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Dr. Corey Clay
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Can you tell me if I am likely to look nerdy if i get a removable brace?

No-you're helping: Everyone will have different opinions about your braces. The point is-you are helping yourself cosmetically and healthfully. Others all know that. So, do this for yourself. ...Read more

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I think i've dislocated my shoulder. Mum doesn't want me to go to the er. Is there a way to know for sure if i have?

I think i've dislocated my shoulder. Mum doesn't want me to go to the er. Is there a way to know for sure if i have?

Severe pain: If you have a shoulder dislocation you would be in a great deal of pain and unable to move it bacause the pain, so most likely you do not have one. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to go to a trip with my class but maybe I have asthma. Help?

What to do if i want to go to a trip with my class but maybe I have asthma. Help?

Do you or don't you?: If you have asthma and have been diagnosed, you will probably have a rescue inhaler and maybe a controller. DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM! If you not sure, get tested. Better to be safe than sorry Good Luck. ...Read more

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If I do have a re herniation what will my surgeon do to correct it?

If I do have a re herniation what will my surgeon do to correct it?

Recurrent Hernias...: ...Are all-too-common. Repair can be a little trickier the 2nd time around. The cornerstone of rx is the use of artificial tissue (mesh), either via a laparoscopic or open approach. ...Read more

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I think i might be a sociopath but i don't want or need any help i just want to see if it's in my head, can I check anonymously? My parents can't know

I think i might be a sociopath but i don't want or need any help i just want to see if it's in my head, can I check anonymously? My parents can't know

Agree with Dr. Papas: I will additionally add that wanting help and needing help are not the same thing. You can easily need it but not want it. This is a tough question. However, the fact that you are worried about the answer is a positive factor in your favor. If you don't want to talk to your parents, consider talking to a trusted guidance counselor or clergyman who will respect your confidentiality. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a weak knee, should I consider crutches?

What to do if I have a weak knee, should I consider crutches?

Why is it weak?: The reason and severity of the weakness is a different in general use crutches to completely unload the knee for a severe injuryor for minimal weight bearing during recovery. For minor uncomplicated weakness i would use a cane in the opposite hand. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a chiropractor do more harm then good?

What to do if I have a chiropractor do more harm then good?

Go elsewhere: Why would you continue to see a practitioner of any sort who does you harm or cannot improve things without a proper explanation. Start with your family doctor to have your problem evaluated. ...Read more

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I need to know if i would need surgery for a knee if i cannot bend?

I need to know if i would need surgery for a knee if i cannot bend?

Likely Yes: If you have had an injury and cannot bend your knee, something may be stuck inside. If not getting better on its own, sometimes a quick outpatient surgery is the only way to get it going again. I would see your orthopedist sooner rather than later with a stuck knee. Don't let it go. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ligament laxity and i want to know if theres a treatment?

What to do if I have ligament laxity and i want to know if theres a treatment?

See below: All depend weather the ligament laxity is localized to one joint and the result of some injury(in that case reconstruction of the ligament may be needed)or wearher you have generalized laxity in all your joints, if that is the case ther is not specific treatment however you can do strenghening exercises and some times if you practice some sports bracing of that particular joint will prevent furth. ...Read more

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Hi! i hurt my knee and need to know if i need to see a doctor. I have been icing, wearing a brace and elevating. Do i need to? I want a good answer with detail

Hi! i hurt my knee and need to know if i need to see a doctor. I have been icing, wearing a brace and elevating. Do i need to? I want a good answer with detail

The : The real question is how disabling is your pain? Problems such as locking of your knee, giving way, painful grinding or popping, inability to bear weight without pain, knee instability, and significant pain moving your knee even when you are not weight bearing would be indicative of more serious problems where timely orthopedic care is indicated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could go straight to hospital if i want to see a gastroenterologist?

Can you tell me if i could go straight to hospital if i want to see a gastroenterologist?

If you go through: the Emergency Room you may or may not end up seeing a gastroenterologist after likely waiting for several hours. If you are not acutely ill, they will probably give you a referral for an outpatient appointment anyway. If you are acutely ill, they will consult with a gastroenterologist if necessary. ...Read more

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What can I do to stay comfortable if I have a leg fracture?

What can I do to stay comfortable if I have a leg fracture?

Ice and elevate: First and foremost if you believe you suffered a leg fracture you should be seen by the er or an orthopedist. Assuming you've been evaluated, ice, elevation, and immobilization are the best things in terms of fracture care. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my cervical fusion failed do I have to pay to get it corrected?

What do you suggest if my cervical fusion failed do I have to pay to get it corrected?

Yes: If you have not fused and require another surgery, you will be expected to pay for your care. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a shoulder injury, anything i can do to help it heal faster?

What do you suggest if I have a shoulder injury, anything i can do to help it heal faster?

What injury?: it depends on what you have injured in your shoulder if you have a rotator cuff tear you may need further evaluation if you have simply strained a joint (ex. Ac joint) you may need rest and gentle range of motion ...Read more

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What to do if i want to become a orthopedic surgeon but i want to only do foot and ankles that possible?

What to do if i want to become a orthopedic surgeon but i want to only do foot and ankles that possible?

Orthopedic: Yes , b tunas dr beresh said you will have to do general orthopedics first. Consider podiatry - foot and ankle is all we do. ...Read more

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I need to talk to a psychiatric please , you said its free and now it says i have to pay if i want to talk to a dr :( if u r really true , please help?

I need to talk to a psychiatric please , you said its free and now it says i have to pay if i want to talk to a dr :( if u r really true , please help?

This BASIC is free: This is HealthTap BASIC, where you post free questions and get free answers, from U.S. doctors. HealthTap BASIC provides information, not medical care, and not conversations with doctors. Try the "premium" services (PRIME or CONCIERGE) where you can have private virtual consultations with doctors. For psychiatry, CONCIERGE would the best choice (PRIME is mainly for basic medical care issues). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist. do you think it will be casted once I see the orthopedic specialist?

What do you suggest if my wrist. do you think it will be casted once I see the orthopedic specialist?

Wrist pain: Does not have to be accompanied by swelling discoloration or stiffness. Tendinitis joint problems. Soft tissue cysts can be present and cause pain but not necessarily show up with swelling. Persistent wrist pain doesn't respond to normal palliative means such as rest ice splinting should be evaluated. Hey proper exam and x-rays can go along way . casting is for very definite specific injury ...Read more

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What to do if i think i might have a torn meniscus on my right knee :( do I need to do surgery for that?

What to do if i think i might have a torn meniscus on my right knee :( do I need to do surgery for that?

Good candidate: Depends on the severity of the tear, but w/ the failed conservative treatment that you describe (pt & injections) i would think that you are a good candidate for surgery. While many options such as pt & injections may help relieve your symptoms, you are likely to have lifelong complications w/ a torn meniscus such as arthritis. You should see an orthopedist to help evaluate. Drmarkgalland.Com. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more