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How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

It's not. : Cartilage is found at the ends of bones, where they articulate. When the hip is replaced, usually both sides of the joint are replaced. The hip joint is a ball and socket. The head of the femur is the ball and the acetabulum is the socket. The two replacement parts slide against each other, so there is no need for cartilage. If we replace cartilage, it might be simpler! ...Read more

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Has anyone had arthroscopic surgery for articular cartilage repairing?

Has anyone had arthroscopic surgery for articular cartilage repairing?

Certainly: I haven't had it done to myself, but the surgery is often performed on new cartilage tears where we can put back the piece that has torn or broken off. We often fix them with absorbable screws that the body will take away over time. The articular cartilage is not very forgiving, so a damaged portion of cartilage is often permanently damaged. In those cases, there are transplantation options. ...Read more

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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Yes: All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient. ...Read more

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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

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Procedure to fix damaged cartilage in ankle joint?

Procedure to fix damaged cartilage in ankle joint?

The fix is in.: This all depends on the extent of the damage and just how one defines "fix". Consult with a specialist who treats damaged cartilage. ...Read more

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Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Be patient.: takes awhile for bone healing, then PT over the course of time. some pain and swelling to be expected. ...Read more

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Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Varies: Most commonly 2 to 3 http://www.Google.Com/imgres?Imgurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/diagnosis_information/diagnosis_information_image_files/knee_images/knee_arthroscopy_setup-2.Jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/clinician_education/clinician_education_modules/knee_modules/knee_text/knee_arthroscopy.Htm&h=274&w=202&sz=23&tbnid=fagoixun6qsvdm:&tbnh=90&tbnw=66&prev=/search%3fq%3dknee%2barthrosc.

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What is involved with meniscus removal arthroscopy surgery?

What is involved with meniscus removal arthroscopy surgery?

See below: It depends on what it done. A meniscal repair takes a 5week-6week non wt bearing and brace time. Simple triming of a tear takes only as long as the skin wounds heal. The internal mechanics of the knee are ready to go right away, as the mechanical problem has been removed. ...Read more

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Can the flap created by lasik femtosecond intralase surgery ever heal?

Can the flap created by lasik femtosecond intralase surgery ever heal?

LASIK flaps: Typically do heal completely and are usually barely visible after this healing as taken place. If an eye is traumatized, the flap can be dislodged but typically this won't happen spontaneously. ...Read more

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Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Yes: Increases fusion rates which are already excellent, equivalent alternative is auto graft hip bone and six weeks in collar allograft donor bone with plate and limited post op immobilization has yielded excellent results for decades . benefits: no second surgical site and no immobilization can be achieved with cervical disc replacement as well sucess rate for relief if arm pain well documented ...Read more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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Explain treatment for soft tissue graft procedure using alloderm?

Explain treatment for soft tissue graft procedure using alloderm?

Allograft: If your gum is grafted with tissue from your palate is called an autograft. If it is tissue from another human being it is an allograft. Alloderm is connective tissue from a cadaver. It is an allograft that is used to increase the amount of gum tissue over a tooth where gum is lacking. It is stitched in place. ...Read more

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Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Multiple: There are multiple variations in ACL reconstruction which revolve around the choice of graft used and the surgical technique. Make sure you have an understanding of the basic porosity and cons of different approaches and don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is arthroscopic capsular release and lysis of adhesion surgery for the same procedure?

Is arthroscopic capsular release and lysis of adhesion surgery for the same procedure?

Yes: For an ORS arthroscopic capsular release( with or without gentle manipulation under general anesthesia) is the same as lysis... Unless you have had previous shoulder surgery and the 'lysis' involves removing scar tissue from subacromial space or rotator interval , etc. Ask your surgeon!best of luck !! ...Read more

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Was radial keratotomy the original lasik procedure?

Was radial keratotomy the original lasik procedure?

No: Radial keratotomy (rk) was a precursor refractive surgery to lasik. In lasik, a circular flap is created and then lifted up to expose the corneal stroma. Then laser is applied and the flap replaced. In rk, radial cuts are made to create relaxing incisions to try and flatten the cornea. Late onset regression and scarring were the side effects. Current technology with lasers is better. ...Read more

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What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

Scope: Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera and small instruments are used to evaluate and repair the knee. This is generally done using 3 small stab incisions around the knee cap. It is beneficial for cartilage, meniscal and some ligament injuries in the knee joint. It is a safe procedure with a low overall complication rate. ...Read more

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Shoulder surgery where can I have the ream and run hemiarthroplasty procedure done?

Shoulder Specialist: The difficulty with reading about a procedure is that there is no way to know whether this is the correct option for you personally. Also, the results of any procedure are almost entirely dependent on the skill level and experience of the surgeon doing the procedure so find a surgeon with great experience doing all types of shoulder replacements: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-replacement. ...Read more

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Has anyone done the nuss procedure to correct pectus excavatum?

Procedure of choice: The Nuss procedure is now the procedure of choice for repair of pectus excavatum. The Ravitch or open repair is still utilized with good results at some centers, but in most cases is reserved for complex chest wall deformities (concurrent pectus excavatum and carinatum) or when severe asymmetry exists. ...Read more

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