Orthopedists specialize in musculoskeletal problems, including those of the bones, joints, tendons, and nerves. They complete four years of standard medical school and five years of hospital residency in orthopedic surgery, including training in foot and ankle surgery. Some go on to a one-year fellowship that entails advanced training in these procedures. They are trained to treat foot problems both medically and operatively.
Ross Sherban, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursExcelsior Orthopaedics LLP
3925 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY 14226
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
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- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
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What is an orthopedist?
Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered
What should I expect during a knee examination?
Scott Martin, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredDuring knee examination, your doctor looks for discoloration and swelling and assesses how your knees function. While you are in various positions—sitting with knees dangling, lying on your back, or lying on your stomach with knees flexed behind you—the doctor moves your legs to assess each knee's range of motion, muscle strength, abnormal movements within the joint, and telltale pain or sounds that occur with various maneuvers. Even if only one knee hurts, the doctor examines both for comparison. If the knee is too swollen to evaluate thoroughly, your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment.
Your doctor may want to assess the relationship of your knees to your hips by measuring your Q-angle (angle formed by the line of the femur and the line extending from the ankle through the kneecap). The Q-angle is typically from 0 to 16 degrees, with men usually at the lower end. An abnormally high Q-angle places you at greater risk of patellofemoral pain syndrome and certain injuries, such as tears of the anterior cruciate ligament. The doctor also evaluates nerve function and circulation in your legs, watches you walk, and follows up on any symptoms of general illness. He or she may schedule further tests at this point.
What injuries can result from poor playing field conditions?
Muscle strains and tears, ligament sprains, broken bones, and concussions are all injuries that may result from poor field conditions. It is important to be aware of the field conditions prior to the start of a practice or game and to inform coaches when poor field conditions may increase the risk of their athletes being injured.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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