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Can You Take Prednisilone After Surgery
Depends upon surgery: Presume you mean surgery under general anesthesia. Anesthesiologist needs everything off above the waist for unimpaired use of stethoscope to listen to heart & lungs. Should not need underpants off unless having laparoscopic, groin, thigh, gynecologic or urologic surgery. All these procedures require wide skin prep for skin sterilization. Cerainly don. T need underpants off for hand or foot surgery. ...Read more
Varies: There are a many different types of wrist fusion surgeries as the forearm wrist and hand have many bones that could be fused. In my experience, both in private and academic practice, wrist fusions typically take from about 90 minutes up to four hours in most cases. This is the surgical time. There will be additional time to provide and emerge from anesthesia as well as initial recovery afterward. ...Read more
Depends...: On what joint you are referring to? ...Read more
Typically 4-6 weeks:
After the surgery procedure it typically takes
4-6 weeks of rehab to get back to activities
you will have to gradually decrease your
swelling, increase you motion, strength and
i have patients who have this done who go
back to office after the weekend (3-4 days). ...Read more
Depends: It all depends on the extent of the injury and how complicated it is. The one who can give you a good answer is the surgeon who will perform the procedure and knows what is the extent of the problem. ...Read more
I'm having surgery on february 11. I'm suppose to take medication 3 days before surgery. When do I start taking it?
Can this condition be treated with medicines? Or will I need surgery of some kind? If meds will work, how long will it take? Thanks
Please clarify &: Re-ask. What condition are you referring to? ...Read more
Had surgery last week. Nurse told me my badages would come off after I shower. I took 3 already and they still on. Can I take them off myself?
No: Let your bandages fall on its own. If it are steri strips they are holding edges of your wound together. They will fall in a few days. ...Read more
I have hycrocele I consulted general physicition he telling if there is no pain and sweeling no need to take any medicine and no need any surgery.
A hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the scrotum. Most develop for no apparent reason, are harmless and can be left alone. If needed, a small operation can usually cure the problem. In a small number of cases, a hydrocele is due to an underlying problem with a testicle (testis).
https://patient. Info/health/hydrocele-in-adults ...Read more
I have had shift disc for years, and it is so painful now. I take analgelsic regularly. Would I need surgery to sort it out and will surgey offer that?
Complex issue!: You must sort this out with the help of an appropriately trained physician. You may need the help of several doctors. Your pcp, your orthopedist or neurosurgeon, a rehabilitation specialist, physical therapist, neurologist, rheumatologist and others may need to weigh in. You need a specific examination, appropriate testing and treatment and then a decision on what to do next. Best to you! ...Read more
? pinched nerve: If you have a pinched nerve in the elbow you obtain relief by having a cortisone injection in the area administered by an orthopedic surgeon. Taking steroids by mouth or nsaids like Ibuprofen with food may relieve swelling around the nerve and relieve the pinching also. ...Read more
Ill-advised: I don't recommend taking a stimulant laxative so soon after surgery, even if it was done laparascopically. Artificially induced peristalsis can be quite painful, occasionally dangerous, post op if the bowel isn't ready to resume working normally. I recommend walking, stool softener, a light diet and minimal use of narcotic meds during your recovery. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 hours variably: Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same. Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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