lower extremity

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Legs.
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

Can I bypass lower extremity with fasciotomy?

Sometimes

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There are occasions where a vascular surgical bypass and fasciotomy are performed at the same time, vascular trauma, acute ischemic leg. There are occasions where bypass and fasciotomy are done separately. They are not the same procedure, so can not be used interchangeably. Fasciotomy allows the leg to swell with less risk for muscle and nerve damage, less risk for amputation. Be well.
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What is the definition or description of: Lower extremity?

Lower extremity

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Legs.
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What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

Various

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Evaluation of a joint is done to look for ligament and bony disruption in the case of unexplained pain, ongoing disease (like arthritis) or trauma. A joint MRI can be ordered by your family doctor, an ER doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. It is performed by a radiologist who will evaluate the results.
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Where do I go to get a lower extremity joint mri without dye done?

MRI without "dye"

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Some hospitals have a permanent MRI unit; others share one with other hospitals; there are also free-standing imaging offices that do CT's & MRI's. Unless you are allergic to contrast (dye) or have severe kidney disease, contrast is used for an optimal study. Discuss that issue with the doc ordering the MRI.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature

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Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages.
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Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

See a doctor

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This may or may not be related to your injection of medication. Things to consider are a cellulitis (skin infection), blood clot in the deep veins of your leg, or just inflammation/clotting of the superficial veins in your leg. Please have yourself evaluated by a doctor ASAP.
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What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

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In sensory polyneuropathy, sensory nerve fibers that carry info about temperature, touch, pain, & position are damaged & can't transmit signals. Length-dependent means limbs furthest away are 1st to be affected, as in both lower legs. Common causes include diabetes, nutrient deficiency, connective tissues disorders, infectious diseases, or toxins. Blood tests can rule out most of these causes.
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Dr. Bradley Thomas answered:

can a patient with deep vein thrombosis on his/her lower extremity, have a massage on affected area?

Eventually, Yes

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There is no set rule or particular answer to this question. However, I would not recommend that sort of direct repeated pressure to that area for some time after a DVT. Even a few weeks after an acute episode of DVT would be reasonable.. The risk is probably small but why take that risk? Just wait several weeks and then you can resume massage. Once the clot becomes chronic it is much less likely to embolize.
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Dr. Qamar Khan answered:

Can a person diagnosed with mild CRPS also have neuropathy pain in the lower extremity (left leg below knee)?

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You may be developing a pain syndrome called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This should be checked out asap so that treatments can be offered to reduce or eliminate this pain. The longer it goes on makes it harder to treat. Also, the pain could be coming from your spine and may need to be evaluated further. I would see a comprehensive pain specialist that can manage everything you need.
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