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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 flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Not the goal: The goal of flatfoot reconstructive surgery is not cosmetic; it is meant to correct abnormal function and is a biomechanical condition. ...Read more

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Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post- operative: healing and rehab takes one full year with any reconstruction. After that point, if patients that are still having pain, return of deformity or non-optimal results I would discuss possible surgical intervention. If you would like a 2nd opinion for a review of post-surgical xrays and possible treatment options currently and/or future treatments, please consult me! ...Read more

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I have a scar from surgery. Will cosmetic surgery improve it?

I have a scar from surgery. Will cosmetic surgery improve it?

Scar revision: Depending on the extent and depth of the scar kenalog (triamcinolone) injections can minimize the appearance of the scars. For more complicated scars, scar revision may be needed by an experienced plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can fix badly pronated feet (flat feet)?

Is there a surgical procedure that can fix badly pronated feet (flat feet)?

YES!!!: There are many different surgical procedures to "fix" flat feet. See a podiatrist for diagnosis, x-rays and a surgical consultation. These procedures range from relatively simple, to very complex. ...Read more

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Is there corrective surgery for fallen arches?

Is there corrective surgery for fallen arches?

Fallen arches: This is what i like to call gee whiz surgery because of what it can entail. See your prospective surgeon , sit down and ask a ton of questions. ...Read more

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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Yes: All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient. ...Read more

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How long after bow legs correction surgery, patients can remove those black things?

How long after bow legs correction surgery, patients can remove those black things?

Ilizarov: I assume you are asking about an ilizarov external fixator. The answer depends on the amount of correction needed. The duration is usually at least 4 months, up to a year. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery fix a scar on my tummy from a previous operation?

Can cosmetic surgery fix a scar on my tummy from a previous operation?

Improvement likely: Scars can never be removed completely but there are many options to improve them. Often abdominal scars are removed with a tummy tuck, but there will be a new and hopefully not noticeable one along the bikini line. See an experienced plastic surgeon for advice about your personal concerns since each case is different. ...Read more

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After bunion surger surgery and removal of cast should I limit walking?

After bunion surger surgery and removal of cast should I limit walking?

Surgery: The right first thing to do is speak to your surgeon about that . We don't know what was done or when it was done. Your surgeon does. ...Read more

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Wear orthotics 4 overpronation, flat feet & bunion. Wearing orthotics while sitting for large amounts of time beneficial?

Wear orthotics 4 overpronation, flat feet & bunion. Wearing orthotics while sitting for large amounts of time beneficial?

Sitting...: Wearing orthotics while sitting doesn't really do much. They are designed to control the abnormal motions during your gait cycle (walking). ...Read more

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Could laser surgery for scoliosis correct the spine curve?

Could laser surgery for scoliosis correct the spine curve?

No: Laser surgery has some great benefits for specific populations, but it will not change scoliosis. It might be able to ease some pain if you are having it, but will not correct the curvature. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Yes: All surgery is painful after the procedure. Some surgeries more than others. Don't believe any physician who claims the procedure is painless. If they do, search for a different doctor who is honest with you about what to expect. ...Read more

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Is the any plastic surgery interventions to remove scar on head?

Is the any plastic surgery interventions to remove scar on head?

Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Yes: It depends on your goals. In addition to bunion excision fat grafting and laser treatments can provide more youthful appearing feet. ...Read more

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Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Yes: Small ones; all surgical procedures that involve cutting or puncturing of the skin result in scars. The appearance of the scar depends on many factors. Most heal 'well'. ...Read more

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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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Can neurosurgeons perform spinal fusion surgery (arthrodesis) on lower back areas?

Can neurosurgeons perform spinal fusion surgery (arthrodesis) on lower back areas?

Sure: Depends on training look for a team or a fellowship trained spinal surgeon neuro or ortho1 year of additional spine training. ...Read more

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