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L5 S1 Microdiscectomy Surgery
Arthroscopic knee symptoms to remove 2 loose bodies w/ minor chondroplasty. Weight-bearing postop & 50cc blood removed bc of swelling, but painful now. Why?
See below: It is not unusual to have pain after this type of procedure. Progressively it should be getting better. You're weight-bearing orders are as instructed by your orthopedic surgeon who at the time did your operation in particular your chondroplasty will give you those weight-bearing instructions . Physical therapy as an outpatient basis to improve strength flexibility and range of motion while you're limiting your weight-bearing is recommended. Follow up and follow your orthopedic surgeons treatment guidelines good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 month post op(microdiscectomy),which daily activities are dangerous to do,can doing phisical therapy cause reherniation...so scared?
Avoid heavy lifting: After this type of surgery you want to follow the directions of your surgeon. You should avoid heavy lifting and jumping or doing any activity that can cause a large increase in pressure on your back. Physical therapists are trained to help with pain and to assist with recovery. They will be very careful not to cause harm. Just follow their directions for home activities. ...Read more
Best to wait: No, best to wait especially if you had an open hernia repair. If i see a a patient with a hernia who also has excess skin, then we do a combined procedure with the surgeon as it limits upper abdominal scars, gives a stronger repair as the divarication is repaired first, the hernia is repaired with a laparoscopic mesh, and an abdominoplasty is carried out as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colpo/biospy results hgsil cin3 (and bad HPV strain). Is leep the best way to go? I'm 26 and done having kids. Any chance it's still invasive cancer?
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
Ents from two different practices reccomend revision sinus surgery, . What would prevent scar tissue from reforming after revision surgery?
Nothing - scar will: Scarring is inevitable. However the pattern and location of scarring is the critical issue. As long as the scar does not obstruct the flow of mucous, the surgery should be successful. More aggressive treatment may also produce better results. Addressing previously untreated sinus cavities may also yield an improved outcome. ...Read more
Had arthroscopic ankle debridement & modified brostrom 7 wks ago. Feel pain in ankle when full weight bearing. Is this normal? How long?
Yes: 7 weeks is not that far out for foot and ankle surgery. Since you had surgery on something that you walk and bear weight on, pain, soreness, and swelling can occur for several months...sometimes even 6 months. Soreness is definitely to be expected at this point. I would say that any remaining sharp pain should begin to improve during the next few weeks. Also, make sure to see your surgeon too. ...Read more
What would cause pinching 4 weeks post- op with a laproscopic ventural hernia repair . Not where the mesh is, but at one of the incision sites ?
Fixture device: This is likely a suture underneath which is used to tack the edge of the mesh in place. Or, it could actually be a small metal coiled "tack" that is used to hold the mesh to the abdominal wall. It should resolve and get better with time. Some tacks nowadays are even "absorbable, " but take some time to dissovle. ...Read more
Male 55 healthy/active prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, psa 6.5 biopsies 6of8 pos 2aggessive, gleason 7. Are there other options to consider other than surg. Ct and bone scan clear. ?
Yes but: Alternatives are external beam radiation and radiation seeds (brachytherapy). At your age, conservative (watching) isn't advised. All of the therapies can cause urinary incontinence and e.D. - with surgery, they get better over time for most. With radiation, they get worse over time. Surgery is the time honored best of a bad situation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
Emg & ncv2 unit test result:sensory polyneuropathy & possible bilateral c8, t1, l4& L5 rediculopathy.What does that mean? Not alcoholic nor diabtc & hiv
16yr old had surgery n march 2 fix knee cap after direct fall, 2nd surgery open knee n aug still has pain & numb can't do steps stand long. Ever b 100%?
Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked. ...Read more
What are some tips for recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery done to correct dislocated shoulder?
Can a patient stage 1 papillary thyroid cancer with BRAF mutation positive live more than 20 years ( she is 51 years old) ? Thank you very much!
Yes: Papillary thyroid cancer is very common and some people do not even know they have it as small tumors may be found on autopsy when they die of something else. Generally tumors are graded by how ugly they look to the pathologist and how far they've spread. Your tumor has also been molecularly characterized. There are new treatment options available. Please discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more
Yes: Meniscus allograft transplant surgery can be done in carefully selected patients with about 80% success. Surgery is generally done for young individuals under 30. It's a very technically demanding surgery. There maybe other options that are better for you in your age group. You should see a sports medicine specialist who performs meniscus transplants usually at select hospitals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wife ttc. Done HSG has dilated left tube. Hydrosalpinx. Need laparascopy prior to ivf. Need surgeon in south florida with cash discount. No insurance?
I agree: We are in north florida but work out of a surgery center in our office where we have control over costs and can offer very competitive cost structure for cash pay patients. www.jcrm.org. We would be happy to help. Our patients now come from all over the southeast and south florida for surgery so we are used to working with people from out of town. ...Read more