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Is labral tear surgery of the hip major surgery?

Is labral tear surgery of the hip major surgery?

Every surgery is: Every surgery is major, those labar tear could be done by hole in the skin around the hip joint or some time need open surgery. The open surgery is more involved. ...Read more

Pectoralis Major (Definition)

The pectoralis major ( latin: pector = breast) is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the chest (anterior) of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Underneath the pectoralis major is the pectoralis minor, ...Read more


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Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Ruptured or not.: Removal of an uncomplicated saline or silicone implant can be simple and performed under a straight local anesthetic if a capsulectomy is not required. Severe capsular contractures, pocket transitions, delayed silicone ruptures, textured implants, etc can present with various clinical pictures that may be significantly more complicated and may require more extensive surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Are there any major veins major artery or major nerves in the eyebrow ?

Are there any major veins major artery or major nerves in the eyebrow ?

No vessels, one nerv: The eyebrow is well supplied with small arteries and veins but there is no named or large artery at that site. The supraorbital nerve takes off medially (near the middle) and supplies the forehead on that side. Is that major? It is annoying if it loses sensation No motor nerves are in that area. ...Read more

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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

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Does a partially torn ACL require major surgery?

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Does a partially torn ACL require major surgery?

Depends: Partial acl tears needs to be tailored to your individual situation depending on age, activity level, and instability. Plus, 1) a complete acl does not always need surgery, 2) a partial acl may be completely stable or may be completely unstable, 3) an acl reconstruction can be a relatively minor surgery when performed well. I recommend asking a sports medicine orthopedist that earns your trust. ...Read more

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15wks postop revision rotator cuff surg w/fullthickness infra tear 1.5cm retracted superior to humeral head & .5cm partial supraspin tear, can fix it?

15wks postop revision rotator cuff surg w/fullthickness infra tear 1.5cm retracted superior to humeral head & .5cm partial supraspin tear, can fix it?

Revision Cuff Repair: Attempting a 2nd revision has a low likelihood of working. If you're having significant pain, weakness and limited range of motion - you may want to discuss superior capsular reconstruction or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with your orthopedic surgeon. If your symptoms aren't that debilitating - may want to try non-op - PT, injections, etc. ...Read more

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Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5cm retract @15wks post-op revision rotator cuff repair. Can use bioinductive implant in re-repair?

Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5cm retract @15wks post-op revision rotator cuff repair. Can use bioinductive implant in re-repair?

Rotator cuff tear: Yes if you are going to have another surgery, an augmentation patch should be available and also check in the operative report or with the surgeon if a single row or double row repair was done the first time ...Read more

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Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck.Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon.Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?

Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck.Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon.Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?

How much pain : Are you having? If you are in persistent pain and cannot use your shoulder or have night pain, typically the tear would be responsible and surgery might be indicated. Most docs have to see the MRI to determine need for surgery. If you have little pain and or are using the shoulder without too much problems you probably dont need surgery. ...Read more

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Is surgery mandatory for extensive tearing of the anterior & anterosuperior aspect of acetabular labrum extending into superolateral aspect of hip?

Is surgery mandatory for extensive tearing of the anterior & anterosuperior aspect of acetabular labrum extending into superolateral aspect of hip?

Never mandatory. : The indications 4 surgery is first a diagnosis, then if symptomatic ; interferes with ur daily activities, u r the 1 who6 makes the decision 4 surgery. U will b given all the options ; u decide how 2 proceed. What u describe can lead 2 early arthritis, but also all surgery comes with risks. ...Read more

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Side effects of metal shaving left in shoulder from rotator cuff surgery?

Side effects of metal shaving left in shoulder from rotator cuff surgery?

It depends: The shoulder has many moving parts. If the metal is contained in the bone or is sequestered in fibrotic scar tissue, then it shouldn't be a problem. If its in the joint or a tendon sheath, it could be a source of pain and irritation. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint fusion surgery a major surgery?

Is sacroiliac joint fusion surgery a major surgery?

Safe but yes: The si joint fusion is only indicated for patients that have failed extensive conservative care and have been symptomatic for at least 6 months. It is a viable option but most patients will get better with appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Had an mpfl reconstruction now need ACL hamstring reconstruction are there major risks with the ACL recon due to hypermobility and previous MPFL recon?

Had an mpfl reconstruction now need ACL hamstring reconstruction are there major risks with the ACL recon due to hypermobility and previous MPFL recon?

On thing is if Ur-: -own tissue is 2 B used, it is of poor quality due 2 Ur general condition of hyper-mobility means Ur tissue will also B effected since it will also become hype-mobile meaning it will stretch. Best option is cadaver bone-tendon-bone allograft. It will not stretch like Ur own will. Also I would B tested 4 Marfan's. There R 3 grades of this malady. 1= people who R short in stature with Ur symptoms. ...Read more