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Dr. Keith Joe

Orthopedic Surgery
Andrews AFB, MD
20 years experience male

Locations

Malcolm Grow Medical Center

Andrews AFB, MD

Address

1050 W Perimeter Rd, Andrews AFB, MD
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About

Bio

Born and raised in Southern California. Attended undergrad at UCLA, then obtained my medical degree at USUHS and completed my Orthopaedic residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Have been practicing at Malcolm Grow Medical Center for the Air Force since then.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

88 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
yes: Most often if you are healing from a broken arm (either the forearm or the upper arm), you should be free to move the hand/fingers. And in fact shoul... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Shoulder strain: A little more info could be helpful: any injury or event prior to this starting? In any event could be some form of rotator cuff strain/overuse. In l... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
possibly: Numbness of what in particular? Is this the numbness you were having prior to the surgery or new numbness? And swelling in the hand around the surge... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Not always: As has been noted in other answers to your question, therapy might be helpful. Again depends on arthritis and where, and also what disability it is c... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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20 years experience
Helpful: I think the benefit of a workout buddy is that it will keep you honest. Harder to skip a workout when there is someone else relying on you to show up... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Running: Running/cycling/swimming/hiking/ are all great aerobic exercises. Look for anything that gets your heart rate up and keeps it up for a time.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Strength training: The knee joint can be helped by building up the muscles that cross the joint: quads, hamstrings, calf muscles. The best way is exercise where you rec... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
RICE: Start with rest/ice/nsaid (motrin/naprosyn)/elevation. Then as the pain settles down you can work on easy rehab: start with easy low impact exercise ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Variable: This one really depends on how bad was the fracture, where in the pelvis was the injury, and was this repaired surgically. But in general this can be... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Yes it works: Limb lengthening entails surgery and lots of time afterwards to allow for the bone to grow after cutting it and transporting it. But it definitely ca... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
No clear answer: Not sure that there is a set answer for this: however i would definitely encourage 40min of moderate intensity cardio 4-5 days per week, and then can ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Not usually: The long and short is, no fracture is not common after manipulation, however it certainly is a risk. And the degree will certainly depend on your bon... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Hard to say: Good thing is that it doesnt hurt. Was there any injury involved? How long has it been like this? There are different reasons for swelling, but lot... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Questionable: So...I am guessing that since the "fracture" was found on an MRI that this wasnt a bad injury. It is possible that you had some bone edema in the cond... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Yes: The question is more likely will steroids make my knee stop hurting. Torn meniscus in someone in middle age is most likely degenerative in nature, in... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Redness...: Cortisone injections can cause localized irritation due to the crystalline structure of the steroid, so not entirely unusual to have worsened pain ove... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Takes time: Hamstring strains can definitely take a long time to recover from, not unusual for this to not be recovered in 2 months. Also can vary based on the s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Possibly: A stress fracture of the shin bone (tibia), is probably the one possibility to have a break without knowing it. As this isnt an outright break but an... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Tough situation: Assuming mostly knee cap pain: (anterior knee). Other things that might help some: aggressive daily hamstring stretching, joint supplement (glucosami... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
6 wks: Without knowing what you had done it is hard to say for sure. Did you have a broken patella repaired? If so roughly 6 weeks for bone the heal then m... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Completely different: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon (tendon is a fibrous structure that attaches a muscle to the bone). Ganglion cyst is a fluid filled sac that... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
vague: So not sure where this question is coming from...However alignment in knee replacement has stayed fairly constant over time. Goal of the knee replace... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Have you been seen: Without seeing your xray hard to say but you should probably get seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. Treatment will depend on how bad of a break: whether... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Not that I know of: I have never heard of anything like this, however chocolate milk has been found to be an excellent post workout recovery drink. Provides, carbohydrat... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Unclear: Did you recently break your elbow? Or is this an old injury? If it was old has there been any long term sequelae (loss of motion, weakness etc). In... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Isnt a way: Sorry...There really is no answer to this one. There isnt a surgery or other treatment that can change how your rib cage appears. And i wouldnt reco... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Possibly: Frozen shoulder is a difficult entity, often we dont know why it occurs and then often can't say how long it will take to resolve. Can definitely tak... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
No real way: There really isnt a way that i know of to do this. And probably wouldnt be a good idea anyhow.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Injury typically: The growth plate of bones can close (fuse) too early. One reason can be injury to the growth plate, such as a fracture that crosses or involves it. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
osteotomy: Significant cubitus valgus can be treated by a corrective osteotomy in which the humerus (upper arm bone) is cut with a saw, the deformity corrected a... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Arthritis: Chances are when you did dislocate that the cartilage of your ankle joint did suffer some injury, without seeing any xrays...I would guess that your p... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
No: Generally, tailbone or coccyx injuries are managed conservatively, without surgery or other interventions. Even a broken coccyx. I wouldnt recommend... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
few weeks: This will obvious vary person to person and to some degree dependent on what was done with the arthroscopy but the swelling should be better roughly w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Most often no: Herniated disc's can often be symptom free. And quite often pain from a herniated disc will resolve with time: conservative treatment is the first li... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
6-8 weeks: In general, fractures take roughly 6 weeks to heal. But it may take a little longer to heal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
depends: Depends on the type of hip surgery procedure that was done. Best to address this with your surgeon. Outside of hip replacement or some major procedu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
variable: Some of this will depend on what bone is broken, how bad the break, whether it required surgery or not, and how long it took to heal. But may take an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Usually no: Joint environments are very avascular and no blood=no healing. Which is why acl tears are reconstructed rather than repaired (ligament replaced). So... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Varies: Every epiphyseal or "growth" plate closes at a different age, and also varies between boys and girls with girls maturing on average a few years earlie... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Hard to say: While significant heart disease is unusual in young fit people, there is always possibility of having some underlying cardiac condition that has gone ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
6-8 weeks: Generally broken bones can take on average 6 weeks to heal but this can vary to some degree. The femur being encased in a thick muscular layer is ver... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
No clear answer: Chondromalacia is simply thinning of the cartilage bearing of a joint...Would assume that yours may be the knee. Anyhow, just b/c you have some worn ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
2-3mo: While most broken bones tend to heal in 6 weeks, the tibia is more prone to delayed healing or not healing at all. Partially b/c the tibia is not as ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
cause of pain: In the spine the nerve roots exit out thru a space in the bone called the neural foramen. The exiting nerve root can become compressed/pinched as the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
maybe healing bone: How far along has the healing been? When broken bones heal they often develop what is called callus which is healing bone and sometimes this can be f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
suction shaver: I am not sure if you meant a total knee replacement, very unusual to scope knee replacement knees but if need be to remove scar tissue: it is removed ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
2-3mo: The femur can take anywhere from 6 wks to 3mo to heal. It tends to heal however as it is fully encompassed by thick vascular muscle layer and blood=h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
20 years experience
Hand surgeon: Certainly would see a hand surgeon for this. Some of further treatment will depend on your response to the injection. If you had the wrist joint inj... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Joe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Joe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. TheTalk Of A Cast Was Discussed If It Didn't Get Better.
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Thanks for your quick reply! My chiropractor says its biceps tendinitis. Thank you for your help:)
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Thanks, you were spot on. Just got home from hospital after bursectomy

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed services univ of the hlth sci
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Wilford Hall Medical Center

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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