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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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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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My Orthopedic Dr gave me norco 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 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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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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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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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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