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Dr. Stanley S. Tao, M.D.


Dr. Stanley Tao is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Huntington, WV. Dr. Tao specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Tao 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.
32 years Experience
Dr. Stanley S. Tao, M.D.
  • Huntington, WV
  • Indiana University
  • Accepting new patients

Index finger pain?

Could be early arthritis. Try over-the-counter voltaren gel.

Abdomen pain?

This may not be orthopedic. See your primary care doctor.

Horrible pain in lower back thigh?

Hamstring is most likely.

What exercises not to do with bad knees?

Leg extension. Treadmill.

How should I sleep after lumbar surgery?

Should be no real restrictions. Your surgeon will let you know.

Do orthopedic doctors treat nerve pain?

No. That’s usually a neurologist.

Joint pain?

Recommend seeing a rheumatologist.

Minimally displaced fracture femur?

I assume you had surgery. This can take up to 3-6 months to heal and it may not. You need to call your doctor for calf pain and make sure it's not a blood clot.

Should I wear a knee brace after meniscus surgery?

It’s optimal for resection. Usually for repairs.

How long does it take to correct torn ligaments?

Depends on the ligament. No surgery, 2-3 months. Surgery, 6 months.

How soon after spinal column surgery can you walk?

Usually next day with some assistance.

Torn or pulled ankle?

You need to discuss with your doctor. But MRI is used to rule out tears.

How do you treat back disc problems?

Usually physical therapy. Possible steroid injection.

Hip pain?

Most common is iliiotibial band syndrome, which would be side hip pain. If it's groin pain, then tight hip flexors or labral issue.