Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO, is a top orthopedic surgeon who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Performance Orthopedics in Southfield, MI. Founder and Director of Performance Orthopedics, Dr. Swift launched his practice to bring a private practice mentality to rural hospitals. He is also a practicing orthopedic surgeon with Movement Orthopedics, an orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Clinton Township, MI. With seventeen years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Swift specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. With 16 years of military service in the US Army, Dr. Swift has delivered outstanding orthopedic care during the war on terrorism in Afghanistan. In addition to a Bronze Star Medal for his service while in Afghanistan, he was honored with the Meritorious Service Medal for service while at Fort Campbell, KY. Furthermore, Dr. Swift has served as team physician for the DI hockey program at Michigan Tech University (2010 – 2011).
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Education and Training
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1995
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO's Expert Contributions
It will most likely heal without issue. If not consider a bone stimulator. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Certified “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” READ MORE
Scoliosis is treatable I recommend seeing a pediatric surgeon. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Certified Sent from my iPhone, please excuse typos. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” READ MORE
It depends on the adjustment, perhaps there is an issue with your neck that is now creating pain radiating to your shoulder. READ MORE
Is it bothering you? Then go to your surgical podiatrist or foot and ankle doctor. READ MORE
There are many options to help mitigate pain. Talk to your anesthesia provider. Also the technique of reconstruction that is used can help to decrease the amount of pain. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Certified Sent from my iPhone, please excuse typos. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” READ MORE
It depends on the muscle that is pulled. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Certified READ MORE
I recommend stretching your hamstrings, taking anti-inflammatory medications, and starting some physical therapy. If it continues I do recommend evaluation by a physician and some X-rays to re-evaluate your spine anatomy. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Certified READ MORE
Depends on the knee ligament that had surgery on average 6-9 months. READ MORE
It is possible you have a stress fracture of the base of the fifth metatarsal. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Certified READ MORE
I would delay surgery and treat the shoulder with benzoyl peroxide. READ MORE
Yes but the most important piece of that is weight-bearing exercise. READ MORE
You may have a stress fracture I recommend seeing someone for an evaluation. READ MORE
It depends on how badly it is sprained and in what way. I believe a brace will help you heal and support you while walking. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
When you have symptoms of pain and tendon issues. Mostly this condition can be treated with orthotics. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
Did you have an X-ray? If not, I would make sure you do. If the X-ray was negative, then buddy tape your finger and continue ice and anti-inflammatory medicines. Good luck! Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
If you are concerned, having him get an X-ray wouldn’t be a bad idea, mostly though he is probably bruised. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
Yes, soft tissue injuries around the fingers can be challenging. Make sure you buddy tape the finger and use ice and anti-inflammatory medicines. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
An MRI would be helpful, but ultimately, an arthroscopy would be best to treat and diagnose the problem. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
That is a very hard question to answer without examining you. If the pain has worsened, I would recommend being seen. There are more than a few things that could create this situation. Thank you, Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
Motion creates motion, water and anti-inflammatory medicines will help in the short term. Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Bronze Star Medal 2006 US ARMY
- Orthopedic Trauma Association
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
- Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation Shoulder and Sports Medicine
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center
- Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation
Professional Society Memberships
- American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Trauma Association
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