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Are There Acl Injuries That Are So Severe That You Cannot Repair Them
Yes: Most acl tears cannot be repaired and must be reconstructed to restore the anatomy. Reconstruction means taking another ligament and putting it in the place of the old acl. Repair refers to the sewing together of torn pieces of the acl. The results of repairs of tears are simply not as good as reconstruction so it really is not an option for tears. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nerves and vessels: The PCL rests outside of the knee joint and right next to the nerves and blood vessels that supply much of your leg, ankle, and foot. Any PCL reconstruction done poorly puts your blood vessels and nerves at risk. It is better to have experts perform PCL reconstructions because they will tend to do more of them. In general, PCL tears are associated with bigger injuries, which carries higher risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you know if there are other dental treatments that do the job of a porcelain overlay but are less expensive?
Not really: Composite veneers do not "do the job" of a laboratory fabricated restoration, which is stronger, more esthetic, does not stain, and lasts longer. Yes, chairside sculpted restorations are less expensive but they are not the same. You get what you pay for. ...Read more
Yes: Tfcc triangular fibrocarilage radiocapitate the wrist is not designed to be a weight bearing joint try t perfect pushup rotating handles. ...Read more
Is there anything in particular that can make pneumonia worse? Are there things that should/should not be done?
What happens if I have ankle syndesmosis surgery do they repair the ligaments that are damaged at the same time?
Yes: If there is a problem it should be fixable at the same time. ...Read more
Usually no: it is hard to imagine a type of massage that would cause problems with a recently repaired retinal tear. To be safe, make sure the treating retina specialist is OK with the activity, s/he knows best about the details of the tear and treatment. In general, adequate healing of a tear treated with laser or cryo should occur within 10-14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Due to associated: Problems , obesity , multiple systemic diseases , draining fistulas due to intestines eroding through grafts , lacking tissue planes for to free the bowel , lack of fascia to repair , lack of suitable material in presence of infection.And on challenging but gratifying if succeeds with out getting additional implications ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to protect and be paranoid of there spouse about bad things they done to them they are doing or have done to borderline personality dis?
Yes: The woman with ptsd and borderline personality disorder will likely be protective of her husband. She may shield the outside world from what is going on within the household. This is very similar to the stockholm syndrome. Please read about that on www.Wikipedia.Org. It sounds like you are a victim of abuse and your husband is the perpetrator if I am reading your question correctly. Please work on that in therapy. You do not have to put up with bullying behavior within a marriage.One book that i often recommend to women in your situation which may or may not apply is "the sociopath next door".Another book is called a dance with the devil. Please discuss these options with your therapist before purchasing them however. Best wishes. ...Read more
Do you know if there are restriction of what you are allowed to eat when you are recovering from a bone fracture?
Are there really people who can contact the dead? If so what would make them to have the ability? Something different with their brain?
Mediums?: Surprised at your question, as the great magician harry houdini, yrs ago, exposed people who claimed this ability to be abject frauds. The ouija board became popular as a device to communicate with the dead, and this too has been debunked. In other words, no living human being has ever been documented as possessing such paranormal skills. Do not believe all you read on the internet! ...Read more
What could be the reasons of frequently broken nails? They always brake from the extremity (notign that they are not long)
Weak nails: When nails break frequently, it usually indicates that the nail is weak. The cause of this could be genetics (family trait), frequent exposure to drying chemicals (harsh soaps, detergents) and/or water. Nutritional deficiencies can also be the culprit. ...Read more
Someone says they can hear and see people that are not there, but has gone to a physiatrist and the results state that they are not psychotic!
U r right: This does not sound consistent. U may consider a clarification or a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Are there any long term meds that can manage the pain of a pars defect? Dont want to be addicted to opiods but wondering about other types.
Avoid narcotics: You're right. Narcotics for chronic non-cancer pain should be avoided. They cause more problems than they solve. Alternatives for chronic pain include tricyclic antidepressants like nortriptyline, anticonvulsants like gabapentin, and antiinflammatories like meloxicam. More important than meds are massage, relaxation, and other adaptive techniques. Learning to adapt is key. Good luck! ...Read more
What causes recurrent hernias that mesh does not stay in place. Are there any ithers ways to repair hernias instead of mesh?
Recurrent hernias: The incidence of hernia recurrence is dependent on the size and type of hernia, patient factors such as obesity, and the method of repair. The use of mesh has significantly reduced the rate of recurrence, but it is not perfect. When a hernia does recur it is not due to the mesh moving as much as persistence of the same factors which caused the hernia, leading to a "blow-out" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery?
Are there any other solutions? What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out? What type of job will
do in future to prevent it again.
Complex: The advantages and disadvantages of spine surgery are specific to each condition and the symptoms you are experiencing. The answer is not a simple one and can only be explained based upon your symptoms. Conservative care is the hallmark of the initial treatment and includes medications, pt and exercise and can achieve a 85% success rate in most spinal conditions. If not then surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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