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Perforation: A perforation is when the stomach or intestine is subjected to intense force and causes a blow out, just like a blown out tire. Intestinal fluids then leak into the abdomen causing severe inflammation/infection which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?
See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more
Can vision be fully restored after a corneal laceration/penetrating eye injury(involving deeper layers of cornea) ,but not a globe rupture?
Vision restored: Yes but depends on what is going on in more detail. ...Read more
Not needed: All surgeries have some pain, but the idea is to keep the pain to an absolute minimum. Hymens are not needed, so no surgery should be done for that. Reconstructive surgery on the vulva or vagina can be done if something had damaged the area. One can interview 2-3 gynecologic specialists to get an idea of what is involved. Of course, the doctors will have to do an exam to see what the problem is. ...Read more
Rec: Study yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngeal_flap_surgery & Google the phrase. Like all surgeries, never risk free & powerfully depends on the individual situation, pre-existing health issues plus the skill & experience of the surgeon combined with followup care. Always best to work at understanding the procedure, along with possible complications, solutions & alternatives, yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more
It's not. : Cartilage is found at the ends of bones, where they articulate. When the hip is replaced, usually both sides of the joint are replaced. The hip joint is a ball and socket. The head of the femur is the ball and the acetabulum is the socket. The two replacement parts slide against each other, so there is no need for cartilage. If we replace cartilage, it might be simpler! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?
Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hopefully: If the lesion is superficial, only excision of the skin site is needed. If it is deeper then removal of one or more of the lymph nodes in the area is usually recommended. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapyay help improve survival. Seek treatment at a center with experience in melanoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Certainly: I haven't had it done to myself, but the surgery is often performed on new cartilage tears where we can put back the piece that has torn or broken off. We often fix them with absorbable screws that the body will take away over time. The articular cartilage is not very forgiving, so a damaged portion of cartilage is often permanently damaged. In those cases, there are transplantation options. ...Read more
Possible: Each procedure has its own potential set of complications and risks. It is possible for your cornea to develop haziness or "scar" tissue as it heals. The chances of this occurring are small and can be lessened by the use of certain topical drugs during and after the surgery. Discuss this issue in more detail with your surgeon. ...Read more