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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ortho wants to do bone fusion surgery for nonunion fracture in navicular joint. Should I wear moon boot until surgery?
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers