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Dr. Padraic Obma

Orthopedic Surgery
Green Bay, WI
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Green Bay, WI

Address

124 Siegler Street, Green Bay, WI
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(920) 731-7133

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
6 weeks bone healing: It takes 6 weeks for the fibula bone to heal. You may be transitioned out of a cast into a protective walking boot much sooner than that. I will rout... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Lots of options: Several of my patients with osteoarthritis (OA) struggle with taking anti inflammatory medications. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is always a good option. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Call Physician: Injuring your knee and being no weight bearing for a week is a risk factor for developing a blood clot. Blood clots cause leg and ankle swelling and ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Be patient: Make sure your surgeon is fine with you walking in a shoe only 5 weeks after surgery. If so, it is very normal to walk with a limp so soon after surg... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Get an X-ray: Although a jammed finger can take 4-6 weeks to not have any soreness, it is recommended to get an x-ray of your thumb at this point to make sure there... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: The biggest concern after a torn calf muscle with continued swelling is to make sure you haven't developed a blood clot (DVT) in your calf. You shoul... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: If it hurts to bear weight after a direct fall onto your knee you should be evaluated by a medical provider to make sure no fractures, tendon or ligam... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
It is possible: MRI results are not 100% accurate. Meniscocapsular junction tears can be hard to identify on MRI. Your symptoms and what you are experiencing as well... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: You are the expert on your own body. If you feel something is wrong with your knee, you should see a medical provider for an evaluation and x-rays. I... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Doing right thing: You are currently doing the correct thing. Any time you have an ankle fracture and are immobilized you are at increased risk of a blood clot. The im... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Ligament injury, PT: The high speed stop with rotation is an injury mechanism that can cause ligament damage around the ankle joint creating an ankle sprain. Good to hear... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
6-12 months after: This is an excellent question I get asked on a semi-routine basis from my patients. In my practice, we confirm with x-rays that the osteotomy healed.... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Can be normal: It is normal to still have some sharp pains 7 weeks after rotator cuff surgery. Pain in the outer biceps is likely referred pain from the shoulder th... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: Pain in the deltoid region is a common symptom of shoulder problems. This could be shoulder bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff injury or cartilage da... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Get x-rays: If you are still having swelling and pain 2 weeks after slamming your finger you should see a medical provider and get x-rays to determine if you may ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Soon: Knee sprain is a catch all term for a lot of knee injuries. Assuming the sprain is minor (Grade 1MCL strain), you can return to athletics when you ar... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Get X-rays first: Get x-rays first to confirm healing. If the fracture has healed it won't be causing the pain. After 6 months and a healed bone, you can get the plat... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes, it is standard: Each medical provider has their own injection they like to perform, but the combination of a numbing medicine, toradol (anti-inflammatory) and depo-me... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: It sounds like you may have a lateral ankle sprain, but when in doubt you should see a medical provider to determine if x-rays should be taken. You w... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Several options: If you aren't having any pain or symptoms, nothing needs to be done. MRI's after meniscus repair may not be completely accurate. If you are having pai... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See a provider: If your knee hurts so bad you can't move it you should see a medical provider right away to be evaluated. At the age of 16, with a knee that you injur... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See Sports Med Dr.: Tingling in one of the legs while running is fairly common. It may be associated with a diagnosis called exertional compartment syndrome where the pr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Patellofemoral issue: The likely cause of your condition is that the knee cap is getting off track when you bend your knee due to lack of quad muscle strength (VMO). This ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
3mm more: The goal of a distal clavicle excision (shaving collar bone) is to remove approximately 1cm of bone. If too little bone is removed, pain may persist.... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Cartilage damage: Prominent marrow edema of the lateral trochlea means that the cartilage covering the bone in this area is injured or worn thin. This is a common pla... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Cyst can cause pain: A bone cyst in the distal femur is a common finding on x-ray of the knee. It is possible that the cyst can cause pain and a small effusion. The next... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Can use walking boot: Nice to know that your MRI doesn't show a stress fracture. That means you don't need a walking boot but if pain persists, it is fine to use a short w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Possible tear: Meniscus pain in a young person is a possible meniscus tear. Meniscus tears generally cause intermittent joint line pain associated with twisting, cut... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
SC grinding is real: You are correct. It is a known condition to have sternoclavicular joint grinding. It may come from arthritis in the joint (bone on bone), a small ca... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Arthroscopic surgery: Microfracture surgery is an arthroscopic surgical procedure where a sharp pick is used to poke holes into places of bare bone where cartilage is missi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Not arthritis: In general, at age 37 it would be fairly uncommon to have shoulder arthritis. The MRI would have picked up arthritis in your shoulder or in the colla... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes : There is frequently swelling and bruising if the long head of the biceps tendon tore at the shoulder recently. The biceps muscle tends to ball up clo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Modify activities: For immediate pain relief besides icing, an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen 600mg every 8 hours) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Very normal: Expect some ankle swelling after a sprained ankle for about 6 weeks after the injury. It is very encouraging you can now walk with limited pain. Mak... Read More
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Locking isn't normal: Arthroscopic knee surgery is great to remove torn meniscus cartilage and loose pieces but it is not great to treat symptoms from arthritis. If you do... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Somewhat likely : A Jones Fracture of the 5th metatarsal of your foot will frequently show up on x-Ray but not always. If your provider finds that you are tender over ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Manage Nonsurgical: There are several nonsurgical options for bilateral femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). 1. Avoid deep hip flexion (deep squats) 2. Limit athletic ac... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: A sprained knee can mean a variety of things. You should see a medical provider and get a diagnosis (MCL sprain, ACL injury, etc.) Once a firm diagn... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
2-3 day stay: A broken femur and at broken tibia requiring rods is a major injury. Assuming they were isolated (no other injuries occurred), a 2-3 day stay is a re... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Go to physiotherapy: If you had x-rays that showed no broken bones, you likely have a moderate ankle sprain. It is common with ankle sprains to have up to 6 weeks of swel... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Numbness not typical: Having burning pain 1 week after arthroscopic surgery is expected but the numbness and tingling is not typical. I would go see your surgeon and discu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Should be normal: Most broken bones heal well and with diligent occupational therapy you should recover full function. When a break goes into a joint, there is always ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Peri scapular pain: This sounds like periscapular pain. The muscles that surround your shoulder blade can get strained or overworked either due to a shoulder injury (rota... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: A bad landing on a leg causing a knee injury can be several things including ligament damage, cartilage injuries or knee cap instability. You should ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Get x-rays: Hitting your fist against a wall is a common way to sustain a fracture of your metatarsal (hand bone). Since it is swollen, it is a good idea to get ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See medical provider: A twisting injury to your knee can be a number of things from a sprain to arthritis flair up or cartilage tearing. See a medical provider for an eval... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Low impact is good: Low impact activities such as walking, elliptical and swimming are good exercises for knee arthritis. However, if you have significant arthritis in y... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
This is normal: Shin pain after ACL surgery is completely normal. A hole has to be drilled in your shin bone up into your knee joint for the ACL graft to be placed a... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Limited pain: Microfracture surgery is minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and is usually tolerated very well. Pain is very subjective, so pain that is 1/10 to... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Will go have it checked out, thank you for the help. I was thinking it was the bone but now I have something else think about.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks so much for the information. I thought I was doing the right thing, but wanted to be sure.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I'm 35 and my sports days are done. I just want to toss the ball with my son now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH

Awards

Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Green Bay Region - Spring
2016
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Second Place, Wisconsin - Spring
2016
Thought Leader, First Place, Green Bay Region - Spring
2016

Affiliations

AAOS, AOSSM
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