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A 50-year-old member asked:

how long is the recovery period after the surgery to fix a chiari malformation?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Spetzler
Neurosurgery 50 years experience
7 days: The in-hospital stay after a decompression is anywhere from 1-5 days. The patient may need a period of up to 1 month to be 100%. Most do quite well with 7-10 days of rest before resuming most activities.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Short interval: Your surgeon is the person to answer such a question. However, most cases involving cervical craniectomy recover within a week or two. The surgery itself is fairly simple, but the risk of complication is high. If significant symptoms persist, a thorough evaluation may be necessary.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Several days: Hospitalization should be only several days. After the hospitalization yoiu should expect a relatively short recovery phase and return to work.

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Will I need surgery for an amniotic sac disorder?

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Unlikely: Without more information, can not answer definitively, but very unlikely.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If I havesurgery to take out a disc in my back, what will replace the disc that the doctor removes?

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Fibrotic scar: They don't remove the disc itself just the gelatinous nucleus pulposis, this is what protrudes and causes nerve root or spinal compression.
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What can be done for an anal fissure after two operation of anal dilatation?

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Sphincterotomy: After less invasive approaches fail (such as dilation and medication), a lateral sphincterotomy (cutting of the internal anal sphincter) can be performed to help heal the fissure.
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I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Ask yourself why: Was it a skull tumor or brain tumor? Why was the drug started in the 1st place? For seizure prevention? Have you ever had a seizure? Do you still need it? If you still need a seizure med, why phenobarbital? That's a bad drug for adults: bad for your bones, not great for your liver either. Go see a neurologist and ask him/her to reassess everything.
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What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

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Highly dependent: On what surgery you are having.

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