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Can you get a PCL transplant if you rupture yours?

Can you get a PCL transplant if you rupture yours?

Yes: A graft is placed through tunnels drilled in the bones to reconstruct the torn ligament. It is less common than acl surgery. Many people that have isolated PCL tears can function normally without surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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Can you tear your meniscus again after a surgery and if you do how can you tell?

Can you tear your meniscus again after a surgery and if you do how can you tell?

Post operative: Just answered your previous question entirely depends on how much remains and your activity 1week post operative doubtful you have done anything to retear. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

Evaluation: History-injury, clicking, pain , popping, giving way. Physical exam findings. Mri. Surgery. ...Read more

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How much trauma is needed to rupture your spleen if you don't have mono?

How much trauma is needed to rupture your spleen if you don't have mono?

Splenic rupture: Splenic rupture usually occurs after blunt trauma. This includes a blow to the left lower rib cage, or a sharp stopping such as a car accident or a fall from a height. ...Read more

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What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? Would you ever be able to walk again?

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 more

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Can you be denied an organ transplant if you are a smoker?

Can you be denied an organ transplant if you are a smoker?

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 more

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If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

Not always: Pain from meniscal tears often settle down with therapy. Surgery only needed for continues pain or locking of the knee. ...Read more

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Can there be ever a time when you would need a secondary cataract lasered again?

Can there be ever a time when you would need a secondary cataract lasered again?

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 more

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How can you rupture a cyst if you already ovulated?

How can you rupture a cyst if you already ovulated?

Yes: The ovum is released from the ovary. The site develops the corpus luteal cyst.....Which is short lived. ...Read more

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What would happen to a person if they had a ruptured spleen?

What would happen to a person if they had a ruptured spleen?

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 more

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Can you tell buy an X-ray alone if you have a torn meniscus in your knee?

Can you tell buy an X-ray alone if you have a torn meniscus in your knee?

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 more

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If you have a knee injury when you are young does that predispose you to arthritis?

If you have a  knee injury when you are young does that predispose you to arthritis?

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 more

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How would you know if you had a patella dislocation?

How would you know if you had a patella dislocation?

Kneecap not centered: If patella dislocated it will not track properly and will effect the range of motion of the knee and cause anterior knee pain. See orthopedist ...Read more

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If you have a hernia. Are you have to going on operation to get heal?

If you have a hernia. Are you have to going on operation to get heal?

Yes: You cannot exercise or do anything yourself to make a hernia go away. Once a hernia forms, the only way to make it go away is hernia repair with surgery. ...Read more

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How long you you have to live if you have an untreated leaking or rupturing brain anerysm?

How long you you have to live if you have an untreated leaking or rupturing brain anerysm?

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

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If you strain your mcl, are you more likely to have a tear down the road?

If you strain your mcl, are you more likely to have a tear down the road?

Not likely: When ligaments completely heal, the rate of reinjury is the same as the native ligament. It is important to allow the mcl to heal as a return to activities too early will lead to reinjury. ...Read more

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If you are conscious & have a serious infection what should your living will say to be sure that you will receive antibiotic treatment?

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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Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Yes: Mono is a pattern infection responsible for the appearance a mononuclear white cells in excessive numbers.There are several potential germs that cause it, 80% as the E. B. virus. The germ does not care if you have a spleen or not when you get it. ...Read more

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more