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What is orthopedic surgery?

What is orthopedic surgery?

Let me explain: Orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic surgery treat muscles bone and joint problems in the body expect the skull and the jaws. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

Depends: There a various dressings and materials used. Would depend on the type of surgery, surgeon preference, and allergies of patient. ...Read more

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Where can I do some research on orthopedic surgery?

Where can I do some research on orthopedic surgery?

Orthopedic surgery: The american academy of orthopedic surgery has an excellent website for patient information. Try www.Orthoinfo.Aaos.Org. Good luck! ...Read more

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What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

Many: Depending on the nature of your problems orthopedist use the same dressing as most surgical specialist. One exception may be the usage of casts to address fractures. Or braces, ace bandages, and slings. ...Read more

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Can you please define orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

Can you please define orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

Depends: On what surgery and what part of the body. I put total knee replacement in the top 5. Need more info. ...Read more

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Dr. John Ayres Dr. Ayres
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Anyone know were I can get statistics on orthopedic surgery?

Dr. John Ayres Dr. Ayres
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Google or Yahoo: Search engines can be very helpful although you cannot always confirm the accuracy of the information provided. You can go to the aaos (american academy of orthopedic surgery) website for reliable information. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

Could you explain what is orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

Every surgery hurts!: Orthopedic is the branch of medical sciences dealing with bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, broken bones, pulled mucsles, torn tendons/ligaments, arthritis surgery. The good thing about surgery is that pain it causes does get better and every week you would feel the improvement in it. ...Read more

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Orthopedic surgery on thursday. What should I do before the surgery?

Orthopedic surgery on thursday. What should I do before the surgery?

Preop Prep: Particularly in orthopaedics, we are specific about pre-operative preparation, and it can vary based upon the surgery planned. There are suggested pre-op washes and even medications that are sometimes used. My protocol is based upon published literature, as well as experience on a hospital infection control committee. Please speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Anyone know were I can get statistics on orthopedic surgery success?

Anyone know were I can get statistics on orthopedic surgery success?

Outcomes data: Many surgical treatments have published results regarding outcome, patient satisfaction, complication rate, etc. Your surgeon should be able to provide specific data, not only about published data, but also their personal outcomes. Ask how many specific procedures have they performed, and do they have specialized training. Finally, go get a 2nd opinion and cross-reference your answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to schedule non-emergency orthopedic surgery?

How long does it usually take to schedule non-emergency orthopedic surgery?

Very difficult 2 say: it depends on a few factors. how busy Ur surgeon is, as well as how crowed is the surgery schedule with all the other surgeons practicing. also if any co-morbidities U may need an internist 2 clear U. also U may B scheduled 4 a certain time, but since elective, Ur case can B bumped by another surgeon that time & day with an emergency. ...Read more

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What is the statute of limitations regarding "botched" spine orthopedic surgery?

Let me explian: The statute of limitations regarding any surgery is two years from the start of the treatment, unless the patient is a child that goes until the child is 18 years old.Thanks. ...Read more

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Does 82 year old man need to do orthopedic surgery?

Depends: If the surgery is for a total joint replacement for pain or other significant ortho problem affecting quality of life, then one needs to determine the functionality of the person to judge whether they would benefit from a surgical intervention. If this is a healthy and able bodied/functional senior, then the surgery should be strongly considered if it will give the person a better quality of life. ...Read more

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How good is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

How good is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

C below: As good as his training and experience, as well as how firm the diagnosis is. They rely on an honest history and u being open about ur problem. Beware of the surgeon who want's to operate first, but there are times when it is appropriate, so have it well explained as 2 why. ...Read more

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Can you tell me things to keep in mind about orthopedic surgery?

Can you tell me things to keep in mind about orthopedic surgery?

Do as your surgeon -: Tells you. Do not remove dressings unless okayed by him, to minimize chances of infection/problems of wound healing. Do not bear weight on legs/feet without support unless cleared with your surgeon. Report any/all concerns to his/her office, and wait till they get back to you, before you try anything. Similar surgery on your friends/sibling does not mean, advise to you is same as was to them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orthopedic reconstructive surgery?

Joint surgeon: This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our procedures to fix you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how effective is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

Modest: In most cases, spinal surgery for back pain without leg symptoms is a last resort, and may reduce pain by about half. There are exceptions, such as correction of instability. Barring these, surgery is controversial. Recent studies are questioning the value of such surgery. If you are considering it, you may wish to get a second or even third opinion. Many factors can cause ; influence back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more


Dr. Pam Yoder
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more