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Dr. Brian Duncan

Orthopedic Surgery
Saint Joseph, MO

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Orthopedic Surgery

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English

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44 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ignore: Light intensity, low impact exercise is beneficial to arthritis patients.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
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Ignore: Lift with your palm facing up rather than with your palm towards the floor.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
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Disc bulge : This means you have a bulging disc that is protruding enough to contact you spinal cord but not enough to deform the spinal cord. These findings do no... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rice: Sounds like you need the tincture of time. Rest, avoid activities that make it hurt, and patience. Check with your doctor to see if it is ok to take ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
New Balance: New Balance offers a variety of shoe widths. Sometimes people with flat feet need wider shoes. You shoe look at shoe inserts if you need added arch su... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
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Regular follow up: He should be seen by and have regular follow up with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon or orthopedic oncologist
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get the surgery: Ask the surgeon, but I'm not aware of stem cell treatment of shoulder problems.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Carpal tunnel is a problem with a nerve in the arm. It causes numbness and tingling in the hand. Neck and shoulder issues would not be related to car... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends...: The cyst would have to be pressing on a nerve in the cervical region of the spine to cause shoulder pain.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stick to the plan...: Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. That you have no pain us a good sign but does not mean you should deviate from the plan
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Talk to your doctor: Your are not at risk for ongoing muscle tears at this point. Muscle may have been injured at the time of your injury but should not be at risk now. Th... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Expected...: Activity related swelling is common after ankle fractures. This can last for several months. Check with your doctor to make sure your bone has healed ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Increased metabolism: Intense exercise increases your body 's metabolic rate. This increase lingers even after you've stopped exercising thus allowing you to burn calories ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rest...: Take a break. Give it time. See a doctor if it doesn't improve.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your doc...: At 2 months the bone should be healed enough that it is not moving around. You need to check an xray to confirm healing.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Call your doctor...: If you have fever and swelling you need to notify your doctor ASAP. You could have a postoperative infection.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your surgeon...: It is impossible to answer this without knowing more about your situation and your surgery. If this is new pain you need to inform your surgeon.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It can be...: Pain after Viscosupplementation injection is not uncommon. Red flags would be pain that is getting worse not better, significant swelling, and/ or r... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See an orthopefist: An orthopedic surgeon can tell by physical exam if you have a structural problem or just an overuse type injury. Physical therapy can be useful for b... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Very common...: This is a very common scenario in people with a history of ACL injury. What is the question?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Risk Factors?: Are you a smoker, obese, have any personal or family history of blood clots? Have you had any recent trauma or surgery?
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Span the splinters..: Usually we place a plate with screws or a rod across the area of splintering and secure the bone above and below. If necessary we can then repair the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Very common...: This problem is very common after distal radius surgery, especially with an ex-fix. You wil need hand therapy for several weeks but your function shou... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Second opinion...: I'm curious as to why you have had 3 hip scopes? What is your original diagnosis? If your capsule was left open the you should expect synovial fluid t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Shouldn't ...: Once you stop growing you shouldn't have significant progression of any curve unless there is some underlying nerve problem causing your scoliosis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Follow instructions: I wouldn't worry about the school bag. If your doctor allows you to put weight on your ankle in the cast then it's probably ok to do so with or withou... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends...: The length of recovery depends on the severity of the injury. Usually muscle strains heal within 6 weeks but could take longer if severe. A good rule ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably...: If the mass changes position when you flex your muscles or move your ankle thrn it is likely muscle. If you have had an injury to that area sometimes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No...: Mild arthritis does not typically cause severe pain, especially in a 38 yr old.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ignore: Watch your diet ! Talk to your doctor about preventative measures. Be proactive about symptoms.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get it checked..,: This could be lots of things. Given the chronicity of this problem and your symptoms, you should see a doctor for an eval and X-rays.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, but...: Arthralgia is a general term that refers to pain in a joint. Osteoarthritis is one cause of arthralgia, but there are many other illnesses and condit... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not much more...: 2 times would be the maximum in my practice unless there were some special circumstance. You need to consider surgery to address the meniscus tear.
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing really...: Cubital tunnel is a problem of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The only splint that makes sense is an elbow splint/brace. The goal of the brsce is to pr... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unusual : This would be an unusual injury. Goals of treatment would be to stabilize the metatarsal in a non dislocated position. If the dislocation is the resu... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Just like it sounds:: Just kidding. It means that there is a bone spur/bulging disc that is putting pressure on a nerve coming out of your neck. If you are having symptoms ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Sure...: There are several pain relieving injections for chronic back problems. You need to have an appropriate work up by your doctor including necessary imag... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends...: It depends on the location of the fracture and the stability of your spine. It's probably best to ask your treating physician
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get an xray...: Could be lots of things including a stress fracture. Recommend seeing a doctor for an evaluation and an xray
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Tendon inflammation : Pain around the inner elbow is likely inflammation of a group of tendons that insert at the elbow. Theses tendons are associated with the muscles that... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No..,: A ventilator will be breathing for you during your surgery.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See a doctor...: Depending on your history and symptoms your doctor may want an X-ray and / or labs. At your age osteoarthritis would be unlikely but an inflammatory a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the curve: Most patients with scoliosis can manage back pain with over the counter NSAIDs, stretching, and core strengthening excercises. Patients with more seve... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ask a trainer...: Consult a personal trainer or find a staff member at your gym to help.
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duncan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duncan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thankyou very much for your answer, is it to long after op, crp only 3
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So Arthralgia can be OA or RA ?
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Much appreciated, 2 different surgeons. Started with labral tear.

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University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
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