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Doctor insights on: Fat Necrosis After Surgery

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Fat necrosis, I got this after surgery of right knee replacement. What can I do?

Fat necrosis, I got this after surgery of right knee replacement. What can I do?

Fat necrosis: Some adipose tissue turned to liquid & may cause drainage, irregular surface, puckering--all depending upon depth and location of the necrosis. Consider good nutrition, good wound care, and time. ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

They're different: Fat necrosis is typically painful but jot dangerous. Abscesses can be dangerous if not properly treated. ...Read more

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How long can fat necrosis last?

How long can fat necrosis last?

Depends: Upon the cause. There's a rare autoimmune disease which is sort of lifelong but goes dormant with intense immunosuppression.
There's necrosis from infection, trauma, surgical trauma and these don't last long at all if the underlying problem stops. ...Read more

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Can fat necrosis spread? I had it in my hip last yr & it was left 2 heal itself, however the pain has resurfaced.

Not exactly: While it is highly unlikely that fat necrosis can spread without further trauma, it is quite possible for scar tissue to be tethering a nerve. Try massaging the area with hand lotion, and if that's unsuccessful, return to the surgeon that treated you originally. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Painless lump: Fat necrosis of the breast often occurs after injury to the breast tissue. It typically causes a painless lump within the breast. If you have a lump in your breast, you should consider seeing a doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

No: A single patch of breast fat necrosis will leave a lump and a bit of deformity, which may be diagnosed on biopsy and/or removed surgically. It is unlikely to be due to any systemic disease, but dr. Singh is very wise to ask about injury. ...Read more

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How high would serum lipase be to cause fat necrosis?

How high would serum lipase be to cause fat necrosis?

No specific level: Fat necrosis can occur when blood lipase is high due to pancreatisis. The the lesion may be intra-abdominal and occasionally in the fat elsewhere in the body. Fat necrosis can occur with normal lipase levels due to trauma to fat tissue. In diabetics, fat necrosis can occur without trauma and without elevated lipase.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have fat necrosis. I need any information about treatment. I have had it since bef2006. It staarted in rt thigh. Now everywher.

Interesting question: You may be having a recurrence of a previous infection and this requires immediate care. Please see your family physician or the previous specialist who treated you for this problem, now. ...Read more

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What does fat necrosis (not of breast or newborn) look like?

Panniculitis: Fat necrosis is inflammation of the subcutaneous fat-presents with inflammatory nodules or plaques

presents as a wide variety of conditions
infection, external insults, malignancy and inflammatory disease ...Read more

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How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

Until taken out: Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with breast fat necrosis?

No: Fat necrosis in the breast is usually the result of tramatic injury. This is also self limited. Surgery to the breast (enhancement, reduction, lumpectomy, biopsy, etc) can result in tissue damage that can manifest as fat necrosis - that is usually self limited. In 20 years, I have seen one patient with fat necrosis in the hip/buttock - that was due to impact trauma. I've not seen it in the breast. ...Read more

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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

Variable: Fat necrosis will often improve with time but particularly if it is a larger area it may never completely resolve. A lot of the diagnosis of fat necrosis involved the clinical scenario and impression. Imaging can often be helpful. A biopsy is the most definitive. Make certain your surgeon is sure it's fat necrosis. If there is any question about a lump see a breast surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?

How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?

Fat necrosis healing: If you get fat necrosis after a tummy tuck, it may take months to heal. The necrosis can evolve into scar tissue or a cyst. You should talk to your surgeon if you have this! ...Read more

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Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Palpable lumpin breast. Mammo-benign calcification biradsiii. Fnac-inflammatory lesion possibility of fat necrosis. Lump reduced. Taking antibiotics. Next?

Palpable lumpin breast. Mammo-benign calcification biradsiii. Fnac-inflammatory lesion possibility of fat necrosis. Lump reduced. Taking antibiotics. Next?

See your doctor: For follow up. Resolution of a benign inflammatory breast nodule is good news. May repeat breast ultrasound in a few months to confirm complete resolution, and mammogram in 6 months. ...Read more

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Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Yes, it may: You should be evaluated immediately, hopefully, the skin can be saved! ...Read more

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I have avascular necrosis in both my talus will it ever heal without surgery?

I have avascular necrosis in both my talus will it ever heal without surgery?

Very small chance: The talus has a very delicate blood supply. About the only conservative treatment would be a bone stimulator, which could promote bone healing and activity. It is more likely, however, that surgery will be necessary. This usually consists of a fusion, whether it is an ankle fusion or pantalar fusion. ...Read more

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Why does hepatic necrosis occurs when hepatic artery is ligated accidentally during surgery?

Why does hepatic necrosis occurs when hepatic artery is ligated accidentally during surgery?

May or may not: The liver gets some of its bood flow from the hepatic artery, but majority flow from the portal vein. Ligating the artery can cause liver damage that may recover depending on the siuatuon, which artery branches are involved & multiple patient factors. ...Read more

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I have bilateral avasular necrosis of femoral head, I have undergone core decompression surgery. Ok now. Can I have normal sex life?

I have bilateral avasular necrosis of femoral head, I have undergone core decompression surgery. Ok now. Can I have normal sex life?

Surgeon has details: A "normal sex life" means different things to different people. The amount of activity one can do after surgery depends on the surgeon, the patient, and the type of activity. The website has a long description: http://ctsportsdoc. Com/publications/ch015-x4397.Pdf it says at 6 weeks, patients are advanced to full weight bearing and physical therapy is progressed to include quadriceps exercises... ...Read more

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I have vascular necrosis hip (both) due to high usage of prednisone because I have a kidney problem, what kind of exercise can I do to avoid surgery?

I have vascular necrosis hip (both) due to high usage of prednisone because I have a kidney problem, what kind of exercise can I do to avoid surgery?

Not much: There is nothing that is going to make the avascular necrosis better. It's all about monitoring and close contact with an ortho doc to determine if an when intervention is necessary. ...Read more

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After surgery to repair FAI or avascular necrosis of hip. What is the shortest time before the patient could do 9 hour international fly after surgery?

After surgery to repair FAI or avascular necrosis of hip. What is the shortest time before the patient could do 9 hour international fly after surgery?

You should ask Ur-: -surgeon. But I would say after you are stable, ambutataing with out aids, and also depends on what you will be doing, and where you are going and 4 how long as well how close will you be from adequate medical care. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy an effective treatment for avascular necrosis? The pain is becoming unbearable and my ortho surgeon doesn't want to do surgery?

Is physical therapy an effective treatment for avascular necrosis? The pain is becoming unbearable and my ortho surgeon doesn't want to do surgery?

Avascular necrosis: This can affect many boney areas. My guess as to why your orthopedist doesn't want to do surgery is because you are young and many of these cases resolve without surgery. Remember - you can always do surgery. What you can't do is undo it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had open heart surgery to replace my auortic valve. Now they are saying I have cystic medial necrosis. Does this mean I have marfans?

Possibly: One of the features of Marfan's (a disorder of abnormal collagen tissue formation) is cystic medial necrosis, leading to abnormal tissue within the layers of the aorta which can lead to anneurysm formation of the aorta (a risk for regurgitation, rupture, and dissection). When such an aortic root measures more than 50 mm in diameter, these risks increase and require aortic root repair +/- avr if ai. ...Read more

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Early avascular necrosis hip. No surgery while on immunosuppresant (SLE complications). What can I do to slow progress of the AVN? Not on steroids.

Early avascular necrosis hip. No surgery while on immunosuppresant (SLE complications). What can I do to slow progress of the AVN? Not on steroids.

See your orthopedist: Lupus is a frequent cause of AVN, particularly if on steroids. Treatment usually consists of pain relief from NSAIDs and sometimes opiates. Some studies show that alendronate used with Ca and vitamin D may slow progression, but don`t use long term osteoporosis drugs as they stay there a long time and some hae even been implicated in AVN. See PT for gentle exercise and avoidance of injury. ...Read more