Top
20
Doctor insights on: Joint Surgery

Share
1

1
What all happens in shoulder-ac joint surgery?

What all happens in shoulder-ac joint surgery?

AC joint surgery: In ac joint surgery the clavicle is secured to the coracoid process of the scapula to decrease the separation of the ac joint. A graft is frequently used to reconstruct the torn coracoclavicular ligaments. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,189 doctors shared insights

Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


2

2
How painful is the recovery for AC joint surgery?

How painful is the recovery for  AC joint surgery?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
1 other doctor agreed
3

3
Joint surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

4

4
What is the average recovery time of an AC joint surgery?

What is the average recovery time of an AC joint surgery?

Depends...: Depending upon the severity of the injury, the skill of the sugeon, and the overall health of your body in general i would say 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Are there orthopdic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery?

Are there orthopdic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery?

Yes: Orthopedics like many other specialties has subspecialities. There are orthopedic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery. Your referring physician may be able to help direct you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
1 other doctor agreed
6

6
Joint surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
1 other doctor agreed
9

9
Joint surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

10

10
What type of doctor do I pick for a joint surgery?

What type of doctor do I pick for a joint surgery?

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

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
2 other doctors agreed
12

12
Joint surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

13

13
How long is the recovery for foot joint surgery?

How long is the recovery for foot  joint surgery?

Varies: Most of the healing occurs with in the first 6-8 weeks. Complete healing usually takes 8-12 months. Healing times are procedure dependent. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
14

14
Do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
1 other doctor agreed
15

15
Joint surgery (Tip)

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

16

16
Will I have full function in my fingers after finger joint surgery?

Will I have full function in my fingers after finger joint surgery?

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

17

17
What can I expect with a total dislocation of the interior sternoclavicular joint surgery?

What can I expect with a total dislocation of the interior sternoclavicular joint surgery?

Good Results: Interior dislocation of this joint has to be reduced because it can cause pressure on major vessels or wind pipe. Once reduced it has generally good results. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Joint surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

19

19
I have si joint dysfunction. Doctors want to do a new si joint surgery with the 3 rods. Is it safe?

Very Last Resort: I would certainly try a trial of prolotherapy or prp injections along with a serola si belt before i did anything like that. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
20

20
I had 2 arthroscopy, still limited opening, clicks, anteriour disk displacement wr .Surgeon suggested open joint surgery. I am afraid. What are the risks?

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