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Dr. Audie Rolnick

Orthopedic Surgery
plantation, FL
42 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

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458 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Look elsewhere: Sometimes shoulder pain can come from other areas and be referred, such as the neck. Also sometimes pt is necessary if there are muscle imbalances and... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
See below: isometric muscle contraction is without joint motion. for example a quad set where you tighten the muscle in a fixed position. isotonic involves joint... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Depends: If bones are normal density, no pathology, and was related to no trauma and no nerve damage... Generally about 6 weeks.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Yes: Tingling is non specific and might indicate superficial nerve irritation. Pain certainly can come from recurrent rotator cuff injury.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Variable: Can be weeks or months. Need to do aggressive stretching. Might need pt, injections, meds, bracing. Sometimes even needs surgery.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
No: No. Cubital tunnel will cause numbness going away from the nerve.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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Get checked: Can be dvt. Many things need to be ruled out. Better see a physician.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Yes: good to have mixture of protein and carbs after weight lifting sessions. this helps restore energy sources and build muscle
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Get evaluated: See ortho. Can be anything from plantaris rupture to internal derangement including meniscal tears, or articular cartilage injury.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
About now: Usually about 3 months.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Pain: Pain, limping , weakness.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Not normal: Nerve on inside for hamstring graft is saphenous, or the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve. Can be from bandage, retraction or damage. Talk ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Maybe: Limited motion actively(by you) and passively(by someone else) are both limited in "frozen shoulder". Can be post op complication. May be something el... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Patellofemoral: Can be patellofemoral or meniscal or the joint cartilage itself. Should be checked out.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Might be: Radial nerve swings around the humerus in the lower third. If this nerve is stretched, compressed , bothered or injured can cause numbness+/-weakness.... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Variable: No age limit. Arthroscopic soft tissue reconstruction might be enough. Sometimes more complicated needing muscle or bone procedures.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Patellofemoral: Often kneecap pain will cause more pain going down hill.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
No: Can cause pain and stiffness. Can cause headaches and spasm. Can cause burning and numbness. Can even cause leg and arm problems. . If it is so severe... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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42 years experience
Pain: pain,loss of motion,weakness
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Ulna.: Usually about 6 weeks.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Complicated: any atrophy? strongly recommend neuro consult to begin with if no trauma and negative MRI LS spine. make sure there are no impinging lesions on the fe... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Stenosing tenosynovi: Usually painful, can cause locking (or triggering). Swollen tendon sheath under pulley system in hand. Can respond to cortisone injections and splinti... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Sometimes: This is one of many products in class of injectable hyaluronic acids. Not clear exactly how they work but they help with inflammation, cartilage , and... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Depends: How old is fx? Sometimes just taping and time. Was it xrayd ? Sometimes needs casting and/or surgical intervention.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Pain: Injury to outer side of knee generally can lead to stretching and injury to mcl on inner side of knee. Should see ortho. Need thorough exam, x-rays an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Can't.: Need to see ortho for thorough exam , x-rays and possible testing.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Injuries?: If on both sides most likely not strains. Especially if no injuries. You are young so there might be some ergonomic issues. Have to rule out lumbar sp... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
maybe: As long as it does not cause pain down the leg it is fine.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Yes: generally responds to activity modification, PT and antiinflammatories. If MRI and bone scan is positive this can be addressed surgically if fails con... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Upper extremity: connect through the shoulder and ligaments. The AC and SC joints connect the bones. muscles maintain positioning.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Variable: Assuming fracture has been ruled out can take several weeks to heal a bruise.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
No: Too soon. Have your dr. Arrange for some physical therapy. Too much cortisone not healthy.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Many: can try potassium or magnesium. stretching. need to get to the source. is it vascular,related to electrolytes or non specific cause?
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Yes: May be painful but walking is safe.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Positional: Generally this is a sleep positional issue with tightness and muscle spasm around the nerves under the armpit. Can be from neck also. If it goes away ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Slow and steady: eating good proteins and pectoralis strengthening exercises such as bench press and push ups
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Yes: Sometimes patellofemoral(kneecap) problems are more prominent while driving.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Ignore: Weight bearing exercises give modest bone stress which helps osteoporosis.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
No cure: Many things are picked up on testing that are normal or incidental findings. In this case i would not be concerned.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Sure.: As long as any real problems have been ruled out i'm sure that you can find multiple websites with access to core strengthening exercises. If not, yo... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Many causes: May be postural. For example if you work at a computer at work all day. Can be other reasons like a pinched nerve. Get checked out if persists.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Rest: can use splint or sling for 2-3 weeks , then range of motion. as long as it remains non displaced
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Trauma?: Prior surgery?Swelling? Fever? Med hx? Too many posibilities. Need an evaluation with xrays.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Can't: Need xrays. Can be pain free with fibrous union.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Seems excessive: weight loss is combination of eating well and exercise. 10 kg is a substantial amount of weight to take off in a month
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Maybe: depends how far post op you are. if there is any pain get checked out. especially calf. wear support hose and take asa when flying.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Wow.: huge question. get evaluated by nutritionist. maybe not getting enough calories! maybe eating the wrong foods. maybe workouts aren't correct.
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A female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Maybe: usually hematoma. but can be a fracture. X-ray if no better. ice.on blood thinners?
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Maybe: is it aligned normally? ice and rigid shoe. taping. get X-rays and evaluation
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
42 years experience
Pain: needs evaluation and immobilization if it is a non-displaced fx
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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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