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Dr. Christopher Bruce Michelsen

Orthopedist

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Dr. Christopher Bruce Michelsen
  • New York, New York
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Accepting new patients

What impact can my excess weight have on my knees?

A moderate amount of excess weight should not be damaging to your knees, especially if you are exercising. Most damage is due to repetitive trauma or a severe injury.

Severe trapezoid strain

You need to consult with a shoulder/sports medicine specialist. You sound like you have symptoms of rotator cuff disease.

At what age should one be concerned about osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis becomes more problematic after menopause but can in some women start as early as age 40.

Can heel spurs be treated?

Heel pain can be due to many different things, including heel spurs. Foot X-rays and an evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist should be considered if the pain persists.

How is sciatica pain diagnosed?

Hip pain is rarely a symptom of sciatica. It is more likely from arthritis or bursitis. A trial of OTC anti-inflammatory medication (Ibruprofen/Naproxyn or aspirin may be helpful. READ MORE
Hip pain is rarely a symptom of sciatica. It is more likely from arthritis or bursitis. A trial of OTC anti-inflammatory medication (Ibruprofen/Naproxyn or aspirin may be helpful. An examination and xray by an Orthopaedic surgeon should be considered if the pain persists.

We believe my mother dislocated her shoulder. What should we do?

Your mother may well have fractured her shoulder which is more common at her age. She should have an x-ray asap. If the shoulder is either fractured or dislocated and no taken READ MORE
Your mother may well have fractured her shoulder which is more common at her age. She should have an x-ray asap. If the shoulder is either fractured or dislocated and no taken care of early on serious complications can be the end result.

I think I dislocated my knee, and it is hurting a lot. What should I do?

It is unlikely that you dislocated your knee. You probably have some swelling due to a minor injury or early arthritis. If the swelling does not clear up after a week or so, you READ MORE
It is unlikely that you dislocated your knee. You probably have some swelling due to a minor injury or early arthritis. If the swelling does not clear up after a week or so, you should consult your family doctor.

Can joint pain be considered as a symptom for gout?

Probably not but the pain could be due to a more generalized form of arthritis. You should consult your family physician who may refer you to a rheumatologist.

Can a knee surgery help in relieving the pain due to arthritis?

Yes. If the arthritis is severe, a knee replacement may be indicated.

How long does a hip replacement take to heal?

By now she should be feeling much better, however the replaced hip may never feel normal. If the limp is severe, new X-rays may be indicated to evaluate the leg length or possible READ MORE
By now she should be feeling much better, however the replaced hip may never feel normal. If the limp is severe, new X-rays may be indicated to evaluate the leg length or possible loosening.

Can gout be treated permanently or does it come back?

Gout can not be cured, only treated symptomatically with medication and diet.

What is the course of treatment for a slip disc?

If your mother has not improved after 6 weeks, she should consult an orthopedic surgeon who will probably order an X-ray and MRI. Unfortunately, some patients will require surgery READ MORE
If your mother has not improved after 6 weeks, she should consult an orthopedic surgeon who will probably order an X-ray and MRI. Unfortunately, some patients will require surgery if nonoperative management including antiinflamatory medication and physical therapy are not helpful.

partial vs full joint replacment

A partial replacement just replaces one side of the joint whereas a full replacement replaces both sides of the joint. Frequently especially in the hip partial replacements need READ MORE
A partial replacement just replaces one side of the joint whereas a full replacement replaces both sides of the joint. Frequently especially in the hip partial replacements need further surgery. Partial knee replacements have a better record for lasting longer.

My baby was born with twisted legs. Can this be corrected?

Yes, but by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatrics.

Joint pain

It sounds like you may have a type of generalized arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis. I would advise consultation with a rheumatologist.

I am having a severe pain in my neck post an accident. What can i do?

If your pain persists you should consult an orthopedic surgeon who can determine if you will need an X-ray or MRI. Often, the pain resolves after a few weeks or with medication READ MORE
If your pain persists you should consult an orthopedic surgeon who can determine if you will need an X-ray or MRI. Often, the pain resolves after a few weeks or with medication and physical therapy.

I fell and have been recommended hip surgery. What are the preparatory steps?

There is very little preparation. Recovery time depends on the type of surgery. Replacement surgery takes less time to recover from than fracture repair surgery.

Does a heel bone fracture require a surgery?

Only if the joint surfaces have been displaced or damaged.