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Dr. Scott Ferry

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Rockford, IL
20 years experience male

Locations

Rockford Orthopedic Associates

Rockford, IL

Address

324 Roxbury Rd, Address 2, Rockford, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(555) 555-5555

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Get evaluated: Locking of a knee joint is usually a sign if a structural problem such as a meniscal tear, cartilage problem or a loose body. See you regular doctor ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Clinodactyly: That condition is called clinodactyly. It usually doesn't cause significant functional problems. More severe cases can cause issues with function a... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Maybe: Foot deformities in those with cerebral palsy are common. Younger children can often be treated with soft tissue operations to lengthen contracted te... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Take her in: Leg pain in children in this age range is very common. While there are scary things out there like leukemia, they are very rare. The cause of most l... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Probably not : If you're bone age is 17 then you really don't have much if any growth remaining. I would think that a growth issue after acl surgery would be likely... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
About 6 weeks : Typically about 6 weeks. This can take longer if you have diabetes, poor bone quality or smoke.
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Probably not: Hyper extension of the knee is usually caused by ligamentous laxity or muscle imbalances about the knee. It would not likely be significantly improve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Won't get better: If you are 16 it's likely that you are done or almost done growing. If you have knock knees it is likely that they will always be that way. A mild ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Depends: If your fracture is only angulated a small amount the orthopedic doctor may only recommend a splint or cast for several more weeks. If it is very an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
No cast: It would be unusual to need a cast for a sprained ankle. Most ankle sprains heal more quickly with early movement of the ankle joint. An aircast or... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Read below: Following injury to the elbow in children it is common to have the elbow not fully extend. This can occur from sprains, bone bruises, or small fractu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Have it checked out: There are lots of causes of knee pain. If your knee hurts and it hasn't gotten better in 2-3 weeks your should see your primary care provider or an o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Call her surgeon: This may be part of her post operative course but impossible to tell for sure. I would recommend she call her surgeon with her symptoms and see if th... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
How long?: If you did a lot of recent activity with the arm, the soreness may be muscular and should improve in 3-4 days. If your elbow actually locks in place... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: It would be very unusual for a jammed finger to require strong pain killers. I'f you don't have pain relief with over the counter anti-inflammatories... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Maybe: Bruising usually not caused by a cast, more often the result of the injury of surgery that caused you to need a cast in the first place. If the fiber... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Probably a sprain: Most ankle injuries are muscle strains or ligament sprains and respond we to rest, ice and anti inflammatory medications. If you still have pain aft... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
See orthopedist: Both if these conditions can cause pain and dofficulty with activities. If they are causing significant problems with your life you should see an ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Does it hurt?: A discoid lateral meniscus is an variation of normal anatomy where the meniscus 'cartilage shock absorber' in the outside part of the knee has more ti... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Usually time ; rest: Bruising injuries after trauma are common and usually result form some bleeding in the local tissues. Most of these should resolve with rest of the a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Usually won't heal: The meniscus is a 'shock absorber' made of cartilage that sits inside the knee. There is one on the inside and one on the outside of the knee. As op... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Orthopedic Eval: I would strongly recommend that you go have an orthopedic evaluation, preferably with an adult hip specialist. Treatment for this can range from obs... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Need therapy: Pain and stiffness of joints around a fracture are common. To recover from a fracture it takes more than just having the bones heal. If your knee d... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ferry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ferry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your response! Really helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL
Completed 2008

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Top Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, First Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Rockford Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Rockford Memorial Hospital
Swedish american hospital
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital
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