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Doctor insights on: Ankylos Implants

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Whats ankylosing spondilitis?

Whats ankylosing spondilitis?

Let us try to help: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. A severe case of ankylosing spondylitis can make it impossible for you to lift your head high enough to see forward. ...Read more

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What is ankylosing spondilitis?

Form of arthritis: Form of inflammatory arthritis that causes fusion of sacroiliac joints and vertebrae, starting at base and working towards head. ...Read more

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Why excerise if you have ankylosing spondilitis?

To maintain posture: Besides the overall benefits physically and mentally to your body, it helps to maintain joint and spine range of motion for as long as possible while keeping your posture in terms of good alignment so you do not fuse your spine with your chin on your chest or stooped over permanently looking for loose change on the floor. ...Read more

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Can the implant snap?

Can the implant snap?

Rare: Rare for an implant to break. Do not expect it to "snap" all of a sudden. If poorly designed and restored, parts can fracture -- screw, or porcelain. Important to have correct occlusion - bite- for long lasting function and health. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What happens after an implant?

Implant dentistry: The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are dents after implant removal normal?

Are dents after implant removal normal?

Dented chest look.: Indentations or having a sunken look is expected after implant removal that's why most plastic surgeons will plan on either replacement implant or a modified breast lift type of procedure to try and minimize the deformity. ...Read more

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Has any one had a mastopexy with implants?

Has any one had a mastopexy with implants?

Commonly Done: Mastopexy with simultaneous implant augmentation is a powerful procedure. The implants help to add significant upper pole fullness to the breasts and restore a youthful appearance. The procedure does have a significant risk of requiring revision surgery. You should seek consultation with a plastic surgeon to determine if this surgery is right for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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