Dr. James A Engels M.D.
Orthopedist350 Lafayette Ave Se 4th Floor Grand Rapids MI, 49503
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
Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS
Dr. James A Engels M.D.'s Expert Contributions
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
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
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Hip disorders in the adolescent.
- The "fallen lung with absent hilum" signs of complete bronchial transection.
- Effect evaluation of a self-management program for dutch workers with a chronic somatic disease: a randomized controlled trial.
- Does age affect analgesia provision at discharge among children with long bone fractures requiring emergency care?
- Testicular androgen and oestrogen levels during the postnatal period in rams.
- [Use of estriol succinate during postmenopause].
- A simple technique for the assay of progesterone in pregnancy.
- [Use of clomiphene in the treatment of anovulation. Contribution to the study of its mechanism of action].
- Physical work load and its assessment among the nursing staff in nursing homes.
- An OWAS-based analysis of nurses' working postures.
- Work related risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints in the nursing profession: results of a questionnaire survey.
- Evaluation of the effects of an ergonomic-educational programme. The assessment of "ergonomic errors" made during the performance of nursing tasks.
- A simple method to evaluate the reliability of OWAS observations.
- The effects of an ergonomic-educational course. Postural load, perceived physical exertion, and biomechanical errors in nursing.
- A LISREL analysis of work-related risk factors and health complaints in the nursing profession.
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- Broken Tibia: Symptoms and Treatment
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- Signs You Need to See a Doctor for Back Pain
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- What Is the Xiphoid Process?
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- When to Be Concerned About Sternum Pain
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