Dr. Roger Palutsis

Sports Medicine
Alliance, OH
38 years experience male

Locations

Carnation Clinic

Alliance, OH

Address

1401 S Arch Street, Alliance, OH
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3308231446

Office

Alliance, OH

About

Bio

Team physician for Mount Union University for 21 years; Active with local Medical Society; Immersed with four busy children and their activities; Currently involved with research and publications with Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery

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Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

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110 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Weeks: Usually the pain if better than before the surgery quit readily, the swelling however can last for several weeks. If there is arthrits in the knee, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Timing matters: Early after acl surgery, the focus should be on rom of the knee. Straight leg raises, electrical stim, hamstring curls, calf raises are all safe as l... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Quad strengthening: I assume you mean a torn acl that has not been repaired. The best focus is building up your quadraceps. This can include wall sits, straight leg rai... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Pain: First, if you're mom had a tha 30 years ago, she already has beaten the odds of needing a revision. She should be getting xrays every few years. The... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Ligament Injury: Gamekeeper's thumb is a term that describes an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb. This is on the side closest to the index finger ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Pain: The main reason for surgery is for pain. I would hesitate to suggest surgery just based on an MRI finding without pain. At 24 years old, you might h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
4 Months: The healing time for a femur fracture is variable. The type of fracture, as well as its location and possibly type of surgery come into play. Also, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Behave yourself: At the age of 29, thinning of your cartiage is unusual. This is usually seen on an MRI that can see the thickness of the articular cartilage. I woul... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
A fair amount: Pain is a very subjective issue for each patient. Total Knee replacements are more painful than total hip or partial knee replacements. There are ce... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Suggest MRI: It is possible you may have torn one of the muscles that cross the hip joint. Another strong possibility is that you may have torn your labrum or joi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes and No: Sports medicine doctors are usually orthopaedic surgeons that have gone on for further training in the area of sports medicine. There are doctors tha... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Very Common: Rotator cuff injuries are most frequently seen in the sport of baseball. The reason is that all positions involve throwing, with the pitcher and catc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Evaluate: With a known ligament injury on the side of the wrist, it's hard to know if the prominence is related to the original injury or not. Your ligament in... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
R.I.C.E: Initially after surgery, rx pain medication will be required. Afterwards, nsaid's and tylenol (acetaminophen) will help, along with ice and elevation... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Great deal: Your question is somewhat vague. Personally, I do minimally invasive surgery using custom, uncemented tka implants which is very important for the yo... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Not sure if you mean the same knee or not. The opposite knee is not a problem. Occasionally it is appropriate to do an arthoscopy of the replaced jo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Sprain vs break: Sounds like you may have sprained your wrist. Most sprains improve with rest, ice, nsaids and removable splints. If it doesn't improve in 7-10 days, i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Hopefully at the age of 32 this is not about you. Knee surgery is more painful than other joint replacements, and usually requires a hospital stay of... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes!: If your daughter has increase joint laxity and has visible curvature of her spine, she needs to see a pediatric orthopaedic surgery immediately to get... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Therapy: Although i can give some suggestions, you should be actively involved in physical therapy and follow their guidlines. I suggest a home pulley, using ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall s... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Take it seriously: Because of the possibility of this being related to either a heart or lung issue which could be very serious, i would get this checked out immediately... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Timing: Musculoskeletal pain is always worse at night when there are no sensory distractions. Make sure you don't excercise right before bedtime, and even tak... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Research: The orthopaedic community continues to improve outcomes through a variety of avenues. It is necessary to speak to your surgeon directly. After surge... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Evalutation: Difficult to say for sure. If you have a tendonitis, this should improve with rest, ice, time, and possibly a wrist brace. My concern is that you mi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
He's Correct: Although this is an unusual occurance, your surgeon is correct. It may take as long as 1 year to get full improvement. No guarantee though. Physica... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Age matters: At the age of 31, the healing of a clavicle fracture can take a full 3 to 4 months. Smoking is a negative factor for healing. Young children heal as... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Lossen Dressing: I would make sure the dressing is not too tight. If there is an ace wrap, i would remove it and see if the numbness and swelling improve. Otherwise,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Patient preference: There really is no particular :"best" season for having a total joint replacement. In the snow belt, sometimes the snow season for driving back and f... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Therapy?: Not sure of the question. I feel that all patients need physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery. This focuses on motion of the shoulder, progres... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly surgery: A baker's cyst is swelling behind the knee that usually indicates a tear of a meniscus cartilage. The can come and go in size and symptoms. Usually ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Not often: The simple answer is "yes". However, it is rather unusual for both to be done simultaneously. Make sure your surgeon has had that particular type of ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Stress Fracture?: Sounds like you may have had a stress fracture of your lower leg. These do take time to develop and are difficult to diagnose. The main treatment is... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Rest: It depends on which side of the arm. On the top (dorsal) stretch by bending the hand and wrist downwards and work on gentle wrist extension exercises... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Regeneration: The answer is simple: your bone can regenerate whereas cartilage cannot. Once the cartilage is gone, it is gone. It can only be replaced by a live ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Relax: All muscles in our body can have a spasm. This would include the muscles of your neck and head. I would not worry about an occasional or rare spasm.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Tracking Proble,: It sounds like your knee cap is having issues with the tracking in the femur groove. This is not an uncommon issue. X-rays with "sunrise" view lend a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Unusual for tha at age 35. Not unusual for initial groin pain after sitting for a period of time. This probably indicates inflamation of the muscles... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: As long as your knees are in good shape, running will help tone your arms and legs, as well as your core.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Myth:: Myth: fibromyalgia does not cause arthritis. Answer: fibro is the 2nd leading cause of arthitis!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
3 months: It is difficult to give an exact time for complete healing because of numerous variables such as fracture type, repair technique, location, and other ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Usually: The reason to have a tka is due to pain and loss of normal activities. Most pts are able to walk without any limitations. The amount of flexion post... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Orthopaedic Surgeon: I would suggest a seeing an orthopaedic surgeon. He or she would be able to determine the nature of the cyst by exam or x-ray, and offer the appropri... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Tight tendons: A common cause of posterior knee pain in adolescents it having tight hamstrings. As one hits puberty, the bones can grow faster than the tendons and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Both: Knowing the diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear, that is the source for your weakness. The impingement causes pain, which in itself, will manifest itsel... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Pillow support: Usually the best position is to have the affected knee supported on a pillow with the knee slightly flexed. Unfortunately, I have many patients that ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Arthitis: Patients need to have symptomatic pain from arthritis of the hip. This is confirmed with exam and x-rays. Before surgery, wt loss, arthritis medicine,... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Sports Clinic: I would suggest seeing a Sports Medicine doctor as he/she will be able to diagnosis and treat your daughters ankle injury in the most efficient manner... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Muscle contraction: Without getting to technical, your muscles contract on a cellular level in order for the muscle to work. In order for this muscles to contract, k+ an... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Palutsis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Palutsis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Is it possible for a 4 month old tfcc tear to heal on its own. Pain is 1/10 when i do a curling motion but doesn't seem to be going away. Wi
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Thanks for your quick reply! In a car wreck in nov.feels like it rebroke.got tp wait two months fpr a mri.it hurts if twisting
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much. I had a feeling something in the knee is causing it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC

Awards

Outstanding Instructor Award, 2010, Physician Assistant Program; University of Mount Union
Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Year, 2009
Teaching Attending of the Year Award, 1999-2000

Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hughston Sports Medicine Society
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Publications

"Avoiding Major and Minor Pitfalls of 2-Incision Total HIp Arthroplasty"
One Surgeon's Experience with the 2-Incision Technique for Total Hip Arthroplasty, First 200 Cases
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