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Do I Need Jaw Surgery
Talk to your doc: Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually recommended in patients with chronic or recurrent sinusitis after failure of medical therapy. The goal is to open and widen the natural sinus openings with an endoscope and small instruments through the nostrils. Sinus surgery is 90-95% effective in providing symptom relief. Endoscopic sinus surgery is also sometimes indicated for obtaining biopsies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The question is somewhat vague, but jaw surgery could be defined as surgery on the jaw. Could be upper or lower jaw. Could be reconstructive jaw surgery such as orthognathic surgery, which involves making bone cuts, or osteotomies, in the jaws to reposition them into a more harmonious relationship, and holding them in their new position with titanium plates and screws. Also ...Read more
A personal decision : Otoplasty surgery can mean different things. Most commonly it is "ear pinning" or flattening prominent ears. This is a very individual decision much like rhinoplasty. Often persons request this surgery if they don't like how much their ears stick out and are constantly covering their ears with their hair. Some parents request this for their children due to taunting by other children. ...Read more
I am going through orthodontic treatment and I have 6mm overjet. Do you think it will require surgery?
Not computer issue: Cannot tell from just this one fact whether you will require surgery. Need for surgery in adults usually based on boney relationships, not dental malpositions. The best person to answer this is a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who can fully evaluate your unique malocclusion and make recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: This may depend on what kind of surgery you have and how stiff your fingers and wrist are. Oftentimes, you will be given a set of exercises by your surgeon, which may be enough. However, if you are not making progress, or are having a lot of pain or swelling, your surgeon may have you see a hand therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circumcision is best: & most reliable way to take care of problem phimosis. Prepucioplasty or dorsal slit is also surgical, however the foreskin can be preserved. Twice daily application of steroid cream to the tight are of skin works in some cases, but works best in children & has an up to 50% recurrence rate. Hence most urologists recommend circumcision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated: A herniated disc usually does not need surgery, over 90% of the time! but it really depends on the unique situation! and severe symptoms need proper evaluation. Conservative treatment is usually all needed, but there is a trend to mistreat people who need early surgery because of neurological damage. For nerve damage get early evaluation at a high level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If failed therapy: For most shoulder injuries or conditions, surgery is an option, but only after an adequate amount of time has been allowed for the condition to resolve, and conservative treatment with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and activity modification have been tried. However, surgery might be the best option for painful rotator cuff or cartilage tears, instability, or impingement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suppose to have ballon surgery and repair deviated septum without stints, have bad head cold do I need to have surgery
My moderate overbite is causing tmj; seeking corrective jaw surgery but i can't afford it. What do I do?
Stop: Jaw surgery rarely done for tmj. Malocclusion may cause or contribute to tmj, but usually not overbite alone. Please see an orthodontic specialist for determination if your malocclusion requires surgical or non-surgical correction, and what effect rx will have on your joint symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm having hernia surgery 4/7/15, and my Ent wants to do sinus surgery, how long do I have to wait to have sinus surgery after my hernia surgery. ?
Pain/function/shoes: If you have prolonged pain, limited function or the inability to participate in activities you enjoy or work you do, cannot wear shoes that you want/need to are common reasons. You may want to try some form of conservative care first to see if this can prevent surgery. Howver, the only way to correct the deformity is with surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is the cause, then depending on the severity, knee replacements can be done to correct this. I recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor to determine the next step. ...Read more
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