Dr. Robert Burke, MD
Orthopedist2341 Blue Bonnet Blvd Houston TX, 77030
Dr. Robert Burke is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Houston, TX. Dr. Burke specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Burke 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.
Education and Training
University of Virginia Medical Degree 1987
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Robert Burke, MD's Expert Contributions
The pain may be coming from the joint itself due to conditions such as arthritis, labral tear, stress fracture, or aseptic necrosis. It can also be referred pain from spinal or intrapelvic pathology. Would strongly recommend a thorough work-up for this problem. READ MORE
In general, 3 months is a reasonable estimate for patients recovering from THA. READ MORE
Yes, partial knee replacements are extremely successful in patients with a stable knee and isolated unicompartmental arthritis. READ MORE
Catching, locking, and swelling are cause for concern. Also, episodes of instability are worrisome. Absolutely, this should be evaluated by a physician. READ MORE
Diclofenac Gel is a very good first choice as it is a topical medication with few side effects. READ MORE
The majority of Pediatric fractures if they are displaced can be treated by a closed reduction and casting in a hospital setting. Some may require supplemental fixation with either pins or more really, screws and plates. This would depend on the location of the fracture, the age of the patient as well as the amount of displacement of the fracture. READ MORE
Excessive curvature can lead to pelvic tilt which may cause balance issues. Also, certain types of scoliosis can be associated with a tethered spinal cord which can also precent with balance problems. Recommend your child should be seen and followed by a Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Alamo Orthopedic Society
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Texas Orthopedic Association
- Texas Society of Sports Medicine
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- Broken Tibia: Symptoms and Treatment
OverviewThe tibia and fibula are the two bones in your lower leg. The larger bone is the tibia, which supports most of a person's weight. It is also an important part of the ankle and knee joints. A fractured or broken tibia is usually along the length of the bone and in between the knee and above...
- What are metatarsal bones?
The five long bones of the metatarsus of the foot are known as the metatarsals. Just as metacarpals of the hand are made of different components, similarly, metatarsals are made of different components such as a proximal base, shaft, and distal head. Arches of the foot are formed by the metatarsal...
- The Function of Joints
Skeletal systemOur musculoskeletal system is made of muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, and bursae. When impulse stimulates, the muscles contract and these muscles are attached to the ligaments. Most of the skeletal system is made of bones and cartilage. The cartilage or ligaments are...
- What Is the Xiphoid Process?
Introduction The xiphoid process is the smallest part or structure of the breastbone. The structure is made of cartilage at birth, but tends to develop into a bony structure when an individual reaches adulthood. It is situated from where the lower ribs are attached to the breastbone. The pointed end...
- Signs You Need to See a Doctor for Back Pain
There are a number of potential causes of back pain, but most of them are rare. Most cases of back pain, particularly those that go away with or without over-the-counter treatment, do not require a visit to the doctor. However, if your back pain is accompanied by any of the following signs and...
- When to Be Concerned About Sternum Pain
IntroductionThe sternum, also called as the breastbone, is a flat bone situated at the center of the chest. It connects to the ribs through cartilages and forms the front of the rib cage, which helps protect the lungs, heart, and major blood vessels from injuries. Since the sternum is near to the...
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