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Dr. Rudolf Zak

Podiatric Surgery
Hamilton, NJ, NJ
20 years experience male

Locations

Mercer Bucks Orthopaedics

Hamilton, nj

Address

2591 Kuser road , Hamilton, nj
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics

Hamilton, NJ

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Podiatric Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Broken foot : Depends on the type of fracture and location but typical 6 weeks.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Split tendon: A partial tendon tear will create inflammation around the tendon which can cause.
A female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle pain : I recommend you have your ankle looked at. I would definitely get a X-ray to make sure you didn't sustain any fractures. You could have also injured ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Heel pain: It could be plantar fasciitis which is usually treated with stretching exercises of your calf muscle and orthotics. You can go online an find some e... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle turns : It would need to be looked to determine if the cause is functional or structural.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle pain: Could be a lack of support. You might have a hyperpronated foot that puts stress on your ankle. I recommended you get it evaluated.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Bone chip: Start by first getting the ankle xrayed if nothing shows up than an MRI would show if you have a bone chip and if you damaged any soft tissue in your ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Swelling: With a sprained ankle you can have swelling up to two months. You can help reduce the swelling with an ace bandage.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle supination: Your can use a brace or get a orthotic made with a heel wedge that correct for the supination.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Trimal fracture: A trimaleollar fracture is when you fracture you're fibula and you fracture the tibia in two parts. Along the back of the ankle as well as along the i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Broken foot: It mean you have a fracture.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Gout: Before starting any medication i recommend seeing a doctor to determine if Colchicine is the medication for you. It is a very aggressive med with lot... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Bruising : It can last several weeks up to a month . It depends on how severe the fracture was.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Bunion: If they r painful i would recommend surgery. But i would not recommend you electively amputate your toe.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Pain: I recommend you see someone to first identify your problem to properly treat it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Toenail: It depends if there was any damage done to the nail bed and or if you have a fracture as well. Because than an er visit is warranted. If u just tor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle pain: Recommend you see a doctor to get evaluated. You might need some studies to evaluate your ankle to see what the cause of your pain.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Fracture: If displaced might need surgical repair. Will take about 6 weeks to heal before you can apply any weight followed by rehab for 4-6 weeks.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Avn: If a patient of mine had avn of the talus or the navicular and were having pain than i would recommend fusion.
A member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Boot: Yes. It will prevent any stress on the fracture while you sleep.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Talus fracture: If it is an acute fracture. I would recommend you don't.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Corn removal: There are always risk with surgery. You can have recurrence of the corn. You can also develop an infection. Your surgeon will also discuss all the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Toe healing: Can u provide some more info regarding what exactly is wrong with your toes ?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Corn: He/she can shave it or perform surgery to remove underlining bone that causes the corn to develop. Like hammertoe surgery.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Tendon repair : Initial rehab starts with getting range of motion back than progress to strengthening and balance of your leg. Typically it takes about three months.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Claw toes: It usually due to compensation in your foot. Typically you might have a tight calf muscle and the muscle in front of your leg are trying to flex your... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Bone spurs: It depends on where the spurs are. It also depends if they can be removed by an open technique or thru arthroscopy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Bunion surgery: Sounds like transfer pain. Can occur from residual joint stiffness after your bunion surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Bunions: Wearing proper fitted shoes. Any shoes with a narrow toe box, like must of women's shoe can contribute to developing a bunion.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle : A sprain is injury to ligaments while a strains is injury to tendon/muscle.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle recon: It depends if you r having soft tissue work or bone work or both. Usually anywhere from 6-8 weeks immobilized followed by 2-3 months of rehab.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Diabetic ulcers: Honey. There is a product out called medihoney. Which is medical grade honey that helps heal ulcers.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle recon: When you have tried all conservative care and still have significant pain in your ankle.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Burning hands : It depends on if you have any medical conditions like diabetes. If so it is a symptom of diabetes and elevated sugars. I would also recommend you... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Pain on top of foot: It can be related to a tight calf muscle try stretching your calf/gastrosoleal muscle before getting out of bed with a towel. You can look it up on th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Abps : They usually do both. That designation just means they r board certified in foot surgery or foot and ankle surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Brittle bone: Its called a DEXA scan.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
High arches: I would see a podiatrist first to determine which is better. Depends if you have a rigid high arch or do u get some collapse of the arch when you sta... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Medial ankle pain: It depends. Did they sprain their ankle ? Also do they have flat feet? Cause a teen with flat feet can develop posterior tibial tendonitis.
A female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
“Chipped bone”: It can be removed if it’s painful and interfering with normal foot function
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Driving / sprain: Assuming it's your right ankle. It depends if you are a a cam boot or lace up brace and how severe your sprain. Usually you can drive with a sprain.... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Corns: Corns develop by skin irritation over bony prominences. It's layers of.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Pins: Yes. External pins will help stabilize the fracture.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Fracture : A fracture is a fracture and will have the same symptoms. Of swelling and pain.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Rehab: Usually 6-8 weeks after surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Ankle fracturw: A fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal. Than about another 4-6 weeks of rehab. So around three months before you can wear heels.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Fracture: What kind of fracture do u have and how old is the fracture?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Fractite: With proper immobilization. A fracture usually heals from 4-6 weeks but can take up to 8 weeks to heal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Shin splints: Yes if they r worn out. If sneakers lose there cushion and support you can develop shin splints.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Toe pain: Need more information about your toe pain. Like which one how long any trauma .... Etc.

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Jan 23, 2013
Great well trained Surgeon with great bedside manners.
Dec 30, 2013
Caring, knowledgable physician.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! MRI 3mnth back-torn talocalcaneal lig,partial torn post.talofiblar lig
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Thank you for your answer it is the hip bursa I have been having injected
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

ool of podiatric medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

COOPER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2005

Affiliations

American college of foot and ankle surgeons
Cooper university hospital
Virtua health
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