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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Can't tell: I would have to examine you to answer that question. From your description, however, it's possible that your problem may be resolvable with Orthodont ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
36 years experience Orthodontics
Maybe not: Open bite problems can be treated without jaw surgery successfully so it is highly possible that you may not need the surgery after all. You and your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Not sure exactly what you mean by jaw surgery, but reconstructive surgery of the jaws, or orthognathic surgery, is very common and routine.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Upper or lower jaw: Upper jaw surgery will involve the sinus and the nasal cavity. Stuffy nasal congestion and drainage will occur and subside over the next week or two. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Talk to your doc: Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually recommended in patients with chronic or recurrent sinusitis after failure of medical therapy. The goal is to open ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eby
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
A personal decision : Otoplasty surgery can mean different things. Most commonly it is "ear pinning" or flattening prominent ears. This is a very individual decision much l ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: Managing TMJ issues is a two phase process. Step one is relieve your pain. Sometimes with medications, acupuncture biofeedback. Or a dental mouth ap ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Ask orthodontist: It depends on the jaw relationship and the direction of your front teeth eruption. As this type of case-based question cannot be answered correctly, i ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: This may depend on what kind of surgery you have and how stiff your fingers and wrist are. Oftentimes, you will be given a set of exercises by your su ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: Depending on how tight the phimosis, one may need to have surgery. If the phimosis is not very tight, then conservative management with topical cream ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Need more info: Depends on many many factors.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No such thing: Discs don't "dislocate." you may have a bulging disc, and this can be treated a variety of ways such as physical therapy or steroid injections. Surger ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Talk to your surgeon: Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon who will give you both the non-operative treatment options and operative treatment options and the risks and benefits ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sinusitis or cold: If you have a true cold, surgery may be delayed until it resolves. However the deviated septum could be contributing to sinusitis or nasal obstruction ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Second opinion: You may want to seek out a second opinion to determine if there is a viable alternative to the surgery. Conservative treatment may be recommended un ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Enjoy: In a properly selected patient, an acdf can be a remarkably successful procedure. Hopefully you will enjoy tremendous pain relief and will follow you ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can only tell: after orthopedic eval. C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedist. Also more info would help. Was this acute or a longstanding condition. Imag ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: A horizontal overbite greater than 2mm or a vertical overbite deeper than 50% are indications that there are other problems. See an orthodontic speci ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Specialist: Find a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in knees. Have a thorough exam. If surgery is needed, get a second opinion to confirm!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Malocclusion: If you have a malocclusion (bad bite), you need orthodontic care. Ignoring the problem will only allow the problem to worsen. See a qualified orthod ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hilinski
25 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Consult a surgeon: You should consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. In today's day and age, there are specialists in all different areas of plastic surg ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Bubis
54 years experience General Surgery
Wait 6 weeks: it takes 6 weeks for the scar tissue of the hernia surgery to strengthen. Coughing during or after surgery may adversely affect your hernia repair
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You will know: You will know when are getting pains frequently and unable to wear the shoes you want to wear.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
19 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is ... Read More

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