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Depends...: Ac joint resection is an arthroscopic procedure, typically done for ac pain. Recovery is fairly quick, typically less then 3 months.Reconstruction of the ac joint is done for separation. It requires ligament healing, prolonged sling wear (6 weeks), and pt. Full recovery typically 6 months or more. For both, most pain in 1st week or so requires oral narcotic. After this, pain med use is episodic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are possible complications after distal radio-ulnar joint surgery? Typically how effective is this surgery? Are there non-surgical alternatives
My quote is: There is no problem in orthopedics so bad that it can't b made worse by surgery. Ask a lot of questions. ...Read more
Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures. ...Read more
What is the difference between suturing a disc displaced anteriourly done under TMJ arthoscopy vs open joint surgery? Which is more efficient?
Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more
That is the goal: No surgical procedure can guarantee results. Generally speaking, all musculoskeletal procedures have a goal of either improving function and/or decreasing pain. If the surgery goes as planned, if you avoid any post-op complications, and if the rehab goes as planned, you should experience an improvement in function. ...Read more
I have si joint dysfunction. Doctors want to do a new si joint surgery with the 3 rods. Is it safe?
I had 2 arthroscopy, still limited opening, clicks, anteriour disk displacement wr .Surgeon suggested open joint surgery. I am afraid. What are the risks?
Slightly more: All surgery used 2 be done open when i started practice, & infections were rare as they r with scopes. Main difference is more post op pain & longer rehab depending what is done. ...Read more
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