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Knee microfracture what sort of crutches?

Knee microfracture what sort of crutches?

There are several.: Standard crutches should be sufficient. They are the most common type. There are also forearm crutches, which may be more comfortable, but you should check with your surgeon to see if he/she approves. ...Read more

Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more


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Can I get a free pair of crutches?

Can I get a free pair of crutches?

Probably: See if ur insurance covers or fully reimburses. Otherwise, a sad enough patient can garner a free pair of crutches from a sympathetic doctor or nurse. But, if you have a reputation for abusing the system or kindness of ur clinic, they will remember. ...Read more

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Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Routine: Some use a cast and others use a brace. Most fractures have to be immobilized so they do not seperate when u try to walk. I usually let people walk ASAP as long as the knee is kept straight in a brace. As healing occurs I let them start slowly moving the knee ...Read more

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G1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1. Left leg very painful and difficult to walk on. Pain radiates down to ankle. Safe to use crutches until pain subsides?

G1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1. Left leg very painful and difficult to walk on. Pain radiates down to ankle. Safe to use crutches until pain subsides?

Sounds like sciatica: Sounds like typical case of sciatica due to nerve compression that may be due to disc herniation but there can be other causes including stenosis from this spondy & can be confirmed on exam & by imaging with ct scan or mri. Most get better without surgery. Time, activity restriction, guided exercise & otc medication if no contraindications can help or see your pcp. Crutches not necessary. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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How effective are the ptosis "crutch" glasses?

How effective are the ptosis "crutch" glasses?

Somewhat effective: These elevate the lid and allow the eye to be opened. They do interfere with normal blinking and some find them less than tolerable. But others do not mind this and it does prevent the need for surgery. ...Read more

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I've broke my foot "first confirm bone" and i'm on nonweight cast . My q is can I go out , back to work using crutches ! will moving around effect heal?

I've broke my foot "first confirm bone" and i'm on nonweight cast . My q is can I go out , back to work using crutches ! will moving around effect heal?

Depends: If your first cuneiform fracture is being treated with a nonweightbearing cast, you will need crutches to get around, and you will need to keep your foot nonweightbearing as directed by your doctor. If you can do your job, and it is cleared with your employer you may be able to go back to work. ...Read more

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When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read more

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