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Dr. David Trettin

Orthopedic Surgery
Monroe
33 years experience male

Locations

Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of North Louisiana

Monroe , LA

Address

1201 Louisville Avenue, Monroe, La., Monroe , LA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12am
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Office

Monroe

About

Bio

Orthopedic surgery; arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, sports medicine;partner Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of North Louisiana. Board certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.Head team physician University ofLouisiana@ Monroe. Clinical Assistant Professor LSU/ Shreveport Medical School.Fellow AAOS,AOSSM.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Louisiana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
550 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See your ORS: If u are still having problems w/ your knee more than a year after your arthroscopy see your ors.Recurrent meniscal tears or other causes of knee pain... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Follow advice: At age 22 i would follow your doctor 's advice and rest it for 2-3 wks.Could be many things but @ your age rest from the offending activity for a whil... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Wait until...: You are over your knee scope completely . Some patients who have their knee ' fixed' feel better and have less hip pain and a better gait @ 6-8 wks. H... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
??: With resistance may increase your abd. Muscle tone quicker.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Need more info: Not sure where in the arm the fracture is/ was located? Humerus? Radius? Ulna?Really cannot answer w/o this minimum of information. Best to send a pic... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes,possibly: Patellar maltracking can cause knee pain and instability. Anything that causes knee pain may result in muscle spasms about the knee.See your ors for e... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Variety of causes: Snapping hip syndrome ( whether internal or external ) can be seen for a variety of reasons and underlying causes. Most patients referred to me w/ thi... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Need exam: If u had orif prox humerus and have the motion now u are describing that is quite good. I assume you still have a plate in your prox humerus... Someti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Stretch more: Not sure whether your achilles/calf muscles or hamstring muscle group ( or both) are bothering you but it sounds like you need to start stretching bef... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Ususally not: Do not know the age of your child or whcih bone was broken but, in general, children w/broken tibias's , ankles, and other bones rarely require formal... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Normal: Veins 'bulge 'when u workout because of the increased blood flow that occurs to muscles that are being used.Veins carry the increased blood flow away ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Time: If that is you're only injury ( based on exam and MRI ) than you need a few more weeks to let it heal.You can work on strengthening the muscles about ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
4-8 wks: Removing the 'bump' below your knee if it continues to be painful@ age17 will require you to be on crutches for a period of time after surgery.If your... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Arm workouts: " core" arm strength , or rather, exercises that can build up your arms: wrist curls/ extensions, biceps curls and triceps extensions , . For your upp... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Push-ups: U can always do push-ups which work both your chest and your arm. Sit-ups can be done anywhere to strengthen and tone abdominal muscles.A 10$$ chin-up... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Unlikely: Although i haven't seen your x-rays or MRI scans, many middle/aged men and women have both cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions that co-exist. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
More info: Really need more information but assuming u have rotator cuff tendinitis of the shoulder you can:rest the shoulder from overhead activities, take an o... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Possible bursal pain: Hard to say w/o examination but that is what this healthtap service is...Sounds like the common olecranon bursitis which causes swelling in the back o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
? Sprain: If you have injured your rotator cuff over time or w/ one episode of trauma you may have 'strained' or irritated the rot cuff.These generally will get... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Groin strains...: Hip flexor ( or adductor also) strains respond well to immediate ice( 12-24 hrs), ibuprofen( or other otc nonsteroidal antiinflammatory med) and rest.... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Answer hard to decipher but it sounds like you sprained your ankle and have bruising and numbness into your toes..? This is fairly typical of moderate... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Not indicated : Aspirin is probably the oldest anti/inflammatory medicine around; it works well in this regard for some patients.!it's also used as an anti-pyretic to... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
May help pain , but: A steroid injection in your knee may help your knee temporarily but will not resolve your meniscus tear. In fact, some injections can "mask" the pain ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Tendinitis: Most common after beginning this type of exercise is knee tendinitis ( usually patellar, sometimes it band). My advice would be to cross train ( swim,... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See personal trainer: As we age some exersises may be easier to do to maintain and improve muscle tone.A good personal trainer can help here.A trainer can see if you are ab... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See your surgeon: Snapping and popping after a shoulder 'scope' is not unusual and is usually temporary . If it is not improving make your surgeon aware of this @ follo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Patellofemoral pain: With your age and no history of injury and w/out any other information or a physical examination the most likely cause of your pain is your kneecap( p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See Dr.: See a physician if u continue to have pain ; headaches, confusion ... Even if u have difficulty concentrating w/ in next 24 hrs see physician. Not a... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: Sounds like u had bilateral ankle fx.'s @ age 21.Apparently no surgery? . 28 years later (if your fractures required no surgery) then it wouldn't be u... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
? Clarify: You are getting a shot of Depo-Provera in your shoulder or buttocks? It will last longer( no one can say how long) if it is injected into your glenohu... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Yes it is but this should be improving each week after your surgery . At your next follow- up w/ your ors mention this to him so he can examine you.Co... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Not sure: Not sure what you are dealing with but if u are having elbow pain after a fall and u now have a deformity then see your md for exam and x-rays to rule... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Sorry to hear of your injury. Repair of hamstring avulsion injuries w/ the displacement u describe is indicated in high - performance athletes where t... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See your ORS: Falls after rot cuff surgery are more likely to result in re- tears than your mechanism of injury.If u don't have worsening pain than unlikely you hav... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No effect: I understand u have freiberg's but consuming liquid collagen after your orthopedic surgery likely will have little on no effect on your outcome.Best o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Check w/ your treating physician first but there are various "anti-itching" creams that are available usually by prescription only.These can be very h... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: If you are in good general health( sounds like u are) there is no contraindication to jogging or running twice a day.Remember to take time out to stre... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Bruise: The tibia( shin) bone has very little muscle covering it . Contusion( bruises) here are very common in football and other sports. This is your likely ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Need exam!: Apparently no hx. Of any injury to your wrist, correct?How long have you had this pain? Dominant hand?Pain w/ weight bearing could be many things incl... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Very dangerous: Do not use steroids to increase muscle strength or mass.Steroids are very dangerous and have many adverse side effects .A neurologist can clarify the... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cured w/ rest: Tibial periostis; ( shin splints) can usually be treated w/ rest / nsaids and stretching. While u avoid running u can swim, ex. Bike etc.If your pain... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
check w/your ORS: If you dislocated your shoulder(i'm assuming) then you need to be examined by an ors and a treatment plan discussed before you go back to the gym.Trea... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
very impt.: After mf surgery I have my patients work w? Aphysical therapist to regains motion while stengthening their quadriceps.Also non weight bearing for 4-6 ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Potentially , yes: If you have been examined thoroughly by an orthopedic surgeon and he determines that you do, in fact, have the most common type of hip bursitis (@ the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
2-4 wks: Isolated mcl sprains of the knee are fairly common. The healing depends on the severity of the injury (grade 1, 2 or 3) or mild, moderate or severe.If... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See ORS: If u have had a cast on your lower extremity for 4 wks. And have increasing pain, see your ors promptly to rule out a pressure sore or other problem.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Check w/ dr.: Hives implies an allergic reaction.Celebrex (celecoxib) is also an anti inflammatory med.There may be some cross-over despite its different chemical m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See md: From your history pain and the inability to fully extend your elbow for a period of time suggests bone spurs in the back of the elbow and/ or loose bo... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Exam will...: Physical examination/ x-rays by an orthopedic surgeon will give u your diagnosis.W/o exam this is obviously just speculation;however dequervain's tend... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
If it is painful: Not exactly sure when your 'cracking' is occurring...But a lot of joints in our bodies can crack and pop; especially the facet joints in your lower ba... Read More

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Oct 16, 2015
Dr Trettin gives excellent advice to the patients on Health Tap. Is knowledgeable about not only orthopedic problems, but also many general medical problems. This is important in making a well-round...Read More
Feb 5, 2014
It is a pleasure to read your advise Dr. Trettin! Keep up the great service to the Health Tap community and doctors alike! Highly recommend you!
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Oct 14, 2013
Dr. Trettin provides thorough responses and really tries to educate both patients and colleagues. His responses are among the best on Healthtap.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! I had X-ray done and he said it was torn ligament. That was 5 months ago and now hand is swollen and 1st finger is starting to permanently lean on index finger. Not sur...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the explanation, this was very helpful. This made me feel better and I hope it gets better. I hope that it is not serious. Thank you for your help and happ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks much! It is starting to dry up and feel better. Having it looked at today as it did spread a bit. Good info you provided. Have a great day.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

TULANE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Clinical Assistant Professor LSU/ Shreveport
Louisiana Diplomat to American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine(AOSSM ); 2002-2008
Hughston Society( Sports Medicine).

Affiliations

American Academy Or Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),AOSSM
AAOS, AOSSM,
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