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Why do spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later?

Why do spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later?

Myelomeningocele: Usually the repair of a myelomeningocele is delayed several days after birth to ensure that the child is stable for surgery and to also get a better assessment of potential neurologic deficits. As an adult, some patients develop spinal cord symptoms from tethering of the spinal cord prompting a procedure to release the tension on the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Why is it that spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later in life?

Why is it that spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later in life?

Spina bifida: Myelomeningoceles are almost always repaired within the first couple of days of life. The exception to that is unavailability of a surgeon to do it young leading to a later repair. The other situation where the family does not want it repaired. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any cure for myelomeningocele?

Please let me know if there is any cure for myelomeningocele?

Myelomeningocele: There is no cure but a surgical treatment is available for repair of the defect - done by pediatric neurosurgeons. ...Read more

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I have myelomeningocele spina bifida I use senokot (senna) for bowel management once a week but it has stopped working is there anything else i can do?

I have myelomeningocele spina bifida I use senokot (senna) for bowel management once a week but it has stopped working is there anything else i can do?

There are a number: Of other medications for bowel movement, including the magic bullet if you are looking for suppository meds. If oral is preferred, can consider miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium citrate for short term use only. Do you use any narcotic medications? These obviously can slow bowels and there is a new peripheral acting only Narcan that doesn't block pain but does clear bowels of opioid issues. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Who repairs medical equipment?

Depends on the equip: Mainly specialists who are familiar with the equipment. Resubmit your question and be a bit more specific as your question is not necessarily medical and I suspect you may be asking something else. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can a blocled svc be repaired ?

Can a blocled svc be repaired ?

Yes: The svc (superior vena cava) can be surgically bypassed or sometimes reopened with angioplasty and a stent within the vein. Repair is only necessary for patients with significant facial swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing. Usually, one's body can reroute blood around the blockage to a large degree. ...Read more

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Can the linea alba be repaired?

Can the linea alba be repaired?

No: Linea alba does not need to be repaired. It's just a thickening of the cheek tissue that is being caught between your teeth when you eat or just naturally close your teeth together. It is not a sign of illness and does not need to be removed, because it can come back because it's a result of trauma. ...Read more

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How can I repair a severed nerve?

How can I repair a severed nerve?

You cant: See a doc who specializes in this which would depend on the anatomical region involved. ...Read more

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Hammertoe repair, when could I drive?

Hammertoe repair, when could I drive?

Ask you surgeon: It is important to communicate with your surgeon, not friend, family or the nurse down the road. ...Read more

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How long does it take to repair a pfo?

How long does it take to repair a pfo?

Few hours: Depending on many factors, the surgery probably take 1.5 to 2.5 hrs. ...Read more

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How often do rotator cuff repairs fail?

How often do rotator cuff repairs fail?

Depends: That depends on many factors the age of the patient or the activity level of the patient come to mind first. As a general rule rotator cuff reconstructions have a very small re-occurence rate. ...Read more

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What foods help restore and repair skin?

What foods help restore and repair skin?

No magic.: There is no magical food formula for healthy skin; but a balanced diet containing plenty of protein and fresh vegetables, and a minimum of junk food, will help you maintain healthy skin (and body) for many years to come. On the other side, smoking, prolonged sunbathing, recreational drugs, and/or drinking to excess will destroy the health of your skin (and body). ...Read more

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How is a pinched nerve typically repaired?

How is a pinched nerve typically repaired?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

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I had a hammertoe repair, when can I drive?

I had a hammertoe repair, when can I drive?

It depends: Depends on the type of procedure and which foot it was performed on. Discuss it with your surgeon. They will be able to tell you when you are ready. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drive after hammertoe repair?

Is it okay to drive after hammertoe repair?

Not advisable: Immediately. You would want to wait until you are at minimum out of the post op shoe and bandages are off the feet. Individual wrapping of toes would be okay. You must consider the foot needs to operate quickly for sudden stops etc. if you are in an accident and your in a post op shoe , I would imagine your liability would increase. ...Read more

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How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

Lab: Most commonly the undercuts, if there are any, are blocked out in the lab. Occasionally the lab will make a index/guide for the dentist to use to modify the shape of the tooth before delivery of the crown. Before or during the preparation for a crown, a dentist may use any number of materials to block out undercuts. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I need to have a PCL repair?

How can I tell if I need to have a PCL repair?

Depends on symptoms: The best way to determine if you need PCL surgery is by your symptoms and what your knee feels like on physical exam. Mri or xray findings can show the injury but really how unstable the knee is during activities is really the most important thing. ...Read more

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