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Doctor insights on: Brain Surgery For Ra Nodules On The Hands

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My mother had an brain surgery its been three days first she moved her hands eyes and legs its been three days in ventilation.Is she recovering well?

My mother had an brain surgery its been three days first she moved her hands eyes and legs its been three days in ventilation.Is she recovering well?

Talk to neurosurgeon: You need direct information from your mother's doctors. Request a family conference with the entire team. Best of outcomes. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Today my doctor told me that a surgery must be done to my hand due to RA . would my hand be better and function is there any side effect?

Today my doctor told me that a surgery must be done to my hand due to RA . would my hand be better and function is there any side effect?

Get a second opinion: You are very young for surgery. Usually disease modifying agents are used early on.Surgery is an option but a second opinion is appropriate.In early phases of the disease, an arthroscopic or open synovectomy may be performed. It consists of the removal of the inflamed synovia and prevents a quick destruction of the affected joints.You should see a rheumatologist who can help guide you through this ...Read more

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Coming off pred, & other RA meds, for surgery on 6/19. Been on predfor a yr, at 2.5mg now. Hands, feet & hips hurt terribly. What can I do to help unti?

Coming off pred, & other RA meds, for surgery on 6/19. Been on predfor a yr, at 2.5mg now. Hands, feet & hips hurt terribly. What can I do to help unti?

Adrenal suppression: Being on steroids for a year will suppression your adrenals, meaning they are not tuned up and capable of responding to surgical stress. Your concern is important and having a pre-operative visit with your regular doc/rheumatologise to discuss this issue will be important. Okay to discuss with your spine surgeon as well. You may benefit from stress steroids around your surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have RA and my right hand has deformity, can a surgery make it better and have a normal hand ?

I have RA and my right hand  has deformity, can a surgery make it better and have a normal hand ?

See details: It really depends of the specific joints involved. However, while hand surgery may not give you a normal hand, it can give you a hand with much improved functionality. Speak with your rheumatologist and discuss this issue with him/her. ...Read more

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If my right hand is deformed due to.Ra can a surgery make it function and bring it back to normal?

If my right hand is deformed due to.Ra can a surgery make it function and bring it back to normal?

Yes: Surgery can be done to replace the joints of the fingers and restore function. There are risks with surgery and a risk of breakdown of joint implants over time. You should discuss the risks and benefits with a rheumatologist and hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a hand surgery be done to my hand that is deformed due to RA in a way it will function normaly ?

Can a hand  surgery be done to my hand that is deformed due to RA in a way it will function normaly ?

Maybe: Not every hand can be returned to normal function by surgery but at least you can achieve a major improvement in function with surgical correction of deformities. ...Read more

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How to exercise after brain surgery?

How to exercise after brain surgery?

Brain surgery: The amount and type of exercise after a brain surgery is based on what was done and how extensive the procedure was - I would speak to the neurosurgeon directly and see what limitations might be needed and how you can do. ...Read more

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What can I expect with a brain surgery?

What can I expect with a brain surgery?

Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence i can give you a better answer if you were to be more specific with regards to your question. Are you set up for brain surgery for a brain biopsy, brain tumor resection, aneurysm clipping, or another cause? ...Read more

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How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more

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