Dr. Walker A. Wynkoop M.D., Orthopedist

Dr. Walker A. Wynkoop M.D.

Orthopedist

2730 Pierce St, Suite 300 Sioux City Iowa, 51104

About

Orthopedic Surgeon, with special intererst in Hand and wrist surgery.

 

Education and Training

Loyola University

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopedic Surgery

Provider Details

Male English 35 years of experience
Dr. Walker A. Wynkoop M.D.
Dr. Walker A. Wynkoop M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • What are the differences between a herniated disc, protrusion, and disc bulge?

    The main thing is you're doing great so no reason to worry. The military will require an orthopedic consultation that clears you for active duty. I was a military doc and I also cleared enlistees after I got out. If the Ortho consultant starts talking MRI or CT or an FCE (Functional Capacity Exam), politely ask why and can you just examine me and skip some or all of those tests? If not, Find another Orthopod that is willing to examine you and listen to your history of no dysfunction and no pain for 3 years. If the second gal says the same, then maybe you're stuck. You might try calling the Orthopods office first and asking if they are familiar with doing active duty clearance consultations and can they be done without an FCE or MRI? The radiologist that used the term "herniation/protrusion" was doing CYA, or CHA, covering her ass. The MRI you included do not usually show the disk changes you mentioned, Check the axial cuts for that. T or Thoracic disk herniations can almost never an issue. Are you sure this is without a typo? "History of uncorrected nucleus pulposus associated with any treatment, symptoms, or activity limitations." It seems a term for herniated or displaced is missing. Hope the helps. READ MORE

  • What doctor should I see for ankle pain?

    Here is the rule I teach everyone: Start with your primary care doc, but if the pain is not mostly better by 10 or 14 days, then seek out an Orthopedic Surgeon or an orthopedic nurse practitioner Thank you! WAW READ MORE

  • Is foot surgery dangerous?

    Ankle and foot surgery is different. All surgeries have risks and benefits. Talk to your surgeon and your family doc about the risks. Some patient and surgery combinations are very risky, like an ankle replacement and a diabetic patient, or an ankle fusion and a smoker. READ MORE

  • Can you change your leg cast?

    Yes, if you can find a bone doc that will see you. Start with a local ortho surgeon that has already seen you. If no luck, you can always go to the local emergency room and they will have the bone doc come in and see you OR will get you an appointment. Docs covering the emergency department have a responsibility to see patients that show up, even if they don't want to. READ MORE

  • How do you know if your foot is dislocated?

    If it is dislocated, it will be very swollen, like 50% bigger, very painful like you cannot stand or walk on it. A sprain or small fracture is much more likely. If it's much better in 5-7 days, do nothing. If not, go see a doc or nurse. READ MORE

  • Are you awake for foot surgery?

    That is up to you and your surgeon. Ask questions. Most people are sleepy and remember a little because they get a spinal anesthetic. Some want to be very awake like I did for my knee surgery. READ MORE

  • When do most people stop growing?

    I actually grew until I was 20 or 21. Female stop growing about two years after their period starts. GOOD LUCK! READ MORE

  • Is the popping sound in my left hip caused possibly from sitting down too much?

    It is most likely greater trochanteric bursitis. Yes, sitting can make it happen. Look up stretching exercises for this. It will not make your hip "lock." WAW READ MORE

  • Is knee surgery advisable for a person who is 78 years old?

    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

  • I have a bulge just above my backend on my lower back. What is it?

    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

  • What is the treatment for musculoskeletal pain?

    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

  • I can notice a slight curve on my back. Is it scoliosis?

    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

  • Is there a cure for bursitis?

    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

  • Can lifting weights in the gym cause my bones to become weak?

    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

  • I have osteoporosis and a spine fracture. How long will it take for me to be fully cured?

    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

Hand and Knee Surgery

Treatments

  • 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

Dr. Walker A. Wynkoop M.D.'s Practice location

2730 Pierce St, Suite 300 -
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
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SIOUX CITY, IA 51104
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Turn right 130 ft
Turn left onto Pierce Street 113 ft
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Turn right 130 ft
Turn left onto Pierce Street 1.5 mi
Turn left onto 7th Street 1105 ft
Turn right onto Jones Street 396 ft
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Head south 208 ft
Turn right 130 ft
Turn left onto Pierce Street 1646 ft
Turn right onto 24th Street 2220 ft
Continue straight onto West Solway Street 392 ft
Continue straight onto West 24th Street 743 ft
Turn left onto Hamilton Boulevard 1.7 mi
Take the ramp on the right towards I 29 North 637 ft
Merge left onto I 29 3.2 mi
Take the ramp on the right towards Dakota Dunes 2342 ft
Turn left onto Two Rivers Drive 798 ft
Continue straight onto Dakota Dunes Boulevard 1291 ft
Turn right onto Sioux Point Road 452 ft
Turn right onto Tower Road 1069 ft
You have arrived at your destination, straight ahead