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Dr. Kyle Dickson

Orthopedic Surgery
Houston, TX
33 years experience male

Locations

Southwest Orthopaedic Group and

About

Bio

my patients come from other orthopaedic surgeons and are in the areas of Acetabulum and pelvic fractures, hip pain that require osteotomies, bad intra articular fractures, nonunions, hip and knee revisions, and infections

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
If getting biggeryes: Would not remove it for cosmetic reasons secondary to a high risk of chronic pain. However if getting larger would verify with MRI but if really getti... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Low energy so likely to improve with time (6 weeks) ie some type of strain of the muscle, ligament or tendon. Usually responds with rest, ice, and ib... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Motion and dexterity will help your rehab.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: A pars defect that is old is hard to cure with any stimulator. If really 7 month old than a growth stimulator can heal it. There are many types of s... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
8 weeks: So both can be cured the key is the diagnosis. For osteomyelitis would like to culture the particular bacteria that is causing the problem.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: But have to be careful, i prefer the ensure drinks for good nutrition.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
All similiar: To me their is little peer reviewed support for manipulation or massage although it definitely makes pts feel better. Physiotherapy helps pts return ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Technically 1 year: One if you have a fracture you need to get an xray. 85% of swelling will be better by 8 weeks. The 15% occurs over the year and after a facture that... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Compression fracture: Osteoporosis in of itself is not painful but if it leads to a compression fracture which is painful.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Massage then mri: Tears in muscles often respond to massage. If it doesn't improve than may be a problem in the spine and require a mri. Physical therapy can help.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
6 - 8 weeks: If you don't have a labral tear the tears should be 90% better by 8 weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
High calorie foods: High calorie foods such as carbohydrates and fats (pasta, breads, oils etc) are best if you are trying to gain weigh. With a high metabolism you need... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
That one part is fit: Look at tennis players. The arm they use becomes very developed in strength and definition. The fast metabolism is somewhat irrelevant to the exerci... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
MRI: How do you know you have pelvic floor dysfunction(hard to diagnosis)? If this pain is lasting more than 2 months i would get an mri.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Check your thyroid: A persons metabolism is set with the body's internal endocrine system. There are small variations within normal. If the metabolism is too high it co... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes but not to gain: Running is a good way to warmup for lifting but will in itself not help you gain weight. You need a good 10-15 minutes of cardio before you start you... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
High calorie foods: High calorie foods such as carbohydrates and fats (pasta, breads, oils etc) are best if you are trying to gain weigh. With a high metabolism you need... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
High calorie foods: High calorie foods such as carbohydrates and fats (pasta, breads, oils etc) are best if you are trying to gain weigh. With a high metabolism you need... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cramps: Generally as you start exercise programs you are more likely to get cramps. As you increase your physical fitness this will go away.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: The exception is when you are a immediate danger to others ie drive to clinic visit drunk and you were going to drive home.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
6-8 weeks of rest: Must ice, rest and not aggravate it.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Muscle cramp: Cramps can be caused from exercise, electrolyt imbalance and damage to the muscle. We don't have a great way to treat them but often resolve on own. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Acute no: Maybe if a fibrous nonunion occurred but in an acute fracture generally no.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Try a lace up brace: You can start with an ace bandage and see if that helps. If that happens then you can order a more formal lace up brace.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Tendonitis 6 weeks : Accessory navicular is present or not and does not heal. Tendonitis takes 6 weeks with rest and nsaia, and ice.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
8 weeks: But soft tissue and rehab can take longer. Some pts tell me they are still getting better 1 year later.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Shin splints: Common to have irritation along the border of the tibia and muscle that can cause tingling usually from increased activity. Nerve injuries can also r... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
1 year: Having operated on many professional athletes and the current world champion barrel racer, they all tell me that they are still improving up to 1 year... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Inflamation: This is a reaction to an injury within the knee. Swelling and warmth are the initial response to start healing. You want to make sure you don't have... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
None: Sometimes offices have more equipment.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Should be healed: Maybe something else is going on? Ct scan can be used to see if seasmoid is healed.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Mostly constipation can cause back pain and occasionally leg pain. Correct the constipation with stool softener and diet. If the leg pain continues ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
8 weeks: The fracture heals by 8 weeks but you will notice improvement up to one year.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Pain with exercise: Generally below the knee. Can be tested with a compartment monitor and a tread meal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depnds: Fracture stability created by the external fixator can determine healing time. The fixator can be too rigid or to flexible both delaying the time to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
3x per week: Lifting weight every other day allows the muscles to heal before stressing them again lifting weight.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Possible nerve: generally if the pain radiates typically it is a nerve that has been irritated. if no weakness occurrs then can try stretching and ibuprofen
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Let pain be your guide and may lift if it does not cause pain. Pain is a sign that you are not allowing it to heal.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
8 weeks: However scar tissue can be painful permanently. Can improve up to one year.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Displaces fracture: An initial nondisplaced fracture can displace and require operative open reduction internal fixation. Also if the fracture is unstable walking on it ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
8 weeks: Rehab and soft tissue can take longer.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Fibrous union: Most fractures are painful but if there is a fibrous union there may not be pain.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Abnormal formation: Could be abnormal formation of connective tissue or an abnormal reaction to your connective tissue where your body forms antibodies against yourself ... Read More

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May 18, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Dickson while he was at Tulane. He is one of the finest Orthopedic surgeons I have ever worked with. I have referred family members to him.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dickson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dickson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Actually, I don't know what's causing these symptoms I just assumed it was my hip popping because it was in the same side as the pain.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I haven't tried this but I can tell it provides extra support. Thanks!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Third Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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