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Medial Rectus Recession
Left eye-had a 3mm muscle taken from the medial rectus muscle & 4mm lateral recession 3 months back. If too much muscle is gone, how do you fix that?
Left eye-had a 3mm piece of muscle removed from medial rectus muscle. If too much muscle is gone, how can that be fixed surgically?
Muscle surgery: The piece of the muscle was removed to shorten the muscle and this will turn your eye inwards toward the nose. If too much is removed the eye will overturn inwards and correction is possible by changing the site of insertion of the muscle tendon on the eye. Hopefully your eye with the first surgery will be in the right position. ...Read more
Male pattern baldnes: I suspect that you're referring to male pattern baldness which is due to a combination of genetics & hormones. Check out http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001177.htm. Then go see your Family Doc who may refer you to Dermatologist or Hair specialist. In meantime, you can try OTC minoxidl but finasteride requires prescription (it's FDA pregnancy category X). ...Read more
2 joint muscle: The rectus femoris starts at the top of the hip bone and ends below the knee. You use it to lift your leg (for example when taking a step up) and to straighten your knee. Since it crosses two joints, the hip needs to be extended and the knee bent to stretch it. The best method depends on your current fitness level and activities. It is best to have an athletic trainer/ physical therapist show you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: Where there is recession there is also some loss of the bone supporting your teeth. If you have too much bone loss then your teeth can become loose and you may loose them. The best thing is treatment , the sooner the better, so that you do not loose your teeth. Your dentist may refer you to a periiodontist, a specialist in gum diseases for this problem. ...Read more
Several causes: There can be several causes for gum recession. It can happen when you clench or grind your teeth, brush too hard, have a bad bite, or poor dental hygiene. These are the most common reasons and the treatment will depend on the reason for the recession. So it is best to have a dental examination and fid out what is hapening in your mouth. ...Read more
Surgical procedure: It is a type of surgical procedure to help lengthen the achilles tendon. ...Read more
Don't ask questions: Apathetic people don't ask questions. Not even rhetorical ones like yours. But there are many success stories in a recession. It's just the ratio of success to failure that decreases. Its ultimately up to you to blame personal failure on circumstances like the faltering economy or seek new solutions to your problems. ...Read more