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Dr. Edward R. Sweetser, M.D.

Orthopedist

Dr. Edward R Sweetser M.D. is a top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Las Cruces, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Edward R Sweetser M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Edward R Sweetser M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Edward R Sweetser M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Las Cruces, NM, Dr. Edward R Sweetser M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
49 years Experience
Dr. Edward R. Sweetser, M.D.
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Georgetown Univ Sch of Med, Washington Dc
  • Accepting new patients

How long does a knee replacement surgery take to heal?

We start our patients walking the day of surgery. We then arrange for them to have physical therapy, which is exercise, for approximately one month. By the end of two weeks most READ MORE
We start our patients walking the day of surgery. We then arrange for them to have physical therapy, which is exercise, for approximately one month. By the end of two weeks most people are walking without any supportive devices and are able to drive a car so long as they are not taking pain medications. Most of the pain, soreness, stiffness and swelling are markedly improved by six weeks postop. Most of our patients can return to their normal exercise regimen, excluding running, about 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.

I am suffering from severe numbness in my foot after a hip replacement surgery. Is it normal?

This is not normal. Numbness is a nerve symptom and the fact that it is happening 1 month after surgery suggests it is not directly related to the surgery. I recommend that a nerve READ MORE
This is not normal. Numbness is a nerve symptom and the fact that it is happening 1 month after surgery suggests it is not directly related to the surgery. I recommend that a nerve conduction study be arranged looking for an area compressing the nerve. That should give a diagnosis and guide further treatment.

Locations of sacroiliac joint pain

It sounds like this may be more than just sacroiliitis. It could indicate a systemic disease process like rheumatoid arthritis Lupus or other. I recommend consultation with a Rheumatologist READ MORE
It sounds like this may be more than just sacroiliitis. It could indicate a systemic disease process like rheumatoid arthritis Lupus or other. I recommend consultation with a Rheumatologist who will likely perform appropriate diagnostic tests and then recommend treatment.

My mother is going in for a Hip replacement surgery. What should I ask the doctor?

Based on the question we must assume that a hip replacement is indicated and necessary. Comirbidities such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease and others need to READ MORE
Based on the question we must assume that a hip replacement is indicated and necessary. Comirbidities such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease and others need to be determined and stabilized as much as possible
before surgery. The nature of the operation, the risks, alternatives and expected prognosis need to be discussed with the surgeon. Also, there needs to be discussion of care after surgery: Home or not, caregivers and therapy and other treatments.