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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi

Orthopedic Surgery
ME
46 years experience male

About

Bio

I graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in new Delhi India, which is the preeminent medical institution in the country. After graduation I completed my Orthopedic training from National Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Virgina. I was in private practice in Maryland form 1982 till 2003 and moved to Eastern Maine Medical center in Bangor Maine in 2003 and am currently Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

183 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
It depends: Knee sprain is injury to the ligaments and mild case there in no change in the alignment of the knee if however there is complete rupture of ligament/... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
It depends upon: the size of the cyst,location and etiology. If it is small cyst in a joint due to arthritis or a large cyst due to benign tumor makes a difference a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Does not matter: Generally when it comes to exercise what is the most important is to keep a regular workout schedule. Time of the day does not influence the amount of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
NO: Some people believe laughing is good for your health so enjoy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: Often if the ifection is superficial just antibiotics alone can take care of it. If it is deep infecion you may need oeration and cleaning out and som... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Many causes: Lump after injury can be hematoma which generally resolves or it can be subperiosteal hematoma generally over the shin which can calcify and become h... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
No : Ibuprofen does not cause Hydronephrosis which is dilation of the pelvis of the Kidney due to back pressure Most often it is caused by kidney stone but... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Need X-Rays: You may have a broken hip or back especially if you can not stand or walk on your leg please go to the emergency room so they can evaluate you especia... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Hard to be sure: It sounds like you are having muscle related pain in chest and upper back it could be because of activity or position of your head and neck , when yo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Needs to be checked : You could have a sprain/ contusion of the thigh which generally improves with rest and time and hot pack may be helpful as well If it continues you w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Definitely: Single episode of concussion almost always resolves. It is the repeated concussions that cause serious delayed problems. Unsteady gait, severe loss o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
No: Fspacer for inhaler you may be able to buy over the internet without prescription but if you want the insurance company to reimburse you , then you wi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Nerve injury: Digital nerve are small nerve on both sides of the thumb that supplies the sensation to your thumb.When theses nerves are injued bidy tries to heal th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Couple of months: After excision of radial head first two weeksare rough and you will not be able to use the arm. Then gradually you will be allowed to start excercisin... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: A pinched nrve in the back or sciatica can cause these symptoms in tthe leg witout any pain in the back actually it is not unusual.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Unlikely: You may chip a tooth by biting something hard but unlikely to break a jaw unless ofcourse you have very weak bone in the jaw because of some type of c... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
NO: If the sweling is caused by bacterial infection in the body and you take steroids, then obviously the infection can get worse.It will not get better w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Recurrence of disc: This means you had surgery where they took out the herniated portion of l5-s1 disc that was pinching oh your right s1 nerve. After the surgery somehow... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Full thickness tear : Generally causes symptoms like clicking giving out and pain in the knee if symptoms are severe enough arthroscopic surgery will help please talk to ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
May not have healed : Usually broken ribs heal in 2-3 months but occasionally it may take little longer as long as it continues to improve and it is not getting worse in t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Ear Nose and throat : Ent or a general surgeon will be most likely ones to take care of your problem alternatively you can see your primary care doctor to start with then ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
No long term proplem: Tendinitis is as a result of overuse of muscles.Leading to pain and inflammation at the insertion of the muscles to the bone. It does not involve the ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Biologicals: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has really improved over the last decade since introduction of new class of medications called biological they ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
No: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner and is given to prevent blood clots and stroke and pulmonary embolism for people who have atrial fibrillation a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
It depends: Arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus if the tear is in a location that can be repaired or excision of the loose piece of the meniscus if... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Contact your doctor: You are describing symptoms that should be taken seriously and need to be checked to make sure you are not getting early cva pleae contact local hospi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Hot shower rest: You did not give enough details did you do too much or you coming with cold or flu, any fever etc but if you did something strenuous and are sore, th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Try Cortisone cream: If it just came on suddenly, it most likely is some type of allergic reaction and over the counter Hydrocortisone ointment or cream will help resolve ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
NO: Breast can become tender because of hormonal issues. And thyroid hormone does affect various other hormones in the body so indirectly it may be relate... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Need to get X-rays: You need to see a doctore to get some work up done so the problem can be diagnosed especially if it has been more than couple of weeks that you had th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: You will need to know the reason for this enlargement x-ray will be the first step and if necessary ct scan or even MRI scan. Once the diagnisis is es... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Bruised bone can be diagnosed based on MRI scan, and if that is the case, then it means there is no fracture, usually it means some edema/swelling in... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Gain strength in leg: After surgery and immobilization, your muscle get weak. Even after the bone is healed, which can take 3-6 months, you will have lingering weakness in... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Muscle strain takes a lot of time to heal. The nature of pain also changes during recovery dependig on how much one uses the muscles that were hurt. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Snapping you feel is because of the tendon rubbing against the bone during certain movement.It can be painful. Even if there is no inflammation you ca... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Muscle related: Most common cause of pain in kids after playing soccer without any direct injury or hit to the side will be muscle over use or stretch and should reso... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Depends : On why you got the inflation if it was due to injury then once it heals you will do fine generally takes 6-10 weeks to heal but if it was due to unkno... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Check with OB doc: You need to check with your obstetrican because some of the symptoms you are having could be of serious nature. Of course some others are just part of... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Too long : It seems you have tried all the appropriate things to get rid of your pain but it is still present if the pain is still as bad as in the beginning the... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: With well controlled diabetes mellitus you should be able to exercise and do body building and training. I am not aware of any issues regarding exer... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Unlikely: Illiotibial band is a strong tendon like structure that attaches to the outside of your knee bone it can cause local pain and irritation in the knee ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Immobilization: Depending on the exact location of the fracture cast/ brace will help heal the fracture but it will take several months. You should get a metabolic w... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Unfortunately not : There are no exercises to increase your height this is determined by your genes.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Doubt it: None of the medications you take directly increase your blood pressure. Of course all medication are metabolized in liver and excreted in kidney so i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Overdoing so soon after back surgery can cause nerve irritation which will result in symptoms the you descibed. You have to take frequent break and l... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Any injury: Sounds like muscle pain especially if the movement of the left shoulder and arm can reproduce the pain having said that it is not possible to exclude... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Drink water : When you start eating healthy with increased fiber intake it causes constipation so it is critical to have enough water intake make sure you drink ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Doctor: You may call your doctore and he may decide to give you a refill without seeing him or her.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Temporary fixation: Fracture of femur usually requires surgery to repair. Most of the adult femur fractures are trated by i/m rod that goes in side the bone to stabiliz... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Hormone related: Adrenal gland control release of various hormones through out your body. During the exercise your body releases many hormones but due to poor function... Read More

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Apr 7, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tripathi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tripathi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm going to see our family Dr. this next Tues.! Thank you so much! :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks. I was only worried because it is my 1st sports related injury
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am 110 and try to eat well..still no relief. Thanks for you answer

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

National Orthopaedic and Rehabilitaion Hospital Arlington VA
Completed 1982
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