Doctor Q&A for Dr. David Trettin

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MDI: Multidirectional instability. Google this and see if your symptoms are consistent w/ this. A weight like a bag that ‘distracts’ your shoulder downward ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tibial plateau: Assuming u had an ORIF of your tibial plateau fx it takes on average 8-12 weeks for the fx to heal.May take longer to fully ‘recover’. Smokers take lo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Edema/ fluid : Best to be examined. But swelling in the hand and fingers can occasionally occur after large rot cuff tears( esp w/ long head of biceps too). Edema ca ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly : Anything that keeps your immune system in top shape will help you combat the Coronavirus if you were to be infected.What u describe is helpful to your ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your ORS: Popping and catching after ACL reconstructive surgery using patellar tendon can be related to the graft taken... that is patellofemoral ‘crepitus’— ca ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Go slow: I assume u had an impending stress fx in your tibia from running.Follow your ORS recommendations but once it has healed u can return to running albeit ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most common...: Most common cause of knee pain @ your age without a history of any trauma to the knee and no rheumatologic conditions is patellofemoral or kneecap pai ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get Xray : Best to get examined and xrays.then a diagnosis can be given and appropriate treatment.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your physician: Best to see your family physician for exam. If your back pain persists a CT scan may be indicated to rule out any ‘small’ cracks in your vertebra. Goo ... Read More
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