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Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?
Very Unlikely: We don't know the exact answer to your question, but i would say you are not at risk of getting hpv from an instrument used in surgery. The only exception i can think of is a vaginal retractor that was in contact with active hpv infection (warts) and then that retractor immediately coming in contact with you--contact with your hands probably would not put you at risk of getting hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During my tubal ligation, my ob/gyn used a surgical instrument that is contraindicated for tubal sterilization. Is that ok to do?
Get second opinion: this story sounds incorrect. tubal ligation done properly is a very easy procedure and it is unusual that mistakes are made like this. the consequences of mistakes, like unintended pregnancy make doctors pretty careful about this stuff. get the operative report and review it with another gyn surgeon to put your mind at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends!: Generally outpatient elective orthopedic surgery can be scheduled anywhere from 2/3 days or as long as ~ 6 wks after your DX is made. Depends on how busy your surgeon is, type of elective surgery u are undergoing ( assume ctr) and mundane factors such as insurance 2nd opinions etc... Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pre Op Prep: You did not say what kind of surgery you are having but generally speaking you should take a shower and clean that part with soap. Do not shave because it is done in the operating room if needed. Have all the tests recommended. Do not eat or drink after midnight before you go for surgery arrange someone to go with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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