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Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Overview)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our procedures to fix you.


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What is the definition or description of: orthopedic reconstructive surgery?

What is the definition or description of: orthopedic reconstructive surgery?

Joint surgeon: This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our procedures to fix you. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Overview)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our procedures to fix you.


Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
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Orthopedic reconstructive surgery (Tip)

Painful broken bones. Corrected with surgery. Keep weight off to heal. ...See more

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How are cosmetic and reconstructive surgery different?

How are cosmetic and reconstructive surgery different?

Cosmetic surgery...: ...Takes a normal structure and makes it nicer looking. Reconstructive surgery tries to repair and restore a structure that has been damaged by trauma, surgery or deformity - and make it look normal. Both are parts of plastic surgery as a specialty. ...Read more

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How long to recover from ACL reconstructive surgery?

How long to recover from ACL reconstructive surgery?

6 months: Typically, it takes 6-9 months to recover and get back to normal activities, including sports. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Orthopedic reconstructive surgery (Tip)

Is surgery an option with my type of back pain? ...See more

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Pyloric stenosis reconstructive surgery, what is this like?

Pyloric stenosis reconstructive surgery, what is this like?

Open stenosis: If there is stenosis and a bypass of small bowel to stomach not employed then a pyloroplasty performed. A vertical incision just above pylous extending to upper duodenum and about 5cm is created thru mucosa into muscular layer. It is then closed in a transverse direction where the top of the incision is brought midline to the lower incision opening the stenosis. ...Read more

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When is it safe for reconstructive surgery after mastectomy?

When is it safe for reconstructive surgery after mastectomy?

Depends: Reconstruction can be done at the time of the mastectomy (and give the better cosmetic appearance) or anytime after the scar has healed. If done later it is typically delayed until any chemo or radiation has been completed and your body has recovered from them. This may take 1-2 years depending on type of chemo and your reactionto it. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Orthopedic reconstructive surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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What is the averagerecovery time for acl/lcl reconstructive surgery?

What is the averagerecovery time for acl/lcl reconstructive surgery?

6 months: The average time frame for recovering from ligament reconstructions is about six months. A very detailed recovery protocol will need to be followed to improve range of motion and strengthening while not stressing the reconstructed ligaments excessively. Please make sure that you are following instructions to ensure that you will heal as well as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Orthopedic reconstructive surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Second ACL reconstructive surgery, will the recovery take longer this time?

Second ACL reconstructive surgery, will the recovery take longer this time?

Prob. not : Sorry to hear about having to undergo 2 acl surgeries. Recovery in your case depends on a lot of different factors that are difficult to summarize in this format. Sometimes a second "acl surgery" recovery is a bit quicker esp.If an allograft is used and the 'tunnels' from the primary surgery were accurate.Having a good attitude is the most important... Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Orthopedic reconstructive surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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I got ACL reconstructive surgery on the weekend. How long will recovery be?

Almost a year...: The answer should be individualized and depends on several factors, such as whether your surgery utilized autograft versus allograft, whether meniscus repair was performed, and what activities you are looking to return to. In most 35 year-olds, full recovery is a minimum of 6 months, and more likely 9 months. If a cadaver graft was used, this is more likely 9 to 12 months. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from ACL reconstructive surgery?

Recovery: This should be discussed with your orthopaedic surgeon and would be determined by what was found at the time of surgery. Meaning that you may need more than an acl repair and they would change the recovery. ...Read more

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Orthopedic reconstructive surgery (Tip)

Know your limitations and avoid overdoing. Be patient but persistent. Keep up good faith! ...See more

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Can i still get reconstructive surgery on torn ligaments and tendons i tore 4 years ago?

Can i still get reconstructive surgery on torn ligaments and tendons i tore 4 years ago?

Repair tendons: You can always repair your tendons and ligaments but the effectiveness will depend on where they are located and if the local muscles are still functioning. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what having reconstructive surgery for the ligaments in your wrist involve?

Varies: Location and injury dependent. Some use stem/stromal ultrasound guided injections to encourage healing. Open surgery is sometimes needed if avulsion injury or problems beyond your ability to heal. Sometimes external pin fixation can be used to immobilize torn ligament/bones from further harm. Depends on the cause, problem and location. Submit more detail for more answer. ...Read more

Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more