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Post ACL exercise?

Post ACL exercise?

Motion.: Range of motion exercises are the most important, to minimize the chance of scar tissue forming. Strengthening of the quads, hamstring and other lower extremity musculature is critical to regain strength. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Exercise after a lumpectomy?

Exercise after a lumpectomy?

Prevent recurrence: There's growing evidence that exercise, weight loss and even fasting can increase cure rates and help in primary and secondary (recurrence) prevention of breast cancer. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is involved with post mastectomy breast reconstruction?

What is involved with post mastectomy breast reconstruction?

Multiple steps: There are several reconstructive options which can be performed at the same time as mastectomy or any time later. Not everyone is a candidate for immediate reconstruction. Options range from breast implants to "flap" surgery which use the patient's own tissue to recreate a "natural", warm, soft breast. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Typically more than one surgery is required. ...Read more

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Cohesive implants 280cc with lift , 7 week post op fearing displacement?

Cohesive implants 280cc with lift , 7 week post op fearing displacement?

Post Op Care: Surgeons are always on the look out for complications following surgery. You would have been given specific instructions after surgery on what to watch for and how to contact your surgeon should a complication arise. Given your worry it is time to sign off of the internet and to contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to expect 5 weeks post breast reduction op?

What to expect 5 weeks post breast reduction op?

Normal : In terms of activity you should be back to normal with no restrictions. Your breasts may still be slightly numb and sore. Your scars may being more red and thicker at this point before they start fading later. ...Read more

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Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Microfracture: Depends on what part of your knee that was microfractured...But most likely yes. Talk with your surgeon to find out for sure. ...Read more

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32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

It's illegal: As it is illegal to smoke per federal law, a conscientious doctor can't recommend marijuana use, especially in a forum like this. Smoking anything is never good for healing. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy appointment necessary post mastectomy with expanders?

Is physical therapy appointment necessary post mastectomy with expanders?

sometimes: Most patients can achieve their usual function on their own. However, if there is limited range of motion, then certainly physical therapy will be needed. ...Read more

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Best post isometric exercise for pirriformis muscle ?

Best post isometric exercise for pirriformis muscle ?

Check out this link: Stay healthy and keep on exercising. Take care! http://healthyliving.Azcentral.Com/piriformis-strengthening-exercises-3944.Html. ...Read more

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Where to buy bra for post mastectomy patient?

Where to buy bra for post mastectomy patient?

After a mastectomy: Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. There are many comfortable ; attractive mastectomy bras. It is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy. ?

Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy.  ?

Should be fine: As long as you are not having surgical pain, no problem with doing other sorts of therapy that long after a hysterectomy. However make sure the provider knows you recently had surgery. ...Read more

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What is a post op seroma ?

What is a post op seroma ?

Fluid Collection: It is normal and expected for tissue fluid to seep into any open space that follows an operation--we call these fluid collections seromas. In time, the fluid is absorbed and replaced by scar tissue. Rarely, this fluid persists, requiring aspiration, or becomes infected, requiring drainage. Bottom line: 99% of the time, no worries. ...Read more

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What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read more

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Beractic surgery diet four weeks post opp?

Beractic surgery diet four weeks post opp?

Talk to you surgeon: After bariatric surgery every surgeon has their own protocol for advancing your diet. At 1 month postop i start to add meats like chicken and fish for my sleeve and bypass patients and for bands no restrictions. But talk to your doctor about what you should eating. ...Read more

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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

They are: And should have been instructed to you by the surgeon. We all have our own preferences for these things. Depends on how extensive and what portion of colon for diet . But my patients are usually at regular before leaving hospital. ...Read more

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What causes post laproscopic surgery weight gain?

What causes post laproscopic surgery weight gain?

Eating: Any weight gain after a laparoscopic procedure would be directly to caloric consumption and lack of activity to burn calories. ...Read more

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Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

Post Surgery: I always defer this question to the surgeon who performed the procedure and who will likely do a follow up examination. The surgeon knows what procedure was done, possible complications and how you are healing. Take care. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, other heart irregular rhythms. Let you cardiologist manage case. Is complex to explain here. It is certainly manageable. ...Read more

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Pain in chest and breast 3 years post lumpectomy?

Pain in chest and breast 3 years post lumpectomy?

Not rare: Not uncommon to have residual pain in the chest/ breast after lumpectomy and radiation perhaps due to scar tissue and nerve damage. Tell your doc about it and tell him/her if it is a constant, stable problem or if it has worsened lately. Also, make sure you get mammos as scheduled and keep notice of new lumps or masses. ...Read more

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What would be the recommended diet for post op bariatric surgery?

What would be the recommended diet for post op bariatric surgery?

Depends: Each surgeon has their own protocol for diet after surgery. And it often depends on which procedure you have done. Generally speaking, however, you will likely be on liquids for a short period of time, and then advance from there to soft diet, to regular food. Just less of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more