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Dr. Scott M. Taylor, MD

Orthopedist

Dr. Scott M Taylor MD is a top Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist) in Oakland, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Scott M Taylor MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Scott M Taylor MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Scott M Taylor MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Oakland, CA, Dr. Scott M Taylor MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
35 years Experience
Dr. Scott M. Taylor, MD
  • Oakland, CA
  • Meharry Med Coll Sch of Med, Nashville Tn
  • Accepting new patients

Should I wear an ankle brace?

Yes, if you are returning to competitive sports activity and don’t feel it has fully recovered for a short period for added protection of re-injury.

Scott M. Taylor, M.D.

Can I resume my running after hip bone replacement surgery?

It is much better to focus on low impact activities, such as swimming, walking on flat, even surfaces, or biking. Avoiding hard impact activity is much better to maintain a long-lasting READ MORE
It is much better to focus on low impact activities, such as swimming, walking on flat, even surfaces, or biking. Avoiding hard impact activity is much better to maintain a long-lasting artificial joint without the need for revision surgery.

Can a surgery treat gout?

Typically, a proper diet and use of medication, especially during flare-ups, are advisable.

What are the risks involved in back surgery?

Fully understand the specific cause of your pain - different treatment options, the risks of surgery as well as expectations without surgery.

How is a knee cap replacement surgery done?

Typically, an isolated injury to the patella (knee cap) or trochlear groove without arthritic changes in the other knee compartments. There are always risks in surgery. You have READ MORE
Typically, an isolated injury to the patella (knee cap) or trochlear groove without arthritic changes in the other knee compartments. There are always risks in surgery. You have to weigh the risks versus benefits with your surgeon.

My mother needs to have knee replacement surgery. Would she be in a lot of pain afterwards?

The post operative pain management has significantly improved by anesthesiologists over the past few years. A lot depends on her history of pain management before surgery - most READ MORE
The post operative pain management has significantly improved by anesthesiologists over the past few years. A lot depends on her history of pain management before surgery - most people do very well after Surgery and promptly begin to wean off narcotics.

How long does a sprain take to heal in children?

It depends on the degree of sprain - but typically children heal much faster than adults.

What are the best ways to strengthen my child's bones?

Exercise, Vitamin D3, Good Sleep Pattern, Proper Diet.

Does orthopedic surgery use general anesthesia?

Usually no - The Anesthesiologist will discuss different options including Spinal or Regional Block.

Why do I have fluid accumulation around my knees?

It’s possible to have an inflammatory process going on, or early arthritis. That can evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. Possibly a fluid sample may be sent to the lab for analysis. READ MORE
It’s possible to have an inflammatory process going on, or early arthritis. That can evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. Possibly a fluid sample may be sent to the lab for analysis.

Does elbow dislocation require surgery?

Usually not unless there are associated fractures or instability noted by the Orthopedist.

How can I correct the hunch in my back?

I suggest you see an Orthoedic Doctor or Orthopedic Spine Surgeon for further analysis with Diagnostic Studies.

How long does a knee fracture take to heal in kids?

It depends on the severity- but children heal faster than adults. The Orthopedic Doctor who is treating him would likely give you a close estimate.

Does tennis elbow require a surgery?

Sometimes, if his Lateral Epicondylitis (Tendinous Insertional Inflammation) does not improve with conservative care, surgery may be beneficial. Your treating doctor will go over READ MORE
Sometimes, if his Lateral Epicondylitis (Tendinous Insertional Inflammation) does not improve with conservative care, surgery may be beneficial. Your treating doctor will go over options.

What would cause middle of the night severe knee pain?

You need to be evaluated with a thorough history and physical eamination- and a few diagnostic tests. It could be a lot of things.

I'm having pain along my spine. Will a chiropractor help me?

Yes. It is very likely a chiropractor may help relieve the pain. But without an examination and probable diagnostic studies, it is difficult to say with confidence. You should READ MORE
Yes. It is very likely a chiropractor may help relieve the pain. But without an examination and probable diagnostic studies, it is difficult to say with confidence. You should follow up with a medical doctor to determine the causation, then be referred to a chiropractor or therapist of your choice as indicated.

What should I do when I twist my ankle?

You should have your ankle evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon if you are having difficulty bearing weight, constant pain, or have a feeling of instability.

Ankle pain post arthroscopic surgery

Yes - without an examination and review of diagnostic tests - It difficult to confirm. For example , It you have experienced Cartilage wear through the outer layers of bone- the READ MORE
Yes - without an examination and review of diagnostic tests - It difficult to confirm. For example , It you have experienced Cartilage wear through the outer layers of bone- the sensory nerves that would be irritated - and painful.

My mother underwent a joint replacement surgery. How long will the recovery take?

A lot depends on her condition prior to the procedure. If she was healthy/active with strong quadriceps/ had completed physical therapy pre-conditioning / and was self motivated. READ MORE
A lot depends on her condition prior to the procedure. If she was healthy/active with strong quadriceps/ had completed physical therapy pre-conditioning / and was self motivated. She most likely would see continued progress over 3 Months. There is a wide range of recovery periods -depending on several factors.