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Mri Safety For Wire Mesh For Hernia
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
I am 26 male and had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh in 2010. Is there any possibility for scar tissue not to be shown in MRI scan?
Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?
Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Fda issued warnings about transvaginal mesh for pop. Does this warning also apply to transvaginal mesh slings?
No: The "slings" used for treatment of urinary incontinence have not been implicated in the recent fda warning issued in 2011. Although they are also made of polypropylene mesh, the amount of material and the anatomic location of the sling are totally different from the mesh kits that were referred to in the fda warning bulletin. In addition, there is plenty of data published documenting the safety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had inguinal hernia mesh repair 13 years ago. Some discomfort in this area. Would a CT scan be appropriate to learn more? Other options?
CT scan might: Show things other than mesh that might be causing discomfort, but it will probably not show the mesh in any great detail. You might have a recurrent hernia or an entrapped nerve, so see a surgeon for recommendation on diagnosis and treatment of your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any tests to check for inguinal hernia in a female? Short of surgery? Had hernia repaired with mesh and then mesh removed. Pain returned
Mitral valve repair surgery with prosthetic material annuloplasty ring 6 months postop are antibiotics required for life for dental work in us & uk?
AHA recommendations: As of now, in the us, according to the aha, yes. I cannot say what the protocol would be in the uk but would assume it was the same. Your own cardiologist is the one to address all your questions and concerns to, both now and in the future. See the following site for more information as to basic recommendations: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/congenitalheartdefects/theimpactofcongenitalheartdefects/infective-endocarditis_ucm_307108_article.Jsp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With continuing concerns re: intravaginal mesh, why is it still used frequently for slings. New slings to soon to determine long term safety?
Acceptable Risk: The "failure rate" of the intravaginal mesh is only about 4%. The commercials on tv advertising class-action lawsuits makes the failure rate seem much higher. There are risks to every surgery and surgical device use. It's best to discuss pros and cons with one's physician on an individual basis. ...Read more
Traditional suture repair of inguinal hernia back in 2012. Hernia has recurred. Should I opt for open mesh repair or robotic laparoscopic?
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem ...Read more
Should I try the Shouldice clinic/method for a recurrent inguinal hernia repair, given the first repair was open mesh?
You can try: any major medical center. Shouldice Center in Canada may be fine. There may be a facility closer to you that does laparoscopic repairs of recurrent hernias too. Ask your doctor about the specialists in your region. ...Read more
M31,which is better mesh option for inguinal hernia surgery. Ethicon prolene or Ethicon Ultrapro. Or any other you recommend. Thanks?
How much time an expert surgeon needs to repair large inguinal hernia with mesh in open tech. I was kept in general anesthesia for 100 min ?
Variable: The first question is are you happy with the outcome? Was the repair done well without complications? If so, then the rest is mostly a moot point. The next thing to know is that the duration of anesthesia always exceeds the actual operative time. Once you are under, there is still time required for prep, clean up, and ensuring you are ready to come out. Aside from that, the time was not excessiv. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had nail put in for broken collar bone and had hernia repair with mesh as child, cardiologist said MRI would be fine with these?
It should not.: Umbilical hernia repair is a superficial surgery to the abdominal wall and should not be affected by an internal problem such as circumaortic renal collar. Circumaortic renal collar can be hazardous in retroperitoneal surgery (surgery involving the posterior part of the abdominal cavity), and then usually only if it is not previous known about. Umbilical hernias are located anteriorly. ...Read more
Mitral valve repair surgery (prosthetic material ring with native valve) 6 months postop are antibiotics required for life for dental work in us & uk?
Yes for replacements: If you have your mitral valve replaced it is necessary to pre medicate with antibiotics prior to any dental procedure that may involve bleeding. That would include cleanings, extractions , root canals and any invasive procedures. Your dentist will tell you when to pre medicate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have arthroscopic repair of a detached anterior hip lab rum from a mva after an incisional hernia repair with mesh implant in low ab?
Are there any specific analgesics good for treating bursitis and femur/hip pain? Post-op 8 years femur repair with hardware.
NSAIDS are good: Analgesics but it may aggravate your abdominal discomfort and barrett's esophagus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is less effective but worth a try and less hard on your stomach. Narcotic meds (codeine, morphine, hydro and oxycodone ) can be used for severe pain. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whst is the difference between TVT mesh surgery and laparoscopic hysteropexy for prolapse. Really worried as I have read horrendous stories about mesh?
A "meshy" problem: Meshes were often used to augment and support prolapse repairs in the past. Some of the meshes, deteriorated "early" and created some systemic as well as local repair failures. Attorneys have had a "field day" with class action suits for these cases and many MD surgeons will not use them for that reason. Forewarned is forearmed. ...Read more
Rt hernia repair w/SUTURE ONLY in 2012. Recurred. Surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. Could have chosen LAP, but didn't. Mistake? Surgeon is specialist
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more