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Calf Implant Surgery
Yesq: The surgery is usually a straightforward outpatient procedure. Risks and complication rates low and patient satisfaction is usually high. Consult a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www. Abplsurg. Org) to find out more about this procedure for you. ...Read more
Can fat from other areas of my body be transferred over during a calf implant surgery? I've heard that some implantation surgeries actually transfer fat from one part of the body to another. Can this be done during a calf implant surgery?
Fat grafting: Fat grafting is a newer technique to augment soft tissues including buttock, breast and body. It is important to go to a board certified plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience in the technique. It often requires multiple treatments over time. ...Read more
No: Go for it.Get a more detailed answer ›
How will calf implant surgery affect my ability to practice sports involving intense leg movements?
Depends/likely: The calf implants for cosmetic enhancement of your leg will have some impact on your calf muscle performance. Okay to ask/talk to your cosmetic surgeon about this issue. Like a breast implant, the calf implants are usually under the muscle, sometimes they can be above the muscle. Take a friend with you to help with the risk/benefit visit. Good luck. ...Read more
How will calf implant surgery affect my ability to practice sports involving intense leg movements? I would like to undergo calf implant surgery to improve the looks of my skinny legs. Does the procedure have an impact on the ability to practice sports li
I recently underwent surgery to remove a metal implant in my leg. A couple of days later I developed small boils with pus which itch. What should I do?
See your surgeon: Call your surgeon and let him/her what's going on. ...Read more
My infected knee implant was removed (fifth time) replaced with temporary knee insert 5 years ago. The insert has moved. The insert is painful and wearing me down. I can't put weight on that leg. I have been unable to face full knee surgery again. I g
Very tough situation: Unfortunately, if the spacer has moved, it will continue to move and erode bone. Since you are young, some options may include repeat knee replacement (assuming the infection has been eradicated) or fusion, in which the knee is made stiff. People can usually walk with a fusion, with minimal pain; however, sitting is difficult because the knee doesn't bend. ...Read more
After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 months. He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities. I now take about 27 1/2 a week?
Muscles need time: To properly rehab and rebuild themselves.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on time: The clf muscles atrophy after achilles tendon surgery depending on the type of problem it had to start and the type of surgery as well as the amount of immobilization. Initial it may seem not to contract but with time and therapy it should. A neurological examination may be necessary to prove that the nerves to the muscle that cause it to contract are not injured. ...Read more
Left calf pain about 1 week. Sudden onset and not better w/rest, heat, ice, or massage. No recent surgery or strenuous activity. What could this be?
Be seen: There are multiple possibilities, many of which are quite benign; but when you talk about the sudden, a traumatic onset of calf pain you always need to consider the possibility of a blood clot which is potentially life threatening and so I would encourage you to be seen to have this ruled out. ...Read more
Fat grafting works: Fat grafting works and works beautifully and permanently. I have been performing fat grafting for calf augmentation for over 17 years every week and not a single patient lost any of the fat that I transferred. You can see the long term results at www. Drgrossman. Com. The procedure results are very much surgeon and experience related. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Side effects from coming of war fin. I have surgery and have stopped warfin for af. I have only been off one day and are getting cramps in calfs?
Should be on heparin: If you transition off warfarin (/coumadin) for planned procedure, you should be on Heparin shots to continue blood thinning, but in a short-acting fashion. If doing this, should not be any noticeable symptoms. If not, feeling in calves could be from clots. Talk to your dr. ...Read more
I've had reconstructive knee surgery but lately the interior portion of my knee into my calf has been hurting. It hurts to touch, bend, straiten, etc?
What type of surgery: Walking with gradual increase in distance and speed will help you regain muscle mass in your calf. ...Read more
Why does my calf hurt after meniscus surgery, I don't have a bloodclot in my, im on cruches and I have a brace?
When is surgery indicated for a clean tear of the calf muscle? 30% of medial gastro torn. I'm 45 year old, healthy athletic man
I am 5 weeks into recovery from whipple surgery. Yesterday, I woke up having itchy calf area, should I be concerned?
What can happen if I put a bit if weight bearing three weeks after achillies surgery. I am having calf spasms and feel great?
Movement: Please do what your orthopedist has instructed. ...Read more
3 weeks after Achilles surgery/fhl transfer/debride/lengthening it has started being very painful in calf when standing up. Is this normal?
Scar tissue: Yes, pain is normal. I'm sure your physician has you in non-weight bearing status. Usually non-weight bearing status after tendon transfer is 8 weeks. As you start going back to normalcy and within the healing period you will get scar tissue and stiffness, this will be treated after the period of nonweight bearing with physical therapy. ...Read more
I have sever to muscle in my lower calf elm had to have surgery to put it back together what is the best exercise to get my muscle back together.?
Physical therapy: All post surgical exercises should be guided by your surgeon and rehabilitation physician. You can diminish surgical success if you do wrong exercise. Consult your surgeon and ask referral to rehab. ...Read more
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nerve root: Selective irritation of the nerve root at L4/L5. Google "dermatomes", and you can see the nerve distribution for the lumbar nerves. There is probably some post-surgical swelling and inflammation at the site of the surgery which is causing this. Hopefully, it will get better over time. Try Boswella (a powerful anti-inflammatory herb) and topical DMSO ("horse liniment") available in a feed store ...Read more