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What type of prosthetic is used for above the knee is used

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: The most successful way to treat an MRSA prosthetic joint infection is to remove the implant, treat with antibiotics for several weeks, then replace t ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fairly good: A total knee does not feel like a normal knee. It does allow normal walking, stair climbing, and low-impact exercise. Running long distances and high ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy problem : Do you have diabetes type 1 or chronic kidney failure? If yes, pregnancy is possible however many complications can be expected and must be handled by ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Routine F/U: Your friend will need routine follow up with the surgeon, oncologist and prosthetic personel.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cuff
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Orthotics company: You will need a prescription for the appropriate prosthetic based on your amputation level. Then you will need to be assessed and fitted by an orthoti ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Orthotics...: The use of braces and splints (orthoses) to support and stabilize parts of one's body affected by paralyzed or weakened muscles can play a vital role ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Absolutely! : Absolutely! the feeling of something crawling on his skin and seeing "bugs" is related to the neuropathy that occurs in diabetes. The ringing in the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
No: For knee surgery you will be given general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep, with a breathing tube down your throat helping you breath d ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Viscosupplementation( orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) etc.)may require approval from your insurance carrier(usually documentation that other treatm ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many: ORAL: NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen) or tylenol, (acetaminophen) injections: cortisone meds, hyaluronic acid (lubricant), PRP (platelet rich plasma

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