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Dr. Steven Puccio

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
male

About

Bio

Hard working, knowledgable, dedicated, want to provide the best care to the patients I take care of. Great depth of knowledge when it comes to Orthopaedics and Spinal surgery. I take pride in making sure my patients are well educated about their specific condition

Specialties
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
12 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Chest: It is very possible that that those complaints could be related to the heart as well as possibly the aorta which is the tube that comes from the heart... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Muscle spasm: these can occur from work out, they can sometimes be due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and overstitching of the muscles. Make sure etc stretc... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pinky finger: Depending on how you had your hand it may be possible that you may have irritated one of the digital nerves which maybe what's giving you that feeling... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
ACDF: It is highly unlikely he that what you're experiencing is causing you to have difficulty with breathing, if the Spurs are anterior it could affect you... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disk herniation : This is a recurring problem for you it may not be a bad idea to see your family physician for an a valuation and possibility of utilizing anti-inflamm... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sternum: It's possible that it could be the joints that articulate between the ribs and your sternum, this is otherwise known as costochondritis. Anti-inflamma... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc herniation: Rest and anti-inflammatory medications as an initial treatment, followed by consideration for epidural steroid injections in a series of three and the... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Hip: The problem that you're having in your hip could be related to either and irritation of the Cartlidge or a small disruption of the cartilaginous surfa... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
SI joint: These procedures and their costs are primarily based on insurance company reimbursement but they probably average somewhere in the neighborhood of $30... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ignore: Many people benefit from physical therapy when they have spinal stenosis because pelvic tilting exermany people benefit from physical therapy when the... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Heel: Judith this is most likely as a result of you having not put any weight on this foot for the past five weeks, the soreness in your he'll should get be... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
ACDF: Once may patients are healed, (usually 3 months), for the soft tissues I allow my patients to have deep tissue massage
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Wrist pain: Problems pertaining to the wrist could be from any number of causes but if there is no Trumatic event this could be an inflammatory process restrictin... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Patella: Scar tissue can develop for many different reasons, one of them is repetitive trauma to the knee area such as banging your knee on a desk or kneeling ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ankle: It sounds that by the mechanism of your ankle twisting outward that you may have strained your Deltoid ligament on the inside of your ankle and may ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Hip graft: Pain from an iliac crest graft site can take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks to subside. Ice and anti-inflammatory medication is the best for this problem,... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ankle: If you are having and will this comfort regarding this ankle bearing weight may not be a bad option, it would depend on whether there was any displace... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck: Is highly unlikely that the injury that you sustain would cause you any permanent damage. It would take a lot of force to cause any type of neurologic... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Treatment of bones: Orthopedic surgery is the treatment of conditions pertaining to the skeletal system. Some Orthopedic procedures can be painful but many time we use l... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ignore: Many patients that I take care of give a classic example of spinal stenosis which is when they go tomany patients that I take care of give a classic e... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck pain: What you're complaining of could indicate the possibility of a herniated disc in your neck. The maneuver that you were performing is called a Sperling... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, pro... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
SI joint: Karissa there is a condition which is sometimes related to the SI joint which is just to one side or the other of your spine in the region of your pel... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pregnant?: an EPT test would give you the answer with 99% accuracy
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Meniscus : Without a doubt a flexing moment causes pressure across the meniscus which can abnormally load the tissue causing it to tear
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Scar tissue: It is possible that after having the arthroscopic surgery burning discomfort could be as a result of them having placed a steroid medication in your k... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ankle fracture: This is a normal process that occurs with fracture healing initially there is a significant amount of discomfort due to disruption of the covering of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Shoulder: It's possible that you may have slept wrong or you may have a little bit of rotator cuff tendinitis. It would depend on if you were doing any type of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Heriation: Cindy what it sounds like you have is a disc herniation that has escaped from the disk space and has traveled up from the disk space up toward your he... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pins and needles: The pain can many times feel like electric shocks going down your upper extremity, in some it can feel like pins and needles. And some people it can b... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ignore: As the days and weeks go on the pain and discomfort from the fracture will improve almost on a dailyas the days and weeks go on the pain and discomfor... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ignore: When healing from a broken bone if it's on the lower extremity initially there should be no wEIG HT placed on it while healing from a broken bone if i... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Stenosis: Kathy it sounds like what you may have is something called spinal stenosis, I do not think that the bulging disc that you had in the upper part of you... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Wrist: Anything is possible, there could be a small little chip fracture which may have caused swell or it could just be soft tissue giving similar symptoms.... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
TFCC: If you're not having any persistent pain or discomfort it may have just been a subcutaneous future that may have let go. If you are immobilized in a c... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sternum: could be something called costochiondritis which is an inflammation of the articulations (joints) between the sternum and the ribs
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Weight: Dietary restriction and exercise is the first thing to do eating high-protein and low carbohydrates is appropriate. Your mother should also be evaluat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Shouder: It is possible that while you were working out human have strained some of the muscles that surround the shoulder including the latissimus in the Leva... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Knee: It depends on what kind of knee surgery you had done,if you had a total knee replacement this is not an uncommon thing, if you had arthroscopy again t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rib fx: Rib fractures can commonly caused some persistent discomfort as that sometimes they do not heal completely or he'll in what we call a nonunion or a ps... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
ACDF : This is really nothing to be concerned about this is just sometimes people get a reaction to the suture material which is many times superficial and v... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Wrist pain: The pain that you're experiencing could be related to the carpal bones of the wrist, the grasping motion or squeezing could cause pain in the region o... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Wrist: If you have no fevers and no swelling in the area or redness the most appropriate thing to do initially would be to take Motrin over-the-counter if yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Clavicle: Yes it definitely could show up on in x-ray
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ribs: It is highly likely that these ribs did not heal which is called a nonunion, it also could be a fibrous union where they heal but they don't feel comp... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
DDD: What you have is lumbar degenerative disc disease and this is because the disks in your lumbar spine which are the cushions are constantly irritated a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sports medicine: Family practice with a fellowship in sports medicine should do the trick
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ignore: Many people have scoliotic deformities in the spine that are unknown until x-rays are taken this is Many people have scoliotic deformities in the spin... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Puccio. I live in Canada so I don't have insurance for US procedures, but it is helpful to know nonetheless.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank very much I've searched the internet high and low for possible answers and only found that this condition is rare
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Steven Puccio. Answer was good.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
MD

Residency

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