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Dr. Roger Palutsis

Sports Medicine
Alliance, OH
37 years experience male

Locations

Carnation Clinic

Alliance, OH

Address

1401 S Arch Street, Alliance, OH
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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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

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

110 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Although a clinical exam can diagnose a displaced meniscus, and be very suggestive of a non-displaced meniscus tear, the definative diagnosis other ar... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Stretching: Initial treatment is to stop the offending cause (running, jumping), rest, ice, NSAID's. The cure for this problem is to stretch the hamstring tendon... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The subchondrsl cyst and sclerosis actually refers to the bone that the rotator cuff attaches to. This is a more common finding as we get older (sorry... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: In most cases the aircast brace is appropriate tx for post tib tendonitis. Occasionally a brace that locks the heal itself might be necessary. With t... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Touching!: A full knee exam c/o inspection for alignment, swelling. Also evaluating rom, palpation for pain and instability. Usual also standing x-rays & sometim... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Yes!: Ice skating is a great form of exercise for your legs. It helps your overall cardio as well. Keep at it.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Calorie Burner: By exercising specific muscle groups, you effectively strengthen those muscles directly by hypertrophy. This leads to burning calories which in turn ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Sounds like you might have the beginning of carpal tunnel syndrome. This usually wakes you up with numbness affecting the thumb, index, and long finge... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Possible tear: I assume this is based on an MRI test. I am impressed with how specific the description is. High quality mri. Basicly it shows that there has been ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Difficult to say without an exam. Usually celulitis will resolve with oral antibiotics. The question is whether your knee warmth is due to inflamati... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Not always: Most thumb fractures can be treated with a splint and not a cast. Fractures to the metacarpal (hand bone of the thumb) usually are best treated with a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Probably inflammatio: If your pain is truly under the knee cap, more than likely this represents inflammation of the cartilage or "pinching" of the soft tissue in the knee.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
On Right Track: Be patient. Excercise is an important part of a weight loss strategy. Once hour a day is great! however, you still need to restrict your total calo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Referred pain: Your pain could be due to either aggrivation of a pulled muscle in the back. It could also be referred from irritation of the nerves that innervate t... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
More arthritis?: With your history of a partial knee replacement on the other side, it is possible this is related to arthritis or possibly a torn meniscus. I would su... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Back: Primary hip pain is located in the groin or very upper thigh and buttock area. If you are having symptoms down your leg past your knee and into the f... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
FamilyMD/Chiropacter: You can start with your family doctor who can evaluate you and perhaps recommend xrays and probably physical therapy. A great start would be with a c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Hard work.: A tka requires a dedication to follow the postop therapy. Usually, pts are in the hospital for 3-4 days, and either go home for outpt therapy, or go ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Options: At the age of 44, you need to seek out an opinion about your arthritis from an orthopaedist who is fully versed in the full array of treatment options... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: There are new advances in all joint replacement surgery. This includes minimally invasive surgery, computer assisted surgery, custom knee cutting blo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Fracture Type: The answer depends on the type of hip fracture and the type of surgery. Usually most hip fractures heal within 3 months. A partial hip replacement r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Same but different : Carpal tunnel causes numbness to the thumb, index, and long fingers. It usually is not painful. Arthrits is pain at a joint level and is descriped ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Get an xray: Christy, it is very difficult to sustain a dislocaion of an elbow in that it takes a signicant impact for that to occur. Rest and ice and support for... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Non-loading: At 42 and with a history of arthitis, you want to minimize the load across the knee joint. You want to focus on keeping your quad strong. The best e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Patience!: The normal timeframe is at least 4 months. We orthopods say that it isn't unusual for healing all the way until 8 months out. The fact that it is an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Arthritis: The main reason for the loss of explosiveness is due to the fact that in essence a microfracture is arthritis of the knee. That leads to protective m... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Which type?: I assume you mean arthroscopic surgery. Certain procedures such as repairing a torn cartilage have very little pain. Others, such as rotator cuff re... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon for a dislocated shoulder to be asssociated with nerve injury. This can be either numbness or even muscle paralysis. The good new... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Not necessarily: Clicking of the thumb can indicate an early tendonitis which might turn into a trigger thumb in which the thumb actually locks. I wouldn't worry as l... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
1:: 1. Monitor blood pressure 2. Take baby Aspirin 3. Review family history 4. Discuss with family md.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Myth:: Myth: fibromyalgia does not cause arthritis. Answer: fibro is the 2nd leading cause of arthitis!
A member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 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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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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