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Is webbed finger or toe repair a very common procedure?

Is webbed finger or toe repair a very common procedure?

The deformity is not: Thatnot that common so neither is the reconstruction. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Is the webbed finger or toe repair a risky thing to do?

Is the webbed finger or toe repair a risky thing to do?

Talk to your Surgeon: Any surgery carries risks and this should be discussed in detail with your treating surgeon in order to be fully informed of all risks and expected benefits. ...Read more

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Rare finger deformity. Is there a surgical fix?

Rare finger deformity. Is there a surgical fix?

Possibly: Go see a hand surgeon for appropriate evaluation and he can tell you if there is a solution or not. ...Read more

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Is radial keratotomy a very common procedure?

Is radial keratotomy 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 more

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How painful is a a tendon repair surgery?

How painful is a a tendon repair surgery?

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 more

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What kind of complications might happen from a webbed finger or toe repair?

What kind of complications might happen from a webbed finger or toe repair?

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 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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Whether a polio affected limb fracture need be operated? There is a crack in femur joint. Is it curable?

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

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Is there a surgery for crossover toe or hammer toe?

Yes: There are several procedures that can correct this. The surgery is out patient. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Experience counts.: It goes without saying that every patient's condition should be evaluated before applying general rules, but, if the laceration is distal (toward the toes) to the knot of Henry, then surgical repair is probably best. Find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?

Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?

Retained reamer?: If the reamer is contained entirely inside your bone it should be fine. We place metal implants in the bone frequently. However, your concerns are best discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?

Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?

Varies: Tv really does vary. It is not so much the "size" of the surgery that is important for long term good results in an incisional hernia repair as it is to have a good, strong repair that will make it less likely to recur. Discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

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 more

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Is there a surgeon particularly noted for expertise in repairing a foot metatarsal problem?

Is there a surgeon particularly noted for expertise in repairing a foot metatarsal problem?

Surgeon: There are many fine surgeons all around the country. Seek the advice of the local school as well as other doctors in your area . ...Read more

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Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Yes: Knee arthroscope surgery is very common. Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions better. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

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