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Dr. Kevin Watson

Orthopedic Surgery
New Orleans, LA
20 years experience male

Locations

Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Address

3434 Prytania Street, Suite 430, New Orleans, LA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

5042072313

About

Bio

I am a general orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in customized knee replacement, anterior total hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

148 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: If it is still painful, it is recommended to get an xray at this point. This could be a subtle radial head/neck fracture near the elbow.
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Cyst of infection: This is a common location for a ganglion cyst. However, the fact that it hurts really bad and is red, could indicate infection. You should get this ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Brace: I would wear a wrist immobilization brace, especially at bed time. I find the braces that immobilize the wrist are better than the soft/flexilble bra... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Small partial thickness rotator cuff tears can heal without surgery. Often these are treated with NSAIDs, possible injections, and physical therapy.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Evaluation: You should get your shoulder seen by an orthopedic surgeon. However, in general, you need to do rotator cuff strengthening exercises and scapular sta... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Blood clot?: Pain in the calf that goes into the foot with swelling could signal a DVT. (deep vein thrombosis). This is unusual after knee arthroscopy, but certa... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Many PCL injuries can be managed without surgery. Depends on your activity level and what it looks like on MRI. PT is a reasonable conservative opti... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Most people can walk with a meniscus tear. Large meniscus tears can cause your knee to lock, catch, and make it difficult to fully extend. Knee spra... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
I would not suggest popping this. This is often called tophaceous gout. This can present with crystals that can bulge and leak out of the joint/skin... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
You would need an xray to know for sure. No way to tell by just appearance unless it is severely displaced.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Eval: You should get an evaluation. The possibilities include medial meniscus tear, medial collateral ligament sprain, tendonitis, pes bursitis.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
If your fingers are crossing over, then I would get it checked. These fractures can displace/rotate and cause scissoring/rotation with flexing the fi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Dislocation, DVT: Complications after total hip replacement are few. Some of them include a blood clot in the legs, dislocating the ball, or fracturing around the im... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
No.: Many "bodybuilders" are still active and competing into their 40s. You have to be motivated and dedicated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
1-3 days and 20-30yr: Most patient stay in the hospital from 1-3 days, depending on the type of hip replacement, approach used, and any other complicating issues. Most hip... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: If the mortise/ankle joint is well reduced, than this can be treated nonoperatively with a cast and nonweightbearing and close followup. If the ankle... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Break/skin problems: If a cast is cracking, then it could lose its effectiveness. The cast is designed to rigidly hold the bone in place while a fracture or injury heals.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Back injury?: This could be an injury to the low back that is pinching a nerve from the lumbar spine. If he has weakness and instability, then he should see a doct... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
No: However, if weightbearing occurs too early then it may cause mail union or collapse of the fracture. In some cases, the fracture heals faster than ex... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Narcotics: Vicodin is a narcotic pain medicine. It is used to treat pain only. If the pain is severe enough, then it would be appropriate to use something like... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
C-arm: In my opinion, c-arm is more accurate.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Chest/shoulders: Bench press and other chest exercises do work the anterior (front) deltoids as well. It is possible that your shoulders aren't conditioned as well as... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: However, the surgery is often more difficult. Therefore, a hip replacement specialist is recommended for these difficult cases.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Partial knee: If the patient has advanced wear of the joint only on one side of the joint, then a partial knee replacement is an option. If arthritis is on other s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Rehab: Parital rotator cuff tears or rotator cuff tendonitis is generally treating with nsaids and physical therapy/rehab exercises. You can google rotator ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Most people after hip replacement can return to an active, healthy lifestyle that includes exercise.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends on location: Steroid injections in the hand and feet seem to be the most painful. Injections in the knees and shoulders are painful, but to a much lesser degree. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Rotator cuff: Rehab exercises can easily be found with a google search. There are many good ones: rotator cuff rehab exercises.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Bone spur: Osteophytes are "bone spurs", which are usually the sign of arthritis. Osteophytes can be painful. Some osteophytes around the shoulder can impinge ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Careful: Most of the narcotics have Acetaminophen in them. You want to limit yourself to 3 grams of Acetaminophen a day, otherwise it can harm your liver. R... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Varies: Mostly this depends on your current symptoms. If the pain and swelling has resolved then I would slowly increase your activity levels.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Eval: You should get another evaluation. However. until your quadriceps is at full strength, the knee may feel loose to you. It is best to get checked to ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Steroids: Some typical side effects are sensitivity, skin pigmentation changes and thinning of the skin around the injection site. The burning sensation up the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Swelling is typical: Swelling would be typical while the foot is healing from the fracture. If you elevate the foot, the swelling should go down. If it is not going down... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Low chance: At this rate of speed and in a car with a proper headrest, the chance of fracture to your neck is very low. Most likely this would result in some pai... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Possible blood clot: Elevate your legs. If the swelling does not subside within hours, seek urgent evaluation for an ultrasound to evaluate for a blood clot/DVT.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
I would limit weightbearing as much as you can with crutches. However, you do want to do range of motion to your knee so it does not get stiff.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Get an xray of your hardware. It is possible for hardware to loosen, break or move. This can irritate the surrounding tissue. An orthopedic surgeon ca... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
You should get an xray as soon as you can. This will tell you if it is fractured or sill misaligned.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
This is potential surgery. It depends on pain, exam, and independent evaluation of the MRI by an orthopedic surgeon.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Treatment of arthritis is usually with NSAIDs, cortisone injection, hyaluronic acid injections. If these fail to relieve pain, then knee replacement ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Meniscus or Ligament: This could be a medial meniscus tear or an injury to the Medial collateral ligament. I would get this evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Probably not: Without an accident or acute event, then it is not likely retorn. It is more likely some inflammation from the increased activity of skiing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes. : The nail does not have to hit the bone. If there is infection of the soft tissue around the bone and it is not treated properly, it can spread to the... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Possible ACL tear: This could be an ACL tear or other ligament/meniscus tear. This would best be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Popping knee: This could be from a meniscus tear that gets caught in the knee joint and causes your knee to lock up. Often patients have to "pop/unlock" their knee... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Hip Bursitis: This is most likely hip bursitis. The chiropractors always say one leg is longer/shorter and the pelvis is out of alignment.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
No: You should protect weightbearing and limit stress to the affected leg. Generally this happens for at least 6 weeks.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Disc bulges are a normal part of the aging process. They are from wear and tear. Our discs lose water content as we age and can bulge. If there's n... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
There is a high incidence of knee arthritis after ACL surgery. Therefore it is possible and likely there is at least some arthritis in your knee. Th... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Watson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Watson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, thats what i thought, i was originally going to do that but then moved and my other surgeon did something else instead.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Best adviced "heavy weights and low repetitions".that explains a lot..thk u!!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank, you no swelling I'm not going too worry too much.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Louisiana - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, the New Orleans Region - Spring
2017
Top Orthopedic Surgeon, First Place, the New Orleans Region - Spring
2017

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