related. However if they are then there can be a pinched nerve from the cervical spine or maybe thoracic outlet syndrome.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rolnick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rolnick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I did. Neuro seems to think it's a lateral cutaneous nerve compression, but prednisone isn't working for it. OH well. But thanks anyways!
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Thanks for your quick reply! My doctor referred me for both but said the X-ray wasnt important as he didn't think anything was broken, he suggested physio or surgery
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Yesterday Id done 700 after a 5day break and this morning I could barely walk!! SO glad to know a Dr. visit is unnecessary.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Second Place, Florida - Summer
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon, Second Place, Florida - Spring
2014
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