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I am type 1 diabetic, I have had 2 foot reconstructions but its still broke, now I am having bone anchorage, what is this?
Anchorage plate: The anchorage plate is just a name brand for a locking plate used for different foot procedures. Do you know if your foot is being fused or just an osteotomy? Usually the anchoragd plate is used for fusion of joints but there are many different plates and screws that do the same thing. The brand owner is stryker/mmi corp. Hope that helped! ...Read more
Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
How will my airway be maintained during surgery? I am having wisdom teeth pulled as well as a temporary anchorage device put in, how will my airway be maintained during surgery?
Oral : Oral surgeons are highly trained specialists and as a part of their training they learn how to provide general anesthesia. The requirements from the regulating and accrediting organizations that supervise their offices are very stringent. Therefore, as long as your provider is a board certified oral surgeon, rest assured that he or she is well trained and accountable for the care they provide. Also, oral surgeons are well placed to watch your airway- that is where they work all day! they and their trained anesthesia assistants are adept at monitoring your airway and at maintaining your airway should you reach a level of sedation/anesthesia that compromises your ability to keep your airway open. So just sit back, relax and open wide! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Research: To find a gynecologist (or any other physician), there are several ways to go about getting the info you need. Ask your friends who they use, go the the local hospital's website and click on "find a doctor, " contact the local medical association, or go to the website for those board certified specialties. For gynecologist, the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists, www.Acog.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In many ways: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more
Depends: What happens at a Gyn visit depends on how old you are and why you are going. Most Gyns won't do a pap until age 21 and STD testing can often be done using urine. If you do need an exam, a nurse will be present. Its usually very quick and allows your Gyn to swab the cervix and vagina for certain tests. If it is your first visit, most docs will show you what they are going to do. Best wishes! ...Read more
Some are some aren't: Typically training in either of these fields after medical school includes both obstetrics and gynecology. Most doctors then go on to practice both, at least for some time. However after training some individuals specialize and therefore do just one or the other. In addition specialization may lead to a further defined and limited practice also known as sub-specialization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer