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Athletic Ability Changes After Microfracture Surgery
Will I still be able to play soccer after recovering from height surgery? Or will the longer legs upset my athletic ability?
Need to recover: Part of the anser depends on how well you played soccer to begin with. With any surgery involving the bones there is a period of recovery that has to take place, and if your legs were made significantly longer, you probably need some therapy to adjust to your new gait. Try to give yourself some time, and ask your doctor what he expects your recovery to be. ...Read more
Possibly: It really depends on the type of problem you had as a child and the surgery performed to correct it. If the testicle was undescended but was brought down into the scrotum promptly, Is unlikely that you have any decreased spermatogenesis in that testis. The best way to know is to submit a semen sample for analysis (sperm count) ...Read more
During and after surgery will Suboxone block the pain killing ability or just the euphoria effects of pain killing meds?
Yes: Depends on the type of foot surgery. Simple bunion or hammertoe surgery will not affect you as much as other foot surgeries such as reconstruction foot surgery. However, even with a bunion or hammertoe surgery you will need to adjust your running regiment until your foot swelling and pain subsides. Your doctor who is doing the surgery should answer and clarify this for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What? Where?: By neuroma you say swelling in a nerve? Which? Arm, foot like morton neuroma--brain like acoustic neuroma--- if it cause symptoms like pain, numbness --you were expecting some nerbe damage after surgery--if pain is new it could be stump neuroma of course disability depend on what type of work, standing, sitting, mental activity, work on computer--i still cannot see how all type of work cannot be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: This would depend on many factors: severity of the deformity, joint damage, healing ability and planned sports activity. If the articular cartilage of the joint is in good shape and you recover appropriately, most return to their normal sports activity. Addressing your deformity in a timely fashion works best. Waiting too long can lead to excessive joint damage. See your foot surgeon. ACFAS. Org ...Read more
Shattered upper heel near ankle. Lost ability to point foot down. Does surgery for ankle stability the only option? Recommend best exercises too.
Will chin augmentation affect my ability to grow a beard? Will the scars from chin augmentation surgery inhibit my ability to grow a beard in the future? .
I'm going to have surgery to sort scar tissue around my ACL is this a severe procedure and will it limit my sporting ability in the future. I'm 35.?
In general, post cavus surgery (calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?
I had an ankle sprain but I am fine now interma of ability to bear weight etc. My dpm suggests a surgery saying it is needed to avoid djd. Should I?
Ankle surgery: Surgery to stabilize a joint has not been shown to change the rate of osteoarthritis. If you have the surgery it should be to prevent instability episodes in the future. If you have fully rehabilitated the ankle it may no longer be unstable. Instability is a functional loss of control of joint stabilization. Having looseness on examination (laxity) is not the same as functional instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cant hear anythng frm my right ear! It was 5 yrs ago tat I startd losing hearng ability. Cold n cough causd pain in my ears. Wat surgery or treamnt?
Controversial: Glutamine is important in muscle metabolism and can get depleted during intense exercise or athletic activity. Supplementation with glutamine was shown in small physiologic studies to enhance exercise tolerance/stamina. Whether this translates to enhanced athletic ability could be a different story. One factor that plays into the athlete's performance is ability to withstand rigors of training. ...Read more
Muscle strength loss: The many muscles involved in running and moving quickly from point "a" to point "b" are responsible for explosiveness (acceleration). Rehabilitation that is sports-specific is usally required to regain maximal functional recovery after any knee surgery, including microfracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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