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When will we lose our lateral incisors?

When will we lose our lateral incisors?

Hopefully never: Your adult lateral incisors should last you a lifetime. There are no other teeth to erupt at your age. ...Read more

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What is a grade 4 lateral facet changes.

What is a grade 4 lateral facet changes.

Generally: Speaking its discussing the wear and tear of the cartilage on the patella/kneecap. Grade 4 is significant wear and tear, suggesting that there could be bone on bone issues. Most people with this may need surgery to correct this. You could consider stem cell therapy as an option for relief. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the lateral curving of the spine. An indication for fusion is typically ~60+ degrees. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the lateral malleolus used for?

Please help! What is the lateral malleolus used for?

Stabiize ankle: The lateral malleolus or distal fibula create the outside constraint for the ankle joint. It is estimated that about 15% of the body weight passes through the fibula. An intact fibula is important for normal ankle function. ...Read more

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What is reversible ischemia of the anterior lateral wall?

What is reversible ischemia of the anterior lateral wall?

Partial blockage: "Reversible ischemia of the anterior lateral wall" likely came from a nuclear stress test report. It suggests that part of the heart does not get enough oxygen when stressed (example: during exercise), but does get enough oxygen when at rest. This can happen if there is a partial blockage of an artery.Symptom may be chest pressure or pain when walking. Follow-up with the doctor is very important. ...Read more

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How much impact does it take to break the lateral malleolus?

How much impact does it take to break the lateral malleolus?

Moderate pressure: It is dependent on the angle of the force and the consistency of the bone. ...Read more

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Is prickly feeling in neck anything to do with bi lateral pe's?

Is prickly feeling in neck anything to do with bi lateral pe's?

Not likely: But hard to explain in any other way and would require giving you a new "ailment" which I am not excited about. I wonder if your pe could be causing some referred discomfot. Usually this is felt as pain not prickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for severe epicondylitis (lateral) to heal?

How long does it take for severe epicondylitis (lateral) to heal?

Months: Severe lat epicondylitis or tennis elbow needs to be treated with occasional steroid injections, counterforce bracing and exercise. Sometimes a wrist splint helps. Some doctors have found prp helpful. If all fails and you have tried conservative treatment for 6-12 months than surgery should help. ...Read more

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What does "reversible ischemia of the anterior lateral wall" mean?

What does "reversible ischemia of the anterior lateral wall" mean?

Ischemia: This term is a desciption of the fact that the front and left sides of the left ventricle are not getting enough blood during stress situations. The left ventricle is the main part of the heart. The term reversible means that during stress this part of the heart does not get enough blood and it implies that the artery going to that part of the heart has a blockage. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery time for a medial and lateral menisectomy?

What is the average recovery time for a medial and lateral menisectomy?

4 weeks: For a partial meniscectomy usually I tell my patients that recovery is roughly a month. First few weeks for resolution of postoperative pain/inflammation/swelling. Then next 2-4 weeks to get back to activities. ...Read more

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How do you treat lateral stenosis if you have had a failed laminectomny?

How do you treat lateral stenosis if you have had a failed laminectomny?

MANY OPTIONS: 1st q to ask: was the laminectomy appropriate tx of choice initially? Signific # of back pain pts are s/p laminectomy. Was laminectomy for stenosis or herniated disc & then u developed stenosis subsequently? Back surgeries r great if successful 1st surgery. If not, repeat surgery has very poor success rates. Natural options always better. Lose wt #1, if overwt. Then research the many other options. ...Read more

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What is medial retinacular reefing with lateral retinacular release mean?

What is medial retinacular reefing with lateral retinacular release mean?

Let me help: If you see the picture of the knee, we could see the knee cap controlled by 4 muscles, when they are in balance, the knee cap will be in good position, when they are not we have problem. So we do release on outside muscle (lateral retinacular release), and tinting the inside muscle (medial retinacular reefing) to correct that imbalance. This way the patella will function correctly. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can ischemia of the lateral wall be treated successfully? What is the rate?

Yes: If an angiogram demonstrates a compatible lesion that is amenable to angioplasty (and stenting), it can be treated with complete success. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what a vision test is that measures the far lateral phoria?

Could you tell me what a vision test is that measures the far lateral phoria?

Cross cover test: There are a series of 2 tests - the cross cover test and cover/uncover test that is used to determine the type and amount of ocular misalignment. Far lateral phoria is common and is not important. If you think you may have an ocular misalignment, then see a strabismis specialist ophthalmologist. Most major cities will have this type of ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the recovery like after having a lateral internal sphincterotomy?

Please advise what is the recovery like after having a lateral internal sphincterotomy?

Few days: This is generally performed for severe anal fissures. After this procedure, bowel movements should not be painful and associated bleeding should stop. The anal tissue is also a relatively fast healing area. ...Read more

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What could happen if you don't have pt after lateral release? Do you have to worry about the tissue that has been cut tearing?

What could happen if you don't have pt after lateral release? Do you have to worry about the tissue that has been cut tearing?

Slower recovery, no: Lateral release, although rarely needed, does cause significant quad atrophy. Pt will aid in a faster recovery and educating you in terms of proper exercises to do during the various stages of recovery. Expensive, but worth it I think. Not only that but many therapists are fun which gives you a break from the rat race. ...Read more

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Lateral curvature of the spine is called what?

Lateral curvature of the spine is called what?

Describes: An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature just like coiling or twisting a rope. In this case, the "curvature" is appearing as a lateral type. There are other types of scoliosis including but not limited to: spasmodic, congenital and neurogenic ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a peg lateral incisor?

What's the treatment for a peg lateral incisor?

Porcelain veneer: Peg lateral incisor it is not fully developed permanent adult lateral incisor. Porcelain veneers are the most common treatment for peg lateral incisors. The treatment is super conservative and require little or no tooth preparation. ...Read more

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What is lateral wall ischemia?

Ischemia: Lateral wall ischemia implies abnormal flow of blood into the side wall of the left ventricle of the heart ...Read more

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What is lateral wall ischemia?

Poor blood flow: Ischemia is when there is less blood flow or delivery of oxygen to tissue than needed. Lateral ischemia means that this is happening to the left sidewall of the pumping chamber of the heart. This is usually related to blockage in the flow of blood in the coronaries, blood vessels that feed the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Why is my lateral malleolus swollen?

Why is my lateral malleolus swollen?

Swollen Ankle: Swelling around the ankle can be from a variety of conditions. Recent injuries, such as sprains, can cause swelling. Tendinitis (inflamation of tendons) can cause it. In addition lower extremity swelling can be from heart or kidney problems as well. ...Read more

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What does Ischemia- lateral lead LVH+ mean?

I assume: You mean your EKG suggest lateral ischemia and LVH (which is short for left ventricular hypertrophy). Interpreting ischemic changes is difficult without knowing the history behind the EKG, but from what you mention it appears that you have some changes on your EKG that "could" be related to coronary disease. LVH on EKG suggests that the left side of your heart "could" be thickened. ...Read more

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What does lateral wall ischemic changes mean?

What does lateral wall ischemic changes mean?

Not enough blood: The test is suggesting that not enough blood is getting to the lateral wall of the heart. The most common cause would be a blockage in a heart artery. This is usually confirmed with a coronary angiogram or heart catheterization. The stress tests are correct about 80% of the time. Something to discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is there a reason a lateral release isn't done very often?

Is there a reason a lateral release isn't done very often?

Lateral release: There is little benefit to performing a lateral release. Lateral patellar tilt is an indication, but patellofemoral problems are very difficult to treat in patients. ...Read more