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How Bad Is Bone Lengthening Surgery For You
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I know you can get surgery to lengthen the leg bones but will there ever be surgery that can lengthen the torso as well? How long til it exists?
No: There will never be a surgery to lengthen a normal torso, but we know the rule is, "Never say never." It's unlikely that there will be a procedure to make a normal person's torso longer, but for older people with damaged intervertebral discs or with collapsing vertebrae, we hope for better and better technology to fix those problems and prevent those patient's heights from decreasing. ...Read more
Do muscles, soft tissues, nerves also "grow" along with the bones (like it grows in an growing child), in patients undergoing limb lengthening surgery?
I am looking for correction of shortened flail toe from previous hammertoe surgery. Digital lengthening with one stage autologous bone graft?
Homework.: There are several ways to go depending on your specific post-operative condition. Bone grafting, small digital implants or spacers, just to mention a few. You should be aware that the chances of having a normal functioning toe are limited at best. Having multiple opinions is definitely the way to be informed before you commit. ...Read more
Bone lengthening: Bone lengthening for cosmetic reasons is rarely, if ever performed. Most of the time it is performed to correct a discrepancy (one leg longer than the other). ...Read more
S 1 l 5 degenerative bone disease const. Pain spin compresses and the pain is bad.Told not a cand. For surgery taking pain meds now have stronger meds?
I have had a cyst between my collar bones for about 2 weekes and I feel no pain or no bad effects , I sometimes forget it's there...it is medium size it has not increased or decreased in size . Is this serious will I need surgery or need for it to be drai
If it is a cyst: If it is a cyst (sebaceous cyst) it will need to be removed surgically (usually can be done in office) if it bothers you are becomes troublesome. From time to time these cysts can become infected and need drainage and/or antibiotics. You should have the lesion looked at by a surgeon, dermatologist, or other medical doctor for the correct diagnosis and course of action. www.bmednyc.com ...Read more
I had surgery 2/17/15 on my ankle. The surgeon also removed my cartilage. I got a second opinion and they said I have a floating bone. Is it bad?
I had surgery on my wrist for kienbocks disease in oct. And recently either the (triquertrum or pisiform) bone and been hurting bad should I worry?
I'm having arthroscopic elbow surgery done in my right elbow to get rid of loose bone particles. Is it bad?
Not bad surgery: Elbow arthroscopy is not a hard surgery to undergo, and rehab should be rapid. However, the underlying issue with the loose bodies can be simple, or have concerns down the line. If the work can be done with the arthroscope, it will be much easier on you than the same procedure done with an open approach. ...Read more
Pain medication after pec tendon surgery causing bad constipation and having to strain could I damage the repair by straining too hard ( fix to bone)
Probably not: the straining of constipation need not involve chest muscles. If you will contine taking opiod, PREVENT constipation by taking senna (perhaps with stool softener such as doc usage). Opioids almost always cause constipation, and cathartics should routinely be taken with them. ...Read more
I tore my wrist ligament on right hand and dislocated the bone the surgeon just gave me a brace said not bad enough have surgery will it heal right?
Let me explain: What ligament he talk about? What bone he said you dislocated? So we could help you. Let me know. ...Read more
Smoking cannabis after scaphoid non-union surgery. It involved a bone graft from my pelvis and a pin to secure it together. Is weed bad for healing?
Years ago, i broke my foot very badly in center saddle. I gottwo surgeries done with pins taken out. Now, I have a hard lump in the center top and my bones seem raised. Whatshould i do?
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