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Doctor insights on: Athletic Ability Changes After Microfracture Surgery

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Will I still be able to play soccer after recovering from height surgery? Or will the longer legs upset my athletic ability?

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

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Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

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

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If you have had cataract surgery, how did it affect your ability to work?

If you have had cataract surgery, how did it affect your ability to work?

Should not: Cataract surgery should not affect your ability to work. You should be able to return to a normal work schedule and activities in 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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During and after surgery will Suboxone block the pain killing ability or just the euphoria effects of pain killing meds?

During and after surgery will Suboxone block the pain killing ability or just the euphoria effects of pain killing meds?

Suboxone: The Naloxone blocks kappa receptors euphoric effects. Sub ozone will not block the analgesic effects of your post-operative medication. If your procedure warrants regional anaesthesia, request it from your anaesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Could foot surgery affect my running ability?

Could foot surgery affect my running ability?

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 more

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Do you think a surgery on a bunion would affect sports playing ability?

Do you think a surgery on a bunion would affect sports playing ability?

Yes: Hopefully it could improve the ability, but it depends. A purely cosmetic surgery may pose a challenge though. ...Read more

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Suffer nerve damage from neuroma surgery. Affects ability to work so what can I do?

Suffer nerve damage from neuroma surgery. Affects ability to work so what can I do?

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 more

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Would a surgery on a bunion affect one's ability to play sports?

Would a surgery on a bunion affect one's ability to play sports?

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

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Can rotator cuff surgery affect the ability to use my hand?

Can rotator cuff surgery affect the ability to use my hand?

Hand & rotator cuff: It is more likely to effect your shoulder. If the injury causing the rotator cuff tear was extreme, it could have damaged nerves to the hand traveling through the armpit (axilla) and be responsible for hand symptoms. ...Read more

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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? .

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? .

Chin surgery: It should not have any affect on growing hair. However, if the access is made through the skin, the surgeon has to close it nicely, so you do not develop a wide scar, which prohibits growth of hair. ...Read more

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In general, post cavus surgery (calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

In general, post cavus surgery (calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

Yes: If the surgery is successful, you will be much better than you were before and as such should be able to participate in amucj higher activity level than before surgery. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Does glutamine supplementation enhance athletic ability?

Does glutamine supplementation enhance athletic ability?

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

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If I get transfused, will I have a higher hematocrit and greater athletic ability?

If I get transfused, will I have a higher hematocrit and greater athletic ability?

No: You should only get transfused if you are truly anemic. If your blood counts are normal and you get a transfusion anyway, you increase your risk of heart attack and stroke due to the increased thickness of the blood. ...Read more

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Why do athletes lose explosiveness from a microfracture surgery?

Why do athletes lose explosiveness from a microfracture surgery?

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 more

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