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Dr. James Edward Stanislaw, MD

Orthopedist

Dr. James Stanislaw is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Lenoir, NC. Dr. Stanislaw specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Stanislaw tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
28 years Experience
Dr. James Edward Stanislaw, MD
  • Lenoir, NC
  • Yale Univ Sch of Med, New Haven Ct
  • Accepting new patients

I fractured my hand while playing in my league. Would I need surgery?

Not all breaks require surgery. In fact only breaks where the rubbing surfaces are out of position or if the bone is broken in such a way that if it healed (in a bad position) READ MORE
Not all breaks require surgery. In fact only breaks where the rubbing surfaces are out of position or if the bone is broken in such a way that if it healed (in a bad position) would impair function are reasons to operate. An even more rare reason to operate is if the injured bone is prone to not heal at all (scaphoid). Sometimes the injury may look like a break to the eye, but in fact it is a torn ligament or a dislocated joint. Dislocations require corrective manipulation and often performed in the office or it may require a surgery if it is severe. Most ligament injuries can heal with proper splinting. An exam with proper Xrays during a simple office visit is my recommendation. The appropriate early intervention is always better than a late salvage correction.