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Gill Procedure Back Surgery
Shoulder Specialist: The difficulty with reading about a procedure is that there is no way to know whether this is the correct option for you personally. Also, the results of any procedure are almost entirely dependent on the skill level and experience of the surgeon doing the procedure so find a surgeon with great experience doing all types of shoulder replacements: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more
MISS: Micro discectomy surgery is simply the removal of the disc using the microscope to illuminate and magnify the operative site. It may used thru a conventional incision or thru minimally invasive techniques tubes as small as 18 mm. When utilized thru a tubular system or other similar retractor system it is called minimally invadive spinal surgery (miss). ...Read more
Spine health qebsite: Good source spine heath and spine universe websites. ...Read more
I've had a shoulder ligaments repaired with keyhole surgery after a motorbike accident. What's the best physiotherapy clinic in san francisco 95123?
Shoulder ligaments: Good rehabilitation of this surgery is critical to the outcome. One undergoes graded increase in motion and strength while the repair heals. The tricky part is to progress wth both without damaging the repair. Thus one needs to be in the hands of an experienced shoulder physiotherapist. Ask your surgeon to make the referral ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First, it is : Unlikely that even if a screw was not properly placed would you feel any movement of it. If the screw was placed about nerve tissue then you could experience pain and/or neurologic symptoms related to that nerve tissue. If the fusion did not heal then you may also experience a sensation of pain with motion of the back. ...Read more
Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation - someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more
Will pillar pain 4 months post CTR surgery go away? I had extensive physio and ulnar nerve complications (still). Will I need a second surgery?
Probably not: Pillar pain months after surgery is not uncommon. You should discuss need for further intervention, besides conservative management, with your PCP in conjunction with the surgeon who operated on you. ...Read more
Hard to say: It is such a uniformally successful, fairly simple surgery that it would be difficult to say if any particular hospital would be best; we often even do them as outpatient procedures at our surgery center. The are rating sites for hospitals in spinal surgery, it is just a lot of times that has more significance for someone requiring a complex spine procedure. ...Read more
Having scoliosis surgery and fusion to thoracolumbar spine to pelvis and l5/s1 decompression with multilevel osteotomies. What happens in surgery ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Simple. Incision made in back to visualize spine to be fused. Length of incision appropriate for fusion. The facet joints are removed and the bone prepared for fusion. At l5-s1, facet and disk removed, and spacer placed into disk along with bone graft. Multiple laminectomy and facet excisions (osteotomy) to make spine more flexible. Rods/screws placed to maintain correction. Bone graft placed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It depends on the cause of the kyphosis. For example, kyphosis from an osteoporosis fracture is treated with a minimally invasive kyphoplasty, which has almost no recovery time. A kyphosis from a structural, non fracture deformity is similar to a scoliosis type surgery and has an approximate 12 week recovery until return to full activity. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got spine surgery done & got a post op infection.Had leg head neck pain debridement done, still has leg pain, reduced hearing no more neck/head pain?
Leg pain post-op: A spine surgery causes scar tissue within the spinal canal. Especially if there is an infection, this scar tissue can be more proliferative. It then encases nerve roots, which get tethered by this scar tissue and causes pain along the nerve root. In some cases the scar can even compress the nerve root not unlike the original cause- a herniated disc! a spinal cord stimulator is best for long term. ...Read more