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Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?

Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?

NEVER: Please do not be mislead by either un-informed but well meaning clinicians, or ethically bankrupt clinicians who somehow have come to same conclusion: they believe you can functionally balance the occlusion with an appliance made by a lab tech, and used inappropriately with ignorance. Skeletal dysplasia of genetic origin must be treated by a combination of braces and jaw surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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What exactly are shin splints and what do your do about them?

What exactly are shin splints and what do your do about them?

Bone pain: Rest and activity modification are the mainstay of treatment. When the pain wears down gradually increase exercise intensity in a pain free fashion. ...Read more

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Managing Shin Splints (Checklist)

Get an osteopathic examination done of your neck, spine, hips, legs
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Check for low arches or flat feet
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Don't wear old orthotics that are full foot molds
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Can you tell me which advancements have been made in the field of amputations and artificial limbs?

Can you tell me which advancements have been made in the field of amputations and artificial limbs?

Robotic limbs: There are both advances in both live donor and robotic amputation replacement surgery. Robotic replacement is so far more functionally advanced with a more useable limb and more predictability. Donor limbs have limited function and unpredictable results requiring life long immunosuppression. Both are still however in their infancy stages. ...Read more

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Some doctors say to wear a figure eight splint, some say just a sling and some say both. What do I do and what is more effective?

Some doctors say to wear a figure eight splint, some say just a sling and some say both. What do I do and what is more effective?

Splinting: Types of splinting depend on what kind of injury one has. Slings are used to rest the shoulder from the weight of the lower arm. Figure of eight splints are work for shoulder dislocations , collar bone disclocations and fractures of the clavicle. The clinician making the diagnosis should tell you what kind of splint is appropriate for which injury. Do not make this decision on ...Read more

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How can I make a splint more comfortable for work?

How can I make a splint more comfortable for work?

Depends: It depends on the purpose and location of the splint, as well as, your job description. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there some sort of splint (that actually works) that can hold the big toe away from the second toe?

Is there some sort of splint (that actually works) that can hold the big toe away from the second toe?

Yes: Most of the splint are used at night and can be found in a catalog or drug store. During the day you can use a toe spacer. They will not correct the positon of the toe forever. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of having the torus mandibular removed?

What are the possible complications of having the torus mandibular removed?

Several: Tori represent dense growths of bone. The floor of the mouth is a highly vascular area. Some possible complications may include swelling under the tongue, infections, bruising under the chin and along the neck, and possible irritation of the tissue over the tori as it is usually very thin and can be easily traumatized if care is not taken. ...Read more

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Did i break my pinky finger? It is crooked and swollen but no bruise and very painful had in splint for last 24 hours had pain med but not working

Did i break my pinky finger?  It is crooked and swollen but no bruise and very painful had in splint for last 24 hours had pain med but not working

Get an xray: Time to stop speculating ; get evaluation/diagnosis. Go see your family doc who can order an xray to prove whether broken or not. S/he can then discuss appropriate treatment options w/you. But until we have diagnosis, it's no use guessing. ...Read more