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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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Can muscle removed by shrapnel from an ied ever re-grow?

Can muscle removed by shrapnel from an ied ever re-grow?

No: The number of muscle cells have is typically a fixed number--we don't regenerate muscle. Stem cell therapy might be changing that, though, in terms of cardiac muscle, and early studies are promising. Muscle cells do get bigger though, and can compensate for lost muscle. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Had micro discectomy that went wrong compressed the nerve .Next op removed debris , bone fragments nerve comfy , could scar tissue ruin second op?

Had micro discectomy that went wrong compressed the nerve .Next op removed debris , bone fragments nerve comfy , could scar tissue ruin second op?

Possible: Arachnoiditis is thought to potentially occur in patients who undergo multiple back surgeries. This is a condition felt to be due to traction placed on the spinal cord sac or its internal elements from the formation of scar tissue following surgery. Usually not a huge problem until the patient has had more than a couple of surgeries but even 1 could be all that's needed in some folks. ...Read more

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Can gluteus Maximus be regenerated after 1/3 has been surgically removed due to benign tumor?

Can gluteus Maximus be regenerated after 1/3 has been surgically removed due to benign tumor?

Gluts: Please see a plastic & reconstructive surgeon for an evaluation of your situation. Your family doctor can refer you to one. Glad to hear the tumor was benign. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Yes: Internal scar tissue can be removed but there is a risk that it will grow back and perhaps be worse than before. ...Read more

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Fractured 5th m.Tarsal 2x in 5 years, 3 surgeries, insert/remove screw (2yrs later) and remove 2nd fracture. Can sural nerve be repaired? Lots of pain

Fractured 5th m.Tarsal 2x in 5 years, 3 surgeries, insert/remove screw (2yrs later) and remove 2nd fracture. Can sural nerve be repaired? Lots of pain

Yes can be repaired: U should see an orthopod who'll examine and investigate as necessary, to determine whether the pain is from the nerve injury or the fx, etc. The nerve if severed can certainly be repaired, probably afetr removing scar tissue, or if there is a neuroma ( nerve tumor) it can be removed as well, to reduce the pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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10/14 partial hysterectomy via morcellator. 8/15 right ovary had a cyst burst, twist & wrap around my appendix. Could morcellation cause cyst to grow?

10/14 partial hysterectomy via morcellator. 8/15 right ovary had a cyst burst, twist & wrap around my appendix.
Could morcellation cause cyst to grow?

No: Morcellator is a process where large specimen turn to a mushy smaller pieces in order to safely be removed from the abdominal cavity during laproscopic surgery.it does not interfere in any of the organ . Ovarian cyst is a physiological process nobody can control. ...Read more

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Ankle orif 8 screws/plate outside, 2 screws inside ankle.All removed due to infection 6/29/13. Normal to still have pain & flexibility probs?Prognosis?

Ankle orif 8 screws/plate outside, 2 screws inside ankle.All removed due to infection 6/29/13. Normal to still have pain & flexibility probs?Prognosis?

Best answered: By someone reviewing your xrays and examining your foot. Residual pain is certainly plausible from the injury itself...Osteoarthritis is a possibility as well. If your hardware was removed due to an infection then your immediate concern should be the infection being cleared and then discuss with doc how we can move forward from there....Your too young to have continued pain... ...Read more

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Surgery on spiral fracture Aug. 25/14 steel and screws severely irritating still. Pain also up into upper leg. Could metal be removed early safely?

Surgery on spiral fracture Aug. 25/14 steel and screws severely irritating still. Pain also up into upper leg. Could metal be removed early safely?

Keep in 9-12 months: Generally speaking hardware does not routinely need to be removed. BUT, when it remains significantly symptomatic and with proof of solid fracture healing, hardware can be safely removed about 9-12 months after your type of fracture ...Read more

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Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib, bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?

Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib,  bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?

Absolutely: See your doctor. Don't want a severe pain syndrome to develop, so the sooner the better. Pt may help, also try seeing a good hands-on osteopath to get some of the trauma out of your tissue. Find one at: http://physician.Academyofosteopathy.Org, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org (find a practitioner) or http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic ankle surgery week ago. removed floating fragment & tightened ligaments. In half splint. Feel pain when move ankle certain way. Normal?

Arthroscopic ankle surgery week ago. removed floating fragment & tightened ligaments. In half splint. Feel pain when move ankle certain way. Normal?

Normal: to feel some discomfort after surgery a week post op. Gradually the pain will lessen and you should feel better, if not consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more