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Guillain barre syndrome damaged my peripheral nerves and gave me hammer toes (2nd & 3rd) on r foot. What is recovery like following surgery to fix it?

Guillain barre syndrome damaged my peripheral nerves and gave me hammer toes (2nd & 3rd) on r foot. What is recovery like following surgery to fix it?

Not any longer....: Surgery to repair hammertoes in patients with neuromusclar diseases like gullian-barre fare no differently than patients who are without the disease. Arthrodesis (fusion) of the contracted toes will give you better long-term benefits vs. Contractures. Healing from surgery is based on arterial blood flow and nutrition. ...Read more

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Broke ring finger @ 3rd distal interphalangeal joint 2yrs ago hit a brick wall holding garden scissors its hurting xrays?Didnt go 2 doc @ first

Broke ring finger @ 3rd distal interphalangeal joint 2yrs ago hit a brick wall  holding garden scissors its hurting xrays?Didnt go 2 doc @ first

Arthritis: Intra articular fracture puts you at risk for degenerative arthritis of the joint resulting in pain and decreased motion. Recommend x-ray and hand surgery consult. Very painful degenerative changes could require joint fusion. ...Read more

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6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

Therapy: What you describe sounds like tight tendons. It's unlikely that its a serious problem, but you need targeted therapy to get full function back. You should have your surgeon evaluate you so that he can give the right instructions to the therapist you see. ...Read more

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Looked up & raised my right arm to reach item on the top shelf, started blacking out until put arm down& head straight. Ate full breakfast shortly b4.

Looked up & raised my right arm to reach item on the top shelf, started blacking out until put arm down& head straight. Ate full breakfast shortly b4.

That can happen: Extending your neck backward a bit too far and stretching at the same time to reach something on a top shelf can put your autonomic system into a bit of overdrive resulting in what is called a carotid sinus syndrome. The result is a drop in heart rate, a dilation of blood vessels, lowering of blood pressure and decreased blood flow to the head. Don't stretch and reach at the same time! Cheers! ...Read more

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Ive got peripheral neuropathy face, hand & feet. Some crawling sensation on trunk. Often hands forget theyre holding items & just let go. No diabetes?

Ive got peripheral neuropathy face, hand & feet. Some crawling sensation on trunk. Often hands forget theyre holding items & 
just let go. No diabetes?

Neuropathy: Diabetes is one of the causes of neuropathy. Other causes include but not limited to thyroid disorders, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol abuse, heavy metal poisoning, autoimmune causes, Lyme disease etc. Please kindly see your primary case physician to have a detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Endoscopic carp tunnel both wrists left 5/31 r on 6/17 r fine left rejecting internal suture pain bumps on incision pa acted like this was normal?

Endoscopic carp tunnel both wrists left 5/31 r on 6/17 r fine left rejecting internal suture pain bumps on incision pa acted like this was normal?

At times : A transient reaction may occur to absorbable suture in the early weeks. Sometimes suture material if absorbable does not dissolve fully right away. However if it is not dissolving suture material then there can be a retained fragment of suture. In addition not all incisions even in normal circumstances always look exactly the same. So normal? Yes and no as there it is never exactly similar. ...Read more

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Cat nail pricked scrotum w/ sleeping on lap. Tiny bleed 5-10min. Slight bump around prick/point Clean w Alc/Hyd Pero? Cat nail higher infection risk?

Cat nail pricked scrotum w/ sleeping on lap. Tiny bleed 5-10min. Slight bump around prick/point Clean w Alc/Hyd Pero? Cat nail higher infection risk?

Yes may cause CSD: Cats carry Bartnella Sp of organism 40% of time , scratch may lead to to cat scratch disease , inflammation of lymph glads some times even serious encephalitis. See your doctor for Rx of antibiotics to avert infection . ...Read more

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Joint btw thumb and palm gets super painful & swollen w tiniest effort. Started w thumb's severe accidental turn backwards. Pt unhelpful. What to do?

Joint btw thumb and palm gets super painful & swollen w tiniest effort. Started w thumb's severe accidental turn backwards. Pt unhelpful. What to do?

Splint: Wear a splint that comes over the thumb every night, & a shorter version during the day. Take over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, & if it doesn't improve see a doctor for a steroid shot. ...Read more

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Tongue elevtd like slide w dip in mid/flat at end/can eat/drink/sp<50%intellgble/grwn worse/sp path said thrpy not working/pn at neck base whn swallw?

Tongue elevtd like slide w dip in mid/flat at end/can eat/drink/sp<50%intellgble/grwn worse/sp path said thrpy not working/pn at neck base whn swallw?

Tongue: Not sure what your question is here, but pain and inability to swallow is not normal and should be evaluated by an oral surgeon, ent, or head and neck oncologist but please get it checked. ...Read more