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Can You Get A Pcl Transplant If You Rupture Yours
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? Would you ever be able to walk again?
Acl: Not all people require acl reconstruction. Some people are able to function fine without an acl depending on the particular lifestyle hobbies job ECT after rehab the knee while others can not. Patients who are more active or involved in cutting pivoting sports generally get it fixed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Eligibility for transplant differs in countries, but in the us smoking could be one reason to be denied, but decisions are based on lots of different factors. Surgery makes healing more difficult, increases chances of bad reactions to drugs, and itself causes organ damage. Heart and/or lung transplants usually require an effort to stop smoking, which every smoker should seriously consider anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?
Posterior capsular: The lens: usually clear, behind iris; is like a "pillow in a pillowcase". When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery needed. Goal: remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place a new lens; 10-20% risk need laser after 1st surgery for PCO: posterior capsular opacification. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pain AND BLEEDING: Left upper quadrant and left shoulder pain probably present, due to bleeding. It depends on the extent of injury whether surgery is needed. Bedrest and observation under medical care necessary until stable. Unstable or continuous bleeding requires surgery and removal of spleen. After splenectomy, then vaccines for some bacteria would be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The meniscus is a "soft tissue" and as other soft tissues of the knee, x-rays go through them easily, so they are either not visible or only faintly visible on x-ray. In the case of the mensicus, they are not visualized unless they have calcium deposits and then there are only faint outlines. Thus it is not possible to detect a torn meniscus with a plain x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Arthritis is damage to the cartilage which covers the end of the bone at the joint. Damage to ligaments, cartilage, or a meniscus (cushion/shock absorber) at a young age will predispose the patient to arthritis as they age. Non-impact aerobic activities and preventing obesity can decrease this risk over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad outcomes: A ruptured brain aneurysm has a 50% immediate mortality, and those folks are not accessible for salvage. Of the remainder, surgery and supportive therapies are very successful, and many have a normal lifespan. If there is a so-called sentinel leak, this is an ominous sign of need for relatively rapid attention, as risk looms if ignored. ...Read more
If you are conscious & have a serious infection what should your living will say to be sure that you will receive antibiotic treatment?
Loaded question: The first thing to consider is whether you wish to be a full code- i.e. they will resuscitate you if your heart stops beating. If so, full antibiotic treatment to save your life would be implied. If you do not want to be a full code, but you do want antibiotics, then simply state that you do not want your heart to be resuscitated should it stop but you do want full court antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
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