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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes!: Ice skating is a great form of exercise for your legs. It helps your overall cardio as well. Keep at it.
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
1:: 1. Monitor blood pressure 2. Take baby Aspirin 3. Review family history 4. Discuss with family md.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: I'm not sure your age or level of education. A Team Physician (like myself) is usually an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Many teams also have a Primary Care P... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Referral: If this is not an acute problem, the er would probably refer to your family doctor or more than likely an orthopedic surgeon. It would be more cost e... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Initially swelling would be normal. Elevating your hand and moving your fingers should help with this. After several weeks, there should not be hand... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Medication: His response is not normal. I would be worried that his issues might be related to possible pain medication or even blood thinner use. I would sugge... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Very young: Partial knee replacements are very successful and predictable surgeries. My biggest concern is that you are VERY young for a partial knee replacement... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Go to ER NOW!: Although your age speaks against it, you absolutely need to rule out heart ischemia or pending heart attack. Go to the er now! if workup negative, t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Increase Stress: The mild uptake usually indicates that there is increased stress either from early arthritis or from increase pressure from overloading a particular j... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Doubt it: Most heel fractures require a fall. The bruising would be expected. More than likely you bruised your achilles' tendon. I would ice and maybe even use... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Timing is everything: The simple answer is yes. If not operated on, pt with rom and quad strengthening will be initiated once your doctor feels it is stable. Following surg... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Age matters: The cause of hip pain can be related to age. In younger patients, pain can be related to bursitis, muscle strain, or even a hip cartilage tear. The ... 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 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Cold, dry air: I would guess that this may be because of breathing in cold, dry air. This can definately dry out the mucosum of the throat. Try using a scarf to br... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Plica Pinch: More than likely you are pinching a band of synovial tissue in your knee under your kneecap. It gets inflamed with squats and bending. When you sit an... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Not really: Muscle weakness refers to the actual strength of a muscle. You improve weakness with specific exercises to hypertrophy the muscle. Muscle fatigue re... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Uncommon, age: If the partial knee replacement is performed correctly, one should expect it to last for many years. At the age of 38, you still need to avoid runnin... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Need some treatment: Tfcc ligament tears usually do not heal without some form of treatment. I do feel that it may be worth a course of a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injec... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Not sure if your weightlifting is new or not for you. If you had surgery you surely may have scar tissue that may give you pain. Of course, a tendon... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Need PT: Most surgeons recommend physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery to help with motion and guide the success of a repair. Sounds like you may be dev... 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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