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Is A Grade 2 Worse Than A Grade 1 Shoulder Seperation
Is "grade 1 spondylethesis L5-S1" and "5mm retrolethesis L4/L5" with "? old avulsion vs. compression fx at L2" a normal finding for a 27yo with hx/fx?
What is the Appropriate followup "Time Frame" after a "Piece Meal" fashion removal of a lg colon adenoma with low grade dysplasia? 1 year or 2 years?
Can swimming 3-4 days a week aggrevate a 2 year old injury to the coccyx? An MRI is showing diffuse bone marrow edema in segment 1 and 2.
I've been diagnosed with spondylolthesis L3 L4 grade 1. My question is if i'm only grade 1 why is it so painful?
May be: In my 42 years of obgyn practice I surprised by few cases that they were completely reduced after 5+ years and no surgery was necessary As you age the tissue lost its blood supply and turn fibrotic If your genetics is on your side and not to bare down for few years, it may improve Hate to say i can't recall any patient improved much with the kegels! high HRT worsen it ...Read more
Had an AC sprain 6mo ago. Mri showed type 2 morphology of the acromion with a small subacromial spur. Ac ligaments/capsules intact. Can i lift w8s?
?: Without knowing more about you, that question should be asked to your orthopedic surgeon. Don't do any exercises without his/her advice or you may risk permanent damage. ...Read more
What treatment is good for a grade 1 strained ucl and tear in common flexor tendon? I pitcher professionally and leave for spring training may 4th
REST!: I assume that you are referring to your elbpw and the ulnar collateral ligament on the inside of the elbow. This is a serious problem for a pitcher and cannot be ignored. (eg steve strassberg) the best initial treatment is complete rest for possibly several months followed by a throwing rehab protocol that also takes a few months. See a sports medicine specialist now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is persistent low grade fever up to 99.6 common up to 2 weeks of a total hip replacement? Mobility progressing, no more swelling or redness.
Yes: The healing response can be an inflammatory response. As long as you are getting better and feeling better keep healing! ...Read more
Lumbar MRI in 2011 showed grade 1 slippage with stenosis and spondylosis. Just had 1 at a small hospital and it shows only mild deg changes. Confused?
See below: Very mild stenosis and spondylosis (arthritis) can be considered "mild degenerative changes". The grade 1 slippage (spondylolisthesis) may be very subtle. The bottom line is that radiologists that read the mris can differ in their wording. What's most important is that you have your spine evaluated by a spine specialist (physiatrist or anesthesia pain doc) to make sure you're okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: For a mild, grade i mcl sprain, recovery can be variable from 4 to 8 weeks. Influencing variables include your sex, age, and other medical conditions. In addition, how aggressive you are with daily physical rehabilitation, either at home and/or with a physical therapist, and wearing an appropriate brace will also influence how quickly you can return to your prior level of activity. ...Read more
Have a bone contusion involving the antermedial femoral condyle. Been a month since injury. Some swelling, still very stiff. Whats best treatment?
Time: If that is you're only injury ( based on exam and MRI ) than you need a few more weeks to let it heal.You can work on strengthening the muscles about the knee and regaining full motion.Some ors may restrict your wt. Bearing the first 4-6 weeks in more severe bone ' bruises'.See your ors if you're stiffness and swelling are not improving spontaneously. Best of luck.! ...Read more
Gps notes of a fx is describe as a webr a the same fx is describe as a webr b in another it reads slightly displaced and in a later 1 undisplaced why?
Fibula fracture: You might want to ask your gp that question, since they wrote the note. However, weber a is a fibula fracture below the joint line while weber b is at the joint line of the ankle. Slight displacement and undisplaced are subjective terms and different docs will use different descriptions for same fracture. ...Read more
In an AC joint injury, what differentiates between a grade two and grade three tear. Does taping help in positioning the clavicle for better healing?
Is there a surgical fix for a costochondral separation of 2nd rib? The condition now is chronic ( 2 years ) and only recently diagnosed.
Surgical fixation: You are 48 years old and have chronic non healing costochondral seperation. Usually this heals. However talk to a thoracic surgeon and you may benefit from a new rib stabilizing surgery. There is a risk the surgery may help. First he/she may try a period of observation first. Be well. ...Read more
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