Dr. James A Engels M.D., Orthopedist (Pediatric)
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Dr. James A Engels M.D.

Orthopedist

4/5(12)
350 Lafayette Ave Se 4th Floor Grand Rapids MI, 49503
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. James Engels is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Engels specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Engels 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

Wayne State Univ Sch of Med, Detroit Mi 1991

Board Certification

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS

Provider Details

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Dr. James A Engels M.D.
Dr. James A Engels M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • How does scoliosis affect a child's balance?

    That can be a challenging question given the limited information. I would assume that his/hers is idiopathic as opposed to congenital. The limping is typically not caused directly by scoliosis. Bracing is not known to cause limping in a patient with scoliosis. Some cases of scoliosis can be associated with intraspinal abnormalities that can affect neurological function and may cause limping due to neural structural compression and some degree of neurological impairment. MRI can help elucidate this concern. The child could indicate weakness or other neural compromise symptoms and lend insight as to the cause. I would suggest you discuss this issue with the physician treating your child as well. I hope I’ve been helpful. Thank you. Jamie READ MORE

  • How long does it take to recover from a bone fracture?

    Fractures in general heal at variable rates. This depends upon a number of variables. These include patient age, bone involved and location of the fracture in the involved bone, nutritional status, and health to name a few. Most ankle fractures typically take about 6-8 weeks to heal in otherwise healthy individuals. This often requires treatment to immobilize the ankle fracture to maintain the fracture in an acceptable position for optimal healing and function. Usually a cast is required for all or part of this time. Once the fracture is healed. Recovery time is needed to allow restoration of range of motion, strength, and function. Functional recovery enables return to sport or work at the pre-injury level with only baseline risk for further injury. This recovery phase may take an additional 6-8 weeks. These are average timelines. Some individuals may recover faster or longer again depending on the severity of injury and the above variables. Physical therapy may often be recommended to help hasten recovery. I hope this helps. Best wishes for a successful recovery from this injury. READ MORE

Dr. James A Engels M.D.'s Practice location

Practice At 350 Lafayette Ave Se 4th Floor

350 Lafayette Ave Se 4th Floor -
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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