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How dangerous is a surgery for a broken hip?

How dangerous is a surgery for a broken hip?

Generally safe : Depends on the preop health of the patient. In most cases the benefits of hip fracture repair far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

A condition in which there is a break in the upper quarter of ...Read more


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How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

Generally safe: Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy). A careful pre operative assessment should be made for each invididual patient to understand and manage the risks. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement?

How dangerous is a  hip replacement?

Very safe: Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery. ...Read more

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How serious is a knee replacement surgery?

How serious is a knee replacement surgery?

Moderate: General or spinal amethesia 200cc of blood loss risk of infx. And blood clots pulmonary embolis pain 2-5days hospital stay. ...Read more

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For how long is a patient in the hospital after repairing a shattered lumbar?

For how long is a patient in the hospital after repairing a shattered lumbar?

No planning: Your best resource is the surgeon over viewing the case or performing the procedure. There is no set number of days or hours a patient has to be in the hospitals after lumbar trauma, this is dictated by complications and natural recovery potential. ...Read more

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How much time does a surgery take for a broken femur?

How much time does a surgery take for a broken femur?

Damage dependent: Not all fractured femurs are the same. A straightforward, minimally displaced femur fracture can be fixed (usually with a long intramedullary nail) in less than an hour. More complex femur fractures can take anywhere from 1-3 hours perhaps depending upon the location and complexity of the fracture pattern. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you a reasonable estimation. ...Read more

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What is done for a minor hip fracture?

Minor define: Uncertain what you mean by minor hip fracture. This needs evaluation and careful treatment. ...Read more

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What is done for a broken spine?

What is done for a broken spine?

Be seen by an : Orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon who can correctly diagnose the fracture type and assess for any stability and neurologic issues and base the appropriate treatment on this evaluation. ...Read more

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How long is it usual to wear a cast for a broken foot?

How long is it usual to wear a cast for a broken foot?

May vary: Healing rates depend on various factors. In general bone may take 4-8 weeks to heal. For fifth metatarsal base fracture the healing may be delayed due to a limited blood supply in that area. You may be placed in a cast initially and then be asked to wear a rigid walking boot for the remainder of the healing process. ...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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Is it safe for a 98 year old to get a hip fracture surgery ?

Is it safe for a 98 year old to get a hip fracture surgery ?

Functional status?: One needs to look at the whole person and weigh the risks and benefits for a procedure. If the perosn has been funcitonal and healthy, then there should be no reason to deny a procedure that will add quality to their life. However if the person is limitted functionally and cogntively, the recivery and potential benefit may not be worth the risk. ...Read more

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What is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

What is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

Maybe not much!: Depending on the toe, pehaps not much for rehab. If it is a 5th toe you would ususally not do much. If it is a great toe or a middle toe, maybe! this would depend on what the therapy was for. Is it postoperative after wires or plates or screws? Usually a broken toe is splinted and when healed, you are done. There may be instances where restoration of motion would be more important & need pt. ...Read more

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What is the general procedure for a fractured heel?

What is the general procedure for a fractured heel?

Evaluation: Usually a cat scan is done to fully evaluate the nature of the fracture. Then the decision must be made about whether or not surgery is needed. Either way, strict no weight bearing for approximately 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for a fractured clavicle?

What is the surgery like for a fractured clavicle?

Out patient: It is usually fairly quick and out patient. You should notice much less pain almost immediately if you have a plate put on it! good luck! ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time does a patient have to wait for an operation on a fractured fibula?

I'm wondering how much time does a patient have to wait for an operation on a fractured fibula?

See an orthopaedist: See an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for trauma. She or he can assess you and give you the options. Depending on your exact condition, surgery may or may not be necessary. If surgery is suggested, it is best done shortly after the accident (unless delayed by swelling, skin problems, other injuries/issues) since the healing starts immediately. Waiting too long make the surgery harder. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a knee revision surgery?

How common is it for someone to need a knee revision surgery?

Uncommon: It is relatively uncommon to require total knee revision surgery. It may be necessary for a number of reasons. The three most common are infection in the joint, loosening of the original components, and wear of the plastic (polyethylene) insert. ...Read more

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How painful is a hysterectomy? What is the recover like for a hysterectomy? Will i be in a lot of pain? .

How painful is a hysterectomy? What is the recover like for a hysterectomy? Will i be in a lot of pain?

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Any : Any surgery is associated with some initial pain and discomfort after the surgery, but the techniques to improve post-surgical pain have improved markedly over the last few years. Most patients are given medications in the post-operative period to keep their pain well under control. Hospital staff are trained to be very responsive to post-operative pain. Most patients after a hysterectomy are given restrictions for returning to work initially and are instructed to avoid lifting more than 5-10 pounds; your doctor will give you their specific instructions. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a sprained lumbar?

How dangerous is a sprained lumbar?

It should not be: Dangerous for you, as long as it is just a sprained lumbar muscle or ligament, which is fairly common and you should recover in a few days. That is assuming it is the right diagnosis. If you are having pain radiate anywhere, then it may not be just a sprain. ...Read more

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What is done for a stubbed big toe- if X-ray done and it is broken does it get a cast?

What is done for a stubbed big toe- if X-ray done and it is broken does it get a cast?

Broken big toe: Assuming the toe fracture does not need surgery due to a displaced fracture, a boot, crutches or surgical shoe should be adequate. Likely a walking boot (ankle high) is adequate. But, like any fracture, the more you walk and put pressure on the foot, the longer it may take to heal. ...Read more