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How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

It depends: There are many technical components and individual variations to take into consideration. Initial discomfort may be over in 1-2 wks if done via scope, 4-6 wks for open. However, optimal healing stability is around 3 months - longer if you have complications or comorbidities. ...Read more

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Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more


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Is diaphragm plication an unusual or uncommon surgery?

Is diaphragm plication an unusual or uncommon surgery?

Yes: It is usually done for symptomatic eventration, an should generally be done by a thoracic surgeon with experience doing this operation thoracoscopically. ...Read more

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How effective is gastric plication?

How effective is gastric plication?

Very: The procedure has shown similar results as rny - but all procedures are dependent on patients changing lifestyles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between medial plication and galeazzi procudure?

Patellar dislocation: Both the medial plication and galeazzi procedures are examples of operative orthopedic repairs to treat patellar (kneecap) dislocations. There are many other options as well, some more complicated than others. http://www.kneehippain.com/patient_pain_surgery.php. ...Read more

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What are the ramifications of gastric plication?

What are the ramifications of gastric plication?

Weight reduction sur: Gastric by pass and other surgeries has morbidity, due to multiple anastamosis, metabolic problems, etc. In gastric plication all these are avoided, no diversion of gastric contents by reducing the size and capacity of stomach with out anastomosis or resection that will cause less problems. ...Read more

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What are risks and benefits of gastric plication ?

What are risks and benefits of  gastric plication ?

Risk/benefit: Non operative risk of obesity includes diabetes, joint problems, hypertension, vascular disease, failed medical therapy to loss weight. Operative risks include, leak at the suture line, pneumonia, blood clot, electolyte and nutritional deficits. Take a friend to your appointments. Most bariatric programs require a long attempt at medical therapy, before surgeries are offered. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the pyriform plication operation?

Please help! what is the pyriform plication operation?

A surgical procedure: Done to prevent aspiration by accumulated oropharyngeal area ( pyriform fossa ) near throat and voice box ( cryco-phyrengeal area ) ingested and secreted fluids > this pouch is reduced , space is obliterated , by plication , folded and closed like a curtain. ...Read more

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I need capsular plication surgery for loose shoulders. Is the rf probe technique preferable to a tuck and fold procedure? I want good results!

I need capsular plication surgery for loose shoulders.  Is the rf probe technique preferable to a tuck and fold procedure? I want good results!

No Heat: Capsule tightening with sutures or anchors is safe and can be titrated to how much laxity is present and the major directions of instability. Rf shrinkage is technically easier and faster, but has been implicated as a potential cause of delayed damage to capsule tissue and joint cartilage. ...Read more

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What is an arthroscopic rotator interval closure and capsular plication?

What is an arthroscopic rotator interval closure and capsular plication?

Shoulder stabilizati: It is a method of tightening the shoulder to prevent dislocations in patients that have "multidirectional instability". The interval closure can artificially prevent the shoulder from pulling downward while the plication can tighten the shoulder from front and back motion. There are many different methods we employ during arthroscopy, and each is tailored to your individual situation! ...Read more

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My partner having an operation called "nesbit plication" (penile curvature). What does that involve?

My partner having an operation called "nesbit plication" (penile curvature). What does that involve?

Plication of corpora: Nesbit plication procedure excises or plicates oval window/s of tunica albuginia of corpora cavernosum (thick fibrous envelope of penile rods) on long side of curve & closed transversely with permanent suture. Effect shortens longer side. Circumferential incision is first made around penile skin, at circumcision site a few mm below coronal sulcus (groove) & skin pealed down & returned at end of op. ...Read more

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