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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Mid Carpal Dislocation

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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

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

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So I just had a basic knee surgery. They removed scar tissue that had been causing my knee pain/dislocations. How long before I can return to work?

So I just had a basic knee surgery. They removed scar tissue that had been causing my knee pain/dislocations. How long before I can return to work?

Ask your surgeon: Describe your occupation and job duties to your surgeon and he/she can guide you with regards to return to work. Light duty with restrictions are sometimes provided to protect you as you return to work. ...Read more

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Before 3 weeks I had a kneecap dislocation. I went to hospital and took xray. No #.Doc immobilized my leg with pop. How long it will take to walk normaly?

Before 3 weeks I had a kneecap dislocation. I went to hospital and took xray. No #.Doc immobilized my leg with pop. How long it will take to walk normaly?

If U had dislocation: .....U need more care than a reduction. The knee needs 2 b evaluated 4 alignment ; 4 damage 2 the under surface of the patella. Min rx is immobilized 4 4-6 wks ; pt 2 allow healing of the medial retinaculum 2 heal ; 2 regain motion ; strength. U may need realignment, soft tissue or boney, 2 prevent further dislocation ; damage. Get in 2 c a knee specialist now! ...Read more

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Low tib fracture, ankle dislocation, 6 weeks in plaster cast. How long after ankle is manipulated should it be set and alright to try to walk again?

Low tib fracture, ankle dislocation, 6 weeks in plaster cast. How long after ankle is manipulated should it be set and alright to try to walk again?

Dependson severity: If severe, usually 2-3 months after initial treatment (surgery usually recommended), but if mild, 6-8 weeks after initial treatment depending if everything goes well post-operatively. Healing is unpredictable, but general guidelines do allow us to use imaging and clinical findings to help make the best decision for your WB status. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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My mid back bone has hurt for years as well as my tailbone hurwhen I sit on my butt for longer than 20-30 min?

My mid back bone has hurt for years as well as my tailbone hurwhen I sit on my butt for longer than 20-30 min?

See your doc: Lumbar pain and coccyx pain is not normal. You need evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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I took my nuvaring out mid cycle a week early had break through bleeding. How long will I become fertile again? Is it still in my system?

I took my nuvaring out mid cycle a week early had break through bleeding. How long will I become fertile again? Is it still in my system?

Use other protection: Yes the drug will still be in your system, but you should use other forms of birth control as you are not fully protected if you interrupt the cycle by removing early. ...Read more

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Does me having mild-moderate acne longer (ages 14-21. 7 years) mean there's less of a chance I will outgrow it in my mid twenties? I'm a male.

Does me having mild-moderate acne longer (ages 14-21. 7 years) mean there's less of a chance I will outgrow it in my mid twenties? I'm a male.

Acne: No, not necessarily. How long your skin will have frequent breakouts is not possible to predict. Why are you anusol? steroid creams are not a treatment for acne and I don't see any other conditions listed to justify chronic use of this medication. What's important is to treat acne as it occurs to minimize inflammation, scarring and pigmentation. ...Read more

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I pulled an adductor during during a large leg press, felt a groinal pop. How long will it likely take to heal in mid-aged diabetic male? Thanks.

I pulled an adductor during during a large leg press, felt a groinal pop. How long will it likely take to heal in mid-aged diabetic male? Thanks.

Groinal pop: I don't know how long it might take to heal but I would recommend a visit to your doctor to check your symptoms and clinical findings, then decide what he thinks would be most helpful to lower your pain.

Make sure the doctor also checks your blood sugar in the office, and don't forget to bring the recent blood sugar data to the office. ...Read more

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How to get rid of this long lasting rash just below mid chest?

How to get rid of this long lasting rash just below mid chest?

That depends on: What type of rash it is. You are best served through evaluation by your physician or dermatologist. Once the rash is identified a treatment plan can be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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If my grandmother and greatgrandmother lived to around 100 and my mother is in her mid 90s what are my odds of a long life?

If my grandmother and greatgrandmother lived to around 100 and my mother is in her mid 90s what are my odds of a long life?

Good genes: You have good genes but we can not predict how long you will live and your future health. If you avoid being over weight, don't smoke, maintain your health by regular check ups to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control, and get cancer screening as recommended for your age and sex, like colonoscopy, pap smear and mammogram etc, you may live till 90 or 100. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take a stone in the mid pole to pass into the ureter?

How long does it normally take a stone in the mid pole to pass into the ureter?

Unpredictable...: It is unpredictable to tell when a stone attached to a calyceal papilla may drop and move into the ureter so hopefully pass through ureter into the bladder; so, no one can tell, but just be alert for such occurrence as described. In general, the odd for a 4-mm stone to successfully pass is about 75-85% in 2 weeks, but it does not mean a stone < 4 mm will not pass or one >4 mm will never pass. ...Read more

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In general, how long are each of the incisions for a mid-face facelift? How many incisions? Any way to avoid the long incision lines?

In general, how long are each of the incisions for a mid-face facelift? How many incisions? Any way to avoid the long incision lines?

3 ways: There are typically 3 ways to perform a mid-face lift
a.) through the lower eyelid skin incision
b.) through the side-burn (temple incision)
c.) through the mouth (intra-oral. ...Read more

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Been having soft loose bms for a week every morning. Do have IBS but never lasts this long. Why is this? Mid day will have kinda formed bm

Been having soft loose bms for a week every morning. Do have IBS but never lasts this long. Why is this? Mid day will have kinda formed bm

Within normal range: This description is not concerning. However, if you feel uncomfortable, you might consider increasing fiber in your first with bran, psyllium, and whole grains, fruits and vegetables, etc. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back on the left mid side. Doesn't hurt when I am laying flat. Starts when I sit for prolonged periods. What should I do?

I have pain in my back on the left mid side. Doesn't hurt when I am laying flat. Starts when I sit for prolonged periods. What should I do?

Plan: You have answer in your question. Your back need periodical rest and exercise. Stand up each hour with few minutes exercise like bending forward and back, turning, walking. It will be like physical therapy. This tactics may prevent real damage for your back. ...Read more

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For barrium swollow test directions say fast after mid night but my test is at 1 pm next day. Isn't it too long? What is recemmended duration?

For barrium swollow test directions say fast after mid night but my test is at 1 pm next day. Isn't it too long? What is recemmended duration?

Barium swallow: It maybe a long time for some patients to go without eating but you can wait till 1 pm but if you need some clear fruit juice like apple around 6 am would be ok ...Read more

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Mid 30s. Periods have become less heavy/slightly shorter last few months. Dr says all ok/still fertile as long as periods are regular/on time. True?

Mid 30s. Periods have become less heavy/slightly shorter last few months. Dr says all ok/still fertile as long as periods are regular/on time. True?

Probably, but. ..: Small changes in your periods are not too concerning. Female fertility declines with age at different speeds in different women. If you're trying to conceive without success for 6 months in your mid-30's, see a rei specialist to check your ovarian reserve or 'egg supply' (egg numbers and quality) with fsh, estradiol, and amh blood tests and an ultrasound scan of your ovaries. ...Read more

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I have been taking 1 mg alprazolam 4 times a day since the mid 1980s. My insurance company tells me it is no longer in their formulary. What options?

I have been taking 1 mg alprazolam 4 times a day since the mid 1980s. My insurance company tells me it is no longer in their formulary. What options?

Check formulary: Unfortunately there is no way for us to know what medications will be covered on your insurance with the provided information. The best option is to check with your insurer to find out the formulary alternatives. Then the medication can be changed. Be aware though that other medications may have different effects so adjustments may need to be made. ...Read more