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Injuries to the Head: Chest, heart, abdomen, pelvis, spine, which are life threatening injuries, require immediate surgery, mainly to control bleeding, repair of heart/major vessels, lung/windpipe or liver/spleen/kidney lacerations, pelvic or long bones complicated fractures, including open ones. Removing blood from within the skull, chest, abdomen/pelvic cavities. ...Read more
How significant are annular tears at L4 5 and L5 s1? These findings are from MRI after a car accident injury.
Depends: The annulus fibrosus is a thick, fibrous tissue around the edge of the discs in between the vertebrae holding the disc in place. A fissure/tear indicates disruption of some of these fibers. Fissures are very common and most are asymptomatic, but they can be a source of pain, especially if they are close to a nerve. Also, disc herniations may occur through these areas of weakness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dull, continuous pain in left arm (shoulder to forearm). Pain does not radiate or pulsate. 26 year old female. No previous accident/injury.
Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?
I've been in a cycling accident, my injuries look healed but are very itchy and feels like it's got an infection, what should I use?
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
About to have 2nd torn meniscus surgery... Is a repair or removal better and why does this keep happening. Only 24 and never had accident or injury?
Repair if possible: Only certain types of tears (peripheral around the rim) are repairable. Results are somewhat age dependent younger better than older people have better results. Partial meniscectomy still has a chance of increased arthritis in the long run. Joe dimaggio ripped his meniscus standing up on a bus so there doesn't have to be result of an accident. ...Read more
Needs to be seen..: Since I don't know all the details and other symptoms associated with this numbness neither I know the time frame this has been going on for I would suggest that if this is recent go to the ED for immediate evaluation. This could be related to a pinged nerve, stroke, brain lesion, infection, among others. ...Read more
Aching in top of left thigh and pins and needles starting in my left foot? No accident or injury at all. Starting to get slowly worse?
I have really sore ribs but haven't had an injury/accident/trauma. What could possibly be making them sore?
My ex husband has been in an accident, (serious head injury) he wasn't wearing a helmet. Will he recover?
Due to motorbike accident I got injuries on my face and treated but now while splitting mucus it is mixed with blood sometimes. Please help doctor?
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor and may need some type of imaging study, like a CT scan. If you're spitting up blood, you could have trauma somewhere internally. If you had any trauma to your chest, you could possibly have a hemorrhage in one of your lungs & may need a chest CT. Don't wait, seek medical treatment now. ...Read more
ASIA scoring: It depends on your asia score. This will include whether or not you have rectal sensation or tone, which would define a complete verse incomplete lesion. If you have a true complete injury, then you may gain a single level, but otherwise the paralysis is normally permanent. If you have partial sparing below the injury, it may not be permanent. Most gains in first three months, then up to 1yr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unable to recall what happened during car accident. I have injury head/ankle. No one checked my head at the hospital. Should I go back to get checked?
I gave cpr to someone who didn't need it would they have any permanent injuries by accident, what to do?
Potentially: Like rib fractures, injury to internal organs etc. ...Read more