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Dr. Stanley S. Tao, M.D.

Orthopedist

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.
24 years Experience
Dr. Stanley S. Tao, M.D.
  • Huntington, WV
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Should I wear an ankle brace?

Yes a brace should help

Are "growing pains" really a thing for kids?

Yes, due to bones growing faster than soft tissue structures.

Will my surgery end my career?

If your symptoms have not improved with rest for a full season and surgery is needed, that is likely your best option to allow you to play at the next level. Of course, it also READ MORE
If your symptoms have not improved with rest for a full season and surgery is needed, that is likely your best option to allow you to play at the next level. Of course, it also depends on what the injury is and what surgery is needed. Many athletes have recovered from back surgery to perform at the professional level.

My son has tension in his legs from playing basketball. How can I help him?

Good quadriceps and hamstring stretching program.

Is knee surgery advisable for a person who is 78 years old?

If they are active and the knee problem interferes with quality of life, then yes.

My mother has to have a laminectomy. What is that exactly?

It’s basically to remove spurs and increase the space for her spinal cord where there is narrowing due to the spur (lamina).

Can a surgery treat gout?

It depends if there is a collection of the gout in what’s called a tophi. Almost like a cyst. That can be treated with surgery. No surgery can cure the gout, though.

How long is the recovery for a shoulder dislocation surgery?

Depends on how old you are, but in general, 6-12 weeks.

Does a shoulder dislocation always require a surgery?

Surgery for a shoulder dislocation is somewhat related to age The younger you are , the more likely a recurrent dislocation can occur due to a labral year An mri is helpful READ MORE
Surgery for a shoulder dislocation is somewhat related to age
The younger you are , the more likely a recurrent dislocation can occur due to a labral year
An mri is helpful in determining this

Does my hip rod need changing?

If this was for a fracture the answer is no

Why do I still have pain after my shoulder surgery?

This is hard to answer without knowing the injury and what your surgery was Different injuries have different time frames for recovery and sometimes results are not pain free READ MORE
This is hard to answer without knowing the injury and what your surgery was

Different injuries have different time frames for recovery and sometimes results are not pain free

Are there any risks involved in my spine surgery?

Yes Controlling your glucose will limit complications These include wound problems and success of procedure Hypertension being controlled will limit bleeding during READ MORE
Yes

Controlling your glucose will limit complications

These include wound problems and success of procedure

Hypertension being controlled will limit bleeding during and after surgery

What's the usual recovery time after hip surgery?

Depends on the type of hip surgery. Expect three months.