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Dr. Jennifer Tucker

Orthopedic Surgery
Marietta, GA
20 years experience female

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy.
A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Rehab doctor: You have been under the care of a rehabilitation doctor. They assess your function daily. Once you have reached your goals, then you will be released ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Very: Depending on the depth and direction of the stab, you can have complete nerve damage. Also, you are at risk for infection; this type of injury should... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Trigger thumb: You may have trigger thumb, which is a swelling of the flexor tendon lining and causes difficulty when bending the thumb. It is typically worse in the... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Median nerve: On the palm side of your hand, your median nerve provides sensation and some motor strength. This is the nerve that is pinched in carpal tunnel syndro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Depends...: Scapholunate ligaments typically tear; however a sprain can occur. Because the normal alignment of your carpal bones has changed you may always notic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Depends: It is unlikely that a ligament tear would release enough inflammatory markers to affect his immune system. However, feeling under the weather can be d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Yes: Depending on the mechanics of your strain and tendons involved in your calcific tendinitis, it is likely that a traumatic event will exacerbate your s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Using forearms...: If you have access to machines with forearm pads so you don't have to grip a handle, then you can do bi-/tricep work.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Night time splinting: For carpal tunnel, a wrist splint is worn at night. For cubical tunnel syndrome, an elbow splint is worn. This typically helps, but if symptoms persis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Trigger finger: Trigger finger is very common. Night- time bracing, anti-inflammatories are a good place to start with treatment. Steroid injections and surgery are r... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Depends: Carpal tunnel was thought to be due to repetitive motions, but research failed to prove this theory. There are many etiologies of carpal tunnel syndro... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Yes: Gout is due to altered metabolism causing uric acid crystals to be deposited within your joints. The big toe is the most common, but the hands can als... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rota... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Scar tissue: If you had plate and screw fixation, metal rod or pinning, then you may have some scar around the implants. Once pins are removed, the scar will softe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Yes: Arthritis in the cervical spine may effect exiting spinal nerves. These nerves contain different fibers, some of which provide sensation and pain. So ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Sometimes: When small structures like nerves or arteries are at risk or getting repaired, it's best the patient doesn't move.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Everywhere: The benefit of arthroscopy is that we can see all aspects of a joint. It is more sensitive and specific than an mri.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Yes, if warranted: The need for revision sometimes occurs and it's not uncommon to have a 2 stage procedure in the hand. It does depend on your diagnosis however.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
No trauma?: If you have not experienced a trauma, then the likely etiology of your pain is an irritated nerve in your neck. Anti-inflammatories and a formal cour... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Depends on injury: Severely injured soft tissue surrounding a joint can sometimes take weeks, even months, to fully recover. Depending on your original injury, you may r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Likely your neck: Given your age, you may have cervical strain with can irritate your spinal nerves. This may cause a change in sensation in different areas of your ar... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Many: Infection, neuromas ulnar injury, rupture of repairs, non-healing fractures, implant failures, pain, stiffness, and the need for additional surgery.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Pre-op: Stopping blood thinners a week before surgery & using a hibicleans scrub the night before surgery helps minimize bleeding and infection during your pr... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
No: These are 2 different diagnoses. Tingling in the hand at night comes a nerve impingement. A torn rotator cuff can cause shouldered pain and limited mo... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Yes....: After you receive cardiac clearance from your cardiologist. Every surgery carries risk so a discussion of your risks with both your surgeon and cardio... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Xrays are best: Sometimes it is hard to tell, the best way is to see your physician and obtain an xray.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Dupuytren's: This is a condition that is typically seen in males of northern european decent. It can be hereditary, but does have other etiologies. Contractures ca... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Yes: Your thumb is very important and it is what makes us human. Any injury to your thumb is important and should be evaluated by a physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Activity: Unfortunately, injured ankles will continue to swell for months after injuries. The longevity of edema correlates with the severity of your injury.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Could be diaphragm: When you cough, it increases your intrathoracic and intra-abdominal pressure. If you do not have enough fluid between your lung tissue and your diaphr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Lumbar spine strain: A low back strain or even a herniated disk can affect ambulation. You can completely recover from a lumbar strain; however, a herniated disc can be se... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Helps nerves: Vitamin b is a good vitamin for nerve health. It won't cure a nerve impingement or an underlying disease affecting your nerves, but it can be used as... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Pinched nerve: A patch of numbness around the shoulder can be due to a pinched nerve in your neck. Undergoing a physical exam and getting an x-ray of your cervical ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Options: First, an evaluation by your physician will help you discover the severity of your arthritis. Based on severity, you can choose oral or topical medica... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
The skin can: You may be immobilized in a cast after a fracture. The cast keeps your skin from sloughing normally which can cause itching. Also, increased blood flo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
20 years experience
Unlikely: Unless you had a traumatic event during the massage, it is unlikely a new sprain. A physical exam and possibly an x-ray can help identify the cause o... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tucker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tucker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Second Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
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