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Can Smoking Really Make A Bone Surgery Fail
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
What can I expect with a dental bone reconstruction? I will be going in for some dental implants soon, but there is not enough bone for them, so first i will need bone reconstruction. I've read that artifical bone substitutes are used that new bone then s
No: Lung volume reduction is only indicated in emphysema; not chronic bronchitis. The surgery has specific criteria based on lung function (fev1 > 20%) and that the patient has impaired exercise tolerance. Also the disease has to be affecting mainly the upper lobes of the lung rather than evenly throughout the lungs. Fatigue from bronchitis is usually due to recurrent infection/cough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Nerves that are reconnected grow together very slowly. In vca transplants (vascularized composite allografts) i.e. Hand transplants. The nerves are spliced with micro-surgical techniques and they take months to heal. Real function only returns with therapy and time. ...Read more
Had kidney transplant can smoking can cigerettes and marijuana hurt my transplanted kidney in anyway or even make it fail on me.
Harms blood vessels: Promotes arteriosclerosis which reduces blood flow to kidneys ; heart which promotes hypertension which in turn damages the kidneys. Of course smoking improves your chances of developing lung cancer which can spread to the kidneys and kill you. Think of the generous kidney donor who has given you life.Transplanted kidneys have enough of a rough time without imposing additional unnecessary risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pocket depth reduction reverse damage already done? I need to have a pocket depth reduction procedure performed, and I am wondering if that can help reverse any damage already done to my bone and gum, or if it just helps prevent further damage from
You : You have an excellent understanding of the procedure. The reduction in the pocket depth will allow you to keep that area clean at home and prevent excessive bacteria and food from getting trapped between the tooth and gum tissue. Pocket reduction does not bring back the level of the bone, but arrests the progression of the bone loss. Proper home care and regular hygiene visits will help keep the problem from recurring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my hand injury be bad enough to have to get surgery or can it heal some other way without surgery ?
See Doctor: Since our hands are such necessary functional units of our body, you never want to lose even 5% function. A hand injury necessitates careful medical evaluation and close follow up. See your doctor. ...Read more
Want to start smoking to relieve stress ? Life is too much sometimes. Will smoking just for a short time hurt?
Is there treatment to reduce turbinate without surgery? looking for other methods besides surgery so i can smell and fully breathe again
Smoking cannabis after scaphoid non-union surgery. It involved a bone graft from my pelvis and a pin to secure it together. Is weed bad for healing?
How can I make an Asian eyelid surgery heal fast? Are there any ointments i can use or other steps i can take to keep recovery as short as possible? The surgeons i've talked to said complete recovery can be as long as six weeks! i'd like to shorten that.
I have a bone spur in my heal, medication nor home treatment does not work. Would surgery be the best solution?
Plantar Fasciitis: "Bone Spurs" or "Heel Spurs" are old ways of expressing one of the most common problems I see in practice: Plantar Fasciitis. The pain does not come from a spur, but actually comes from tension and inflammation across this ligament. I DO NOT recommend surgery for this problem. I am able to get rid of the problem 99% of the time in my patients conservatively. See a Podiatrist. ...Read more
Will a lumpectomy leave my breasts dramatically uneven? Will a lumpectomy really removed that much tissue that i will need to consider padding my bra to keep things looking symmetrical? What are the most common options for reconstructive surgery on breast
Can still play soccer with a partially torn ligament. Is surgery necessary to fix it or are there other ways without surgery? Thank you in advance!
What ligament? : What ligament is it? You typically want to rest a torn ligament while it is in the healing process and excessive ambulation can cause further damage to the injury. Not to mention it is painful to even walk with a torn ligament in the lower extremities! ...Read more
I have an ankle fracture, it requires surgery so they can put in a plate. How long will this surgery take?
I have a non union humerus bone after im surgery. What surgery will fix it? Doc isnt sure the rod can be removed because of tight fit. Worried :(
Non Union Options: Repair of a non union is based on obtaining a stable bone, and improving the bone healing ability of the fractures, . There are too basic types of non unions. An atrophic non union is when the body has made no bone. This situation requires maximal stability and a bone graft to start the healing process. Maximum stability is best achieved with a plate following nail removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I need surgery for bone island, remodelling and irregular dense sclerosis? (Foot) causing me a great deal of pain.
Artificial vs tissue aortic valve replacement. Is it worth it to do tissue when it will have to be redone in 10 to 12 years? Effects of blood thinner?
Depends.....: Depends on age, lifestyle and need or not for anticoagulant for other reasons. Coumadin (warfarin) is not without risk, while the risk for re-replacement of a tissue aortic valve is not high. So if you are relatively young (<60), don't need Coumadin (warfarin) or don't want to take it, it would be very reasonable to have a tissue valve with the understanding that you will probably require another replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im scheduled to have surgery in 35 days and was suppose to quit smoking for 90 days. ive been tobacco free for7 days now . will i fail a blood test?
Don't worry: Drink lots of water every day (8-10 glasses), get Vitamin C (fruit) and be active. Avoid passive smoke. Blood clears faster than hair, but slower than urine and there are false positive reasons you could fail. But you'll probably pass if you don't slip before the surgery. Anyway - it's too late to worry. Do your best. The reason is for optimal healing - important but not critical. Relax. ...Read more
Many dental implants can fail for one reason or another. What fills in the bone hole where the implant was before if a second surgery not an option?
Implant Failures: Implant Failures are actually quite unusual when cases are carefully selected and done by competent surgeons and restorative dentists. If the implant needs to be removed, the surrounding bone fills in the defect. In some cases, bone augmentation might also be required. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fusion (Arthrodesis): The technical term for fusion is arthrodesis. It's commonly used in the spine and joints like hip, knee and ankle. When joints become arthritic and lack cartilage, it's very painful to have bone rubbing on bone as 2 independent surfaces. Fusion attempts to bridge the two surfaces by using bone graft and other biomaterials. Once the surfaces heal together, there's no motion and this reduces pain. ...Read more
Possibly : Ask the surgeon . The bone may need to be sent for testing. ...Read more
Everything: From infection, poor / non healing, incision / repair breakdown to higher risk of cardiopulmonary complications are all reported with tobacco use. However, good outcomes are also noted with patients who quit tobacco use before surgery and do not resume smoking till their healing is complete. If you can't or don't want to quit for good - at least take a break around the time of your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No short ans. : Bone spurs occur as a result of progressive remodeling, usually in response to increased physiologic stress on the bone as a result of cartilage loss (arthritis). Removing them does not change the physiology of the arthritic joint, thus they tend to recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: There are many metal types used. Most are alloys and are not one metal. Some plates are stainless steel. Some are titanium. Most nails or rods are made of titanium. Joint replacements are made of many different alloys and there are too many to list here. Most common is cobalt chrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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