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Mri suggested sl ligament injury, gap widening, perilunate subluxion but then a hand surgeon took x-rays and they were normal. I'm confused will pt work?

Mri suggested sl ligament injury, gap widening, perilunate subluxion but then a hand surgeon took x-rays and they were normal. I'm confused will pt work?

MRI or X-ray : Are subject to interpretation based upon the view the plane the angles of the wrist at the time of the image , often plain x-rays alone will not show a dynamic injury and comparisons must be made to the opp side , grip views in supination or probation may help. The cause of the problem ie acute trauma vs late degenerative changes us often the most important factor in deciding treatment. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Is an orthopedic surgeon the only kind of doctor who can take care of a wrist injury?

Is an orthopedic surgeon the only kind of doctor who can take care of a wrist injury?

Orthopedic Hand: Just as internal medicine (im) doctors are trained to diagnose/treat various medical conditions, orthopaedic surgeons are trained to diagnose/treat various muskuloskeletal injuries and diseases. An im doctor will refer you to a cardiologist for a complex heart problem because they are best suited to treat it. Similarly, hand surgeons are best suited to treat complex conditions of the wrist. ...Read more

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Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?

Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?

There is an : Association between loss of hand strength if it is the significant factor not captured by another description of deficit or injury and impairment rating. Check the ama guides for evaluation of impairment for better detail. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon who only operates on hands?

What type of surgeon who only operates on hands?

A hand specialist: is an orthopedic surgeon with advance training in hands. ...Read more

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How do I get steady hands to become a surgeon?

How do I get steady hands to become a surgeon?

Steady hands: Surgical skills are a combination of clinical knowledge and manual dexterity. I believe that it is simply practice and spending the time to learn. That is why surgical residencies are so long. Steadiness comes with practice. Avoiding caffeine, breathing excercises, and meditation help. I advise avoiding beta blockers if possible. More important than steady hands is dedication and compassion. ...Read more

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Where can I go to find a hand surgeon?

Where can I go to find a hand surgeon?

Go to ASSH.org: http://www.assh.org/public/pages/handsurgeons.aspx this link will take you to a page where you can find a hand surgeon near you who is board certified in the hand surgery. ...Read more

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Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

Hands shake: Not sure if the shaking is yours or the surgeon. I would kinda hesitate if it was the surgeon who is going to operate on me. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hand surgeon?

What is the definition or description of: hand surgeon?

Hand Surgeon:: A hand surgeon deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder) including injury and infection. Hand surgery may be practiced by graduates of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery and it is preferrable to see a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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For what reason can't surgeons touch their other hand without gloves on?

For what reason can't surgeons touch their other hand without gloves on?

Using surgical glove: Gloves are used to protect patients - the one that you are touching and the next patient you touch. Sterile gloves are used to handle sterile surfaces - like when an operation is being done. Regular gloves are used to keep from getting germs on your fingers. There is a routine that surgeons learn to put gloves on and to take off to keep from contaminating hands. ...Read more

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I've heard canaloplasty is safer & produces better results than trabeculectomy in a skilled surgeon's hands. Please give me your opinion?

I've heard canaloplasty is safer & produces better results than trabeculectomy in a skilled surgeon's hands. Please give me your opinion?

Possibly: Trabeculectomy is the "gold" standard for lowering eye pressure by surgery. Canaloplasty is somewhat gentler with probably fewer complications however it is in fact not as effective but is useful for those with a need for glaucoma surgery but do not have galloping glaucoma. ...Read more

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Surgeon with trembling hands any good?

Surgeon with trembling hands any good?

May be very good: This is just another variable, if the tremor is mild, and dissapears when he performs volitonal activities, like surgery he has done for 5-10 years, the tremors mean nothing. The 10, 000 h. Rule (malcom gladwell) is a better indicator of performance. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get steady hands to become a heart surgeon?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get steady hands to become a heart surgeon?

Cardiac surgeon: You first need a steady brain to be able to learn what you need to learn. The physical dexterity needs lots of practice and repetition like training for a sport. ...Read more

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My hands have blistered and peeled after neck surgery is that ok or do I need to get a hold of my neuro surgeon and go back in sooner?

My hands have blistered and peeled after neck surgery is that ok or do I need to get a hold of my neuro surgeon and go back in sooner?

Unusual: This is unusual and could represent a medical disease, adverse medical reaction to antibiotics or other reaction. It is important to discuss with your care provider. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my hands are slightly shaky (not a ton, not even noticable really) could i still become a neurosurgeon, or a cardiothoracic surgeon ?

Can you tell me if my hands are slightly shaky (not a ton, not even noticable really) could i still become a neurosurgeon, or a cardiothoracic surgeon ?

Depends: Becoming a neurosurgeon requires many years of specialized training. To begin, you must have completed medical school with outstanding academic performance. Along the way, you would need to first learn if it even appealed to you. If the hand tremor is mild, it would not be an advantage but may be something that you could compensate for. Good luck. ...Read more

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During amputation of a hand, what do surgeons do to prevent from losing too much blood?

During amputation of a hand, what do surgeons do to prevent from losing too much blood?

Tourniquets: Temporary compression or a tourniquet and careful surgical technique. The major blood vessels to the hand are small compared to the leg and can be surgically tied.(sutured). ...Read more

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Will a surgeon operate on someone that already had surgery done five months prior for the same problem? ( hand surgery )

Yes, if warranted: The need for revision sometimes occurs and it's not uncommon to have a 2 stage procedure in the hand. It does depend on your diagnosis however. ...Read more

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Hand surgeon in bangalore for surgery on shifting fracture?

ASSH.org/AAOS.org: I don't know any orthopaedic or hand surgeons in india. You might try the above websites to see if they have any international affiliates. Those websites are for the american society for surgery of the hand(assh) and the american association of orthopaedic surgry(aaos). ...Read more