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Pelvic Bone Surgery
Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Let me try to help: Pelvic bone tumor s are divided to primary tumors (started in the place we see them) or secondary move to the place we see them, many possibilities dose exists, check with your Doctor. The primary ones are not common and should be seen on the x-ray of the hips when they plan total hip replacements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?
Reach there and take: It out during the surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
Having scoliosis surgery and fusion to thoracolumbar spine to pelvis and l5/s1 decompression with multilevel osteotomies. What happens in surgery ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Simple. Incision made in back to visualize spine to be fused. Length of incision appropriate for fusion. The facet joints are removed and the bone prepared for fusion. At l5-s1, facet and disk removed, and spacer placed into disk along with bone graft. Multiple laminectomy and facet excisions (osteotomy) to make spine more flexible. Rods/screws placed to maintain correction. Bone graft placed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Increases fusion rates which are already excellent, equivalent alternative is auto graft hip bone and six weeks in collar allograft donor bone with plate and limited post op immobilization has yielded excellent results for decades . benefits: no second surgical site and no immobilization can be achieved with cervical disc replacement as well sucess rate for relief if arm pain well documented ...Read more
Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more
26 years ago, asis fracture.After recent pain recurrance MRI shows i need surgery to fix.Is it extensive surgery to fix?Is recovery long?
Depends: After years these avulsions r usually stable. If reconstruction is undertaken there a r many things 2 b considered. What's the distance it has 2 b moved, how large is the fragment they may encounter lots of scar & fibrous tissue & resection may increase the distance. How osteoporotic is the fragment, will it hold s screw/washer, will a circlage or tension band wire or will it cut out. Lot of ifs. ...Read more
Ct results: "ankle joint effusion extending into posterior ankle joint recess, larger than previous CT scan" what will the surgery be to fix?
Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .
Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more
Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?
I recently had a surgery to repair my femur/pelvis bone and I had the surgery 12 days ago. my wound was closed with glue can I take a shower yet?
Ask surgeon: Please ask your surgeon or check your discharge instructions. Taking a shower can be challenging. If you did not get discharge instructions, call the hospital floor where you stayed and ask them why not? They may know the answer to your question. You need those instructions so you can follow them and get the best possible outcome from your surgery and prevent delays in healing or complications. ...Read more
I have 4 pelvic fractures and it's been over 11 weeks and the bones are still not healed. No surgery. How long should it take?
Multiple frx: Sorry to hear. Multiple fractures can take longer to heal than simple fractures. It also depends on age, past medical history and nutrition status. Generally a single fracture can take 3 months to a year to fully recover, this includes therapy and swelling time. However, from your age and fracture status, you may take longer than a simple fracture recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
6 yrs post partum, very active have been diag w/ advanced osteitis pubis/osteoarthritis, advised surgery to remove bone and fuse pelvis. Other option?
I had bladder surgery as a child and have a large scar between my pelvic bones. Could this have caused blocked fallopian tubes? Ttc for 2 yrs.
Unlikely: Without knowing the particular type of problem or surgery that you had as a child, in general, it would be quite unusual for uncomplicated urological surgery to be associated with injury to and blockage of your fallopian tubes, especially on both sides. If this is a concern, and no testing has yet been done, consultation with a gynecologist or fertility specialist may be helpful. ...Read more
4 mths post OB/GYN laparoscopic surgery. Incisions(pelvic bone) super itchy. Tried lotion, ice, heat. Is this normal? What else can be done?
Smoking cannabis after scaphoid non-union surgery. It involved a bone graft from my pelvis and a pin to secure it together. Is weed bad for healing?
Adhesions kidney, bladder surgeries years ago Now, bad pain left flank to pelvic bone. dizzy, fatigued. Can adhesions grow? Show up on CAT scan?
Adhesions: Adhesions do not grow. They are almost impossible to see on CT-Scan unless they are significantly large. Sometimes you can make out the locations because the bowel looks abnormal on special bowel exams. If you suspect adhesions then you must be evaluated fully - the risk if you leave it and it is adhesions is incomplete bowel obstruction that can cause complete obstruction. ...Read more
When a defect exists: Bone grafting in dental surgery is necessary when a defect is present. This may be minor or extensive, depending on the reason the graft is needed. If needed for implant placement, it may involve sinus bone grafting, block grafting, or use of a membrane to hold the material in place. If not for implants, it may still help to keep the topography of the bone and gum tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on what type of surgery you had and what type of facial bone damage you have. You should consult with your surgeon to see how things are related. ...Read more
Mot likely: If the surgery was a while ago, it is unlikely to be causing problems now. If it was recent, then it may be related, especially if mesh was used. ...Read more
Follow MD's guidance: Definitely discuss what is activities are safe or not for your particular surgery with your surgeon. In general, most healthy bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Eating healthy and doing your prescribed rehabilitation will help strengthen your healing bone after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer