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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
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