Orthopedic Surgeon, with special intererst in Hand and wrist surgery.
Education and Training
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Walker A. Wynkoop M.D.'s Expert Contributions
It depends on the type of surgery. A large surgery with a long recovery period is not usually offered to someone described like your father. Smaller surgeries are: total knee replacement, usually, no; knee arthroscopy (called a knee scope), usually, yes. Your dad's family doctor is in a good position to help answer this question, I suggest you attend a visit. READ MORE
In worst case scenarios, this is cancer, especially if it’s through the last 2 to 4 months and Hertz. Go see a surgeon for family practitioner. READ MORE
Stretching and strengthening, usually under the supervision of a physical therapist is the best first line treatment. It’s a good idea to have your primary care provider evaluate him first though. READ MORE
Possibly. Scoliosis is actually a twisting of your back bones so if you bend forward, one side of your ribs will be higher than the other, by like an inch or more. Also, scoliosis happened when one is growing. Arthritis and osteoporosis cause some curving when you are old and older. Your family doc should be able to check, and I bet YouTube has a vid on how to check it out. Good luck! READ MORE
Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa. There is no instant cure. General anti-inflammatories often help like ibuprofen, 200 mg tab, 2 or 3 tabs 3 or 4 times a day, assuming your kidneys function well. (Do not take if kidney problems unless you ask your kidney or family doctor first.) Cold compresses or an ice pack (melting ice in a zip lock - mix ice and water) can help. Rest the joint, avoid heavy use, but some use like walking 5 to 10 minutes is good. Cortisone injections from your family doc or a specialist can also help. It is unusual to have multiple joints with bursitis, so look for a cause. Maybe an irritating activity like kneeling causes knee bursitis. An unusual cause would be gout. Good luck! READ MORE
NO! That is what makes bones strong. The amount of calcium gained by the time one is about 20 years old pretty much determines how the bones do in the future, especially for females. So, go for it! BTW, stressing bones with fast walking or running is even better for building bones! READ MORE
6 to 12 weeks to be mostly cured. And you will likely have some chronic pain or stiffness. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Ankle Replacement
- Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
Articles and Publications
ePoster: Patient Comprehension of Surgical COnsent Language, ISAKOS May 12-16 Toronto Canada
Podium Presentation: Scaphoid Nonunion Three Screw Internal Fixation, International Federation for Surgery of the Hand, Delhi India, March 4-8.
What do you attribute your success to?
Persistence, Work Ethic, Bringing in New Techniques to the Field, Making a Difference
Hobbies / Sports
- Family, Flying Aircrafts, Hiking, Biking, Traveling
- Altru Hospital
- Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota
Dr. Walker A. Wynkoop M.D.'s Practice location
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- Do You Need a Bone Density Examination?
What is a bone density examination?A bone density examination is the only examination that will diagnose osteoporosis before its signs and symptoms become visible and before any bone fractures occur. With the help of a bone density test, your doctor will know more about the density and health of...
- How is Bursitis Diagnosed?
What are the signs and symptoms of bursitis?Bursitis symptoms are there because of the amount of inflammation in the bursa, as well as the exact area of the bursa involved. The swelling causes pain and tenderness in the bursa. When the bursa is so swollen, then it can cause stiffness along with...
- Coping with Muscular Dystrophy
Discussing with a child that they have a muscle wasting disease is not easy. People who are diagnosed with muscular dystrophy have a mind that functions normally, but a body that does not. Being a parent of a child with MD revolves around acceptance. When you get past the initial fear and...
- Everything You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Carpal tunnel surgery is a medical procedure that is done to treat a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where a ligament known as the transverse carpal ligament lies over the median nerve, putting pressure on it. The condition causes numbness, weakness,...
- Can Arthritis Cause Back Pain?
Yes. Arthritis is one of the major causes of back pain and can cause long-term effects in an individual. Back pain is a common problem which affects 4 out of 5 of us at some point. Back pain is a type of pain experienced mostly through the spine. Back pain can last for a short time, but there are...
- Doctors and Specialists for Patients with Muscular Dystrophy
Everyone is susceptible to Muscular Dystrophy, especially if it runs in your family. This disease involves the diminishing and weakening of muscles. It is also a progressive condition, meaning, it can get worse and worse if left untreated. Hence, health professionals highly recommend that you see...
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