Orthopedic Surgeons Ankeny IA

Local resource for orthopedic surgeons in Ankeny. Includes detailed information on local clinics that provide access to orthopedic surgery, as well as advice and content on how the muscular and skeletal systems interact, and how orthopedic injuries occur and affect your body.

Keith W Riggins, MD
(515) 965-1718
PO Box 368
Ankeny, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Ian Lin
(515) 263-9696
1301 Pennsylvania Ave # 213
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ian Lin
(515) 263-9696
1301 Penn Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald W Blair, MD
(515) 277-2292
4210 Hickman Calvin West Apt 3140
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.David A. Vittetoe
(515) 263-9696
1301 Pennsylvania Ave # 213
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Allen Gayle Lang, MD
515-699-5999ext4706
3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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David Anthony Vittetoe, MD
(515) 263-9696
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 213
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Boone County Hosp, Boone, Ia
Group Practice: Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons

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Robert John Weatherwax, MD
(515) 263-8363
1301 Penn Ave Ste 303
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1974

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David Anthony Vittetoe
(515) 263-9696
1301 Penn Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Rodney Ellis Johnson
(515) 247-8400
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Olecrenon Bursitis

The elbow is made up of three bones, which are connected by muscles, ligaments and tendons. The humerus is the large upper arm bone. The ulna and radius are the two bones in the forearm. Looking at the forearm with the palm of the hand facing up, the ulna is located on the inner (medial) aspect of the forearm. The radius is located on the outer (lateral) aspect of the forearm. Projecting from the end of the humerus are the medial and lateral epicondyles. The epicondyles are the boney attachment sites for many of the forearm muscles.

A bursa (pl. bursae) is a small fluid filled sac that decreases the friction between two tissues. Bursae also protect bony structures. There are many different bursae around the elbow but the one that is most commonly injured is the olecrenon bursa.

The olecrenon bursa is usually very thin. When irritated or injured the olecrenon bursa can fill with fluid or blood and become large and painful. If repeatedly irritated or injured, the walls of the bursa may thicken and have irregular areas of scar tissue that are often mistaken as "bone chips". Calcium may also collect inside the bursa.

After a direct blow to the elbow the olecrenon bursa can become swollen. This can occur immediately or over a couple of hours. The degree of swelling can vary. The elbow is usually very painful to touch and it can also be painful to move. In addition, the area around the olecrenon bursa may be warm. If there is significant swelling X-rays are usually performed to rule out a broken or chipped bone.

Depending on the severity of the injury, the treatment of traumatic olecrenon bursitis may include resting the elbow, applying ice packs to the area, light compression of the elbow with a tensor bandage and elevation of the injured arm. Medications to help reduce the swelling and pain may also be required. If there is a large amount of swelling and the elbow is uncomfortable the bursa may need to be drained by a doctor.

After the swelling comes down and the bursa is less painful, padding the area may be required for some types of work, sports and recreational activities like gardening. In rare cases surgery is required to...

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Wrist Ganglion

What is a wrist ganglion?

"Ganglion" is the term used to describe a collection or "small sac" of fluid that can form around the wrist. Wrist ganglions are most often found on the back of the wrist, but they may also be found on the palm side of the wrist, or deep inside the wrist tissues.

What causes a wrist ganglion to form?

It is unclear what causes wrist ganglions to form, but they are often associated with repetitive use of the wrist, injury to the wrist or arthritis of the wrist. Ganglions may be small or large, and can increase or decrease in size. They are more common in women than in men and usually develop in adulthood.

Can a wrist ganglion be detected on X-ray?

A wrist ganglion cannot be seen on an x-ray. However, x-rays are often done to rule out arthritis or problems with the bones of the wrist that may be the underlying cause the wrist ganglion.

What does a wrist ganglion feel like?

A wrist ganglion may or may not be painful. Often people complain about the appearance more than the pain.

What other information is available on wrist ganglions?

The diagnosis and treatment of a ...

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