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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Robinson
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Very different surg: Kyphoplasty and fusion are two different procedures done for different reasons. Kyphoplasty is for a painful compression fracture that has not yet healed, and meets certain criteria pertaining to the severity of compression and the fracture pattern. Spinal fusion may be indicated in patients with chronic pain and some other condition such as instability of the spine or perhaps degeneration.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Robinson
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The purpose of a post-op shoe is immobilization. This both serves to immobilize the fracture and encourages healing as well as increase comfort with weight bearing. A shoe with a wide toe box and a stiff sole would also serve this purpose. Many of my patients find clogs suit their needs.
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Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Depends: Having an imaging study showing a disc herniation does not mean that the said herniation is causing symptoms. The significance could be determined by a thorough history and physical examination. Simple squats in isolation would not be optimal for maintaining a healthy back. Rather, exercises geared towards maintaining flexibility and strenghtening core back and abdominal muscles should be the goal.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hip can slip out: For reasons unclear some infants are born with a loosness about the hip joint that permits the big ball of the upper leg to slip out of the cup like socket. Drs check for this at birth & well checkups.After 3 mo the ligaments tighten & detection is harder.Some are picked up as walking starts. Tight swaddeling with legs extended may incerase risk & girls & breach babies have higher risk.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bad + formation: The term is derived from the greek roots dys= bad & plassein =to form.It has been applied to situations where body parts didn't develop properly during pregnancy or after birth. Bony dysplasia= bones formed wrong. It is also applied to situations where the bad formation occurs later= tumors where a normal tissue converts to a new "bad"pattern of growth.
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Peds: A developmental neurologic orthopedic evaluation to determine possible cause of delay in ambulation.
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