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Severe kyphoscoliosis, doctor told me I'm probably going to need surgery in the future.What are the chances of ending paralytic due to the operation?

Severe kyphoscoliosis, doctor told me I'm probably going to need surgery in the future.What are the chances of ending paralytic due to the operation?

Less likely: The surgery done for kyphoscioiliosis is to relieve the pressure on nerves - it relieves the pain and prevents paralysis .In some cases there may be bone growth at surgical site may cause some problem .Not every body gets problem ...Read more

Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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I am 21years old girl. I am suffering from kyphoscoliosis. My height is 4 ft 7 inches. Is there any possibility of getting myself physically normal.?

I am 21years old girl. I am suffering from kyphoscoliosis. My height is 4 ft 7 inches. Is there any possibility of  getting myself physically normal.?

Varies: It is based in part on the degree of kyphoscoliosis that you have. If it is severe enough to meet surgical criteria, the spine can be straightened and this would reduce or eliminate the spinal deformity and also increase your height. Don’t hesitate to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for kyphoscoliosis?

What are some treatments for kyphoscoliosis?

It depends: You should have an evaluation by a chiropractor or an orthopedist. X-rays may define the degree of curvature. Yoga therapy with an iyengar instructor trained in back care is a good step. Your chiropractor or orthopedist can direct you. Find an orthopedist who is open to alternative treatments. Some physical therapist can be too agressive and cause more pain. ...Read more

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I have a kyphoscoliosis 55degree curve what I do in this ?

Back surgery possibl: You need to see an orthopedist. It may be too late for a brace and an operation may be indicated. ...Read more

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With kyphoscoliosis curve will rods always work, or is there an angle beyond which you can't use rods anymore?

With kyphoscoliosis curve will rods always work, or is there an angle beyond which you can't use rods anymore?

Usually: Use of rods to correct khyphoscoliosis is not a new procedure. It has been available for several decades. It's success has been proven in multiple studies. We do not seek to always fully correct the curve. We seek to balance the spine with scoliotic surgery. ...Read more

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Can congenital kyphoscoliosis be hereditary? Why would someone be NEWLY diagnosed with this at age 60?

Can congenital kyphoscoliosis be hereditary? Why would someone be NEWLY diagnosed with this at age 60?

Prenatal and postnat: Congenital scoliosis occurs during embryonic and fetal development, sometimes genetic, sometimes not. Usually the cause is anomalous vertebrae, like hemivertebrae, or an open spinal defect,or a chondrodysplasia (hereditary abnormality of bone formation).. Postnatal scoliosis may be familial; if diagnosed early, severe problems requiring corrective spine surgery may be avoided.Spinal arthritis? ...Read more

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Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Sometimes: The whole situation may lead to psychological trauma similar to or in fact, post traumatic stress disorder.The cause is usually the stress, not the mechanics of the surgery.Watch for behavioral changes and discuss with your pediatrician if concerned. ...Read more

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Do I need to keep my child's bandage dry after surgery?

Do I need to keep my child's bandage dry after surgery?

Yes: You should have received specific written instructions about the wound from your surgeon, but in general all bandages and new incisions should be kept dry until healing has progressed enough in the wound to block out bacteria. Bandages should be changed if they are wet or soiled. ...Read more

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What to do to remove fat after delivery of a child through surgery?

What to do to remove fat after delivery of a child through surgery?

Liposuction: Some of the most common procedures to restore your body contour after childbirth would be liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Use the find a surgeon tab at www.Plasticsurgery.Org to find a board\certified plastic surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Depends: The answer depends on the size and type of asd. In general, we often wait until the child is a few years as asds pose no emergency during that time (as long as there aren't other major medical conditions). The surgery is better tolerate and technically more successful when they are older. But again, this depends on whether the child has any other issues. ...Read more

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If my boyfriend had testicular surgery as a child will he be able to have children?

If my boyfriend had testicular surgery as a child will he be able to have children?

Usually yes: Guys start out with 2 testicles, so if something happens to one of them, the other one alone makes enough hormones and sperm to have a family. So, the question is whether or not he has at least one good testicle. The answer is usually yes, even though nothing is 100% certain in life. ...Read more

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Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

Question too vague: You need to be more specific with your questions. Provide background DX , age and type of procedure.Start over, questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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I had oral surgery when i was a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed?

I had oral surgery when i was a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed?

Yes and no: Pain on injections can be lessened by giving the injection slowly! there are several devices that allow this. But mostly its the dentist that is the greatest variable. ...Read more

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Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Maybe: The fact that you say medication didn't work makes me assume your child is in the nicu. In this setting the PDA usually has an impact on the baby's ability to breath so the PDA needs to be dealt with. In older children pda's can be closed non-surgically in the catheterization lab, but if your baby is very small this option is not available and tying off the PDA at bedside can usually be done. ...Read more

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6wga diagnosis with chiari1 years ago. Surgery not recommended. Must i worry about anasthesias for delivery? Will my child have this? I'm very concerned.

6wga diagnosis with chiari1 years ago. Surgery not recommended. Must i worry about anasthesias for delivery? Will my child have this? I'm very concerned.

Deep breaths: It is normal to worry while pregnant. I already am confident you'll be a great mom! you'll have a few ultrasounds during your pregnancy to check on the baby. Keep all of your prenatal checkups. Delivery is a ways off and we can talk closer to that time. Right now, you are to focus on your nutrition and avoidance of smoking, alcohol and drugs. ...Read more

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Does every child with a hernia need surgery?

Does every child with a hernia need surgery?

No : Depending on the size of the hernia and the age of the child, surgery could not be needed. However, it should be followed by the child's pediatrician and if it fails to heal on its own, then surgery would be needed. ...Read more

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Can a child die from pain meds after surgery?

Can a child die from pain meds after surgery?

Yes: A child, or an adult, can die from an overdose of pain medicines before surgery, after surgery, or having nothing to do with surgery. However, if a child has been properly prescribed pain medications by a competent physician, and you are giving the prescribed amount at the prescribed interval, then the risk is almost nonexistent. ...Read more

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Will a child's weight increase after having asd surgery?

Will a child's weight increase after having asd surgery?

Possibly: An ASD repair will not cause an otherwise healthy child to gain weight. Rarely a child with an ASD will have significant enough heart failure that weight gain is slow. In those cases, repairing the ASD will restore normal weight gain. ...Read more

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Is it true that surgery can help a child with microcephaly?

No: The growth of the skull will reflect the amount of content it has to cover.It grows to 95% of its adult size by age 9, reflecting the gradual increase in brain mass. There is no evidence that creating a bigger skull through surgery would result in brain growth.It would just increase the amount of empty space inside. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more


Dr. Robert Kwok
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more