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Dr. Harry Dollahite

Orthopedic Surgery
TX
male

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Orthopedic Surgery

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English

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Costochondritis: Chest wall pain is most commonly costochondritis pleurisy. The letters associated with pain on inspiration. It is most commonly musculoskeletal, thoug... Read More
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Give it time!: If you have fallen or injured your “tailbone”, it is going to be sore and hurt for a long time. This is a condition known as coccyadynia. Even if you ... Read More
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Neuropathy/neuralgia: Your fiancé has suffered a serious neurological condition. Clearly at nine months she is still working through significant neurologic deficits –hemipa... Read More
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No – not necessarily: Your height and weight have little to do with the development of a premature product of conception. Prenatal care and obstetric evaluations are most i... Read More
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Neuropathy/neuroma: If your entire foot is going numb – involving all of your toes, this may be a form of compressive neuropathy involving pressure over the top of your f... Read More
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Ice – no harm: Ice is most helpful in the first 48 to 72 hours. It helps to control swelling and pain.Even now, periodic use of ice – 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours w... Read More
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Chest wall pain: Rib or thoracic pain is most likely posttraumatic in nature. Has there been an injury? Associated tingling in the chest would suggest neuritis of the ... Read More
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10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the f... Read More
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Probably okay: You are in the early stage of recovery – only one month out. Suture material and/or mesh are used in your hernia repair. You should not be able to fee... Read More
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This may get better!: Though it's been six weeks, it is still a bit early in the overall healing process. The small hard lump you describe may be a soft tissue reaction rel... Read More
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Not tetanus: Fortunately, whatever you have is not tetanus. Lockjaw is associated with the bacterial condition of tetanus and is highly serious - wa high mortality... Read More
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Not typically normal: Though people may have considerable variations in normal bowel function, to go for a period greater than one week without a bowel movement is not norm... Read More
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No: The meniscus is a cartilage spacer between joints. We hear about it most with knee injury and surgery. Strains are events that occur with muscles or l... Read More
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Two – 4 cups of coffee: There's been recent literature to suggest that intake of 2 to 4 cups of coffee daily is actually beneficial to your health. There have been long-stand... Read More
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No – not typically: For a rib to fracture during exercise, the force would have to be “extreme”, associated with a significant blow – contact sports, or for there to be s... Read More
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Hard to say: If you have a soft tissue lesion anywhere that you have noticed, it bears observation. Lesions that are increasing in size, especially rapidly, or tho... Read More
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Yes – you should: Hopefully this is nothing more than gastritis, an inflammatory irritation of your stomach lining. Are you taking a lot of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-i... Read More
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Vitamin E: Historically, vitamin E oil has been used by plastic surgeons to minimize the effects of scarring. I'm not aware of any use of vitamin C to reduce sca... Read More
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Usually: Rib or thoracic pain is most likely posttraumatic in nature. Has there been an injury? Associated tingling in the chest would suggest neuritis of the ... Read More
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Not likely at this time: Though peripheral nerve injuries can recover, generally if there is not an improvement after a period of 12 to 18 months, the likelihood of recovery i... Read More
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Swelling is natural: Ankle joint swelling following a mild or moderate sprain is common. It can last a lot longer than you think. It's fortunate that you do not have pain,... Read More
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No – not to worry: A one-time injection of Depo-Provera testosterone will not cause the effect for which you are concerned. Remember that testosterone is in normal hormo... Read More
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Concern for fracture: Following on an outstretched wrist is the most common mechanism for fracture of the scaphoid bone. If initial swelling has resolved but you are still ... Read More
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Rehab before surgery: You're describing a recurrent patella dislocation syndrome. Rehabilitation is always preferred prior to surgery. In the meantime, use of a knee sleeve... Read More
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Avascular necrosis: I bet your friend has avascular necrosis. This is a significant hip problem which initially presents as a “cyst” about the femoral head on plain x-ray... Read More
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Not if well fit: The milwaukee brace is a historic brace treatment for scoliosis. Generally this is offered for patients who have a curve less than 30°. There are othe... Read More
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Observation for now: I know you are concerned about your child's spine, but at her age, her motor development is so immature that she might not have the normal motor stren... Read More
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Musculoskeletal pain: You are describing significant pain and spasm in your back muscle. This is almost always related to primary muscular strain. It does not sound like a ... Read More
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Plical band?: Patellar clicking most commonly is seen in conditions of quadriceps weakness, patellar tracking abnormalities, or the development of a fibrous band wi... Read More
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Hard to say: If you have a soft tissue lesion anywhere that you have noticed, it bears observation. Lesions that are increasing in size, especially rapidly, or tho... Read More
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Sure: Nobody needs to work out or exercise, and nobody needs to eat right. However, recognize that obesity is associated with a shortened life expectancy an... Read More
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Education/technique: General aspects of weightlifting: performing exercise with good technique is far more important than how much weight you can lift. Start out first wit... Read More
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You will know!: A fractured leg – tibia is significant! even a non displaced fracture is associated with significant pain and difficulty weight-bearing. In the face o... Read More
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Hernias stay: Hernias represent a defect in the abdominal wall or inguinal region, commonly in the groin or around the belly button. With obesity, there is increase... Read More
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Appropriate recovery: If you sprained your knee playing basketball, you should rest the knee joint and avoid sport participation presently. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory med... Read More
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Likely yes: Symptoms that you are describing may be related to the tourniquet which is commonly used during the surgery. Depending on how long your procedure, dim... Read More
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Patients – don't pic: If you have truly had an infected blister on your foot, you will notice peeling of skin like a sunburn. The skin has multiple layers, and infection an... Read More
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Four weeks : I am going to make a couple of assumptions. Since this was a bone graft to the scaphoid bone, I am presuming that is small bone graft and was taken fr... Read More
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Yes: A tattoo five months before your elective procedure is not contraindicated. There should be no problem with proceeding, if you so choose.
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No: Success. Flossing is intended to remove tartar and plaque. On occasions, your gums may bleed. This is not pathologic. Regular flossing and improved de... Read More
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Yes: It normally takes 10 to 12 weeks for the fibula to heal. Swelling is a common feature during tissue recovery and healing which can last 6 to 8 months ... Read More
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It depends: From your description of your accident and injury, it's sounds like you had a radial head resection and some other forms of internal fixation. Orthope... Read More
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Yes: If you are still growing, your growth plates are still open. Once your growth plates close, no further increase in height is possible. It is interesti... Read More
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Possible aneurysm: If you have a pulsatile lump on the thenar eminence, this may be an aneurysmal dilatation of the superficial branch of the radial artery as it anastom... Read More
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Hard to say: If you have a soft tissue lesion anywhere that you have noticed, it bears observation. Lesions that are increasing in size, especially rapidly, or tho... Read More
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Rehabilitation specialist: A physiatrist is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Those physicians are primarily hospital or private practice-based, and specialize ... Read More
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Thoracic compression: Rib pain is significant and lasts a long time. Compression of the thorax and splinting the injured ribs is helpful. It is the reason that you hold and... Read More
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Beware numbness: Beware unexplained numbness. These symptoms may not make sense to most practitioners, but may be the earliest unexplained signs of worrisome condition... Read More
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Sensible progress: In short – a good warm-up time, repetitions with lightweight - improve muscle tone first, before beginning a muscle strengthening program. High repeti... Read More
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Specific exercise: You are describing scapulothoracic myalgia – a benign muscular pain. At 16, you are supposed to be healthy with a normal back. Be careful with unsuper... Read More

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May 9, 2014
Dr Harry answered my question very well , and he seems to have a good knowledge of orthopedic surgery.. so i do recommend him happily. :)
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dollahite is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dollahite is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Went to ER, refused to do tests because they said it was in odd area
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks was hopeing they went away but o well guess ill learn to deal
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks you doctor for your quick reply. I will get an XRay immediatey.
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