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Is sacroiliac joint fusion surgery a major surgery?

Is sacroiliac joint fusion surgery a major surgery?

Safe but yes: The si joint fusion is only indicated for patients that have failed extensive conservative care and have been symptomatic for at least 6 months. It is a viable option but most patients will get better with appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

No one should!: For what reason? I can't think of one in todays world. ...Read more

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What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

A biopsy: A biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of tissue that is then examined by a pathologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Yes: Sacroiliac joint injections are commonly performed to achieve either diagnostic (evaluate the source of low back pain) or therapeutic (treat pain related to sacroiliac arthritis) goals. ...Read more

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Is an open trochanteric bursectomy with itb lengthening done in outpatient?

Is an open trochanteric bursectomy with itb lengthening done in outpatient?

Yes: It is generally a small procedure even though the incision size varies. Usually, you can go home within an hour after surgery. It can also be done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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How are SI joint fusions performed?

How are SI joint fusions performed?

When indicated,: after failure of conservative management. An experienced spinal surgeon can perform this for you. But most sacroiliac joint dysfunction responds nicely to the appropriate conservative management, only very few of them will need surgery. It is done in a manner requiring about 2-3 cm incision, with fluoroscopy, and about 3 stabilizing implants. With bonegraft placed in joint for best results. ...Read more

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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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TMJ MRI showed bilateral adhesed disks with no evidence of disk displacement. TMJ specialist recommended arthroscopy and PT, is it worth the risk?

TMJ MRI showed bilateral adhesed disks with no evidence of disk displacement. TMJ specialist recommended arthroscopy and PT, is it worth the risk?

Arthrocentesis: A more conservative and less expensive approach would be to start with an Arthrocentesis otherwise known as a lavage. If this is not helpful them arthroscopic surgery would be indicated. ...Read more

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At what point is surgery needed to treat tibiotalar joint effusion?

At what point is surgery needed to treat tibiotalar joint effusion?

Can't answer: If you have ankle swelling that persists see your MD or orthopedic surgeon. Some ankle 'effusions ' (? Mri quote) are response to an injury, infection, systemic disease, etc. etc. Without any history I cannot even attempt to answer. Give a thorough history and get examined ! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is pleural tapping a painful procedure?

Is pleural tapping a painful procedure?

Unusual: Local anesthetic used prior to inserting the pleural cath/neeedle/ less likely to be painful. However it is an invasive procedure with inherent risks. ...Read more

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What type of anesthesia is done for shoulder arthroscopy?

What type of  anesthesia is done for shoulder arthroscopy?

General or regional: Shoulder arthroscopy may be done under general anesthesia, meaning that you would be completely asleep. It can also be done with nerve block (interscalene), where local anesthesia numbs the shoulder and sedation is given to help the patient relax and doze off during the procedure. Both are safe in experienced hands, but have different risks and benefits. Discuss with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Noninvasive hip surgery?

Noninvasive hip surgery?

Arthroscope: Hip arthroscopy done by a orthopedist that does this regularly can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What is Arthroscopy left ankle synovectomy and loose body excision procedure?

What is Arthroscopy left ankle synovectomy and loose body excision procedure?

It means U had--: --an arthroscopic procedure done on Ur ankle &loose fragments were removed, & loose bodies in a joint can cause an inflammatory response, & the inflamed synovial tissue was removed. ...Read more

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Can arthroplasty surgery really be done for a jaw joint?

Can  arthroplasty surgery really be done for a  jaw joint?

Of course!: Arthroplasty can be performed for the jaw joint just as it can be for any other joint. However, it may not be the best choice. Arthroscopy may be indicated first, and is much less invasive. Arthroplasty involves an open incision in front of the ear, opening into the joint itself, and either repositioning or removing a displaced disc and possibly recontouring the condyle or socket in the joint. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which anesthesia is usually used for a diagnostic laparoscopy?

Expert opinions? Which anesthesia is usually used for a diagnostic laparoscopy?

General anesthesia: Diagnostic laparoscopy involves small incisions and inflating the abdomen with CO2 so that the surgeon has room to examine and operate. This would be very uncomfortable if the patient wasn't completely asleep under general anesthesia. The abdominal muscles need to be completely relaxed for the patient's safety and for the surgeon to have good operating conditions. GA works very well. ...Read more

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