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Will Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) offer good pain relief after orthopedic procedures (plates and screws in tibia)? Does 50 or 100mg compare to 5-10mg Percocet?

Will Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) offer good pain relief after orthopedic procedures (plates and screws in tibia)? Does 50 or 100mg compare to 5-10mg Percocet?

It can : Response to opiates is highly variable among patients. Oral Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is often less effective than intravenous Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). I personally prefer oxycodone/Percocet over Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for moderate to severe pain once a patient is on oral meds. ...Read more

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What are procedures that orthopedic surgeon do that is different from a podiatric surgeon?

Podiatry vs Ortho: An orthopedic surgeon can do procedures above the ankle, including the harvesting of bone graft from the hip, for instance. A podiatrist that has been trained in a surgical setting for at least 2-3 years after podiatry school is usually qualified to perform any surgery in the foot and ankle, including trauma and reconstructive surgery. Training among podiatrists varies, so it is not a given. ...Read more

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Do bothe orthopedic and podiatry perform jones procedure?

Do bothe orthopedic and podiatry perform jones procedure?

Yes: Not sure if you are referring to a repair of a jones fracture or a jones tenosuspension, but a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist both perform the procedures. ...Read more

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Went to an orthopedist to r/o avn. After the xray the doctor told me it was a tumor on my pelvic bone, what it the procedure to remove a tumor there?

Went to an orthopedist to r/o avn. After the xray the doctor told me it was a tumor on my pelvic bone, what it the procedure to remove a tumor there?

Your doctor: Needs to inform and educate you as to the nature of the tumor: primary bone tumors are not common in 39 year olds, and you did not mention a prior cancer. A biopsy is usually necessary to confirm diagnosis and plan treatment. ...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?

More info is needed-: Single or multiple, sessile is pedunculated , as well as location & symptomatic or found incidentally. Then an answer is easier. ...Read more

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What do you recommend i expect at the orthopedic?

An interview,concer-: -ning your complaint, physical xam & imagines. Then hopefully he/ her can come up with a diagnosis & a treatment plan for you. Sometimes if complicated it may need more sophisticated testing & labs & definitely a follow up appointment. ...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