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Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?
Dynamic splinting: can help a stiff wrist but one must be certain that the potential to improve is there and that the boney anatomy will tolerate this. The most important person to ask is your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with a plan from your therpist. these splints cannot substitute for therapy they are used in controlled situations, be careful not to irritate or inure tissues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?
Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...Read more
Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm i would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elbow flexion stuck at 110 degrees 12 weeks post arthroscopic surgery. Procedure removed bone spur loose bodies. What to do?
Arthroscope: Yes it is quite normal to look at the under surface of the patella region ...Read more
Ruptured ulnar collateral ligament of thumb had surgery- when do most people return to work at office job?
Depends- 3 - 90 days: Return to work after repair of the ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) of the thumb (skiers thumb) depends on what you have to do at work and which hand (dominant or not) is injured. I have had a surgeon go back to office practice in three days and a patient who does typing work take 2 months. But usually within the first few weeks. You need to discuss your specific situation with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?
Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more
Hardware failure: Screws, like any other material, have a failure point. Mechanical load, both static and dynamic, ultimately lead to failure once a critical threshold has occurred. For a successful spinal fusion, the bone needs to grow between the fused levels. Hardware just serves as a brace until this is achieved. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I have surgery to correct scaphoid nonunion surgery screw placement or remove screw entirely. Had a schaphoid non union surgery 8/1/11. A week after the surgery (placement of a screw and bone graft) my surgeon did an xray and noticed that the scre
Sorry : Sorry you're going through all that. Especially since one of the advantages of the screw should be earlier return to function. If everyone agrees that the screw is protruding then you need to be cautious about leaving it as is because it may cause damage to the cartilage of the joint. Cartilage damage is hard to undo. "let it heal for 3 more months" makes little sense as it is already 4 months after the surgery so the bone should be healed, especially with graft. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wrist replacement surgery 2015.Ulna tip removed ,Triquetrum and Scaphoid removed. It pop's,swollen,shooting pain?Don't live in same state as Dr anymor
Ask. And Receive..: The direct approach is best. Call your surgeon, explain your issues and listen to his recommendations. He may be able to refer you to a specialist in your area. If this is not fruitful, then call your insurance company for a list of providers in your area. HealthTap may have providers located in your new location. It is important to try to stay within the bounds of your insurance guidelines. ...Read more
Need surgery for broken tibia fibula 18days ago.Plate screw or rod which be better?Had ACL reconstruction&knee arthoscopy twice last year.Xray uplodd
Monitor: look for signs of knee instability and pain giving way, locking ...Read more
Kicked in knee by horse, had arthrogram done, some fraying of meniscus. Surgery or not. In rigid splint and locks/ clicks?
Kicked in the knee by horse. Frayed meniscus after arthrogram in rigid splint on crutches will this require surgery. Also clicks and locks?
Depends: The answer depends on your symptoms after the knee has had some time to heal the soft tissue damage. If your knee still hurts with clicks and locks after the bruising and soft tissue swelling is gone, then you should have an evaluation by a Specialist, who will probably order an MRI study. Then, based on the entire evaluation, you may or may not need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?
Usually if >50%: If the tear measures over 50% of the width of the tendon your Dr. will most likely recommend surgery. You can try PT but pain can limit the effectiveness. ...Read more
Will CT scan after tkr show torn mcl. Patella dislocated relocated. Is kneebmalpotioned? Will it show much damage to appliance?
CT usually not good.: Ct is used best for bone, not soft tissue i.e. Ligaments (mcl); also not good for alignment usually a good examination or musculoskeletal ultrasound is better for dynamic i.e. Movement evaluation. Depending on the appliance composition ct may not show damage. Your best evaluation is examination and ultrasound for soft tissue and dynamic evaluation. ...Read more