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How good is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

How good is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

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 more

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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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Can you tell me how effective is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

Can you tell me how effective is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

Modest: In most cases, spinal surgery for back pain without leg symptoms is a last resort, and may reduce pain by about half. There are exceptions, such as correction of instability. Barring these, surgery is controversial. Recent studies are questioning the value of such surgery. If you are considering it, you may wish to get a second or even third opinion. Many factors can cause ; influence back pain. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on Sprix for post op orthopedic surgery pain. Pros and cons?

It's an anti inflam-: -matory . Inflammatory response is needed to jumpstart the healing process, especially if it involves bone, anti inflammatory meds can slow the formation of bone, also to health incisions. So I avoid them & you should talk to your orthopedic surgeon about using it ...Read more

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Should an orthopedic surgery patient refrain from using tobacco prior to the surgery?

Should an orthopedic surgery patient refrain from using tobacco prior to the surgery?

Tobacco hazards: Tobaco contains toxins that cause small blood vessels to constrict or tighten. This impairs blood flow to a healing surgical site, and has been shown without doubt to increase risk for healing complications. ...Read more

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Are the titanium instruments going to remain on my spine the rest of my life if I do a kyphosis surgery ?!

Are the titanium instruments going to remain on my spine the rest of my life if I do a kyphosis surgery ?!

Most likely: Usually do remain in spine when for correction of curvature of spine. They help to maintain the correction. Complications such as infection, broken rods and screws may require removal of part or whole device. Most spinal fusions usually are intended to last forever. ...Read more

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Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?

Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?

Retained reamer?: If the reamer is contained entirely inside your bone it should be fine. We place metal implants in the bone frequently. However, your concerns are best discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there an option to straighten up my postural kyphosis instead of just doing a risky surgery ? I don't want no instruments on my body !

Is there an option to straighten up my postural kyphosis instead of just doing a risky surgery ? I don't want no instruments on my body !

Your righNo surgery: For postural kyphosis indication forfusion forckyphosis is rigid ( not postural) progressive structural curve greater than 60 degrees of positive saggital rotation huge severe curve postural kyphosis is treated with therapy and corrects lying supine can't be confused for a structural deformity by the learned an instrumented fusion for postural kyphosis is madness the cureis worse than the disease. ...Read more