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Doctor insights on: Muscle Healing After Surgery

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is the thickening of plica reversible without surgery or does conservative treatment only serves to strengthen muscles to keep the plica from sliding?

Is the thickening of plica reversible without surgery or does conservative treatment only serves to strengthen muscles to keep the plica from sliding?

Discuss with MD: In those few patients who do not respond to a non-operative treatment program, an arthroscopic resection of their medial plica may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment aside from surgery for diagnosed torn mid-back muscles after an injury? (2 inch radius).

What is the treatment aside from surgery for diagnosed torn mid-back muscles after an injury? (2 inch radius).

All medical: there is rarely an indication for surgery for torn back muscle. it will heal eventually, so be patient, apply heat take ibuprofen, and follow your doctor instruction ...Read more

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I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

It works not forever: Botox works but not forever. The progress of Botox injection is amazing. Ask your doctor about duration and the need to repeat over a lifetime. ...Read more

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How long does surgery take for a torn oblique muscle?

How long does surgery take for a torn oblique muscle?

Time.....: We see questions like this all the time. Do you mean, how long is the surgery (from initial incision to skin closure), or how long is the recovery period? ...Read more

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How rare is anterior tibialis muscle herniation? And how long after surgery to repair should I experience pain?

Rare: Anterior tibialis muscle rupture is rare. The surgery to repair this will depend on how much separation there is between the two ends of the muscle. The larger the separation the more work and exposure will be required. I would expect this to cause you pain for 3 weeks with several months of sore recovery. ...Read more

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I need an easy explanation of right ventricular muscle bundle. And, does this condition require surgery to repair?

I need an easy explanation of right ventricular muscle bundle. And, does this condition require surgery to repair?

RV muscle bundles: These are usually benign structures that exist often in the r side of the heart. Sometimes they are increased thickness muscle that may be due to obstruction to outflow of blood from the r heart (increased pressure in the r heart) . Sometimes they can actually cause obstruction to outflow from the r heart. These usually require surgery(this in turn may cause r bundle branch block as elsewhere). ...Read more

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What are recommendations for pulled/torn muscles on waist/back area? What exercises to help heal them or is surgery necessary?

Depends: Unless you have a complete tear, physical therapy can usually help the muscle heal and restore full function. The physical therapist can also give you specific exercises to do at home. Surgery is usually not necessary but an orthopedic or physiatrist doctor should determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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Are there any safe drugs that can help prevent muscle waste caused from to much surgery and where muscle has been scraped out?

Are there any safe drugs that can help prevent muscle waste caused from to much surgery and where muscle has been scraped out?

No: But eating properly with enough protein and vitamins can help. Also, targeted exercise to the area to "build up and strengthen" the muscle might also help if you are far enough from your actual surgery. ...Read more