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Doctor insights on: Orthopaedic Car Seats

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When can babies start using foward facing car seats?

When can babies start using foward facing car seats?

As late as possible: The top heavy nature of a toddlers physique makes their neck,spinal cord and neck nerves at great risk during a frontal impact crash.Rear-facing allows the initial impact to be absorbed into the seat. See www.joelsjourney.org for info.The European standard has been rear-facing to 3 for > a decade & NHTSA recommended rear facing to 2 in 1999.Seats are now available that rear face to 40 lb. Do it. ...Read more

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Do premature babies need special car seats?

Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any special car seats for toddlers with scoliosis?

Can you tell me if there are any special car seats for toddlers with scoliosis?

No: In more than a decade as a registered car seat technician I have not come across such a seat.The best approach when looking for a seat is to take it home or to a fitting station for a proper installation and see how it works for the kid.Keep your receipt and do not hesitate to take it back and exchange it for a different model.The mechanics for safety are different than the appearance of comfort. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just swapped cars and What to do if I have a lap belt in the middle however What to do if I have 3 children under 4 in car seats. can I get a car seat to fit a lap belt?

What to do if I have just swapped cars and What to do if I have a lap belt in the middle however What to do if I have 3 children under 4 in car seats. can I get a car seat to fit a lap belt?

Maybe,maybe not: First, read the car owners manual and see if that middle seat can be used with a safety seat, some cannot.Some seats have a narrower profile than others and might fit, but you may need to place the oldest kid in the passenger front if the airbag can be turned off.The vehicle you use should be the one that accommodates the passengers you must carry in the safest method possible. ...Read more

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Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

That is : Possible. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to >>. ...Read more

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Is it possible that warmed car seats can be a cause of testicular cancer?

Is it possible that warmed car seats can be a cause of testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: A study in 1989 revealed little or no support for the hypothesis that intermittent intrascrotal temperature elevation, to the degree encountered by US men today, plays a role in the etiology of germ cell testicular cancer. Seems unlikely. ...Read more

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What can I do to clean my poison ivy off of my car seats?

What can I do to clean my poison ivy off of my car seats?

Detergent soap: You can use a thin solution of laundry detergent to wipe down any areas you suspect are contaminated with the rhus antigen.The detergent will break down the protein makeup of the antigen and render it inactive. The same material can be used to wipe down your seatbelts or other areas that may have been affected. The cover of the seat can be removed and laundered but please do not launder the straps. ...Read more

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Is there a "car bed" type carseat for a small 6y.O. With severe orthopedic challenges which make it painful for him to sit in a carseat?

Is there a "car bed" type carseat for a small 6y.O. With severe orthopedic challenges which make it painful for him to sit in a carseat?

Adaptive equipment: There are different types of adaptive equipment that are available for children with special needs, including car seats. Talk with an orthotist or your regional children's hospital. If all else fails, try www.Aacpdm.Org for help; they will be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Do i need to see and orthopaedic surgeon for a finger that i slammed in the car door and now it is bent kinda funny?

Do i need to see and orthopaedic surgeon for a finger that i slammed in the car door and now it is bent kinda funny?

Hand specialist: I would recommend a hand specialist. There can several injuries to this finger and or joint including not only fracture of the bone but also ligament injuries and dislocation which are better handled by a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Horrific car accident no back X-rays saw orthopedic told me not necessary did PT for 6 weeks still have severe back pain. Is this normal? I'm 18 y/o

Horrific car accident no back X-rays saw orthopedic told me not necessary did PT for 6 weeks still have severe back pain. Is this normal? I'm 18 y/o

Will take time: Your doctor already saw you , soft tissue injuries will not show on normal x-rays , complete the PT , go for follow up . If need your doctor will get additional tests like MRI . ...Read more

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I slammed thumb in car door 2 days ago. Went to ER X-ray revealed 2 breaks. I see orthopedic hand spec tomorrow. Will i get a cast at that visit?

I slammed thumb in car door 2 days ago. Went to ER X-ray revealed 2 breaks. I see orthopedic hand spec tomorrow. Will i get a cast at that visit?

Usually, yes: It does depend a bit on where the breaks are, as well as how swollen your hand/thumb still is, but usually, the swelling is down so it is safe to cast, and you will be followed for the next several weeks to monitor healing. Depending on career, hand-ed-ness, and also nature of breaks, the specialist might recommend surgical repair. ...Read more

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Orthopaedic pin/plate removal - would it be necessary?

Orthopaedic pin/plate removal - would it be necessary?

See below: This depends upon why and how the hardware was applied. Most of the time hardware may be left in. The hardware we use is titanium or stainless steel this is usually not rejected by the body. On some occasions the hardware is placed for a temporary fixation of fractures and requires removal . Sometimes the hardware needs to be removed for future surgeries you need to follow up with your orthopedic surgeon for his recommendations. If you're unhappy with his opinion you can always get a second opinion thank you. ...Read more

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I am curious about orthopedic visc?

I am curious about orthopedic visc?

Orthovisc: It is one of several brands of viscosupplementation. Usually given once a week for 3 weeks, it can cushion the joint for up to 6 months. It is injected directly into the affected joint. ...Read more

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Orthopedic advice for osetochondroma?

Orthopedic advice for osetochondroma?

Usually not treated: Osteochondromas are benign growths near a bone's growth plate. They can actively grow while you are growing, and stop when your bones stop growing. If large enough they can rub on muscles and/or tendons, or be prominent. If they cause discomfort, they can be removed. ...Read more

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Which are the best orthopaedic pillow brands?

Which are the best orthopaedic pillow brands?

None: The best pillow is what feels comfortable for you. Usually it is a pillow keeps your head level with your shoulders . There is no brand that is better than another as the advertisements would lead you to believe. ...Read more

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What do you recommend i expect at the orthopedic?

What do you recommend i expect at the orthopedic?

See below: If you are going to see an orthopedic surgeon about a problem you are having, two considerations are to write down any questions you might have so you don't forget them at the appointment, and it can be very helpful to bring another person along as well. Make sure you have a good understanding of your condition and the treatment alternatives available to you before you leave. ...Read more

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What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

Depends on the issue: Though at the minimum, a history, a physical exam, and an explanation of the doctor's theory for your symptoms/ chief complaint. ...Read more

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What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

Orthopedic Appt: You should expect to have a thorough history taken by a health care provider, a physical exam, potentially x-rays and an assessment and treatment plan. Each visit is highly variable between different physicians and for different complaints. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What's the process for becoming an orthopedic nurse?

What's the process for becoming an orthopedic nurse?

Specialty training: Our nurse practitioner had post graduate training. In the hospital many nurses learned from the job. ...Read more