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Open Surgical Repair Of A Dislocated Elbow
Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
What causes the stiffness and discomfort after arthroscopic knee surgery is done for repairing a torn meniscus?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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