Orthopedic Surgeons Roxboro NC

Local resource for orthopedic surgeons in Roxboro. 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.

Michael Mc Laren Zilles, MD
(336) 597-3635
601 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1994

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George Stephen Aitken, MD
(336) 597-3635
601 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Person Memorial Hospital, Roxboro, Nc; Duke University Med Ctr, Durham, Nc
Group Practice: Duke Private Diagnostic Duke Univ Med Ctr

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Michael C Watson Jr, MD
(919) 599-9271
615 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1984

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Thomas John Antalik
(336) 597-5462
511 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Specialty
General Surgery

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Mathew George, MD
783 Doctors Ct Ste B
Roxboro, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Gandhiji Univ, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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George Stephen Elkins Aitken, MD FACS
(910) 597-3635
601 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1982

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Catherine Allen Share, MD
(336) 599-4544
PO Box 1752
Roxboro, NC
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mathew George
(336) 599-2787
783 Doctors Ct
Roxboro, NC
Specialty
General Surgery

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Thomas John Antalik, MD
(336) 597-5462
515 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Patrick L Godwin
(336) 599-9257
609 Professional Dr
Roxboro, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Internist

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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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