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Michael J. Lim

Orthopedist

Dr. Michael Lim is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Middletown, Connecticut. Dr. Lim specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Lim 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.
10 years Experience
Michael J. Lim
  • Milford, CT
  • UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Will I be able to swim again after ankle replacement?

This would be difficult to answer not being the surgeon who will perform it.

You need to ask your surgeon regarding limitations and what your recovery will look like.

My knee grinds when I climb stairs. What can be done?

It does sound like arthritis, however knee replacements are reserved for painful arthritis. If you are not having pain, then a knee replacement would be premature. However, a READ MORE
It does sound like arthritis, however knee replacements are reserved for painful arthritis. If you are not having pain, then a knee replacement would be premature.

However, a good therapy program and an evaluation could help you avoid further degeneration. Pls go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment.

Recovery for knee meniscectomy?

I would direct your questions to the surgeon performing your case.

You will likely have some swelling initially, but it should get better in most cases.

ACL repair

It depends on several factors. What age you are, What are your physical activity goals, What condition you knee is in. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment READ MORE
It depends on several factors. What age you are, What are your physical activity goals, What condition you knee is in. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment and to discuss what your specific goals and needs are.

I have chronic knee pain

You should only consider a knee replacement once you have failed all conservative and less invasive measures. Although it is reasonable to have a knee replacement in your 50's, READ MORE
You should only consider a knee replacement once you have failed all conservative and less invasive measures. Although it is reasonable to have a knee replacement in your 50's, it would be preferable if you are older to reduce the risk of needing another surgery. Other measures include injections, bracing, and physical therapy. However, if you symptoms cause difficulty with sleep or basic activities or bother you more than 50% of your day with conservative treatment, you may be a candidate for a knee replacement. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment.

Stabbing knee pain when lying down sleeping

Especially during growth spurts, one can experience such pains. However it is very possible that you may have tendinitis or irritation of your growth plates that may not show READ MORE
Especially during growth spurts, one can experience such pains. However it is very possible that you may have tendinitis or irritation of your growth plates that may not show up on XR. An MRI may be needed, but would be guide by a physician. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment.

Recurring hip pain

This possibly could be caused by cartilage injury to the hip. An XR and an evaluation can help clarify the cause of this pain. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an READ MORE
This possibly could be caused by cartilage injury to the hip. An XR and an evaluation can help clarify the cause of this pain. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment.

Inner thigh hurts when walking fast

This possibly could be a strain vs. early signs of arthritis. An XR and an evaluation can help clarify the cause of this pain. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an READ MORE
This possibly could be a strain vs. early signs of arthritis. An XR and an evaluation can help clarify the cause of this pain. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment.

Broken tibia, fibula and hole in ankle, surgeon suggesting amputation

Recovery from an amputation can be as fast as 6-10 wks. The clear difference btw an amputation and a fusion is the absence of the leg and not requiring bony healing to be effective. READ MORE
Recovery from an amputation can be as fast as 6-10 wks. The clear difference btw an amputation and a fusion is the absence of the leg and not requiring bony healing to be effective. Although there are the drawbacks of requiring a prosthetic and need for fitting/ maintenance, healthy individuals can continue an active lifestyle with an amputation.