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Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv
Completely torn ankle superior extensor retinaculum - read case where fascia lata used to replace. What else can be used - auto, allo or synthetic?
2006 left me with a compound fracture of the right femur.The rod is stainless steel and was special ordered for size. And 3 pins. What does it weigh?
Similar to tibia: Sorry just answered a very similar question regarding the weight of a titanium tibial rod(~12 ounces). So a stainless steel rod which is likely 2-6cm.Longer( depending on how tall u are)w/3 interlocking screws may weigh 16 ounces( give or take 2-3 ounces).Special ordered?( for your length or width of femur-- unusual in compound=open fxs.)possibly u meant comminuted( 'shattered')? Hope that helps! ...Read more
Best imaging study to evaluate the integrity, position, and functionality of a prosthetic hip replacement, metal ball on plastic cup; how often p. Op?
See answer: Plain radiography and clinical correlation are the best starting point. Depending on the software available, either ct or MRI with metal artifact reduction software may be beneficial. Spect-ct has shown benefit in fusing both anatomic and physiologic data – ask your radiologists and orthopedists about their experience with these modalities and the capability at your institution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to undergo MRI of ankle and knee with IM nailing of tibia while hardware inside?.it's titanium made.
Yes: Titanium not a problem. Most if not all orthopedic hardware these days is MRI safe. It is always a good idea, though, to double check and make sure of exactly what type of device/hardware was placed, and tell the MRI technologist prior to the study.Only problem with the scan is that the hardware may distort the image and limit evaluation.The tech can sometimes use special sequences to limit this ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pure alcohol 95 cleans and disinfect better than soap or hand gels ? And is totally safe on the skin (hands specially ) ?
Depends: In general a good long scrub with lots of running clean city water is very good and is what surgeons scrub with. Ninety five percent alcohol is very drying to the skin and can irritate. I first suggest the soap and it can be plain soap or detergent. If you must use alcohol use seventy percent. ...Read more
What to do if skin exposed to perfect curve water and stain repellent says its made of based on space-age polymer technology
Wash well: Perfect curve is commonly used in things like baseball caps to resist water and sweat. I am cannot find any existing warnings therefore i would wash well with soap and water if exposed. The only problem i can see would be if you are allergic to it or have "multiple hydrocarbon sensitivity" in which case you need to stay away from it completely. ...Read more
3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?
No surgery needed: It takes 4-6 weeks to heal, with partial weight bearing and medications. ...Read more
Cartilage injections: As of this date the technology does not exist for us to inject cartilage into the joint and give patients any lasting real relief. Total joint replacements are the hold standard technique for giving patient long lasting improved motion and pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Snapped my 5th metacarpal, will a hely & weber tko boxer brace work the same as a caste!?(its made for boxer breaks) (this does immobilize very well)
What is the shelf life of vitamin d3? Is it a mistake to bulk buy e.G 480 softgels on special offer? Does this form last longer than plain tablets?
No problem: Check the package expiration date, but there should be no problem. ...Read more
Why a surgeon choosing to suture the bucket handle tear meniscus for the knee instead of removing it ?
Repair vs. excise: The meniscus is involved in distributing the forces throughout the knee. Repairing the meniscus allows the knee to re-establish its normal function of force distribution. If it is excised, the forces are localized to a small surface area and articular cartilage begins to wear away leading to early post-traumatic arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIS IS 82 AND HAS BONE ON BONE IN SHOULDER. INSTEAD OF REPLACEMENT WANTS TO GET SYNVISC (hylan g-f 20) INJECTIONS. INS WON'T PAY FOR SHOULDER ONES. WHAT IS RECOMM?
See if orthopod: can give a senior citizen discount? You can still pay cash for it if available, or done by the shoulder specialist. ...Read more
For liwer leg and knee infection due to knee prothesis is it best option to remove prothesis or to put expensive cement one with antibiotic infusion?
Cut leg 4 weeks ago. Healing, but flesh inside cut is 'popping out' of wound. What is the significance? Used bacitraition, bandages and ACE bandage wrap.
My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?
Cant be certain. : From the information provided, one can't say for sure. If you had a large rct tear, then it is likely a single row. ...Read more
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Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?
Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...Read more
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