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Doctor insights on: Open Surgical Repair Of A Dislocated Elbow

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Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?

Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?

Cam lesions hip: Surgery and diagnosis for these problems is in its infancy. Became popular only a few years ago. Success has been varied. The few patients that I have followed admit that post operatively the problem is no worse. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Dislocated Elbow (Definition)

A condition where a bone of the elbow become displaced from its normal connection at the elbow joint, often due to trauma, such as falling ...Read more


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Full width radial sagittal band tear in my middle finger. What's the normal recovery time from surgical repair? Options besides surgery? Thanks!

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

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Does a torn ligament in your thumb require surgery?

Does a torn ligament in your thumb require surgery?

Often yes: Ligament injuries to thumb can be minor, such as a sprain (partial tear), which only requires immobilization. More extensive injuries, like a radial or ulnar collateral ligament tear, require surgical treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Please help! what is the rehab like for a mini open incision torn rotator cuff surgery?

Please help! what is the rehab like for a mini open incision torn rotator cuff surgery?

Mini open RCR: The rehab is usually stepwise with the initial therapy involving passive motion of the arm for about 6 weeks while the cuff heals, then active motion for another 4-6 weeks, then a strength program. ...Read more

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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

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Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?

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 more

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Suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured deltoid ligament that required surgical repair. Are long-term consequences likely?

Suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured deltoid ligament that required surgical repair. Are long-term consequences likely?

Anatomic: Not if the repair is anatomic and you didn't suffer an injury to the articular cartilage of the talus at the time of the injury. It's usually impossible to tell if there has been any cartilage damage actutely and if there is it can take decades to be experienced clinically or be seen on plain films. ...Read more

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A small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus? Is surgery needed?

A small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus? Is surgery needed?

Usually: It depends on your age, the physical exam findings, degree of degenerative changes on xray, and your activity level. ...Read more

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Is a full rotator cuff tear with a 3 1/3 CM retraction repairable via arthroscopic surgery?

Is a full rotator cuff tear with a 3 1/3 CM retraction repairable via arthroscopic surgery?

Maybe: Depends on tissue quality, age of tear, expertise of your surgeon, bone quality, ability to follow post op regimen. ...Read more

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Can open repair surgery be done on bilateral popliteal aneurysm in 1 surgery? medial approach

Can open repair surgery be done on bilateral popliteal aneurysm in 1 surgery? medial approach

Popliteal aneurysms: Bilateral popliteal aneurysm repairs can be done at the same sitting but I prefer staged procedures as it is easier on the patient and the surgeon. Get one leg fixed, make sure it's ok then get the other fixed. Alternatively placement of popliteal stents is a viable option that I prefer to popliteal bypass and aneurysm exclusion. Bypass option is still available if it becomes necessary. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery to correct scaphoid nonunion surgery screw placement or remove screw entirely. Had a schaphoid non union surgery 8/1/11. A week after the surgery (placement of a screw and bone graft) my surgeon did an xray and noticed that the scre

Should I have surgery to correct scaphoid nonunion surgery screw placement or remove screw entirely. Had a schaphoid non union surgery 8/1/11.  A week after the surgery (placement of a screw and bone graft) my surgeon did an xray and noticed that the scre

Sorry : Sorry you're going through all that. Especially since one of the advantages of the screw should be earlier return to function. If everyone agrees that the screw is protruding then you need to be cautious about leaving it as is because it may cause damage to the cartilage of the joint. Cartilage damage is hard to undo. "let it heal for 3 more months" makes little sense as it is already 4 months after the surgery so the bone should be healed, especially with graft. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the current consensus on duration of sling use after a straight forward supraspinatous rotator cuff repair done totally arthroscopically?

What is the current consensus on duration of sling use after a straight forward supraspinatous rotator cuff repair done totally arthroscopically?

4-6 weeks: I agree with others and base it on size of tear and tissue quality. I don't start pt right away. Dr. Derek cuff won the neer award last year and noted a higher failure rate in the group that began early therapy. Shoulders loosen up so the dogma that they don't if you delay motion is not really true. ...Read more

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Having surgery for torn rotator cuff, rcr and impingment and cephlad migration of the humeral head. Can the do it arthroscopicly?

Having surgery for torn rotator cuff, rcr and impingment and cephlad migration of the humeral head. Can the do it arthroscopicly?

Depends: I am concerned from your question that you may have a large rotator cuff tear with some possible involvement of the nerve to the rotator cuff. The ability to repair all tears arthroscopically is based on the level of experience and skill of the surgeon. Ask your surgeon how many rotator cuff tears performed each year and what results are before proceeding. Learn more here: http://theshouldercent. ...Read more

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5 mnths post shoulder surgery the clicking has turned to squecking. Is this normal? Have no pain! athroscopic excise collar bone/labral repair 6 ancho

5 mnths post shoulder surgery the clicking has turned to squecking. Is this normal? Have no pain! athroscopic excise collar bone/labral repair 6 ancho

Knots can squeak: It is not uncommon to get some squeaking from the knots that are used to secure the repaired tissue back in place via the 6 anchors you described. This is often transient, but if it persists, the knots can be removed at a later time. ...Read more

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Non displaced posterior labral tearing in shoulder. Does this require surgery or will heal on its own ?

Non displaced posterior labral tearing in shoulder. Does this require surgery or will heal on its own ?

Symptomatic?: Sorry but cannot tell u the answer w/out knowing more of your history . If you play sports and fell on the front of your shoulder or your shoulder dislocated posteriorly... Or you play raquet sports and have pain, catching etc. U may require arthroscopic repair. If not, and 'picked up' by MRI for other reasons and doesn't correlate w/ history and exam, probably not.See ors/ shoulder/surg.For exam. ...Read more

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Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more

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When is surgery needed in a case of a lateral malleolus fracture I have a minimally displaced fracture?

When is surgery needed in a case of a lateral malleolus fracture I have a minimally displaced fracture?

Surgery is needed if: -there is disruption of the ankle mortise. It requires some special imaging of the ankle & even stress films. If displacement is minimal & Rx is casting, follow up images need B done frequently in the early weeks as displacementIis silent, & needs close watching.no good images 2 show U. ...Read more

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Could a transversal fracture of the 4th metacarpal bone in the hand require surgery?

Unstable: Transverse fracture of 4th metacarpal tends to be unstable and difficult to stabilize with closed reduction and casting. It often requires open reduction and internal fixation for adequate stabilization to allow fracture to heal in anatomic position. ...Read more