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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that ...Read more


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What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

Bruising & soreness: Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed. The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site. ...Read more

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I got botox to treat my gastroparesis my doc said my pylorus did not look abnormal like it dose with gastroparesis patients what does that mean?

Difficult to tell: The best person to ask would be the endoscopist. They saw the duodenum and perhaps obtained a biopsy and you should go back and discuss this at length and get their recommendations. ...Read more

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What will happen if i got a botox shot in my bladder when its completly healthy (my doc think i have overactive bladder and should get a shot, i dont!

What will happen if i got a botox shot in my bladder when its completly healthy (my doc think i have overactive bladder and should get a shot, i dont!

Accepted treatment : injecting Botox into the bladder is an acceptable treatment for overactive bladder and urinary urgency or urge incontinence. if you are 18 years of age as it states, it's likely that other things may have been tried and failed in regards to therapy, in order for this to be recommended? ...Read more

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How much botox do doctors use?

How much botox do doctors use?

Botox "dosing": The amount of Botox an injector uses will depend on the area (muscles) being treated. Typically 20-30 units for the areas between the brows, 10-20 units in the forehead, 6-10 units per crows feet, etc. Your doctor can let you know how much you specifically need. ...Read more

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Do doctors or nurses have to go on a botox/dermal fillers training course?

Do doctors or nurses have to go on a botox/dermal fillers training course?

It Depends: Whether a doctor or nurse must have formal training in cosmetic injectables depends on the laws of the state in which they practice. In my state, for example, there is no law which requires that a doctor has taken a training course and there is some argument as to whether a nurse can legally inject. Therefore, the patient must be careful to choose a qualified injector! ...Read more

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How do doctors decide if you are a candidate for botox and dermal fillers?

By a complete exam: You doctor will evaluate you, the lines and wrinkles you seek to treat, and will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Generally speaking, Botox and Dysport work on lines caused by muscle contraction, while fillers treat creases and folds in the skin which exist in the absence of muscle contraction. Seek care from a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What doctors taking medicare perform botox injection for piriformis syndrome?

What doctors taking medicare perform botox injection for piriformis syndrome?

Other options: Botox is not approved by insurance companies or medicare for pirifoemis syndrome. There are other options for treatment, however, including standard trigger point injections (with Lidocaine or saline), topical Baclofen (from a compounding pharmacy) and physical therapy. Acupuncture can help. It is also out of pocket, but likely less than botox. ...Read more

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Do you have to be a doctor or a nurse to go on a botox/dermal fillers training course?

Depends: It's not illegal to get education. Using that education is regulated by each state. You might be able to find a course that will let you attend and listen, but you probably won't find a course that will let you stick a needle in a person with or without Botox in the needle. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

Hand surgeon?: This is a very rare and off label indication for the use. Improper injection technique could lead to hand malfunction. See certified hand surgeon first. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more