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Open Surgical Repair Of A Below The Knee Leg Fracture
Causes/severity of post-op swelling of the knee after removal of the stitches and some standing/walking? Torn ACL&meniscus & a fracture were repaired.
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?
The best: Surgery is up to the surgeon. If you are happy with the dr. Go with his judgement and expert opinion. ...Read more
Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?
Bone Spur: Recovery is based on the amount of work needed to repair your bone spur. Full recovery following surgery can take anywhere from one to six months. Most patients resume activities within several weeks. ...Read more
6months post op hardware removal (due to staph) outside of leg is always numb. Possible to repair the damage ? Also the muscle hernia on top same leg
Nerve damage: If the nerve was not severed, but only damaged it is possible that over a lengthy time period the sensation may return gradually, but perhaps not. A muscle hernia may require surgical repair. Why don't you discuss this with the orthopedic surgeon who removed your hardware? Good luck. ...Read more
Full width radial sagittal band tear in my middle finger. What's the normal recovery time from surgical repair? Options besides surgery? Thanks!
Options:: Typically, if you have a "full-thickness" or "full-width" tear of pretty much anything, I recommend having a surgeon take a look. Soft tissues can often heal if there is still a portion remaining untorn. But when the whole thing is in 2 pieces, it has to be put back together. Because it's a finger, (unless ur a musician, etc) id think u should b able to be mostly active in a few days at most. ...Read more
Makes no sense: Your question makes no sense. Resubmit it if you want an answer. ...Read more
Surgical repair of left zygoma fracture & orbit frac., plates & screw are in place. 24 days post surgery, is it safe to sleep on this side of the face?
Painful mini squats painful popping in the back of the knee. What could be wrong. I had arthroscopic knee surgery removal of scar tissue can't straigh?
Comminuted impacted fracture through the neck of the left humerus with associated mild valgus angulation of the humeral shaft. Can this heal in SLING?
In short YES. : I typically do not perform surgery on nondisplaced fractures of the proximal humerus. I tell people it is like having ice cream on a cone. If the ice cream (humeral head or ball) falls off the cone(shaft) then it needs surgery if the ice cream is tilted or slightly smashed no surgery. If it is blown to prices then surgery. ...Read more
Surgery: Surgical removal of old hardware with correction of non union and placement of new hardware. ...Read more
What causes the stiffness and discomfort after arthroscopic knee surgery is done for repairing a torn meniscus?
Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...Read more
Had a non displaced fractured fibula about 4 to 6 inches above the right ankle... Is surgery necessary?
Does position of elbow in the shoulder immobilizer after complete rc tear repair surgery always 90 degrees or dependent on what was done in rc repair?
Yes at about 90 deg-: Rees, as that is most easily the comfortable position in use by majority of us. One can get to bend ; extend easily from there, as one exercises to get full rom back once advised by your surgeon, after healing is completed. Do what you are advised! ...Read more
Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head require a surgery?
Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?
Depends!: It depends on how displaced the fracture is! Some fractures have minimal displacement and no reduction is necessary. Surgery depends on the type of fracture, degree of displacement, other injuries, your state of health, etc. The orthopedist doing the treatment, will be able to answer your questions exactly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?
Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more
How does a surgeon make an incision to repair the Achilles tendon if a distended superficial vein extends over the center of the tendon?
Ligate the vein: A superficial vein can easily either be avoided of ligated (tied off). ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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