A 33-year-old female asked about a 47-year-old male:
marrow oedema and stress reaction on mri septic arthritis also so doc dx osteomyelitis is that consistent with dx can surgery work? amputation a risk?
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Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, Yes, Yes: A septic joint ruins the cartilage in 2-4 days so usually washed out surgically 2 or 3 times or at least washed out with aspiration and irrigation by needle.
And the osteomyelitis is treated early with antibiotics, or late with surgery once the bone dies. If my finger or knee was horribly infected, I might consider amputation.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
How does vaginal child birth lead to stress incontinence in women?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Damaged muscles: Childbirth can be traumatic to the muscles and nerves surrounding the bladder, vagina and rectum. The nerves can be damaged and small tears in the muscles can lead to prolapse and incontinence is some women. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. It is common and fixable.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?
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Sports Medicine 23 years experience
It depends...: Stress fractures of the patella or the groove in the femur are relatively uncommon. Healing time depends on many factors: severity of the fracture, age of the patient, compliance with rest and immobilization and whether other negative healing factors are present (smoking, diabetes, etc.). Generally speaking, 8-12 weeks would be typical time for healing.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What can be done for head and neck pain from arthritis in the cervical spine?
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Sleep Medicine 44 years experience
Neck pain: This needs to be checked to assess the severity if no significant pathology anti inflammatory meds and muscle relaxants may help as will exercise and pt.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
I had a nerve block in my neck during and after shoulder surgery it was causing ringing in the ears so I discontinued it the ringing has never stopped what can I do?
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes. Sometimes spontaneous, Aspirin toxicity or in your case, possibly related to your surgery and something as simple as a potassium imbalance. This explains the many home remedies you .
It might be best to consult with an ENT for a complete workup as this may or may not have been related to your surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?
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Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve.
You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible.
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