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Can playing musical instruments cause carpal tunnel?

Can playing musical instruments cause carpal tunnel?

Very Possibly: Carpel tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve via the flexor retinaculum. Any continued use of the wrist may cause compression of the median nerve. Piano, violin, and drumming are all examples how a musician could potentially experience carpel tunnel. It is characterized by numbness in the first two fingers and thumb along with wasting of the muscles on the palm side by the thumb. ...Read more

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What instruments measure eye strain?

What instruments measure eye strain?

Symptom: Eye strain is a symptom. There is no " instrument" that measures this. However, if you're having difficulty with your vision and are squinting a lot or are having fatigue as you use your eyes a lot with neat tasks, you need an eye exam to determine if you require glasses. The most common source of "eye strain" is a refractive error which indicates that you may need glasses. At your age presbyopia. ...Read more

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Can you get carpel tunnel syndrome from playing musical instruments? Which instruments to avoid?

Can you get carpel tunnel syndrome from playing musical instruments? Which instruments to avoid?

Yes: Yes playing instruments can certainly aggravate or cause carpal tunnel syndrome. I see this in guitarists, drummers, pianists and any other instrument that requires awkward positioning of the wrist in a flexed position or extended position. these positions cause pressure elevated within the tunnel worsening symptoms and causing more pressure on the nerve. for more info check out musician hand.com ...Read more

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What if any complications occur with leaving the tip of a laparoscopic instrument is a pt . A stainless steal instrument?

What if any complications occur with leaving the tip of a laparoscopic instrument is a pt . A stainless steal instrument?

Most likely not: Laparoscpic instrument tips are made of stainless steal or titanium and are small. It would be preferable to remove the tip. However, if it can not be removed it should not cause any complications. Patient schould be informed. Metal staples are left in the abdominal cavity with no complications. X-ray can aid in localizing the metal tip. Exploratory laparotomy would cause more risk of morbidity. ...Read more

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Can a dental ultrasonic scaler hurt?

Can a dental ultrasonic scaler hurt?

Ultrasonic scalers: Most of my patients find ultrasonic scaling slightly uncomfortable and then only for some of their teeth. Some patients use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia (sweet air) and with it are quite comfortable. A few request or require local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

You bet: The overwhelming majority of cases of hep c are transmitted by needle in one fashion or another; drug use, transfusions (although not in usa anymore), tattoing, accidents in medical settings, etc. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel from holding a power drill?

Can carpal tunnel from holding a power drill?

Depends: Carpal tunnel is diagnosed by special nerve tests wever hand arm vibration syndrome is a more common problem from using power hand tools. Regardless, it takes consideration of several possibilities before a firm diagnosis is determined. ...Read more

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How is the equipment used when performing a laparoscopic colon resection?

How is the equipment used when performing a laparoscopic colon resection?

Multiple instruments: First a trocar is inserted with a camera in it so entry into the abdomen is assured. The abdomen is then inflated with carbon dioxide gas. Next an additional two to four trocars are inserted while watched with the camera. Multiple different instruments are inserted through these including graspers, dissectors and staplers to remove the diseased clon segment and place the remaining ends together. ...Read more

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I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

Employee health: See your employee health immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to ascertain if you need post-exposure prophylaxis. The sooner you see a doctor the better. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Can doctors remove a stone through urethroscopy?

Can doctors remove a stone through urethroscopy?

Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic procedure to disintegrate the stone in the ureter usually with Holmium laser has become the commonplace in urological practice, which has been proven to be effective and safe. But, nothing is free because many patients have to endure stent-related discomfort after the procedures. ...Read more

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When removing an external fixator will my doc use staples or stitches?

Neither: I always leave the pin sites open and do not staple or stitch the sites. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read more

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Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Legally , No: IN most of the States only a physician ( surgeon ) has privilege (s) to perform a surgical procedure , how ever a PA can do under supervision , surgical technologist may assist like cutting the suture , not allowed ...Read more

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Can application of external fixation device be done under your spine?

Can application of external fixation device be done under your spine?

I think the question: You are asking is: Can you apply an external fixator under spinal anesthesia? That is a possibility to the lower extremity but it may be dependent on other factors such as other injuries elsewhere and the type of injury directly. An external fixation device also exists for the spine too. ...Read more

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Are instrumental deliveries safe?

Are instrumental deliveries safe?

Yes: Instrument deliveries are another name for "forceps-assisted" deliveries. There are countless number of "horror stories" regarding forceps deliveries, but the truth is forceps deliveries, in the hands of well-trained obstetricians, have saved the lives of millions of mothers and babies in distress. ...Read more

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Can a dental hygienist perform anesthesia?

Can a dental hygienist perform anesthesia?

Depends: Depends on the state and its regulations some states allow hygienists to administer local anesthetic. ...Read more

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How do they sterilize the suctions tools in a dentist office?

How do they sterilize the suctions tools in a dentist office?

Disposable: The tips, the parts that go into your mouth, are disposable. The hoses, tubes, and suction apparatus are sterilized by running sterilizing and cleaning solutions through them. ...Read more