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How bad is bone lengthening surgery for you?

How bad is bone lengthening surgery for you?

Bad: Terriblle idea for cosmetic reasons only indications huge length discrepancies or some dwarfisms 100%complicat rate pintract infections scarring pain significant. Ilizarov develoed thes techniquics to salvage severly injured limbs in stead of amputation. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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What is the expected recovery time for a crown lengthening? I have some teeth that are really worn down, and crown lengthening has been recommended as an option. It seems like a painful procedure though, and i'm wondering how long it might take for me to

What is the expected recovery time for a crown lengthening? I have some teeth that are really worn down, and crown lengthening has been recommended as an option. It seems like a painful procedure though, and i'm wondering how long it might take for me to

The : The recovery time of crown lengthening procedures are directly related to: the general blood condition of the patient such as prothrombin time. General oral health of the patient if periodontitis is present. If the patient is a smoker. And how much tooth structure was expose, meaning the amount of bone reduction exerted. This are the main factors influencing the healing time, and the waiting time is generally 2 to 3 weeks under good conditions. ...Read more

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How to tell if my teeth are too wide to have a gingioviplasty/crown lengthening procedure done?

How to tell if my teeth are too wide to have a gingioviplasty/crown lengthening procedure done?

Ask your doctor: Simply ask the periodontist you have been referred to. It is impossible to answer such a question without seeing a patient. Also this is a strange question. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for a bone spur removal?

How long is the recovery for a bone spur removal?

Depends: It depends on the body part it is being removed from. A bone spur for example oon a toe would be a quicker recovery than the heel. ...Read more

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How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read more

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Doctors told that I have to undergo for a surgery for surgical correct ion of long bone fracture My qstn is after accident in how much time It will do?

Doctors told that I have to undergo for a surgery for surgical correct ion of long bone fracture My qstn is after accident in how much time It will do?

I'm confused!: I don't quite understand your question. But if you are wondering when to get the surgery, discuss the best timing with your doctor. If you are wondering about how long it takes to recover, again that question is best asked by your doctor, who knows how serious your injury is and will have a better idea after the surgery is done, because he will have seen the extent of the damage. ...Read more

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About how long is recovery for an elbow reconstruction surgery? Will i need a cast?

About how long is recovery for an elbow reconstruction surgery? Will i need a cast?

Elbow surgery: What type of reconstruction are you having? Is it a fracture? A ligament reconstruction? Or a biceps or triceps tear? ...Read more

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As a patient what should I expect from bone fusion procedure for lisfranc dislocation?

As a patient what should I expect from bone fusion procedure for lisfranc dislocation?

Screws and a cast: You will have multiple screws and pins and will be in a cast or at least no weight to the foot for a couple of months. ...Read more

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Where is the best center for limb lengthening surgery? How much does it cost ?

Where is the best center for limb lengthening surgery? How much does it cost ?

Many centers: The ilizarov technique for leg lengthening was brought to the us in 1987 by victor frankel , M.D. Hospital for joint diseases (new york university) the procedure has been performed there the longest..It is a technique that is well established and can be performed by experts in most university orthopedic settings. ...Read more

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Why is ankle fusion performed if it is not related to ankle arthritis? What are the main reasons? Recovery time? How long are you in a cast?

Why is ankle fusion performed if it is not related to ankle arthritis? What are the main reasons? Recovery time? How long are you in a cast?

Ankle pain: Pain in the ankle, secondary to cartilage deterioration (arthritis) develops with motion. If you eliminate the motion in the joint, pain will no longer be present. The downside is no ankle motion. A cast with either screws or frame is used for a period of approximately 8 weeks. At approximately the 8th week, weight bearing is encouraged if the bone is showing evidence of healing (x-rays). ...Read more

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How painful is the recovery for a dental bone graft (needed for implant)?

How painful is the recovery for a dental bone graft (needed for implant)?

Varies: There alot of different types and complexities of bone grafts. In general, the recovery is similar to that of a dental extraction. In some cases, a more significant recovery is required. ...Read more

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Would a LANAP procedure be good for fixing dental bone loss in early periodontitis? Pain doesn't matter, I just want the bone level normal/healthy.

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Would a LANAP procedure be good for fixing dental bone loss in early periodontitis? Pain doesn't matter, I just want the bone level normal/healthy.

LANAP Case selection: LANAP protocol results are much more predictable in terms of bone regeneration and tissue attachment. Laser treatment is a great option for many periodontal patients; however, it may not be suited for all cases. The case selection is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read more

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If I have lower lumbar fusion surgery, and how is the recovery for it?

If I have lower lumbar fusion surgery, and how is the recovery for it?

Depends: Your previous health status, personality & attitude will all have an effect.Recovery will be about 6 -8wks & if successful obviously all your initial symptoms should improve. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an ankle surgery that removed bone spurs ?

How long does it take to recover from an ankle surgery that removed bone spurs ?

Variable....: Depends on the extent of the bone spurs, their location and whether the procedure was done in a minimally invasive fashion. ...Read more

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How effective is fat graft TMJ surgery and does it involve. Thank you very much.

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 How effective is fat graft TMJ surgery and does it involve. Thank you very much.

Fat graft TMJ : The dermis fat graft TMJ surgery is a safe and effective procedure in the management of TMJ ankylosis. There is not enough scientific data is available, but procedure prevents re-ankylosis especially in children. For more information discuss details with your surgeon before signing inform consent. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is involved in a hallux valgus surgery and how does it take to fully heal?

What is involved in a hallux valgus surgery and how does it take to fully heal?

3-4 months: Overall, until you are back to full unrestricted activity it will be about 3-4 months. Typically if the bone is cut to fix your hallux valgus, it will take 8-12 weeks for the bone to fully heal. There are many different types of correction they all involve cutting bone and moving it, or fusing them together to achieve appropriate correction. ...Read more

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