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Dr. Todd D. Moldawer, M.D.

Orthopedist

Dr. Todd D Moldawer M.D. is a top Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist) in Van Nuys, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Todd D Moldawer 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. Todd D Moldawer M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Todd D Moldawer 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 Van Nuys, CA, Dr. Todd D Moldawer M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
41 years Experience
Dr. Todd D. Moldawer, M.D.
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • Temple Univ Sch of Med, Philadelphia Pa
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do when I twist my ankle?

The most important aspect of the management of an acute ankle injury is an accurate diagnosis. Missed fractures can cause lifelong pain and/or instability. Minor (grade1) ankle READ MORE
The most important aspect of the management of an acute ankle injury is an accurate diagnosis. Missed fractures can cause lifelong pain and/or instability. Minor (grade1) ankle sprains are usually self-limited, and are best managed with ice, elevation, and rest. More severe sprains may require immobilization in a boot, splint, or cast. Any significant ankle injury should be evaluated by a competent health care professional.

How long does a sprain take to heal in children?

Most authorities describe three types of sprain injury depending on the severity. A Grade 1 sprain involves minimal tissue damage, and no loss of structural integrity. A Grade READ MORE
Most authorities describe three types of sprain injury depending on the severity. A Grade 1 sprain involves minimal tissue damage, and no loss of structural integrity. A Grade 2 strain involves greater tissue damage and may be associated with some loss of structural integrity, resulting in mild ligamentous laxity (stretching). A Grade 3 sprain is the most severe category, with greater tissue damage and loss of structural integrity. The healing time for each category of sprain injury in children will vary according to the Grade of injury as well as the child's age. In general, younger children heal faster than older children. With any extremity injury in children, it is important to make sure that the growth centers of the bones have not also been injured.

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Todd