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Dr. Michael D. Butcher

Orthopedist

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

My 80 year old mother recently fell and fractured her ankle. How long should it take for her to recover?

Depends on the type of fracture with her involve the ankle joint, and displacement or required cast or surgical treatment; rough estimate six months

Is there a cure for bursitis?

Depends on the area; usual treatment includes but not limited to oral and transdermal anti-inflammatories and analgesics, Physical Therapy and sometimes fluoroscopy Guided Cortisone READ MORE
Depends on the area; usual treatment includes but not limited to oral and transdermal anti-inflammatories and analgesics, Physical Therapy and sometimes fluoroscopy Guided Cortisone injections.

How do topical sprays help in treating sprains?

Yes alter skin temperature, circulation and provide pain relief/analgesia

Will steroids help in treating my joint pain?

There are many treatments for arthritis: NSAIDS, oral steroids, and cortisone joint injections, including arthritis in spine facet injections.

I feel slight numbness in my left foot. What could be the reason for this?

Diagnosis, treatment, cure. Consider an X-ray, MRI, and nerve tests.

What are the key dietary supplements recommended for bone health after 40?

Need more Vitamin D in the winter “sunshine makes Vitamin D” usually get enough of the other vitamins thru standard diet

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

Variables; type of fracture, some fractures need pinning; some fractures require partial or total hip replacement; get consult from orthopedic surgeon who does. Hip surgery

How long does a hip replacement take to heal?

Lots of variables; age , health; recommend you have a talk with your surgeon.

Will I be able to swim again after ankle replacement?

What is your level of activity now?

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

See an orthopedic surgeon and get an X-ray.

partial vs full joint replacment

More reliability and success with total.

Joint pain

See a rheumatologist

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

Depends, may need MRI; always try nonsurgical PT NSAIDs cortisone injections, viscosupplemention injections

My baby had a fracture when he was 2 months old. Will it heal?

Depnds on which area; elbow can be a problem; in general, infants heal very well. Any X-rays?

Does a heel bone fracture require a surgery?

Depends; some do, some don’t. Need X-ray, maybe 3D CT.

What is the course of treatment for a slip disc?

Need more info. Any leg pain? X-ray?