Long term effects of mid carpal dislocation - Doctor answers

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What are the long term effects of carpal tunnel surgery?

What are the long term effects of carpal tunnel surgery?

Usually none: Carpal tunnel surgery is often a very effective and safe procedure especially when performed by highly experienced hand surgeons. There is always the risk of an incomplete release or recurrent symptoms due to scar tissue and other issues. These risks can be minimized by using certain precautions and techniques. Most patients resume their work activity without difficulty. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more


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Does knee dislocation have any long-term consequences?

Does knee dislocation have any long-term consequences?

Yes: Potentially post traumatic arthritis can occur.
If you have just a knee cap dislocation, it may predispose you to future dislocations and anterior knee pain and arthritis. If it is your whole knee joint that dislocates, you risk nerve, vessel and ligament injury. This is a much more severe injury than just a patella dislocation. ...Read more

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How common is a hip replacement dislocation or loosening. I have a new citation by stryker and want to know the long term risks?

How common is a hip replacement dislocation or loosening. I have a new citation by stryker and want to know the long term risks?

Not common: With current techniques, regardless of the approach used for your surgery, the possiblity of dislocation or loosening of components is very low. The chance of either event is less than 1% in most recent research. The device you have has a long track record of good results, and is not likely to dislocate or loosen if you take good care of it. Consult with your surgeon about recommended activities. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat a finger dislocation?

How long does it take to treat a finger dislocation?

Depends: Treating a dislocation can be immediate if the joint returns back to its normal position. If it does not go back in place, a doctor can manipulate it to get it into proper position. Sometimes, the joint will be really stuck and you will need surgery.

Healing a dislocation can take time. Residual swelling is common. Doing proper finger exercises will help prevent permanent stiffness. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal a finger dislocation and a finger jam from basketball?

How long should it take to heal a finger dislocation and a finger jam from basketball?

3-6 months: Jammed fingers can result in simple sprains to complex fracture-dislocations. The most innocuous appearing finger could be badly fractured. Uncomplicated dislocations (stable after reduction) are treated by buddy strapping and early motion. Return to sport in 2-4 wks. Tendon rupture requires splinting for 6-8 weeks. Swelling can last 6-10 months! A permanent deformity may result. Therapy is key. ...Read more

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How long after shoulder surgery (for dislocation) should I wait until I can start going to the gym?

How long after shoulder surgery (for dislocation) should I wait until I can start going to the gym?

Ask your doctor: Post surgical rehabilitation and return to activity is usually strictly controlled by the surgeon and the time to return to full activity is dictated by the severity of the injury, the surgery performed, and your healing response afterwards. Your doctor should make it clear when you can return to full activity. ...Read more

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How long it takes for a knee patella dislocation to back in place?

Needs help to fix: If you've truly dislocated your patella, then you should seek care right away so that the dislocation can be reduced, and any further care for the injury can be rendered. Splint the leg in your position of comfort and apply an ice pack, then get to the ER. If this is a chronic problem, then you may benefit from physical therapy, and perhaps a brace. Consultation with an ortho or sports med. ...Read more

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Usually, how bad and how long is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back into place?

Usually, how bad and how long is the pain after shoulder dislocation is put back into place?

Almost instance: Almost instance relief after the reduction, then you have pain if you fracture with it for a week or ten days. ...Read more

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Patella dislocation how long does it take to walk after a patella dislocation? I can hardly move at all.

Patella dislocation how long does it take to walk after a patella dislocation? I can hardly move at all.

This can be: Quite painful. I assume it was reduced (put back in place). Also and unstable injury initially so high chance it will happen again if you go back to vigorous activity too soon. If you can not bear weight at least work hard on range of motion. ...Read more

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How long should I expect pain from a costochondral dislocation?

6-8 weeks: You could apply ice to the area for 20 minutes, 3-4 times per day and if you could take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would be helpful. ...Read more

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8 weeks ago I was involved in an accident on my bike resulting in dislocation of shoulder now noticed that this armpit no longer sweats?

8 weeks ago I was involved in an accident on my bike resulting in dislocation of shoulder now noticed that this armpit no longer sweats?

Sympathetic Nerves: The sympathetic (or involuntary) nervous system controls functions like sweating and vascular tone. These nerves may have been damaged in your accident. Recovery is possible but takes much longer than recovery of shoulder movement. Be patient.

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How long does it take to fully recover from a patella dislocation and to be able to do activities like running? I'm now 3 months in rehab.

Varies: This all depends on your progress with therapy, your patellar tracking/stability and your quad strength. This varies from patient to patient. Work hard in rehab and follow the advice of your doctor and therapist. ...Read more

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I injured my knee-dislocation; how long before I can start running?

Slow return: True knee dislocations are very traumatic injuries that are often associated with injuries to multiple ligaments. Patellar-femoral dislocations (when a kneecap dislocates) is less serious but can also cause problems. The return to running is dictated by what structures have been injured. If your knee is still unstable, using a knee-brace for support may be beneficial. Be cautious with return. ...Read more

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How long does it take elbow to straighten like normal aftr dislocation. Elbow was reduced back by closed reduction by ortho surgeon?

How long does it take elbow to straighten like normal aftr dislocation. Elbow was reduced back by closed reduction by ortho surgeon?

Not too long: Unless there was bony/joint damage you should regain full motion-usually, if this was the first dislocation, should be immobilized for about three weeks, then start PT or at least discuss with your doctor appropriate exercises ...Read more