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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin

Orthopedic Surgery
Carrollton, GA
25 years experience male

Locations

Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic

Carrollton, GA

Address

150 Clinic Ave., Carrollton, GA
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My office hours

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

7708346118

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic

Villa Rica, GA

About

Bio

I am a fellowship trained board certified orthopedic spine surgeon, with interest in optimizing nonoperative treatment prior to consideration of surgery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
None known: I am not aware of any supplements that have been specifically shown to promote bone fusion growth. You do need, of course, protein and calcium and vi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Several options: Different conditions can cause backache, such as muscle weakness/deconditioning, lumbar sprain/strain, early disc degeneration, early arthritis in the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unusual: Typically crepitus is caused by degeneration of the knee, which would be unheard of in a toddler. Alternatively, inflammation or infection could caus... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: To some extent, this depends on the type and location of the fracture, and whether it was open, but since the thumb is an opposable digit, it is excee... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Several options: Multiple conditions could cause pain in the collarbone, such as a fracture, a lesion within the collarbone, pathology in the upper lung, etc. See a p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Not recommended: This would not be recommended, because both are muscle relaxants.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Loss of sensation: Destruction of the dorsal root ganglion would interrupt the sensory pathway of that particular nerve - therefore, one would be expected to have numbne... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly nerves: Pinched lumbar nerves can cause pain that runs down through the legs. Even simple deconditioning could cause leg soreness - you may want to try putti... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Several options: I'm going to assume that you're referring to spinal pinched nerves. Treatment options include physical therapy, medications (i.e. Membrane stabilizer... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Back pain: Frequent sitting can certainly contribute to back pain, either from relative deconditioning or from poor posture or both. You may be able to help you... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Physical therapy: Sprained necks can take weeks to months to heal. By far the most important treatment is early and persistent physical therapy - the quicker you work ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
See a physician: If this has been going on for some time you should definitely see a physician. Your pain could be anything from chest pathology (i.e. The lungs) to s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
See a physician: Gallstones are a common condition which can lead to pain in the abdomen associated with nausea. If this is the case, a cholecystectomy (surgical remo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Conservative care: Don't worry about your mri. As long as the MRI did not show any acute findings such as significant disc herniation or a fracture or dislocation, your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Patellar symptoms: It sounds like you have symptoms at your patella (knee cap). Many young patients have what's called chondromalacia, which refers to worn cartilage be... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: I would definitely recommend seeing a physician for further evaluation, especially to make sure the baby is ok. Unfortunately, this forum cannot othe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: First, you should know that knee and wrist pain would arise from completely different parts of the spine (knee pain would arise from lumbar pathology,... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes/no: It is possible to be born with 1 retroverted hip and 1 normal hip. The retroverted hip wouldn't necessarily be shorter though. Retroversion should b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is a fairly nonspecific question. Heart ache suggests chest pain, which, if persistent, needs to be evaluated by a physician. Dep... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
No: I'm assuming you mean osteogenesis imperfecta. Oi is a condition of the connective tissues, primarily manifesting with bony fragility. Oi would not ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Friction: This refers to friction between your patellar tendon (the part just under your kneecap), and the end of your femur. Misalignment of the patella can b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Several options: There are multiple potential causes, such as lumbar sprain/strain, kidney pathology, abdominal pathology, spinal disc disease, etc. See a physician f... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Any: Osteoporosis refers to decreased bone mass, which results in bony fragility. Typically, osteoporosis is considered to be diffuse within a particular ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
As long as healing: As long as your fractures are healed or well on the way to healing, and as long as you are progressing well with ambulating, and as long as you have b... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Wait: I'd give it more time, and wait it out overnight. In most cases the symptoms will completely resolve by then. If not, definitely call your doctor ag... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unclear: This could be simply from weakness in the leg (since you haven't worked out in a while), or could be an injury at your ankle/foot, or could be due to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
See a physician: Worst case scenario, a stiff neck associated with fever could represent a meningitis, so be sure you have had evaluation with a physician at least onc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Time: Unfortunately the pain from rib fractures can be severe and make it difficult to do normal daily activities. Stay on top of your pain medications (i.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Therapy, exercise: Mainly this involves physical therapy and constant self-reminders - consider going to a physical therapist for evaluation. Regular exercise can help ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely: These are almost certainly not related to one another.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Unless you have something urgent like a high fever or a red +/- draining wound or trouble breathing, i don't think the er is necessary. Instead, you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Persistence: The most basic answer is to be regular and persistent with your workouts, and gradually increase the number of pushups every couple of days and you sh... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unusual: That is certainly unusual but since we are all wired just a little differently, it's certainly not out of the question.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: For a neck sprain after a workout, I do think it would be reasonable to try conservatively with time/observation, ice, anti-inflammatories, and gentle... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: This entirely depends on your goals. If you are trying to build enormous size then you will have a goal of more weight gain than someone who is just ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Core strengthening: In general terms, you will want to work on core strengthening and stretching. Also don't forget generalized conditioning such as regular walking. Th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes eventually: If you are currently being treated for a meniscus tear, it would be wise to avoid soccer for the time being until you have completed treatment. In th... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Potentially yes: It sounds as if you may have stenosis, which refers to compression/impingement upon the spinal nerves due to narrowing of the spinal canal, often in p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: If you have severe associated stenosis (pinched nerves) with the spinal subluxations-misalignments, then i would avoid chiropractic manipulations. Ho... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Both: Honestly, both are bad injuries. A compound fracture is old terminology - current terminology is open fracture, meaning the fracture has protruded th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: It sounds as if you had a hand fracture which did not heal in a perfect position. If it's simply a cosmetic issue, and your hand is completely functi... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: Bad circulation could certainly contribute to delayed bone healing, but circulation can be easily checked by assessing pulses and/or studies (such as ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Primary physician: I would recommend starting with your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and initiate treatment. If your symptoms remain persistent, it w... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Nonspecific: The pain you describe could be due to a number of different possibilities - facet (joint) mediated pain, si joint pathology, herniated disc, degenerat... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: As with any surgery, complications can happen and may have a negative effect. A failed hip replacement would likely affect women and men similarly in... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: If the bump is superficial and fatty in nature then it may be simply a benign lipoma, which does not require any treatment. If the bump is deep and/o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Hematoma: If you are seeing a hematoma/ecchymosis on your stomach, then that is most likely a superficial condition (i.e. Under the skin, probably due to seat b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Conservative care: There may by underlying pathology, such as early disc degeneration, causing the spasms, or you may have unknowingly injured your back. A mild scolios... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely: A torn ligament is a serious injury which typically occurs only with significant trauma such as a ski accident or sports injury. A torn ligament will... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
?Pregnant?: The first thing us doctors are going to think when we see a young woman who has missed a period is: could she be pregnant? A pregnancy test is going ... Read More

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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for the information. I left the nerve irritated for 3 yrs my surgeon said it was possible. I hope more time may calm the nerve down
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your quick reply. I have been using heat, ibuprofen and stretching. I will add ice and a topical cream to my treatment.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for responding, now I have a better understanding and I think it's time for me to see a doctor about it. Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon, Second Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Georgia - Spring
2014

Affiliations

North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Medical Association

Publications

Surgical repair of distal biceps tendon rupture complicated by median nerve entrapment.A case report.
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