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Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?
Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago.Can bone grafting improve face appearance?
Lip Support: What type of prosthesis are you wearing? Which 12 teeth were removed? Much of your lip support comes from your natural teeth or prosthesis. Bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume for placement of dental implants. You have a complex situation that warrants consultations with first a prosthodontist and then an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I am looking for correction of shortened flail toe from previous hammertoe surgery. Digital lengthening with one stage autologous bone graft?
Homework.: There are several ways to go depending on your specific post-operative condition. Bone grafting, small digital implants or spacers, just to mention a few. You should be aware that the chances of having a normal functioning toe are limited at best. Having multiple opinions is definitely the way to be informed before you commit. ...Read more
What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?
Non-union ulnar [email protected], obl cut w/lag screw.On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks.When to do bone graft?What if graft doesn't take?
Yes: Yes but they can be altered if they bother you. ...Read more
Maxillofacial: You may need to be evaluated by a plastic or maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Derm? Fake nails redone after a mo. Noted pinkie has green brown spot abt 1/4 CM long vertical ctr nail top, just below where nail extends off finger. Caucasian. 1 sev. Dys. Nevi. Scared melanoma!
Distal nail streak: It is not likely that a spot starting in the distal portion of the nail bed represents a melanoma. More likely this represents a bacterial infection with pseudomonas. You should see your dermatologist and get a bacterial and a fungal culture done. The fungal culture will also tell if you have yeast. Treatment can be prescribed after a diagnosis is established. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 wks since 2/3/4 metatarsals on L-foot fracture.Doctor said 2&3 misaligned. Bone can grow back but in diff alignment.Not sure on Wire surgery,pls adv?
Bones can heal e-: -if not aligned, but it may interfere with functions. These are called mal-unions. Meaning they healed, but not anatomically. In the foot this can cause trouble with ambulation. Better to get it done properly, as later reconstruction may not be able to get proper functioning back ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avulsion fracture of tibial tuberosity had bone graft due to nonunion shouldn't bone graft be seen on x-ray? Mine isn't n still nonunion 18mth later
Usually healed @18mo: I am sure you are concerned. Bone grafts go thru phases on x-ray. The graft is dead by nature and acts as a scffolding for your own bone to grow on and the graft is absorbed, so it may look at some point like its gone. A ct scan can be helkpful to determine if there is any fusion taking place. Follow recomendations of your doc who knows best what was done. ...Read more
All solid zirconium that support span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11 to 14 broke after 10 weeks. Previous porc bridge also broken. Causes/options?
Dynamic forces: Many factors can lead to this, but most important are the support base and the bite. This is a long span to cover when starting with the canine, but do not expect the zirconium to fx. Likely clenching/grinding without occlusal guard/compliance . See the expert in reconstruction - Prosthodontist. Consider 2 crowns and 2 implants (12,13) with crowns and bite correction (lower arch). good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist to section off permanent pontic 13 that is in my smile line. To add bone graft for later implant. Can a 1 unit nesbit fill space in mean time?
ASK about OPTIONS: There are many factors which affect the details; however, you are asking about treatment options. Many times this can be controlled by you and your provider. Coordinate with him/her and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Some of my extraction patients never go without teeth, others go without for a time... You need to have the conversation if you want a say in the outcome. ...Read more
Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?
Final adult height: What is important also to know if she has a good potential to grow taller is to know how sexually she is mature and what is her bone age. ...Read more
Day 21 post circumcision- looks fully healed except underside skin still fused to shaft and bumpy..also got boils of skin around incision line?
Circumcision: the area that is fused is probably the ventral raphe and is normal as for the "boils" is ir the scar thats irregular or some infection I would suggest a re-check with your surgeon ...Read more
Humerus shaft fracture about 4 months ago, rods (non-surgically) introduced through the medulla. now dr. says non-union and bone-graft?
What is your: question? I would hope you are being treated by a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon! Also can not picture intra-medullary rods inserted without a surgical opening! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
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