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Dr. Gregory Krivchenia

Orthopedic Surgery
Marietta, OH
41 years experience male

Locations

First Settlement Orthopaedics

Marietta, OH

Address

611 Second Street, Marietta, OH, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 11am
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Insurances accepted

CIGNA Health Care

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

First Settlement Orthopaedics, Inc

Marietta, OH

About

Bio

Have been a practicing orthopaedic surgeon in the Mid-Ohio Valley since 1986. I am a general orthopaedist who takes care of patients from the age of 0 to 105. I am in a practice with seven other orthopods, First Settlement Orthopaedics.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Stress fracture??: One worries about a stress fracture. An orthopaedic evaluation and Xray should assess this problem.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Further work up: You need further diagnostic tests to ascertain what is going on. After regular Xrays and a thorough orthopaedic exam of wrist, an MRI may be in order... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Other findings: At age 58, one may have had more than meniscus damage. There is a great chance that you had significant articular cartilage damage that could be inhi... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Trial and error: If Arthotec is not working, there are many analgesic creams available. In my experience, one has to try several brands to see which one works. If yo... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Go with the orthopod: With a 53 degree curve, the best option is surgery.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Begin gentle ROM: With a nondisplaced radial head fracture, I treat only with an ace and sling. After ten to fourteen days with no change in position by Xray, I start... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Needs Treatment ASAP: Recommend that you get in to see an Orthopaedist very soon. Hopefully, may not require surgical debridement, but needs checked out.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Treatment plan: With small abscess, I put a little wick of gauze in there and recheck them in 48 hours. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is the best for superficial b... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Gravity: With a hematoma developing in the back of the leg, gravity will cause the bruising to go to the ankle. Other health issues (easy bleeding) may have b... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Treat with observati: The subcortical cyst should most likely be asymptomatic; however, if there is pain in this shoulder, see an orthopaedist.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Observation: With no visible bruising, unlikely a fracture has occurred, but I would splint the forearm and watch. If still painful after 7 to 10 days, would reco... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Pain over greater: The symptom of hip bursitis is usually over the greater trochanteric region or on outside of the upper leg. One may have some pain radiating down the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Rest: I would rest your ankle and do some pool therapy on your own. In addition, an anti-inflammatory may be of some benefit. Keep it elevated as much as ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Orthopaedic eval: Since you have waited almost a month would recommend orthopaedic evaluation with Xrays and stress views of the thumb.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Not a good idea: A general rule of principle, would not mix oral anti-inflammatories with compounding creams .
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Repeat evaluation: Since this has been going on for nine months, I would recommend a repeat Xray and a visit to an orthopaedic surgeon to re-evaluate the finger. A pain... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
History and physical: Would recommend an orthopaedic history and physical to see if further workup including and MRI to make the definitive diagnosis. For an ACL tear, one... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Xrays.: If you had significant trauma to the shoulder region and continue to have pain, I would recommend a plain Xray with an orthopaedic consultation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
See an orthopod: If you have not yet seen an orthopaedic spinal surgeon or neurosurgeon, should be done. With an elevated sed rate and cpr, one would think of disciit... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Job description: Depending upon one's work requirement (ie overhead activity) one may need to be off work for up to two months. An orthopaedic history and exam would ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Need more info: Before answering question, need to know what type of fracture and how it was treated.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Locking and catching: The most common sign of a torn meniscus is the locking and catching of the knee joint when one flexes and extends the knee. Also, there may be an ef... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
No way: When one has surgery on a knee, crutches are often needed. This could put a lot of stress on any shoulder repair that you have done. The amount of ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Observation: I would recommend that one watches for a day or two if there is NO pain. Also, one may take an anti-inflammatory.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
See an orthopod: If you haven't yet, would see an orthopaedist to evaluate your knee. He or she may recommend additional treatment.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. One also may require crutches and anti-inflammatories.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Bend test: The simple way to find out if you have a significant curve is to have an orthopaedic surgeon perform a bend test on you.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Need to be rechecked: I would go back to the operating surgeon and him/her reexamine your shoulder.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Modification: Would recommend an orthopaedic evaluation of your foot to make sure that bracing might be helpful. If evaluation is normal, would recommend starting ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Surgery: If this is symptomatic, an arthroscopic evaluation of the should would be in order to asses treatment options.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Leave open to air.: Washing daily is OK, but one must thoroughly dry off the tip of the thumb. I would leave it open to air as much as possible. In addition, would take... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Hairline fracture: You could have a hairline fracture and another Xray could confirm healing bone callus.
A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
More info: Angles to me without films mean little. If you are havin g symptoms, an anti-inflammatory may be of benefit.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Much time: The recovery from an ACL surgery may take up to six months depending the type of repair and if there is a meniscal repair vs. partial resection. The ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
See an orthopod: Since this continuing now for five years and it sounds like that you are still playing football, would recommend an orthopaedic evaluation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Protection: One needs to protect the occult fracture either by splinting and/or nonweightbearing (Lower extremity) and limited activitiy.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Symptomatic: If you have no symptoms of locking, catching, or swelling, I would probably treat with observation.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Sooner the better: If the lump is painful, perhaps you could find another facility to perform the ultrasound.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Ortho evaluation: You need to see an orthopaedist and have stress Xrays done to see if you have any ligament instability. Treatment would depend on the findings.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Rarely: Unless one has other medical co-morbidities, highly unlikely you will need a hospital stay.

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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Fantastic idea with the aqua running. Thank you for your time.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

University of Cincinnati
Completed 1986

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Ohio - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
West Virginian Orthopaedic Society
Ohio State Medical Association
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