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Ear Pinning Without Surgery
Mastoidectomy(sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc.Puss behind eardrum now.Could need surgery?
ENT/workup: The infected material can be drained and a tube placed by your ENT surgeon. Since you have had so many ear and sinus infections, an evaluation for ciliary ( small hairs that help prevent infection by removing debris) defects can be performed by the ENT surgeon. In addition, if you have had recurrent pneumonias, a CF sweat test can be performed to rule out CF. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 ear infections this yr, 6 mo ear pain, abx not helpful. Ear surgery an option, in combination w/revision tonsillectomy? Seeing ENT Wed.
Keep ENT appt: Your ENT appointment will clear this question up for you! Since that doctor will be able to actually examine you and better knows your history they will be in the best position to discuss options. Yes, sometimes surgical intervention is beneficial but that is dependent on your history and exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certain kinds: If you have hearing loss on the basis of poor transmission of sound to the hearing nerve, surgery can be helpful. Repairing a perforated eardrum, removing fluid from the middle ear, improving the function of the middle ear bones or opening a blocked ear canal can all be accomplished with surgery and may help the hearing. Surgery is generally not useful to improve nerve hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm considering tmj disc repositioning surgery. Is there difference between suturing and screwing ligaments to fossa when fixing disc in right place?
Saw ENT son11 has Cholesteatoma &complete loss of bone no eardrum left. What kind of surgery will be needed? Will hearing recover 100%.
Cholesteatoma: First goal of surgery is to make the ear safe. Surgery would most likely be tympanomastoidectomy as first stage to clean disease and get stable eardrum.Second stage would be ossicular reconstruction if needed or to just to have a look to rule recurrent disease.Radical mastoidectomy if beyond reasonable chance of safe,useful repair.Hearing will be compromised regardless.Bone conduction hearing aid ...Read more
Can complete tear of ACL be cured without an operation. By undergoing physiotherapy and using hinged knee brace?
ACL Tear: Cured no, asymptomatic yes. Therapy including strengthening of your hamstrings may give you a "stable" knee during activities of daily living. If you are still athletically active you may have instability moments during fatigue or certain motions which may put other structures of the knee at risk. Best to discuss all the options with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eardrum hole that is nearly 1/3 of the entire eardrum touching ear canal wall. Min hearing loss/no pain. Will it repair itself or surgery?
Ear drum hole: Most perforations will heal in around 6 weeks. If not then surgery is your only option to fix it. ...Read more
Variable: The cost would depend on the extent of the damage and where the repair was done. Repairs in a hospital surgical suite will be much more expensive than those done in a physicians clinic. ...Read more
4 weeks after an Open Reduction Internal Fixation (2 screws) knee procedure on an OCD lesion ... clicking/popping and numbness. Is this normal?
Longtime deafness,history otorrhea, underwent right tympanoplasty 10yrs back complete loss of hearing in left side,Hearing defect in right side,Rx ?
See your ENT: It's not clear whether you are describing a change in your current hearing, or looking for ways to improve your hearing. In either case, an ENT specialist would need to examine you, discuss your current hearing patterns, and then work out a plan of care with you. Please make an appointment and see what can be done. ...Read more
Yes: The tissues that make up our bodies respond to pressure. Both the egyptians and mayan elongated their skulls for esthetic reasons. Orientals bound the feet of women to make them look smaller. Wrestlers get "cauliflower" ears from dragging their ears on a mat. Both pressure and pull will work. The question is what you want to change and for how long. ...Read more
Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more
usually permanent: It should be a permanent fix.Get a more detailed answer ›
Reshaping a body: part w/out surgery sounds impossible to me. This is improbable, but some folks have a condition called Body Dysmorphic Disorder wherein they see parts of their body as needing to be reshaped when that is not the case. Please ask your doc to look at your nose and give you and opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Depends : On the amount of tissue needed to get clean margins, but on average a pretty smooth recovery with easily controlled pain. Many times can be done with local anesthesia so talk to your doctor about their surgical plan and expectations. ...Read more
Masturbation during tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy healing period causes hearing loss in the operated ear?
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Depends: Typically i recommend combination of general anesthesia with a regional block (inter scalene of supraclaviclar). Blocks do have risks, and these should be discussed with your anesthesiologist. However, there is very good evidence showing use of pre-op block lessens post-op pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: If your pain is from a meniscus tear then surgery by a skilled orthopedist is usually very successful. Most people are significantly improved in weeks. ...Read more
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