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Dr. Carl Zooberg

Orthopedic Surgery
Hartwell, GA
43 years experience male

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Carl R Zooberg MD PC

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Bio

I am involved in medical missions trips around the world. AAOS Member. In orthopedic surgical practice for 30 years. Am a concert pianist. I enjoy golfing,skiing,traveling and spending time with my family. I strive to lead a commited Christian life.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Hand arthritis: Need to get xray of the hand and some blood work to rule out rheumatological/connective tissue disorder and also to rule out an infection if accompani... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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Protrusion disk: C5 C6 disk protrusion can cause upper extremity pain and or numbness and tingling. A 6 week trial of rest , antiinflamatory medication, followed by ph... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Knee pain basketball: Knee pain after basketball could be related to bursitis, tendinitis misalignment issues, weak muscles, etc. You should get an orthopedic evaluation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Ischial bursitis: See an orthopedist . Get a pelvic xray and treatment with rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and possibly physical therapy or a cortisone injec... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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Standing on knees: Standing on bad knees that do not straighten fully or have deformity can cause some back issues. Also a bad back can sometimes cause hip, knee and leg... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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Strained tendon: A strained tendon in arm is first treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. If it does not improve see an orthopedist.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Osteoarthritis: May try over the counter meds like aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen. If no improvement check with physician about a prescription anti-inflammatory medica... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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Tendon ruptured: If a tendon is ruptured you usually have difficulty moving the joint on top of having pain , swelling, and black and blue over the area.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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43 yo with bone pain: It could be early osteoporosis or a metabolic bone condition. There are also other medical conditions. You need to get checked medically, and may need... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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2 large swollen node: 2 large swollen cervical lymph nodes is serious and could be an infection or even cancerous. He needs to be seen medically right away.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Can't get on knees: A good workout for someone who can't get on their knees is swimming.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Ac osteoarthritis: Has he tried antiinflamatory medication or topical cream? Also a cortisone injection may help. You should be seeing an orthopedist?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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Oa diagnosis: An osteoarthritis diagnosis is gotten from xraying the affected area.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Bursitis: Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa which is a fluid filled sac usually over a bony prominence helping to decrease friction. Bursitis can be caus... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Muscle vs bone pain: Bone pain is usually deeper and more constant. Muscular pain is over the muscle fibers and more obvious with movement over the affected area.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Swollen knee: You need to get an x-ray and may have to have some fluid drawn from your knee and sent for analysis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Bursitis: Tenderness, sometimes redness and swelling, over a tendon or muscular attachment to a bone or joint sometimes caused by bruising or overuse. Get xray ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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Painful lump: A bone hard painful lump behind the ear could be due to an infection or a tumor. You need to be seen medically right away.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Mcl sprain knee: An mcl sprain of the knee is treated with bracing for 6 weeks and early range of motion. Physical therapy can help assist with this if there is marked... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Lump near jaw bone: It could be a bone spur or tumor. You need xrays and possibly MRI or ct scan.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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43 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Carpel tunnel resuts from too much pressure on the median nerve which runs on the volar surface of your wrist and gets compressed by the transverse ca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Weakness in legs: As long as you don't have permanent nerve damage you can increase your muscle strength with physical therapy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Septic hip bursitis: Marked pain redness, swelling, and warmth over the outer aspect of the hip. Can be accompanied by fever. Get medical help right away.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Dislocated shoulder: Effects of a dislocated shoulder are that you have torn the capsular ligaments surrounding the shoulder and these need to heal first once reduced, and... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
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Soft bump: The fact that it is painless and not growing is good and means that it is benign. It could be a lipoma/fatty tumor. You would need further testing for... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Early carpal tunnel can be treated with anti inflammatory meds, night cock-up splints, somtimes a cortisone injection , and some b vitamins. Late carp... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Boxer's fracture: Most likely a boxer's fracture of the 5th metacarpal. Need to get an xray of the hand with 3 views and see an orthopedic doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Hips and knees pop: Usually popping and cracking of joints without pain is not serius but if it concerns you, you can be seen and get a-rays. It may be early arthritis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Wt loss and rib pain: You need to be seen medically immediately to rule put a possible cancer or infection.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
43 years experience
Tendon damage: Tendon damage is best evaluated by an orthopedist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zooberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zooberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! had open reduction with nailing.will it cause damage more than closd?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1979MD

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