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What can I expect from my first orthopedic appt. Tomorrow for my knee? Will they require surgery on same day? Will I have to use crutches?

What can I expect from my first orthopedic appt. Tomorrow for my knee? Will they require surgery on same day? Will I have to use crutches?

No same day surg: Very unusual to have surgery on your knee at a first appointment unless you have an infection or a traumatic open joint.. Rarely would recommend same day surgery if the knee is "locked" from a on reduceable displaced meniscus tear. The doc will ask you questions, exam your knee and probably take some x-rays. Specical tests may be ordered like a MRI or blood tests. Relax! ...Read more

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Orthopedic is there a way to corrrect a shorter leg and leg is turned outside from a knee dislocation at a very young age for this 22 y/o male...Any doctors that does this type of surgery just like a vet who turned the kitty legs because it was backwards?

Orthopedic is there a way to corrrect a shorter leg and leg is turned outside from a knee dislocation at a very young age for this 22 y/o male...Any doctors that does this type of surgery just like a vet who turned the kitty legs because it was backwards?

THERE : There are answers to both problems. If all is intact above the tibial plateau (if you are talking about the same leg), a leg lengthening can be done up to a certain degree, and a derotation osteotomy can also be done. Gaining lenght is more limited than derotation. Both have limits and risks. If done at the same time more so. It can be done and it depends why you want it done. For function ok, cosmetic reasons no. Remember there is no problem so bad in orthopedics that it can't be made worse by surgery! ...Read more

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My orthopedic is doing a stem cell knee surgery on me the end of june. Anyone heard of it? Is it successful?

My orthopedic is doing a stem cell knee surgery on me the end of june. Anyone heard of it? Is it successful?

Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Orthopedic surgery question-----what do you think of a biologic knee replacement? On you tube : bioknee.Com

Orthopedic surgery question-----what do you think of a biologic knee replacement? On you tube : bioknee.Com

It depends on knee: It depends on the overall condition of your knee based on MRI or arthroscopic findings. If your articular cartilage is pretty good then an "oats" or "aci" procedure works well, although after age 50 an oats is probably the better option of the two. If the damage is too extensive for an oats, then an osteotomy or partial replacement may be necessary. ...Read more

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I am looking for an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee surgery in Boca Raton and who takes AARP Medicare.

I am looking for an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee surgery in Boca Raton and who takes AARP Medicare.

Obamacare: In fla. Especially w/ aging population more and more ors are retiring or not accepting ' new' medicare pts. This is unfortunate and related in part to reduced payments for physicians who specialize in hip and knee reconstructive surgery .I would start by asking your local hospital administrator which ors on staff does knee replacements. Best of luck! ...Read more

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When a orthopedic surgeon does surgery do they look under the patella? What causes locking and giving way of the knee joint? Could this be meniscus

When a orthopedic surgeon does surgery do they look under the patella? What causes locking and giving way of the knee joint? Could this be meniscus

Yes: In an arthroscopic knee surgery the undersurface if the patella is routinely checked as are the medial and lateral meniscus, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, and the articular surfaces of the femur and tibia. ...Read more

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My Orthopedic Dr gave me norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 knee pain after surgery. it saids1 to 2 tabs every 6 hrs. i took 1 & it been 3 hr my knee hurts. can i take one?

My Orthopedic Dr gave me norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 knee pain after surgery. it saids1 to 2 tabs every 6 hrs. i took 1 & it been 3 hr my knee hurts. can i take one?

Yes: 10/325 refers to 10mg of hydrocodone (powerful & addicting narcotic) while 325mg refers to acetaminophen (brand = Tylenol). Maximum daily dose of acetaminophen is 3-4,000mg (spread throughout day) depending upon alcohol intake & health of your liver. Excess acetaminophen is dangerous to your liver. So take medication as directed but only if needed. ...Read more

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I visited lewis orthopaedics last year for a knee surgery. I am fine now, no complications ...Do i need to get my knee checked regularly?

I visited lewis orthopaedics last year for a knee surgery. I am fine now, no complications ...Do i need to get my knee checked regularly?

See below: Depending upon the procedure performed usually a 1 to 2 year follow-up is necessary , especially for joint replacement surgery. Follow up with your previous treating orthopedic surgeon and they will provide you the follow-up schedule as necessary. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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I had a bowed leg correction orthopaedic surgery in russia in 2002 using the external aparatus. Does this have knee hip or back issues in long term?

I had a bowed leg correction orthopaedic  surgery in russia in 2002 using the external  aparatus. Does this have knee hip or back issues in long term?

Bow legs: Straightening of ones tibia using the ilizarov apparatus should not affect an individual's knees, hips , or spine So.. If you r experiencing sxs in those areas .?,you should be checked . U could consider a virtual consult ...Read more

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Orthopedic question. My recent MRI says normal knee. How can that be I have had 2 knee surgeries. How accurate is a knee MRI?

Orthopedic question. My recent MRI says normal knee. How can that be I have had 2 knee surgeries. How accurate is a knee MRI?

Very accurate: Your surgery may not show up if the "surgeries" were tiny repairs to one of your menisci... If you are having unexplained pain an MRI with contrast may give the radiologist and your Orthopedist a clue as to the reason. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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My left tibia was broke out of my knee, orthopedist did surgery, have to do surgery again b/c not stable.Question why not do knee replacement same tim?

Good question: It depends on where the tibia is"broken, how much collateral injury, and the age and healing potential of the patient. If the fracture involves the knee joint and the age and health of the patient are appropriate, then replacement may be the best alternative. ...Read more

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Where can I get an orthopaedic surgeon in east memphis? Had a partial knee replacement in 97' and went bad after 6 mos.So had a tkr in 99' and 8 months after surgery i began to have clicking & grinding in my knee(it needs to come out and redone and tryin

Where can I get an orthopaedic surgeon in east memphis? Had a partial knee replacement in 97' and went bad after 6 mos.So had a tkr in 99' and 8 months after surgery i began to have clicking & grinding in my knee(it needs to come out and redone and tryin

Search : Search at the web site of the american academy of orthopedic surgeons at http://www.Aaos.Org/. The engine to search for orthopedist is: http://www6.Aaos.Org/about/public/members.Cfm you may also call the local medical society. ...Read more

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I will have orthopedic surgery after 3 weeks. Doctor will take one metal from my leg. Canyou tell me bit more about that operation?

I will have orthopedic surgery after 3 weeks. Doctor will take one metal from my leg. Canyou tell me bit more about that operation?

Call your surgeon: There are too many situations possible to give an accurate assessment. What type of metal? Which part of leg? When was the original injury, and were there complications? What are your specific health issues? A simple call to your surgeon can answer your questions. Hope this helps! And good luck! ...Read more

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I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since i crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?

I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since i crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?

Pain: There are several routes you can take on your own. Call a local hospital and ask for a referral , call the local medical society and see if there is a referral service. If that fails , call an orthopedist and ask if they do that or can make a referral. ...Read more