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Venous tos with old, permanent dvt. Vascular surgeons prescribed only physiotherapy. Enough? Can a new clot form in the area?No clotting disorders.

Venous tos with old, permanent dvt. Vascular surgeons prescribed only physiotherapy. Enough? Can a new clot form in the area?No clotting disorders.

new clot possible?: Depends. Pt is not unreasonable, though, many would recommend a 1st rib resection to releive the compression that may have caused the clot in the 1st place. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Surgeons (Definition)

Vascular surgeons are physicians who specialize in performing procedures that help treat and manage diseases of blood vessels, which include the arteries and veins. Such conditions may include circulatory problems in diabetics, varicose veins, peripheral artery disease, ...Read more


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Who diagnoses and treats thoracic outlook syndrome? Have more rounded shoulders, cspine straight and reversed due to injuries not healing.

Who diagnoses and treats thoracic outlook syndrome? Have more rounded shoulders, cspine straight and reversed due to injuries not healing.

Vascular or thoracic: Initial confirmation of diagnosis cervical ribs or bands unusual muscle hypertrophy physical therapy possibly first rib resection and muscle release to decompress nerve, artery or vein. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?

Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?

Yes: Yes, vascular surgeons have extensive knowledge about all forms of vascular disease, including infectious conditions affecting the blood vessels as well as inflammatory arteritis. The most common infections vascular issues relate to infections of bypass grafts, although other rare infectious diseases can afffect the native blood vessels and lead to aneurysms or other blood vessels problems. ...Read more

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Vascular surgeon and cardiologist #: can blood clots form in muscle tissue and be benign?

Vascular surgeon and cardiologist #: can blood clots form in muscle tissue and be benign?

Dont assume benign: If you have been told that you have a blood clot, I would never assume that it benign. It you are uncertain of the severity or significance, then seek a vascular specialist opinion. It could be a DVT within the gastrocnemius veins or other muscle veins, which occasionally can become a more serious from of DVT. Or it could be a more benign hematoma. You would need an ultrasound w/ interpretation. ...Read more

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Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Not really: Not really. Pvd is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis. The injury which caused the fracture could also have caused injury to the arteries. We see this in patients who have been in car accidents or dislocate their knee. ...Read more

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Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

No: Vascular diseases encompass diseases of the vascular system. These include the arteries, veins and lymphatics of all the organs in the body. It is not limited to only the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Why are syndesmotic ankle injuries associated with an avulsion fracture of fibula Misdiagnosed by many doctors?

Why are syndesmotic ankle injuries associated with an avulsion fracture of fibula Misdiagnosed by many doctors?

The avulsion frag...: ...may B very small, & oblique x-rays often needed 2 C them. The injury is quite traumatic & should B suspected after just the exam. If the syndesmosis is minimal, tress films need 2 B done. By many docs R they ortho or ER docs. Most orthopedic surgeons don't miss them. If only the anterior inferior tib/fib is torn, the spred is minimal unless it is stressed. . ...Read more

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Can prior stress fractures in your shins cause peripheral arterial disease?

Can prior stress fractures in your shins cause peripheral arterial disease?

Not Really: The injury which caused the fracture could have also injured the arteries, but a fracture alone does not cause atherosclerosis or peripheral vascular disease. If you think you have PVD symptoms, an arterial ultrasound can help rule out arterial injury. ...Read more

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Would vascular surgeon amputate leg to stop long-term compartment syndrome pressure in leg/foot, if no ortho surgeon will release? Pain/muscle damage

Would vascular surgeon amputate leg to stop long-term compartment syndrome pressure in leg/foot, if no ortho surgeon will release? Pain/muscle damage

Yes, to reduce pain: I'm trying to understand. It seems like at least one like has had multiple interventions for compartment syndrome with resultant nerve pain in foot drop. If the leg still has pain unresolved medical therapy, or it is not of any particular used to the patient. If that leg has become a handicap to the individual resulting in further decompensate, then an amputation may be the best option ...Read more

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In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries?

In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries?

Sounds like a riddle: Okay, i give up. In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries? ...Read more

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Does a general thoracic and cardiac surgeon perform surgery on veins/arteries of the legs?

Does a general thoracic and cardiac surgeon perform surgery on veins/arteries of the legs?

Yes: Vein surgery is not specialty specific. Any type of surgeon can do it, but it is a question as to which surgeons want to do it. Anyone who does the occasional procedure only is likely not very good at it. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with peripheral vascular disease?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with peripheral vascular disease?

Yes: Most of the doctors who see older patients tend to see lots of patients with p.V.D. ...Read more

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Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

No: I'm not aware of any association between the two. Generally speaking, tibia stress fractures are seen in endurance athletes, while peripheral vascular disease is often seen in older, less healthy individuals, particularly smokers. ...Read more

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Neurologist referred me for surgery for cervical & lumbar spinal srenosis. Symptoms are numbness in fingers, feet and leg. Can surgery reliefve?

Neurologist  referred me for surgery for cervical & lumbar spinal srenosis.   Symptoms are numbness in fingers, feet and  leg.  Can surgery  reliefve?

Stenosis: In this country surgery is considered the definitive care for stenosis especially for cervical stenosis. Conservative care is traction and possibly cervical epidural steroids. Ultimately, want to do something before stenosis causes problems that will not be reversed by the surgery. Problem is predicting who will get worse and how fast. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon should I see for ulnar nerve issues and tingling in the fingers, a neurosurgeon, hand surgeon, or orthopedic surgeon?

What type of surgeon should I see for ulnar nerve issues and tingling in the fingers, a neurosurgeon, hand surgeon, or orthopedic surgeon?

Documentation issue.: All would be appropriate choices, but you will probably be referred to a neurologist for some basic diagnostic testing before surgical intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Vascular (Definition)

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