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Doctor insights on: Bladder Replacement Options

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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Will treatment with BCG for bladder cancer cause possible complications to a recent aortic tissue valve replacement?

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 more

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What are my options for getting a tooth replacement?

What are my options for getting a tooth replacement?

3: Removable partial denture, fixed bridge, implant with crown. If possible with remaining bone , implant is almost always the best. See Prosthodontist for exam and options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is spine fusing a better option than disc replacement?

Is spine fusing a better option than disc replacement?

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 more

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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

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What hip replacement materials exist? What are the different material options for hip replacement and their pros and cons?

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 more

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Told I need a knee replacement. What are my options?

Told I need a knee replacement. What are my options?

Many: Understand your problem and get a second opinion. Discuss options such as injections (steroid vs non-steroid), arthroscopy, osteotomy, and partial knee replacement vs total knee replacement. Other less likely option may include cartilage transplantation. ...Read more

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Husband had knee replacement it went bad. What are our options now?

Husband had knee replacement it went bad. What are our options now?

Depends?: If your husband has developed an infection then the best option is to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who is specially trained in joint replacement surgery to give you options. ...Read more

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