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Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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Had 5th back surg., got stiches out, am wondering how long have 2 wear this brace?Cage fusion done, big surg., need more done, couldn't all @ once.Sugg?

Had 5th back surg., got stiches out, am wondering how long have 2 wear this brace?Cage fusion done, big surg., need more done, couldn't  all @ once.Sugg?

6 weks: It sound to me you have on the back were inserted cage fusion and they want to to go from the front and fuse the bone from the front, if that is that is the case , they can not do those in time , beause one done through and the other done from the front. ...Read more

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My apendice was removed by open method.Is it safe to make gimn musculation, abs?What about mountain bike, hills etc?The operation was in november 14.

My apendice was removed by open method.Is it safe to make gimn musculation, abs?What about mountain bike, hills etc?The operation was in november 14.

Go for it: By now (10 weeks later) you should be fine. Usually it takes about 6 weeks to completely recover from a major surgery. Most patients are released to normal activity at 6 weeks from the surgery. ...Read more

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I had a lap.Gallbladder surgery I have 13-24 surgical clips in my liver, is it a normal thing to have in after that surgery?#nqlu in laproscopic surgeries they cannot use stiches so I have been told since, they only staple.

I had a lap.Gallbladder surgery I have 13-24 surgical clips in my liver, is it a normal thing to have in after that surgery?#nqlu in laproscopic surgeries they cannot use stiches so I have been told since, they only staple.

It : It is normal to have clips in the area below your liver known as the gallbladder fossa after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). 13 or 24 clips is a lot, however. Normally, most surgeons will have 2-3 clips on what is called the cystic duct stump and on the cystic artery, making 4-6 clips normal. That being said, every patient and every case is different. It is possible that you had what is called "aberrant anatomy" such that you either had extra blood vessels that required more clips, or that you had some large venous sinuses under your liver that were bleeding during surgery and required more clips. If you are more than a few weeks out from your surgery and are doing fine then this probably isn't anything to worry about. In most cases, the complications associated with having your gallbladder removed laparoscopically occur almost immediately after surgery and are readily apparent. There are some less common problems, such as narrowing of your bile duct or occlussion of your hepatic artery that can show up later. If these things happen, they do tend to be associated with cases that are considered more difficult. If you are concerned you should ask the surgeon who did your procedure to explain to you how your surgery went and if you should be concerned, but i suspect you have little to be worried about. ...Read more

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I had surgery for an incisional hernia after bladder surgery. Open surgery with large mesh. Will I ever be able to lift weights again?

I had surgery for an incisional hernia after bladder surgery. Open surgery with large mesh. Will I ever be able to lift weights again?

Why not: After successful repair of hernia , should be able to resume all the activities progressively you did before surgery , best person to answer is your surgeon , will advise you the limitations once you heal completely . ...Read more

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Insurance denied my spinal cord stimulator cus they said it was experimental. I need help appealing. If i had surgery on neck & lumbar, would i need revision surgeries later in life? I'm 24 yrs old.

Insurance denied my spinal cord stimulator cus they said it was experimental. I need help appealing. If i had surgery on neck & lumbar, would i need revision surgeries later in life? I'm 24 yrs old.

Good: Except for a very few conditions in a 24 year old, someone putting a spinal cord stimulator for any reason is likely way overdoing things -- and then after you can't even get an mri, etc. And will most likely not have any lasting change in your symptoms. What is the diagnosis for this? I see you have fatigue, anxiety, and back pain -- but those are absolutely not reason for scs, be very careful! ...Read more

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Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post- operative: healing and rehab takes one full year with any reconstruction. After that point, if patients that are still having pain, return of deformity or non-optimal results I would discuss possible surgical intervention. If you would like a 2nd opinion for a review of post-surgical xrays and possible treatment options currently and/or future treatments, please consult me! ...Read more

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On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

Can't tell here: Would need much more detailed information. Where is the mesh? How large is the mesh? Where was the mesh placed and in what layer? Why is the mesh being removed? Infection history? What are the other medical conditions? Only your surgeon can tell you what surgery will be needed and how long surgery may take. ...Read more

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What plastic surgery did kelly raspberry have done?

What plastic surgery did kelly raspberry have done?

Why would you care?: And why would she care to share? As her social media states, she had breast surgery. ...Read more

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I had a small cyst operation in my right breast 2 weeks ago.They used surgical staplers.Can i play badminton now.Can incision open that time?

I had a small cyst operation in my right breast 2 weeks ago.They used surgical staplers.Can i play badminton now.Can incision open that time?

Skin Staples: I am not sure why you still have the staples at your incision site. Ask your doctor if it can be removed by now. If there are no signs of infection or inflammation, you should have no problem playing badminton. ...Read more

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I want a surgical tattoo removal. Its on my belly not big around 2x3 inches? Would it leave scar even with cosmetic stiches?

I want a surgical tattoo removal. Its  on my belly not big around 2x3 inches? Would it leave scar even with cosmetic stiches?

Yes: We always heal with a scar the difference is a cosmetic closure makes the scar more difficult to notice. It is important for the surgeon to be sure they can close the skin once they cut out a 2x3 tattoo. It seems that they should be able to but expect to see a scar. ...Read more

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My grandson 14, is having scoliosis surgery (bars surgically put in his back) any pain killing remedies?

My grandson 14, is having scoliosis surgery (bars surgically put in his back) any pain killing remedies?

For Sure: After this type of surgery any of the commonly used narcotic based medications can be used. This would similar to using pain medication after any type of significant broken bone. Keep in mind that pain would get better over time after surgery. His most uncomfortable 12 hours will be the first 12 hours, the most painful day the first day, the most painful week, the first week afterwards. ...Read more

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Delivery job entails lifting 75-150 lbs, walk 6-8 miles, in and out of truck 200 times.Had menisectomy, hernia surgery. Now TKR.Can I still do my job?

Delivery job entails lifting 75-150 lbs, walk 6-8 miles, in and out of truck 200 times.Had menisectomy, hernia surgery. Now TKR.Can I still do my job?

Other options: If it is your job that has caused a hernia, a meniscal tear, and the subsequently a need for a knee teplacement, you might want to consider a less rigorous job. ...Read more

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I don't think laser hair removal works 4me? I received treatments 4 1yr (on my chin&neck) most it was gone then more grew back? What's wrong w me?

I don't think laser hair removal works 4me? I received treatments 4 1yr (on my chin&neck) most it was gone then more grew back? What's wrong w me?

Laser Hair Removal: In order for laser hair removal to be effective, treatments must be done in 4-6 week intervals. Your hair does not grow at the same rate, so its important to stick to a routine schedule. Also, not all laser hair removal machines are created equal. You should see a provider who has the latest technology and experience to give you the best results. ...Read more

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Had shoulder surgery, 6 anchors in labrum, surgery went well. Doc said 'Never Again' to return to weight training. Why not if i heal well in 1 yr ???

Had shoulder surgery, 6 anchors in labrum, surgery went well. Doc said 'Never Again' to return to weight training. Why not if i heal well in 1 yr ???

Ask your doctor...: You should ask your doctor. Having said that, weight lifting put your shoulder at risk of developing premature wear and arthritis. Shoulder is not a weight bearing joint and is not anatomically designed for that purpose. Putting large loads across your shoulder puts you at risk of further cartilage problems with your shoulder. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?

I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago.  The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing.   Can anything be done?

Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Age 80 fem, back surgery 2yr ago. Walked w/ cane slowly. 3wks ago had hip surgery.Physio hard & now has limited movement. Options? Massage? on painklr

Age 80 fem, back surgery 2yr ago. Walked w/ cane slowly. 3wks ago had hip surgery.Physio hard & now has limited movement. Options? Massage? on painklr

Backache 80yoF: Hello ~ a difficult problem because at 80y this lady has def got some osteoporosis, facet arthropathy from prev surgery and poss. spinal stenosis in back. s/p hip replace or arthroplasty hip. She will have pain in back but exacerbated by antalgic gait.Painkillers must be adequate and take aperients simul. DO XRAY SPINE to r/o compression fx (chk for Ca/myeloma) walk, mobilse w rng of movnt joints. ...Read more

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What's all-laser lasik surgery used for?

What's all-laser lasik surgery used for?

Modern LASIK surgery: All-laser lasik is the most modern form of lasik surgery (and the only kind i perform) and uses a femtosecond laser to cut the corneal flap (as opposed to the microkeratome blade we used to use) and the excimer laser to re-shape the cornea. ...Read more

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

An orthopedic surgeon who further specializes in the ...Read more