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Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

No one should!: For what reason? I can't think of one in todays world. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Hip fracture and failed initial implant. Should I have reconstructive surgery?

Hip fracture and failed initial implant. Should I have reconstructive surgery?

Usually: If the implant failed, the fracture usually hasn't healed or has healed in malalignment. In these instances, if your gait is severely affected and pain is an issue, usually a surgery is recommended with a revision fixation or possible hip replacement. ...Read more

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Can orthopedic surgeon adjust subluxated rib?

Can orthopedic surgeon adjust subluxated rib?

That sounds like-: -DC diagnosis. If an injury caused a injury to the costo-chondral junction, a chest or thoracic surgeon would deal with it. ...Read more

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What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?

What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness?  Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon?  Xrays best?

Leg weakness: Your question is complex because there are many possible reasons for leg weakness, from sites in the brain to cervical cord to thoracic cord, to cauda equina, to peripheral nerve or neuromuscular problems. My first suggestion would be to see a neurologist who can evaluate more broadly first and work up and then direct or refer to an appropriate surgeon. ...Read more

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Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Orthopedic surgery: This is a field that includes disorders or bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Surgical or nonsurgical treatment may be used. ...Read more

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Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction ? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ! please elaborate.

Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction ? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ! please elaborate.

ORTHO OR PODIATRIST: A foot and ankle trained orthopedic surgeon or board certified podiatric surgeon would be best qualified for a tendon transfer to correct for a drop foot. A dynamic transfer of the posterior tibial tendon is my procedure of choice. This can be augmented with a transposition of the anterior tibial tendon.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Who are the best surgeons for performing acetabular reconstruction surgery.?

Who are the best surgeons for performing acetabular reconstruction surgery.?

Mast, Mayo and Moed: If you are suffering from hip dysphasia and need to have your hip socket realigned, you need an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with pelvic reconstruction experience. Drs. Jeff mast, keith mayo and berton moed are surgeons that I have worked with and have significant experience with this procedure. All three spent time in france with the surgeons who pioneered the procedure. ...Read more

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Do those who undergo dental implant generally need bone graft?

Do those who undergo dental implant generally need bone graft?

Sometimes: It depends on the amount and quality of bone a potential implant site has. Sometimes a site has to be augmented in order for an implant to be successful, and sometimes it does not. ...Read more

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Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Yes: Increases fusion rates which are already excellent, equivalent alternative is auto graft hip bone and six weeks in collar allograft donor bone with plate and limited post op immobilization has yielded excellent results for decades . benefits: no second surgical site and no immobilization can be achieved with cervical disc replacement as well sucess rate for relief if arm pain well documented ...Read more

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Any knee doctor who performs double-bundle ACL reconstruction in seattle area?

Any knee doctor who performs double-bundle ACL reconstruction in seattle area?

Probably: There are many surgeons that perform double bundle acl reconstructions. However, since there are many ways to perform them, we do not know which method is better, or whether it is any better than an anatomic acl. Perhaps a better question is whether a double bundle acl reconstruction is right for you. I perform both, but i still question whether it is better. I am in los angeles though. ...Read more

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Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Either: A podiatrist can be an ankle surgeon, you likely meant podiatrist or orthopedist, either can help you. ...Read more

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How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read more

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Can plastic surgery make hip bones smaller?

Can plastic surgery make hip bones smaller?

Not the bones: Only the fat overlying tem in your hips... That is commonly reduced through liposuction. ...Read more

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What are the considerations in choosing an orthopedic surgeon for a revision ACL reconstruction?

What are the considerations in choosing an orthopedic surgeon for a revision ACL reconstruction?

Acl revision: Look for a doctor that is fellowship trained in sports medicine. The easiest way is on the websites of aossm.Org or aana.Org. ...Read more

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Who does jaw alignment surgery?

Who does jaw alignment surgery?

Oral Surgeon: The oral surgeon is the one how do this procedure. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Either will do as --: Both of them should be trained in doing these surgeries. The orthopod should be a spinal surgeon. Your pcp canhelp you as to who to go to. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read more

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