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I was hit by an airbag 10yrs ago resulting in tmj. I have tried everything from splints to arthrocentesis. The MRI shows both joints are damaged & displaced & the lower jaw bone is now flat. Surgery is scheduled. Is this my best option?

I was hit by an airbag 10yrs ago resulting in tmj. I have tried everything from splints to arthrocentesis. The MRI shows both joints are damaged & displaced & the lower jaw bone is now flat. Surgery is scheduled. Is this my best option?

Depends: Probably. Depends on the surgeon, and the surgery. Open surgery or artlhroscopic. Your surgeon should have vast experience with TMJ surgery Arthroscopic surgery much less invasive. Can be indicated even in a case like yours. Are you also being managed by a TMJ non-surgical specialist? You should be. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

PROS AND CONS: Pros: Reserved for the person with LOTS of pain affecting Activities of Daily Living and not controlled with shoe modifications or orthoses. Cons: FF surgery in an adult is more complex, involving more post-op rehab and healing time than a child. You'll need time off work. Probably crutches or walker. Like any surgery, there is no guarantee of success. Have an open discussion with your surgeon ...Read more

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Exactly what happens during flat foot surgery?

Different options: While any surgery must be tailored to the individual patient, most flatfoot surgeries involve a combination ofcalcaneal osteotomies (realigning heel bone), tendon transfers, calf tendon lengthening, ligament reconstructions and joint fusions. ...Read more

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How effective is reconstructive flat foot surgery?

How effective is reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Can depend on a lot: I consider effective flatfoot surgery as consisting of a good cosmetic and functional result. The degree of flatfootedness will dictate your surgical options. No surgery is without risk or complications. Some procedures require cutting of bone, some require fusion and there are other options as well. For one of the others, see hypo cure.com. If nothing else , u will learn much. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Can you tell me about reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Depends on how Bad: Flat foot surgery may or may not be a huge commitment. Your age group and as long as you have a flexible flat foot deformity and it's not extremely bad, may respond to st arthroeriesis. In my hands, this can be a very powerful procedure. Requires two weeks on crutches. Go to hyprocure.Com. However, it severe or a more rigid deformity, this will require "cutting of bone" realignment. ...Read more

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What to do if I had flat foot surgery, is this recovery normal?

MORE INFO: There are so many procedure options available to correct adult flatfoot. I would need to know what was done. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

No: there are supportive devices (orthotics) to prevent pain and if conservative measures do not resolve your pain surgery is often your only option. ...Read more

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I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

Flat feet: First you need an evaluation and xrays. Then you can discuss with your podiatrist what needs to be done . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have badly pronated feet (flat feet), is there surgery available?

I have badly pronated feet (flat feet), is there surgery available?

Yes: However, surgery should always be your last option, not the first. I suggest conservative treatment first consisting of physical therapy and custom orthotics. You can always have the surgery done later on. ...Read more

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Middle of spine slightly hurts to touch. Hands go numb for the past 3 years when laying on my side but goes away when I lay flat. Do I need surgery ?

Middle of spine slightly hurts to touch. Hands go numb for the past 3 years when laying on my side but goes away when I lay flat. Do I need surgery ?

Not necessarily: It really comes down to the specific cause of your symptoms. Numbness in the arms is usually either from a pinched nerve in the neck, a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or a neurological condition such as a neuropathy. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more