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Is Webbed Finger Or Toe Repair A Very Common Procedure
Not any more: Rk or radial keratotomy was once very popular as a refractive surgery about 25-30 years ago, but there have been safety concerns due to the very deep incisions needed in the cornea. Laser procedures such as lasik, lasek and prk or photorefractive keratectomy have mainly replaced rk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The amount of pain one experiences after surgery varies from person to person. Any surgical procedure will cause certain levels of pain in the post operative period. Surgical technique is important in preventing unwanted complications. If surgery is needed, i would recommend researching the doctors in your area and try to find one with high patient satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flap loss: Perhaps the biggest risk to repairing (or desyndactyly) webbed toes is the risk for flap complications. This could be minor such as separation of the margins to full thickness loss of the flap. In rarer cases, loss of the digit(s) could occur in the face of significant infection of the site. The procedure is straightforward, but consider all surgeries carefully, weighing all risks and benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Whether a polio affected limb fracture need be operated? There is a crack in femur joint. Is it curable?
Fracture: All fractures can be fixed (or at least attempted). Whether to fix or not depends on many factors including location & stability. See an orthopedic surgeon for more advice. ...Read more
Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?
Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?
Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?
Can I have an osteophyte removed or reduced on my ring finger distal phalanx? No arthritis yet but it is unsightly and i'm a musician.
Removing the joint: Depending on whether you have a flexible or a rigid deformity will dictate the choice of procedure. In both instances the buckled joint is removed, but depending on severity, it may or may not be fused. Typically an outpatient procedure but the bone has to heal after this planned fracture which is generally 6-8 weeks - in a special shoe/boot. Ask your surgeon for specifics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My fourth toe on one foot curves under. This causes a triangular pinch blister to repeatedly form. Is there a permanent fix?
Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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