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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not yet: While it is possible to grow cartilage that has the gross appearance of articular cartilage, the regenerative cartilage does not have the same microsc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: You should ask your surgeon as it depends on the nature and extent of the procedure being performed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Recovery times after shoulder surgery can be from a few weeks to 6 months or more depending on the nature of the problem being treated and the type o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Burning pain and numbess in the extremities suggets a neurogenic origin, that is an irritated or injured nerve. Involvement of both legs suggests eith ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a doctor: Shoulder dislocations are not all the same. While most may be treated initially without surgery, some - such as those involving a fracture or rotator ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritic changes: Chondocalcinosis is a condition with deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the articular or joint surface cartilage (white stuff o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Therapy vs surgery: Combination of meniscal tear & a acl tear usually requires surgery. If you opt for non-operative treatment, you should have an mr of the knee to confi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a physician: You should see a doctor for an examination and, if indicated an x-ray. Only with confirmation of the diagnosis will you be able to be sure of appropri ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cuff injuries ...: Cuff injuries aren't all the same and aren't all treated the same way. Some injuries respond well to non-operative treatment with resolution of pain a ... Read More
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