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What is orthopedic surgery?

What is orthopedic surgery?

Let me explain: Orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic surgery treat muscles bone and joint problems in the body expect the skull and the jaws.
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What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

Depends: There a various dressings and materials used. Would depend on the type of surgery, surgeon preference, and allergies of patient. ...Read more

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

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

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Where can I do some research on orthopedic surgery?

Where can I do some research on orthopedic surgery?

Orthopedic surgery: The american academy of orthopedic surgery has an excellent website for patient information. Try www.Orthoinfo.Aaos.Org. Good luck! ...Read more

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What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

Many: Depending on the nature of your problems orthopedist use the same dressing as most surgical specialist. One exception may be the usage of casts to address fractures. Or braces, ace bandages, and slings. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Anyone know were I can get statistics on orthopedic surgery?

Google or Yahoo: Search engines can be very helpful although you cannot always confirm the accuracy of the information provided. You can go to the aaos (american academy of orthopedic surgery) website for reliable information. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Could you explain what is orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

Could you explain what is orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

Every surgery hurts!: Orthopedic is the branch of medical sciences dealing with bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, broken bones, pulled mucsles, torn tendons/ligaments, arthritis surgery.
The good thing about surgery is that pain it causes does get better and every week you would feel the improvement in it. ...Read more

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What do pins used in orthopedic surgery look like they are made of?

What do pins used in orthopedic surgery look like they are made of?

depends: Pins 4 small fx r k-wires or larger r steinman pins, surgical stainless, straight ; threaded or none threaded. As larger bones r pinned as a long bone, some r flexible 4 femurs in the young to rigid in adults. Their use is decided by the experience of your surgeon. He must select the size ; strength 2 do the job, tho the smaller may fail if overstressed by the patient's activity. No images. ...Read more

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

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Orthopedic surgery on thursday. What should I do before the surgery?

Orthopedic surgery on thursday. What should I do before the surgery?

Preop Prep: Particularly in orthopaedics, we are specific about pre-operative preparation, and it can vary based upon the surgery planned. There are suggested pre-op washes and even medications that are sometimes used. My protocol is based upon published literature, as well as experience on a hospital infection control committee. Please speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Anyone know were I can get statistics on orthopedic surgery success?

Anyone know were I can get statistics on orthopedic surgery success?

Outcomes data: Many surgical treatments have published results regarding outcome, patient satisfaction, complication rate, etc. Your surgeon should be able to provide specific data, not only about published data, but also their personal outcomes. Ask how many specific procedures have they performed, and do they have specialized training. Finally, go get a 2nd opinion and cross-reference your answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Orthopedic 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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How long does it usually take to schedule non-emergency orthopedic surgery?

How long does it usually take to schedule non-emergency orthopedic surgery?

Very difficult 2 say: it depends on a few factors. how busy Ur surgeon is, as well as how crowed is the surgery schedule with all the other surgeons practicing. also if any co-morbidities U may need an internist 2 clear U. also U may B scheduled 4 a certain time, but since elective, Ur case can B bumped by another surgeon that time & day with an emergency. ...Read more

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When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What is the statute of limitations regarding "botched" spine orthopedic surgery?

Let me explian: The statute of limitations regarding any surgery is two years from the start of the treatment, unless the patient is a child that goes until the child is 18 years old.Thanks. ...Read more

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Does 82 year old man need to do orthopedic surgery?

Depends: If the surgery is for a total joint replacement for pain or other significant ortho problem affecting quality of life, then one needs to determine the functionality of the person to judge whether they would benefit from a surgical intervention. If this is a healthy and able bodied/functional senior, then the surgery should be strongly considered if it will give the person a better quality of life. ...Read more

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