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ER doc said swollen foot, foot/toe pain is plantar fascia, ortho surgeon says likely morton's nueroma, ordered MRI. Worried about misdiagnosis/surgery?
Here are some ...: What you worried about is genuine and you're not alone because all the medical care is based on "indirect" evidence resulting from professional continual collection & analysis of available experience so the treating Doc makes a best possible judgment to proceed with care. At times, surgical exploration may be the "only" way to verify what is going on and causing your pain. This is reality of life! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other options: Botox is not approved by insurance companies or medicare for pirifoemis syndrome. There are other options for treatment, however, including standard trigger point injections (with Lidocaine or saline), topical Baclofen (from a compounding pharmacy) and physical therapy. Acupuncture can help. It is also out of pocket, but likely less than botox. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
Bursa's: are tiny fluid filled "sacks" which lie between a tendon and it's insertion to reduce friction of the tendon as it does its job....in the spine these lie at the insertion(s) of the PARASPINAL muscles on either side of the bony spine! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Joining bone togethe: A spinal fusion is a procedure used to join two spinal motion units together. It is designed to stop all motion of the motion segment. It may be performed with or without the usages of screws and rods. It is performed for spinal instability . It is like welding 2 pieces of metal together. ...Read more
Be patient.: takes awhile for bone healing, then PT over the course of time. some pain and swelling to be expected. ...Read more
Chiari surgery: Surgery for a chari malformation is rather straight forward - a "botched" surgery is rare, in some rare cases further surgery might be indicated if the symptoms are not resolved - this assumes there were no complications during the procedure. ...Read more
What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a C7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?
Mri done on ankle; anterior talofibular is torn, ankle joint effusion, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis. Meaning? Doc handed me off. Help. No ins.
Immobilize >therapy: You can order a cast boot online for very little money. $35-$65. These are all removable casts. You need it tall like a real short leg cast. Keep your weight off it. Get crutches or a walker at drug store or good will. You need to immobilize it to allow the atfl ligament to heal. This will take 6 to 8 weeks to knit itself together. After it heals you really need to get therapy to rehab the ankle. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What should I expect going into a posterior fossa decompression surgery for chiari 1 malformation? Recovery time? Restrictions?
Chiari: Most surgery for chiari malformation is a decompressive operation. Surgery takes 3-4 hours. Hospital stay is usually 1 day in ICU and 1-2 days general care. I would recommend lifting less than 10 pounds for the first 2 weeks and less than 25 pounds after that. You will be asked to not bend your head lower than your waist. Recovery occurs in 6-8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tkr. Patella dislocated . Ortho wanted complete knee ultrasound radiologist refused do. Said MRI knee . Ortho originally said MRI show not much what?
After laminectomy ,foot pain.Back Mri good,foot Mri good,ncv test show s/1 pinch,not on Mri.neurosurgeon say nerve it self is causing pain. True?
CT myleogram: MRI can be tricky to interpret after surgery gold standard most sensitive test is CT myleogram to look for correctable S1 root impingement if this is normal then there is nothing to fix then youll have to live with it the pain or consider a spinal cord stimulator trial we dont fix the nerves we just take the pressure off they fix themselves not everytime but mostly ...Read more
Do Hernias of 5mm ,need surgery? Had Ultrasound in Panama:- Hernia post insicional de cicatriz en hipocondrio derecho de 5mm
Elmslie-trillat: This procedure is usually used for patients that have patella dislocations. The patella tendon insertion on the tibia bone is shifted in a medial direction to better align the patella tracking. ...Read more
What can I expect from bilateral 'exploratory' knee arthrocopy? What about the TENEX (guanfacine) procedure on both knees?
MRI results on L knee- Patellaofemoral, medial compartment Chrondomalacia with slight joint effusion. 1yr post MCL repair. Do I need another surgery?
No surgery needed: The results are consistent with thinning of the cartilage in two of the three main compartments of the knee. This is essentially osteoarthritis of the knee with the swelling (aka effusion) likely a result of that. You do not need surgery for this, you need to have an effective plan for managing arthritis in the long term. An orthopedic specialist can help you create such a plan. ...Read more