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Knee Orthopedic Surgery
What can I expect from my first orthopedic appt. Tomorrow for my knee? Will they require surgery on same day? Will I have to use crutches?
No same day surg: Very unusual to have surgery on your knee at a first appointment unless you have an infection or a traumatic open joint.. Rarely would recommend same day surgery if the knee is "locked" from a on reduceable displaced meniscus tear. The doc will ask you questions, exam your knee and probably take some x-rays. Specical tests may be ordered like a MRI or blood tests. Relax! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic question? How is a meniscal root displacement fixed? Do they all need surgery? I have been having a lot of knee symptoms like clicking pop
Orthopedic is there a way to corrrect a shorter leg and leg is turned outside from a knee dislocation at a very young age for this 22 y/o male...Any doctors that does this type of surgery just like a vet who turned the kitty legs because it was backwards?
THERE : There are answers to both problems. If all is intact above the tibial plateau (if you are talking about the same leg), a leg lengthening can be done up to a certain degree, and a derotation osteotomy can also be done. Gaining lenght is more limited than derotation. Both have limits and risks. If done at the same time more so. It can be done and it depends why you want it done. For function ok, cosmetic reasons no. Remember there is no problem so bad in orthopedics that it can't be made worse by surgery! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My orthopedic is doing a stem cell knee surgery on me the end of june. Anyone heard of it? Is it successful?
Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic surgery question-----what do you think of a biologic knee replacement? On you tube : bioknee.Com
It depends on knee: It depends on the overall condition of your knee based on MRI or arthroscopic findings. If your articular cartilage is pretty good then an "oats" or "aci" procedure works well, although after age 50 an oats is probably the better option of the two. If the damage is too extensive for an oats, then an osteotomy or partial replacement may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am looking for an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee surgery in Boca Raton and who takes AARP Medicare.
Obamacare: In fla. Especially w/ aging population more and more ors are retiring or not accepting ' new' medicare pts. This is unfortunate and related in part to reduced payments for physicians who specialize in hip and knee reconstructive surgery .I would start by asking your local hospital administrator which ors on staff does knee replacements. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How effective is liposuction in the knees? Will insurance cover it? I went to an orthopedic doctor and was told i needed to have knee reconstruction surgery on both knees but i had to loose weight in my knees first because after the surgery the knees will
My Orthopedic Dr gave me norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 knee pain after surgery. it saids1 to 2 tabs every 6 hrs. i took 1 & it been 3 hr my knee hurts. can i take one?
Yes: 10/325 refers to 10mg of hydrocodone (powerful & addicting narcotic) while 325mg refers to acetaminophen (brand = Tylenol). Maximum daily dose of acetaminophen is 3-4,000mg (spread throughout day) depending upon alcohol intake & health of your liver. Excess acetaminophen is dangerous to your liver. So take medication as directed but only if needed. ...Read more
I visited lewis orthopaedics last year for a knee surgery. I am fine now, no complications ...Do i need to get my knee checked regularly?
See below: Depending upon the procedure performed usually a 1 to 2 year follow-up is necessary , especially for joint replacement surgery. Follow up with your previous treating orthopedic surgeon and they will provide you the follow-up schedule as necessary. Good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I visited lewis orthopaedics last year for a knee surgery. I am fine now, no complications ...But do I still need to get my knee checked regularly?
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