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Dr. Robert Waskowitz

Orthopedic Surgery
Burlington, MA
male

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
77 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Force overload: Acl injuries commonly occur with a non contact rotational motion on a planted extremity. Could occur from a jump down stairs if force exceeds what the... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Careful: Depends on amount of protein supplement and other additives.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Any studies?: This may represent nerve or nerve root irritation. If it is inflammatory an NSAID may help; if no resolution then seek further evaluation.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not always: Ms can be diagnosed several ways with differ tests.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Gas or spasm: Could be gas or bloating could also be muscular spasm...Should pass with time.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Direct temperature: You should get a direct temperature in addition to axial lady as there could be variance.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible hernia: Possible abdominal hernia that could be repaired. See a general surgeon for evaluation.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Initiate workouts: Stretch strengthen and cardio are keys to healthy lifestyle. Initiate a workout regime gradually and anticipate improvement.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Relatively safe: Low dose steroid as long as it is effective for sle you should be safe to workout and consider nutritional supplements.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Further studies: Cardiac issues need to be diagnosed with routine or further complex studies. There could be other sources of pain that would mimic these symptoms such... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Gastric irritation,: This could be gastric irritation or other causes such as gallbladder (cholecystitis), see your PCP for evaluation
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on location : Depends on location and any associated injuries; if fracture is minimally displaced, things may heal uneventfully; if displaced or significant other i... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis or disc: If symptoms are not abating or if progressing you should be evaluated with exam and studies.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible but...: Rather large size, could spontaneously resolve but. You you have it evaluated.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch; strengthen: Light resistance exercises like bike or swim, progressive stretching and strengthening with heat to warm up and ice to cool down.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Common: If there is associated swelling blood flow can be altered. As long as you have good sensation and skin blanches and returns to normal color, probably ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get labs first: You should get baseline lab values first before supplementing.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Concern for mass: See your treating doctor to evaluate for any type of invasive mass.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle breakdown: Ck is a byproduct of muscle breakdown usually occurring from muscle injury or sometimes from certain supplements.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes but good study: Bone scan is helpful for an inglmatory process although it is not perfect. Other studies include ct scan MRI and pet scan.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Check testo level: Have bloodwork drawn and include testosterone level.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Common at your age: Antior knee pain is common in young females.Mit usually subsides with a focused rehab plan for quadriceps function.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bladder/bodissension: Bladder or bowel distinction could cause this first thing in morning.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Blind pouch: Appendix is a blind pouch with an opening but no exit. Items can get trapped inside but may not exit and become infected.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Spasm: Common cause is muscular spasm of the diaphragm but if it persists and shortness of breath see your doctor.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Drain fluid: A fluid filled sac (bursa) may persist in swelling and can be drained in the office.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Uncommon: Stroke in your age group is uncommon. Look for another etiology/reason to explain symptoms. Mri could be beneficial.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Switch to women's: Probably not a major issue as long as there are no hormonal supplements...Switch to womens.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Clinical exam: Clinical exam usually can pick up a scoliosis. If further evaluation is warranted x-ray would help.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Symmetrical "spots" usually not consistent with cancer presentation.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: If symptoms are not controlled with ppi then other studies should be obtained.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Need regular cycle: You should stay on your regular prescribed cycle because that modulates your diabetic control.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch ; accept: As long as you are functional and have no pain, lack of function or disability more appropriate to accept the fact that you are doing fine despite the... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably yes: Caution when taking any steroid because of concern of significant side effects.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible blood clot: You have some risk factors for developing a blood clot in the calf region. See your doctor to get a study to rule this out.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Plank position & pus: assume a plank position and push body up keeping back flat and arms apart
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Certain procedures: Certain procedures are better accomplished with muscle relaxation provided by succinylcholine.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Anticipate resolutio: Sleeping on arm awkwardly can put pressure on nerves that should resolve spontaneously and quickly.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Anytime: Evaluation should be sought when possible. You should definitely get an x-ray and evaluation, prefably by an orthopedic specialist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not normally: Chostocondritis is usually consistent with activity and minimal at rest.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Motor or gait proble: Watch for any change in motor skills or gait abnormalities.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Trauma: Fall from a height could be a concussive event (tbi) but could also be pulmonary bruising or injury to a lung.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Vertigo or other: May represent vertigo or other neurological condition.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Monitor: A nerve provides function to the shoulder blade (long thoracic) that can be irritated, so stretch and strengthen.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No pain: If stable nailed with no pain or swelling common injury with running. Monitor with ice elevation and possible wider toe box running shoe or orthotic.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Period can cause many abdominal cramps aches.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Patellofemoral syndr: Patellofemoral syndrome common cause of popping (crepitus) in front of knee. Focus on retraining quadriceps muscles.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Caution: You need close monitoring of your kidney function with specific diet strategies and supplements.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Low back program: Physical therapy can help with low back discomfort working on front and back musculature. Diet and activity should help weight issues.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Check for cyst: Ultrasound or other study may be indicated to check for ovarian cyst or other abnormality.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Waskowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Waskowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank-you, Sir! I hoped that might be possible. Hopefully I'm primed!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Having many of the symptoms what is the best way to test?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thx u - not trying to lose weight! So concerned!

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2014
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Orthopedic Surgeon, First Place, Connecticut - Spring
2017
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