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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
32 years experience Integrative Medicine
Consult ortho: The rate of healing from a fracture varies according to age of patient, circulation, nutrition, compliance with treatment and severity and type of fra ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture stabilizer : Some fractures are treated with external fixation instead of internal fixation. Plates and screws are used to hold the broken ends of the bone togethe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on what type of external fixator one has and the reason it was placed. Ask your surgeon for more details, s/he will be able to tell you more d ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Easily: The bolts are easily removed from the screws. The screw just require a chuck and are easily removed as well. I usually do it in the or though.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Recovery: Depends on your definition of recovery. Its longer than just getting the fixator removed.I take it this is a graft as well to correct a length problem ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both have been: used. An xfix works well as it uses a periostial sleeve 2 bride the gap, which forms new bone. Cutting and auto grafts with compression plating also w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hossam Amin
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: However there a condition called restless leg syndrome which needs to addressed and treated.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Hip arthritis: Degenerative hip arthritis (a variant of djd, degenerative joint disease) is common. Chronic standing stresses the hip joint with the femoral head in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Neuropathy : Is likely. Has a long list of causes and would need to see a doctor in person to make an accurate diagnosis.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Collapsing leg: There are many possibilities. You need to make an appointment to see your doctor for a check up and examination to determine the cause of your proble ... Read More
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