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Can the flap created by lasik femtosecond intralase surgery ever heal?

Can the flap created by lasik femtosecond intralase surgery ever heal?

LASIK flaps: Typically do heal completely and are usually barely visible after this healing as taken place. If an eye is traumatized, the flap can be dislodged but typically this won't happen spontaneously. ...Read more

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Is laser removal of lens transplant abrasion painful?

Is laser removal of lens transplant abrasion painful?

Eye abrasion: Any eye abrasion is painful, but why do you expect an abrasion from removing and replacing your lens. That can occur, but usually does not. Even so, it would normally be relatively minor and heal in a day or two. ...Read more

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Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Acl reconstructions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes to perform. Catheters are only necessary for surgeries that take longer than 2 hours. ...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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What is perforating blunt force trauma?

What is perforating blunt force trauma?

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 more

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Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

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

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Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Can be: A knife or gunshot or any other object that penetrates through the entire abdominal wall and enters the peritoneal cavity where all of you internal organs reside. ...Read more

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Is hymen reconstruction a painful procedure?

Is hymen reconstruction a painful procedure?

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

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Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

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 more

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Corneal abrasion recovery time?

Corneal abrasion recovery time?

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

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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Follow your surgeon: The reason surgeons recommend waiting 6 weeks is to allow the repair to heal and gain its strength. If you over stress the repair too soon, you could rip it apart. Good luck. ...Read more

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind. ...Read more

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How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

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 more

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Swimming after laser eye surgery?

Swimming after laser eye surgery?

No: Swimming is not recommended after laser eye surgery to prevent complications, such as an eye infection/inflammation. Stay away for at least one month. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can surgery repair melanoma?

Can surgery repair melanoma?

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 more

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What is recovery from diamond burr cornea procedure like?

What is recovery from diamond burr cornea procedure like?

Cornea: Cornea heals quite fast within hours to a few days. Follow ophthalmologist instructions. Do not rub eye-eyelids. ...Read more

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Has anyone had arthroscopic surgery for articular cartilage repairing?

Has anyone had arthroscopic surgery for articular cartilage repairing?

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

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Could lasek eye surgery leave a scar as oppossed to lasik surgery?

Could lasek eye surgery leave a scar as oppossed to lasik surgery?

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