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Dr. Donald Kucharzyk

Orthopedist (Pediatric)

Dr. Donald Kucharzyk is a top Pediatrics Orthopedist in Crown Point, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Donald Kucharzyk is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Donald Kucharzyk is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Donald Kucharzyk is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Crown Point, Indiana, Dr. Donald Kucharzyk is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
  • Crown Point, Indiana
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

My son has scoliosis. What will be the course of treatment?

The treatment is dictated by the degree of the curvature and the appearance in terms of spinal balance or imbalance and if there is decompensation of the spine. So these need to READ MORE
The treatment is dictated by the degree of the curvature and the appearance in terms of spinal balance or imbalance and if there is decompensation of the spine. So these need to be known first and then the proper treatment instituted which may involve observation of the curve is under 20 degree and bracing if 30 degree's and surgery if it were to progress to 40-45 degree's.
But these are baseline recommendations and may change dependent on the clinical examination and the radiographic evaluation as well

How long does a fracture take to heal in a 3 year old?

Typically, they heal in 3-6 weeks dependent on the type and location of the fracture with most healed by six weeks.

My daughter had a fracture in her pinkie finger. The splint was just removed and it's swollen. What can we do?

That is normal following the removal of the splint as motion will help to decrease the swelling but because of the splint she could not and did not move it. It will get better READ MORE
That is normal following the removal of the splint as motion will help to decrease the swelling but because of the splint she could not and did not move it. It will get better over the next few weeks and sometimes takes a month to even go down and sometimes there may be persistant swelling especially in the hand

My son has a fever and leg pain. What could it be?

The issue can be two-fold: One, it could be a toxic synovitis if associated with hip pain on examination or knee pain on examination. The other more serious is that he could READ MORE
The issue can be two-fold:
One, it could be a toxic synovitis if associated with hip pain on examination or knee pain on examination.
The other more serious is that he could have a septic joint from the infection if it is not viral, as it might be based upon the fact that he was placed on an antibiotic.
He needs to be seen ASAP.