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Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction ? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ! please elaborate.
ORTHO OR PODIATRIST: A foot and ankle trained orthopedic surgeon or board certified podiatric surgeon would be best qualified for a tendon transfer to correct for a drop foot. A dynamic transfer of the posterior tibial tendon is my procedure of choice. This can be augmented with a transposition of the anterior tibial tendon.I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
???: If you are questioning your surgeon ability to perform the recommended surgery, then i would suggest that you seek treatment elsewhere. Remember, if your spinal surgeon is fellowship trained, he has obtained a great deal of experience during that training. Experience is a double edge sword...A lot of experience with good results vs a lot of experience with poor results. Talk to prior surgical pati. ...Read more
Best Plastic Surgeon: Most important make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon by the american board of plastic surgeon, ask to see his before and after photos and check reviews. For more information, I have written an article on how i would go about finding the best plastic surgeon. See the following link: <a href="http://drnichter.Com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?
Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically Not: Usually no. Arthroscopic surgery should be performed by orthopedic surgeons who have been appropriately trained. Further arthroscopic specialization is often even pursued in fellowships in sports medicine and arthroscopy. In a rare circumstance, it may be possible that a general practitioner may have sought further training, but this is unusual. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Funny: Being an orthopedic surgeon i'd say we are because we get the clinical correlation with understanding the specific injury and location of the patients pain and the physical examination. That said , if it came down to looking at the pictures by themselves, the radiologist has the edge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hip surgeon: I'm assuming you're referring to hip replacement surgery. You'll want to find someone who does a lot of total hip replacement surgery, and even if he can't help you he should be able to point you in the right direction. If there is not a busy hip surgeon in el paso, you may have to try the closest big city such as albuquerque or phoenix. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mast, Mayo and Moed: If you are suffering from hip dysphasia and need to have your hip socket realigned, you need an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with pelvic reconstruction experience. Drs. Jeff mast, keith mayo and berton moed are surgeons that I have worked with and have significant experience with this procedure. All three spent time in france with the surgeons who pioneered the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic surgeon has my leg locked straight for 3 weeks after acl surgery using hamstring with no physical therapy. Is this concerning?
Every surgeon has-: -their own protocol they follow. Some brace & some don't brace. I always started PT right away with the brace off and add motion to the brace as your motion increases. I look at the brace to protect from injury while up & about, so if you misstep the brace will keep you from flexing beyond what you have obtained in PT ...Read more
If a surgeon consults with a patient who's been diagnosed with a labral hip tear - are they required to perform arthroscopic surgery?
No: The only time a surgeon may be obligated to operate on a patient is for an emergency life threatening condition. A tear of the labrum is certainly not an emergency. Furthermore, there are few surgeons that are trained in hip arthroscopy as it is a relatively new field. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For hallux rigidus, one surgeon said joint replacement, & one, fusion. I'm still mobile & want the less risky bone spur surgery. What do you advise?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
C below: As good as his training and experience, as well as how firm the diagnosis is. They rely on an honest history and u being open about ur problem. Beware of the surgeon who want's to operate first, but there are times when it is appropriate, so have it well explained as 2 why. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do as your surgeon -: Tells you. Do not remove dressings unless okayed by him, to minimize chances of infection/problems of wound healing. Do not bear weight on legs/feet without support unless cleared with your surgeon. Report any/all concerns to his/her office, and wait till they get back to you, before you try anything. Similar surgery on your friends/sibling does not mean, advise to you is same as was to them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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