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Dr. Richard E. Grant

Orthopedist

Dr. Richard E. Grant is a top Orthopedist in Philadelphia, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Richard E. Grant is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Richard E. Grant is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Richard E. Grant is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Richard E. Grant is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Richard E. Grant
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Howard University
  • Accepting new patients

Is there a cure for bursitis?

The bursa is the body's built-in shock absorber. One is located near every major joint in the body. Think of the bursa as a balloon of tissue that is usually empty until irritate. READ MORE
The bursa is the body's built-in shock absorber. One is located near every major joint in the body. Think of the bursa as a balloon of tissue that is usually empty until irritate. Take the knee for instance. A knee contusion might wake up the bursa in and around the knee. The bursa tissue becomes inflamed and that triggers the secretion of fluid into the bursa. Begin to resemble a water balloon. Inflamed bursae can be painful. In the acute phase, the bursa can be drained and then injected with a small does of anti inflammatory medicine such as an injectable steroid along with lidocaine. Anti-inflammatory meds may follow. If the bursa is beneath a tight band of tissue, as in the hip's greater trochanteric bursa, physical therapy may be in order for stretching, ultrasound, and, in some cases, iontophoreisis. In rare cases with chronic intractable pain, the bursa may have to be removed. The court of last resorts, of course.

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The bone in wrist hurts so badly. Can this be treated?

The differential diagnosis of the painful wrist is very broad. A careful history and physical exam is in order. Would advise baseline xrays of the hand and wrist and an evaluation READ MORE
The differential diagnosis of the painful wrist is very broad. A careful history and physical exam is in order. Would advise baseline xrays of the hand and wrist and an evaluation by ABOS certified Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand and upper extremity issues. Metabolic disease should be considered along with auto immune issues. From the Orthopedic standpoint infection and or inflammation due to joint instability and or carpal tunnel syndrome. Any history of direct or indirect trauma to the hand and or wrist should raise the differential diagnosis of and occult fracture or wrist sprain

I have some pain in my knees while walking. How can this be treated?

Make the diagnosis first. See your primary care physician to obtain an exam and the weight bearing stays of your knees. If pain persist seek a referral to a board certified Orthopaedic READ MORE
Make the diagnosis first. See your primary care physician to obtain an exam and the weight bearing stays of your knees. If pain persist seek a referral to a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon for re exam and perhaps advanced imaging studies. Your Orthopaedic surgeon may order an MRI of your knees to rule out cartilage loss or a meniscal tear. Subsequent treatment will be determined based upon the MRI findings.

What is the best way to manage osteoarthritis?

High tibial osteotomies are very complex and require a very skilled and seasoned surgeon.

How long does a ball socket surgery take to heal?

Look to hip abductors. May be muscle atrophy in ABductors. MRI would make the diagnosis. Will need directed physical therapy. Be sure there is no nerve damage or subtle infection. READ MORE
Look to hip abductors. May be muscle atrophy in ABductors. MRI would make the diagnosis. Will need directed physical therapy. Be sure there is no nerve damage or subtle infection. Check the X rays to determine if equal leg length was restored. Be sure that the implanted ball is not too big for the socket


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