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Bladder Replacement Options
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Will treatment with BCG for bladder cancer cause possible complications to a recent aortic tissue valve replacement?
Not likely: This is a reasonable concern, but this would be an unusual complication. A 2010 study in journal of urology found that this complication is no more likely in patients with valves and other prostheses than in the general population, and that having a valve should not prevent you from receiving this treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the age of the patient, how many levels are involved, if instability is present, and how much degeneration is present in the spine. It would be best to have a spine surgeon fully evaluate you with imaging studies and a physical exam. There are people that would not qualify for disc replacements and a fusion would be a better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental evaluation: for a temporary or permanent prosthetic tooth. ...Read more
Am i option less if i want a disc replacement to return to sport but no dr will approve it due to my age(23)?
No but cOnsider this: Get new doctors you might ask yourself why trained professionals dont think you are a good candidate for this controversial surgery this no, may be in your best interest. Risks may outwiegh benifits chance of sucess may be deemed low in your case for a variety of reasons risks of anterior approach to spine include retrograde ejaculation leaves you sterile a problem at your age friendly warning. ...Read more
What hip replacement materials exist? What are the different material options for hip replacement and their pros and cons?
Hip Materials: Engineers are always trying new materials in hope of making hips last longer. Sadly most of the new materials have not worked as well for the majority of patients. Ceramics break and squeak, metal on metal has caused some problems for patients with metal reactions, leaving metal on plastic (the old fashioned way) as the best answer for most patients. The plastics are newer and may last longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What are the best options for types of hip replacement. metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. i?
Many options: There are many choices when it comes to the materials used for hip replacement surgery. The most thorough study of implants materials to date comes from the Australian Joint Replacement Registry- an extremely large collection of data from thousands of surgeries. The best material at this time seems to be Oxidized Zirconium (known as Oxinium) with highly cross-linked polyethylene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer