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How Long Will Your Legs Stay Numb After C4 C5 Fusion
Not to permanent: The question arises as to whether the leg numbness is even associated with your neck problem to begin with or due to a lumbar spine issue. If it was, then the nature of how long standing & severe it was as well as if you have any underlying heatlth issues like a neuropathy. Also, were there any spinal cord changes as a result of your surgical diagnosis or even your surgery. Your age plays role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
Rarely: A rare, known complication of anterior cervical surgery is potentially permanent hoarseness and difficulty producing high pitches. The superior laryngeal nerve crosses the top part of the standard surgical dissection plane and can be stretched with soft tissue retraction. Because the nerve crosses the top of the surgical exposure, the risk is greater for the upper levels of the neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C5 herniated disk with pinched nerve. How long does it usually take to recover if take PT 3x's wk. and recommended meds?
Variable: A herniated ("ruptured") disk can respond nicely to physical therapy and the body's natural healing processes. In my experience it can take weeks to months. But in some cases, perhaps 10-15 percent, surgery is needed. Indications for surgery include significant weakness, numbness, persistent pain, pressure on the spinal cord, trouble walking, or failure of conservative management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does the splint stay on after rhinoplasty? How long do the splint and bandages stay on after rhinoplasty?
What is the recovery time for spinal fusion? How long will i be recovering after spinal fusion before i can resume normal activities?
Varies: For a simple one level, back to every day activities is very early.Much longer to get back to heavy or strenuous activity, maybe 2-3 months. ...Read more
Local anesthetics,: Depending on which one was used and whether a vasoconstrictor was included, as well as the amount given, can have a wide range of anesthesia times. Some can dissipate after only 30 minutes, while others can last 10-12 hours. While numb, stick to a non-chew, liquid to puree diet so that you avoid the chance of injuring the soft tissue of your lip, tongue or cheek. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injection site pain: Usually lasts only a day or two for most people. Using the arm may reduce soreness. If arm swells significantly or becomes red & hot & pain worsens, contact your doc. ...Read more
I had VATs (right side, OR time was 9h 3 months ago). Got compression injury below axilla and fluids on abdomen. How long it will take to recover?
Hard to answer: We need to know a lot more . Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest. Without knowledge of the details it is not possible to answer your concern. You will need to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more
Does hemiephysiodesis guided growth surgery 4 knock knee usually require hospital stay? How long before allowed to go up and down stairs?
Ask surgeon.: Before you get the surgery, talk to the surgeon about the procedure and what to expect. Take a notebook,with questions you may have, write down the answers. It helps to have someone with you, who may also take notes, and have questions. People remember differently, and two listeners are better than one, esp. if the person will help you after the surgery. ...Read more
Heel numbness: If this is the only time heel numbness occurs it may be positional and/or due to prolonged pressure on the heels. If the numbness quickly resolves as soon as you get out of the car and ambulate, it most likely isn't a serious problem. Perhaps even the type of footwear you use could contribute to the situation. See your physician if you still have concerns.. ...Read more
What is the recovery time after oral surgery (tooth exposure) into braces. How much time off work do I need?
Depends: The need to use of compressions stockings after leg surgery varies depending on the type of surgery you have. If it is for an orthopedic procedure, wearing them until you are able to resume normal activity makes sense and helps prevent dvts. For varicose vein procedures it is important to wear them regularly for at least one to two weeks after the procedure to ensure the procedure is successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last? How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?
Experimental: It is not really among the accepted treatments for disc herniations in the neck and as such the long term affects are not really known. It could work, but it would be fairly experimental compared to more conventional approaches (operative and nonoperative) for cervical disc herniations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : This would depend on which three fingers were amputated and on whether the amputation was in the dominant hand. If the thumb is still present it would beach easier to learn to use the hand and therapy is usually shorter. The time will depend primarily on the type of activities that the person needs to re-learn to do with less fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is recovery after lip augmentation? How long after having lip augmentation until i can return to all my normal activities?
Recovery depends: Recovery depends on the procedure specifics, but generally speaking a patient who has undergone a lip augmentation with injectable fillers is able to return to work the following day and resume all normal activities in about a week. You will want to use an ice pack to help with swelling and over the counter pain killers to help with discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It varies: It depends on how much irritation there was before surgery, how long it was there, and how much of those tissues were manipulated during that procedure. Many will improve quickly (days to weeks), others take months, and some never fully recover. Follow your surgeon's instructions, and ask questions if your recovery is delayed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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