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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin

Orthopedic Surgery
Carrollton, GA
27 years experience male

Locations

Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic

Carrollton, GA

Address

150 Clinic Ave., Carrollton, GA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 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

817 Answers
269 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely: If you have only occasional knee pains then i think it is unlikely you will do any damage to your knee by doing treadmill or any exercise, for that ma... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
See a physician: This could represent swollen lymph nodes, or benign lipomas, or could even be just your body morphology (just the way you were born). See a physician... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Talk to your doctor: A recent announcement by the european medicines agency recommends restricted use of strontium due to risk for adverse cardiac events, so you should di... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Abdominal: Likely a GI pathology such as colitis - you will need to see your primary care physician for further evaluation, especially if you have any associated... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: If the pain is severe/debilitating, or if there is gross instability of the finger, or if there is significant redness and/or swelling, then i would r... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Unknown: I am not aware of any studies that show that cracking/snapping the back (or any joint, for that matter) is detrimental, and similarly, i am not aware... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Nerve block: Nerve blocks are spinal injections which are localized to specific lumbar nerve roots - often done for diagnostics purposes. These typically do use s... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Degeneration: "corroding" certainly has a negative connotation-in reality, spinal degeneration is a completely normal age-related process. All of us will get older... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain: Often if there is pain and/or underlying pathology in the neck, the muscles will react by tightening or spasming. Stretching and anti-inflammatories ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
See a physician: See a physician for further evaluation. It's possible you may have torn a muscle or tendon and it's even possible to have an avulsion fracture.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
In general yes: In general, yes, although there are some contradictory studies out there. The only times i would advise against chiropractic treatment are if there i... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe: The new burning pain may need evaluation - you may have plantar fasciitis due to treatment/disuse of the fractured foot. A 5th metatarsal fracture as... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
X-ray: Unfortunately the only way to really answer this question is with an x-ray. Even if the x-ray does not show a definite fracture, your doctor may see ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Nerve pain: Stenosis refers to crowding and/or impingement of the nerves or spinal cord - therefore the most common symptoms would be nerve type symptoms in the a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: For ankle sprains, i always tell my patients that the swelling is the last thing to go. In fact, there are patients who develop chronic swelling whic... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Muscle: At your age, it is likely that your pain arises from the large paraspinal muscles that run alongside the spinous processes in the center of your spine... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
No but..: Nothing wrong with working out in and of itself, but my concern would be the disruption of a normal sleep pattern if you were to do this regularly. T... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Days to weeks: It can take days to weeks for the swelling to resolve, but as long as your x-rays show progressive healing of the fracture, then you should see progre... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is a fairly nonspecific description, which could represent cartilage injury/tear, or ligament injury, or cyst, or bone injury/bruis... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Obesity can placed increased stress on your joints, which can increase the chances of injuring the acl. To lessen your chances of acl injury, lose we... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Wrist sprain: Your signs/symptoms suggest a wrist sprain. In addition to ice and ace, a rigid velcro wrist splint to immobilize the wrist may help, as well as nsai... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: This depends on several factors, such as the severity of the fracture, whether the fracture was open or not, and the type of treatment (i.e. Rodding, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Quickly: These are the most minor tears, really just small focal areas of abnormality, which should heal within days to a week or two. Re-evaluate with a phys... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: This depends on how elevated the levels are and whether you have any associated conditions (for example, pregnancy) which are known to cause elevated ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Start small: Start small and gradually increase your exercise program. As long as you have been evaluated by a physician and you have not been found to have any g... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on pt: 55% improvement of pain is pretty good. Often, a 2nd or even 3rd set of shots may need to be done to achieve complete pain relief. It all depends on... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Unclear: If you have had recent trauma, cracked ribs can be diagnosed on ct scan and often times on x-ray also. If you are having pain under the right rib cag... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Disc degeneration: Disc degeneration is essentially an age associated process, with genetics playing a role as well. Unfortunately, science has not figured out how to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Nonspecific: There are a number of possibilities, including soft tissue inflammation, muscle sprain/strain, facet mediated pain, rib fracture, herniated disc, intr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Combination : By body weight exercises, i'm assuming you mean exercises for losing body weight. To accomplish strength and weight loss, you need to do exercises wh... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: In my opinion, treatments such as a spine support and custom insole fall into the category of "won't hurt to try." there is no way to predict which p... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Symptommatic: In most cases skull fractures will heal over time without any specific intervention. If this is the case for your fracture, then simple conservative ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Pinched nerve: Numbness is almost always caused by a pinched nerve. The nerve may be pinched at different points, i.e. In your neck (cervical radiculopathy) or in y... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Hard to say: A mobile soft tissue mass overlying the clavicle is most likely a lipoma, which is simply a benign mass of fatty tissue. A lipoma can be easily excis... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Some: The main risks of delaying hip replacement surgery are loss of hip motion, which can be very difficult to regain, and also increased technical difficu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Degeneration: One of the most common causes of grinding/noise in the knee is chondromalacia, which basically refers to degeneration (wear and tear/aging) of the joi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Methocarbamol comes in 500 mg and 750 mg forms - 3 of the 500 mg tabs would be ok, whereas 3 of the 750 is above the recommended dose. Side effects c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Friends/family: This is just mind over matter. Involve your family and friends to make you accountable for your actions. A hypnotist may work if you're having troub... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes, but: Usually surgery would be required. If you have had bowed legs since childhood, then it would require substantial surgery to reshape the legs. If the b... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Intervals: Interval training can increase your anaerobic threshold. Since intervals involve high intensity bursts with brief rests, they can challenge your anae... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Unclear: Not sure what is being asked here. Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to a median nerve compression syndrome at the wrist. Symptoms include numbness and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
No: By gas accumulation i'm assuming you mean within your GI system - that would not be expected to cause backache. Rather, the expected symptoms of gas ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Surgery: Presumably you have either an ac joint dislocation (shoulder end of collar bone) or a sternoclavicular joint dislocation (chest end). Either way, i'm... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Several options: Tell the doctor exactly what happened, as you did in your question. A fall on the shoulder can cause numerous possible injuries such as a clavicle fr... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Numerous conditions: Cracking is most often benign - if there is grinding with the cracking it could indicate arthritis behind the knee cap. Numerous conditions could cau... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It is possible that an infection at the tailbone may have been somehow spread to a nearby area. A culture could help to confirm this suspicion.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
No: I am not aware of any medical studies which show long term height loss resulting from lifting weights. In the short term, if you are doing heavy weig... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: This depends on several factors, including the severity of the fracture, whether it was open, whether surgery was done and if so, the type of surgery,... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Ice and NSAIDs: First, use ice and nsaids. If you have localized bony pain, or if you have significant difficulty moving or using your finger, or if there is a signi... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Serious: The leakage could indicate an underlying infection and/or failure of the repair. I would definitely recommend returning to your surgeon for re-evalua... Read More
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May 7, 2013
always has educational and informative comments to post
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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