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Dr. Carol Hulett

Orthopedic Surgery
IN
44 years experience female

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Retired from active office practice

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I graduated from Albion College in 1974 with a BA having majored in Biology. I attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and graduated with my MD in 1978. I completed a 5 year residency in Orthopedic Surgery through Wayne State in 1983. I went into private practice in Mt.Clemens, Mi and the majority of my career has been spent in private practice. I enjoy helping people help themselves and finding a non-operative method whenever possible. Recently I have found myself "burned out" by the politics and economics of medical practice these days and quit active practice. I would still like the opportunity to interact with patients and try to help and educate.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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English

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
MRI/Achilles: MRIs sre quite accurate in visualizing tears. Certainly small tears within the tendon may be missed but major tears would be seen.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve aff... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Alternitive to run: obviously it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For cardio swimming, biking , and fast walking work well. Weight training is good for body... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
ACL tear at age 42: Tough call but if you are experiencing instability you may have to consider repair. One reason to repair is to prevent further damage of menisci . ACL... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Wrist arthrogram: yes is is normal to have pain, fluid injected increases pressure like swelling. Ice should help. It may take 2-3 days to improve
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Ankle and horses: It would be presumptuous and rash of me to tell you that absolutely you will ride again. However I strongly suspect you will. Physical therapy will in... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Hard lump: Limited information makes this question difficult. If lump is small and near surface it could be phlebolith which is hardened or calcified vein. If de... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Back surgery: You need to ask your surgeon, however if MRI was fairly recent and showed no problems at L3/L4 then answer probably no change. Pain could be from the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Glutamine: unlikely it will have any useful effect. While it may be building block for protein and therefore muscles, the instability is not a muscle problem but... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Ankle swelling: If it is mild, in both ankles and no where else like face or hands it is probably a normal side effect of pregnancy. However should certainly be watc... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Numbness in leg/back: Unfortunately one has to consider nerve damage either from original problem or as result of surgery. Did you have numbness prior to surgery? At three... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Pain in snuffbox: When you say impact, do you mean you fell on an out-stretched hand? Or impact like a direct blow? If you fell , yes you could have a broken bone. Tha... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Trapezius pain: Your pain could definitely be related to MRI findings. If not by direct nerve root involvement then by overuse and spasm if you are limited in cervica... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Knee buckling: I can't really speak to what therapist believes but knees buckling after surgery is most often related to weakness in the quadriceps or thigh muscles.... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Friction burns: If just red with no broken skin they should heal in 1-2 days. If skin broken then may take a week.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Chipped ankles: This is difficult, I would ask who told you that there were "chips". What may be interpreted as chips could be perfectly normal anatomy. If these are ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Rib pain: May be nothing more than contusion but if pain hasn't improved in several days it is time to see your physician
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Ankle swollen : Sounds simplistic but yes it is normal for you. Everyone heals at different rate. You could have problems with veins and compressive stocking might be... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
5th met fx: Obviously xray is best sign of healing however pain will decrease as well as swelling if healing is progressing. Should be progressively less tender t... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Carpal tunnel: First I would ask you if carpal tunnel syndrome was diagnosed by physician or are you assuming this is what you have? If you do have Carpal tunnel and... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Botox in Parkinson's: Yes Botox can be helpful, not curative in parkinson's, especially with dystonia. But should be done by her treating neurologist not a cosmetic surgeon
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Omeprazole: the symptoms you describe could be side-effect of the drug. Obviously there can be other causes of the pain you describe. You need to tell your physic... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Shoulder: What is your question? The next step depends on symptoms. Was there an injury or is this a chronic problem? Physical Therapy may be helpful but witho... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Heavy bag and feet: Have someone look at your stance, your feet should be planted when you punch then you resume moving. Trying to punch while on your toes is strain on f... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Sore groins: While somewhat unusual it is certainly possible. If you start with stretching and strengthening you may improve and answer your own question. Where wa... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Patellar pain: It's tough to help without seeing you but a simple start might be a patellar brace to stabilize your knee cap. patellar strapping by your therapist co... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Tennis elbow: Are you wearing a tennis elbow strap or brace,? Could really help at work. I feel injections should be paired with physical therapy. There are techniq... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Heel pain: Diagnosis depends somewhat on location of pain. If posterior(back) of heel it could be bursitis. If pain more on bottom or near arch then fasciitis is... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Septic joints: A septic joint is almost always very swollen, very painful , red and hot. The exception would be a patient who is immuno-compromised as they could hav... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Tender sternum : You should definitely have it checked thoroughly. May be nothing more than inflammation of rib cartilage but always important to rule out more signifi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Ankle bracing: One of the keys to recovery from an ankle sprain is weight bearing, however it should be done with little or no limp. If you are limping significantly... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Wrist fracture pain: It is very unlikely that pulling or traction would cause comminution. Pain more likely from soft tissue stretching, including muscles, tendons and eve... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Veins and soleus: This would not be a classic symptom, however anything that causes swelling, pain and heaviness could alter gait and cause tightness. But you may want... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Shoulder blade pain: The first thought is muscle of course, trapezius or less likely sternocleidomaistoid. If tender to touch at all that would go along with this.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Muscle pull: Treatment is almost the same without pregnancy other than avoiding any medication such as Motrin etc. Ice for first 24-48 hours then heat along with s... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Knee cap prominence: It could be a spur possibly related to some arthritis but could be scar tissue from an old injury. Could be slight bony buildup from old injury. If no... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Walking with sprain: Absolutely walking is a great step to rehabilitation. You should not limp so use of one crutch or cane should be considered to smooth out your gait.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Pot and bones: all other things being equal there is no evidence that marijuana has a deleterious effect on bone healing. Cigarette smoking is a problem but likely d... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve aff... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Medial ankle pain: If the pain is just below your medial malleolus, the bony bump on inside of ankle, it may be inflammation of tendon, posterior tibial tendon. As we re... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Spirulina: There is no research that spirulina is safe for individuals 18 years and younger. If doctor agrees it is safe doseage would be 3-5 tablets per day for... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Walk with IBS: absolutely exercise can be of help in relieving symptoms and promoting well being. Low impact activities like walking, yoga, tai chi and pilates are g... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Chronic bruise: A bruise present that long is best explained as similar to a tattoo. With the adjustment perhaps you had some bruising or bleeding into the scar and a... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Popping in the foot: Not really enough information but popping could be from tendonitis. When tendons are inflamed with swelling they tend to pop. Could also be from joint... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Ankle mass: It is exactly normal but may not be a significant problem. At this point in healing many soft tissues are hard and stiff. This could just be scar tiss... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Friction burn: I would suggest some form of waterproof bandage(Nexcare makes many). Before applying bandage use the spray or "toughskin" the trainer uses when they t... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Hand fracture: Yes as long as the third and fourth metacarpals are protected an ulnar gutter splint would be fine and may be more comfortable
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Acl recovery: simplistic answer is PT. You need to regain full range of motion and strengthen quadriceps and hamstrings. There are many different exercises to do th... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Sun rash: solar dermatitis, you are more sensitive or allergic to the sun. Limit exposure and use sunscreen with high SPF. If you are already using sunscreen of... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Foot pain: Likely a sprain of anterior ankle/foot. However fracture is possible and further evaluation is necessary and appropriate.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hulett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hulett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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May 13, 2014
Prompt . accurate. to the point
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Thanks for your quick reply! Your response put my mind at ease. I hope it isn't life threatening.
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Thanks for your quick reply! You are amazing! Haha Thankyou I am very grateful for your help.
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Thank you so much, I've already done all of those and it hasn't helped

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Wayne State University
Completed 1983

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