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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones

Surgery - Hand Surgery
San Antonio, TX
35 years experience female

Locations

Karen Johnston Jones MD

San Antonio, TX

Address

215 Parklane Drive, San Antonio, TX
Directions

Fax

(210) 828-0241

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

About

Bio

Board Certified In Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, Fellowhip Training in Upper Extremity & Microsurgery, Total Joint Arthroplasty and Shoulder Surgery. Specialty training/practice experience in treatment of Complex Disorders of the Elbow including primary and revision Total Joint Arthroplasty.

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.

Surgery - Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

135 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Without seeing an x-ray or knowing what is "broken off" it is impossible to know what is wrong with your hand/wrist ; therefore how to treat it. X-ra... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Wait ; see: The duration of your symptoms has not been long enough (assuming no trauma) to indicate anything dire. It could be from sitting in a certain position... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Orthopaedic Surgeon: Make an appointment with a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, preferably one who specializes in shoulders. If you have and are not satisfied, get a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
CT scan is best: Ct scanning is the best way to delineate bony pathology/anatomy anywhere in the body at this time. It allows a radiologist the ability to look at the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
It depends: In addition to your age, height and weight, you need to consider your activity level and how much you want to lose a week. There are many calculators... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Boat feeling?: Assume you mean that you feel unsteady, have balance problems. The inner ear can't be examined with an otoscope. Conditions like endolymphatic hydro... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Do not attempt to drain a ganglion cyst on your own. Joint or deep infection can result from this.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Reinjury?: The acl tethers the tibia to the femur preventing it from sliding forward in certain positions of knee bending. Hyperintensity seen in the proximal p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Get back in to see your orthopedic surgeon/foot and ankle doc asap. If you had a Lisfranc injury & surgery, you should be in a cast, so unclear h... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, probably.: You are taking a lot of highly addictive narcotic medication. Due to recent FDA regulation, the amount of Tylenol (acetaminophen) you are taking is p... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Not so easy: Ra is a disease diagnosed bya qualified based on blood work and clinical symptoms and signs. It can be made by your pcp but your best bet would be to... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Very few ways...: Whether one does or does not develop arthritis is likely primarily genetic, but, wear and tear from trauma, overuse and being overweight also contribu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Wait.: At 3 wks ur lac has healed ; maturing. Use sunblock/keep out of sun. Massage area with aloe vera/vit e to prevent adhesion. Scar revision may not b n... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
No: Unless you have an injury that has resulted in instability warranting surgery, the mckenzie method is an excellent program for most all with back or n... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Do increase your normal calcium intake to 1500 mg/day to help fx healing.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Ask about how much you CAN do during healing to avoid stiffness/problems in adjacent joints.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
What injury?: It would help to know what your injury was, however, if you broke your coccyx (tailbone), it would be expected to have pain in the tailbone when you t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Compression of the s1 nerve root can commonly cause nerve pain that radiates along the outside/back of the thigh all the way down to the outside of th... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Experience is key: I addition to tfcc repair, ask your hand/wrist surgeon about the need to shorten the ulna (small bone on the outside of the wrist). Wrists with lengt... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression (binder) and elevation. NSAIDS can also help. Limit strenuous activities for work and play (including weight bearing exercise... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes ; No: All can be progressive degenerative diseases, however, while empty sella syndrome ; swollen optic disc can both be a result of intracranial hypertensi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Many possibilities: If there is no pain, no increase in size, unlikely to be cancerous. If increasing in size, or painful, you need to see a general or ortho surgeon for... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
See a Hand surgeon: Diagnosis may include carpal tunnel syndrome, however, the redness can suggest some type of infectious process, especially if there is a lot of associ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Protein, Carbs +: To build muscle with exercise, you need to supply your body with enough protein and fuel to support your body's daily needs (to keep your brain thinki... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Alkaline phosphatase is primarily used to screen for problems with the liver-gallbladder and bone. A high level can indicate problems with either are... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Time to get help: With your symptoms, I would recommend that you see an orthopaedic surgeon for exam and xrays. There are a multitude of different diagnoses that could... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Ask where it comes from & if there is an underlying problem that needs treating.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
It depends: Involuntary muscle twitching can be caused by electrolyte imbalances (low potassium, for example); overuse (fatigue), some neurological conditions (wr... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Overlapped ??: An "overlapping" lumbar spine is not a recognized diagnosis. Whomever suggested this is likely not a physician. If you have a symptomatic problem wi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: Someone your age, even with the described activity should not be getting numbness and tingling in legs and feet. If a one time occurrence, do nothing... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Confusing: Given info provided it is not clear what problem you are seeking help with. That said, medication to treat hypothyroidism does not effect whether you... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Many options: Your best option is to see a dermatologist for an exam and to discuss the various options for treatment available today for your specific needs. Hydr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replac... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: The DX is an acquired problem due to a combination of pressure in the area (from sleeping, headphones, occasionally scratching, helmets, etc.) ; poor ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Laser/topical/inject: See a dermatologist- to discuss the whole gamut of tx options including topical bleaching creams with various combinations of vitamen solutions/retino... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
It could, but...: True rib dislocations are caused by high energy trauma, not bad posture, muscle spasm, or ctd. There are some health professionals that reportedly ma... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Could be: Lab work and your symptoms suggest an inflammatory disorder, however, without the expertise of a rheumatologist, a definitive diagnosis can't be made.... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Modalities: Heat and ice in alternation. Local massage, gentle stretching, tropicals like flexpower. Accupuncture is another consideration. Tendonopathy is usu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: The arm/leg under a cast will look hairy when the cast is removed. Normal friction/bathing will fix.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
No: Clinodactaly is a benign condition of the finger(s) in which there is joint deviation (angulation). It is not life threatening and does not need spec... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
No, but: Someone 43 years of age should not be "growing" or gaining in height as your growth plates have closed long ago. If you are referring to putting on m... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Doubt it: If you had neurofibromatosis, you should have been diagnosed at a much younger age. Neurofibromas are characteristically firm, as they are solid nerv... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
MRI: Mri delineates soft tissues far better than ct, and also delineates bone. If you have only one choice and plain x-rays are normal, go with the mr.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Pain in this area can have many causes, from a herniated disc in here neck to simple overuse or postural issues. A more thorough history of your symp... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: The answer is yes. Injury to an area increases blood supply, brings inflammatory cells ; chemicals into the area, and for bone or ligament injuries, ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Trust ur doctor: If u had a urine ; blood work that had only le 1+ with no wbcs or other indication of infection, then likely you do not have a clinically significant ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Jock Itch?: Eliminate trapped sweat or moisture in the area by loose clothing, boxers not briefs, removing wet clothing asap, not itching, using anti fungal powde... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe.: Usually tendinitis in this area is self limited, but u need to stop doing any activity/exercise that aggravates the condition. Stretching is a must a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Hard to know: It is difficult to answer your question without knowing why you are taking the drug, how long you have been taking it, your dose and the reason for ch... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Not necessarily: Both are non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and one may work better than the other for different individuals. Try to get samples of both from your... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Johnston-Jones is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johnston-Jones is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Does rubbing the spasm help? I started PT yesterday after referral from OrthopedicMD . Having spasms back of leg, butt,and inback above knee! Have done Exercises today. ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have a broken fibula and intense burning and numbness sensation occurs when i stand normal? Or no?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much, I was pretty scared and in pain when it happened an

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

UCLA

Residency

UCLA Medical Center

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
UCLA Surgical Intern of the Year 1987/88
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Texas - Summer
2014

Affiliations

AAOS ABOS
ASSH
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
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