Dr. Rachel Rohde, MD

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  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.

    Vertebral or compression fractures -- micro-breaks...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.

    Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard test -- called needle aspi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery reduces knee pain in obese people, and the results are similar to those seen in patients who have a knee replacement, according to a small new study.

    The study included 20 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 40 pat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.

    General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet also appear to contribut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?

    According to a new study, patients in their 90s who need total hip replacement can have results compa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although hip and knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can't be eased by medication or physical therapy, new

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    MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage might be good for men's bone health, but only if they get hitched when they're in their mid-20s or older, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 300 men and about 340 women across the United...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The idea that many people involved in car crashes are quick to "lawyer up" with an injury claim might be off base.

    A new study finds that long-term pain is common among people who have been in crashes, but most of them do not take legal action.<...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of fractures may indicate lower bone strength in children, a new study suggests.

    For the study, published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers compared bone strength in 115 boys and girls, ag...Full Article

  • Rachel Rohde, MD
    Rachel Rohde, MD answered:

    Certain injuries require immobilization for healing; often this requires the application of a "cast."  A cast is made of hard material, usually plaster or fiberglass, which is wrapped all the way around the arm or the leg. Cotton or other padding is used first to pad the skin and then plaster or

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  • Rachel Rohde, MD
    Rachel Rohde, MD answered:

    Unless you have a "waterproof" cast, you will need to keep it clean and dry. If plaster material gets wet, it will soften and will not harden again. If you have a fiberglass cast, it is the cotton padding underneath that will not dry fully. This can injure your skin.

    You can purchase a pre-made cast pr

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  • Rachel Rohde, MD
    Rachel Rohde, MD answered:

    The cause of Dupuytren’s is unknown. The disease itself involves overgrowth of the soft tissue just under the skin of the palm; this is called "fascia." Lumps or cords can form in the palm and cause the fingers to contract. Much research is being conducted in this area, but we don't have a great

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  • Rachel Rohde, MD
    Rachel Rohde, MD answered:

    The biggest "risk" of surgery is recurrence of the contracture; there is about a 50% recurrence rate within five years, which is an unfortunate problem with Dupuytren's. 

    Another risk of surgery is wound problems; since there often is too little skin to cover the newly straightened hand, either skin grafting

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  • Rachel Rohde, MD
    Rachel Rohde, MD answered:

    Surgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease can improve function of the fingers and appearance of the hand. Most people who seek treatment do so because they have trouble shaking hands, donning gloves, putting the hand in a pocket, or placing the palm flat on a table. Surgery can correct those problems.

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  • Rachel Rohde, MD
    Rachel Rohde, MD answered:

    Scaphoid fractures result from a fall onto your outstretched hand. You might have pain, swelling, and/or bruising. This commonly is misdiagnosed as a “sprain” and unfortunately not discovered until long after the injury.

    Initial X-rays might or might not show the fracture. If you have a lot of tenderness at the

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