Dr. Michael Lim is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Milford, Connecticut. Dr. Lim specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. He is fellowship trained total joint specialist. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Lim 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
UC San Diego School of Medicine MD 2009
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Michael J. Lim, MD 's Expert Contributions
This would be difficult to answer not being the surgeon who will perform it. You need to ask your surgeon regarding limitations and what your recovery will look like. READ MORE
It does sound like arthritis, however knee replacements are reserved for painful arthritis. If you are not having pain, then a knee replacement would be premature. However, a good therapy program and an evaluation could help you avoid further degeneration. Pls go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment. READ MORE
I would direct your questions to the surgeon performing your case. You will likely have some swelling initially, but it should get better in most cases. READ MORE
It depends on several factors. What age you are, What are your physical activity goals, What condition you knee is in. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment and to discuss what your specific goals and needs are. READ MORE
You should only consider a knee replacement once you have failed all conservative and less invasive measures. Although it is reasonable to have a knee replacement in your 50's, it would be preferable if you are older to reduce the risk of needing another surgery. Other measures include injections, bracing, and physical therapy. However, if you symptoms cause difficulty with sleep or basic activities or bother you more than 50% of your day with conservative treatment, you may be a candidate for a knee replacement. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment. READ MORE
Especially during growth spurts, one can experience such pains. However it is very possible that you may have tendinitis or irritation of your growth plates that may not show up on XR. An MRI may be needed, but would be guide by a physician. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment. READ MORE
This possibly could be caused by cartilage injury to the hip. An XR and an evaluation can help clarify the cause of this pain. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment. READ MORE
This possibly could be a strain vs. early signs of arthritis. An XR and an evaluation can help clarify the cause of this pain. please go to www.MichaelLimMD.com to schedule an appointment. READ MORE
Recovery from an amputation can be as fast as 6-10 wks. The clear difference btw an amputation and a fusion is the absence of the leg and not requiring bony healing to be effective. Although there are the drawbacks of requiring a prosthetic and need for fitting/ maintenance, healthy individuals can continue an active lifestyle with an amputation. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- LAC+USC Medical Center
- Joint Replacement at Scripps Green Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Articles and Publications
- Published Articles
What do you attribute your success to?
- Treating patients as though they are his own family.
Hobbies / Sports
Favorite professional publications
- Journal-Bone & Joint Surgery
- Milford Hospital ( Milford, CT )
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