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What is required for post op care after ankle arthroscopy?

What is required for post op care after ankle arthroscopy?

Ankle scope: Depending on how involved the procedure is but usually you are immobilized in a splint for two weeks non weight bearing with crutches followed 4 weeks in a walking boot. During which you start light physical therapy. Once you r cleared your surgeon will increase the physical therapy. Typical recovery is 6-8 weeks before u can go back to activity. ...Read more

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Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?

Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?

How much time for PT: Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ? ANS: My assessment is that the PT person will do what is best for you as they know you best. ...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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What next after total thyroidectomy for differentiated papillary thyroid cancer?

What next after total thyroidectomy for differentiated papillary thyroid cancer?

No short answer: Ptc treatment depends on age, gender, uni or multifocal, affected nodes, and other factors. If only one site, no nodes, <2cm, between 18-45 yrs old, female then surgery alone with ultrasound and blood testing followup sufficient. Multifocal, male, >2cm, <18, >45, extension outside thyroid, positive nodes, tall cell variant then postop radioactive iodine. Consult with endocrine who manages ptc. ...Read more

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Any proper treatment for appendiscitis without surgery operation?

Any proper treatment for appendiscitis without surgery operation?

Surgical cure: Appendicitis is a surgical disease. Appendix removal or appendectomy is a surgical procedure where the risk benefit analysis is clearly in favor of surgery. The procedure is safe effective and widely available. Non-operative therapy, meaning antibiotics alone risks complications like perforation and abcess. Get evaluated, get treated. ...Read more

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What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

Close followup: Both the surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist must be involved in your followup care. Depending on the stage, you may involve all 3 of these specialists who will mainly follow you by physical exams, ct scans and occasionally pet/ct scans. ...Read more

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Best pain management for pre and post total hip replacement?

Best pain management for pre and post total hip replacement?

Regional Anesthesia: I like to use regional anesthesia techniques. Spinal anesthesia with dura morph will give you good pain control up to 18 to 24 hrs. Epidural anes will give you up to 3 days of pain control but have to balance with early ambulation. Both techniques will decrease the risk of DVT or clot complications postoperatively. ...Read more

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Total thyroidectomy for papillary cancer. Two nodules 0.5cm and 0.7cm. Surgical biopsy stage pt1an0. Possible metastasis? Need rai?

Total thyroidectomy for papillary cancer. Two nodules 0.5cm and 0.7cm. Surgical biopsy stage pt1an0. Possible metastasis? Need rai?

This is a bit: Too complicated and specific to be dealt with over the internet. Various endos have slightly different regimens for dealing with this problem and you are in kind of a gray area. Check w/your endo for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What should be anticipated postop for a partial shoulder replacement?

What should be anticipated postop for a partial shoulder replacement?

Why a partial?: A partial or hemi-arthroplasty is a good option for a proximal humerus fracture or for a young person with avascular/osteo necrosis of the humeral head. For arthritis of the glenohumeral joint (shoulder), a total shoulder arthroplasty is the best option. Pain relief after a hemi-arthroplasty lasts about 5 years. Both hemi & total arthroplasties require 6 weeks of restricted motion and therapy. ...Read more

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Treatment for prolonged fever(post operative bypass surgery)?

Treatment for prolonged fever(post operative bypass surgery)?

Toradol: If this is within two weeks, it could be postcardiotomy syndrome, which responds to Toradol or similar Non steroid anti inflammatories. If beyond a few weeks, might be a lingering infection. Please consult your surgeon. ...Read more

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Graves disease, mixedema and exopthalmos , scheduled for compete thyroidectomy bc not responding to treatment. Will these 2 resolve after surgery?

Graves disease, mixedema and exopthalmos , scheduled for compete thyroidectomy bc not responding to treatment. Will these 2 resolve after surgery?

Exopthalmos maybe: Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) is much easier treated by radioactive ablation with i131 than surgery.Complications of surgery do not occur. The radioactive iodine destroys the gland making patient hypo or nothyroid. While exophthalmos generally improves with correction of hyperthyroidism, not always the case.Myxedema is not related to hyperthyroidism but is the same as severe hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

See below: Depends on how long ago your surgery & radiation was. Also type: stress incontinence w/ normal voiding in b/w or total incontinence. Treatments include pelvic floor exercises, supportive care (avoid coffee, alcohol, spices), medications to increase bladder capacity & decrease frequency, neuromuscular electric stimulation, artificial sphincter, sling surgery. Best to discuss w/ urologist. ...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 the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. Surgeon recognized endo. ) and first time treatments?

What is the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. Surgeon recognized endo. )  and first time treatments?

Birth Control Pills: The best actual "treatment" for endometriosis is laparoscopic excision (cutting out) of all endometriosis - remembering that endometriosis can have many different looks other than the "classic dark spots". If it is all excised then there is no need for further treatment. If however there is endometriosis still present, the easy first line treatment is birth control pills. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After radical prostatectomy is there chance for psa rise?

Need expert advice. After radical prostatectomy is there chance for psa rise?

Yes, ...: Some one third after radical prostatectomy(rp) may have "rising psa" over time, which suggests three potential conditions: local recurrence; microscopic spread to nearby tissues, notably regional lns; spread to far sites, such as spine, pelvis, ribs, and lungs. Remember: the report of no metastasis from bone scan and ct before rp does not guarantee no spread in 100% because these tests can not .. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on Sprix for post op orthopedic surgery pain. Pros and cons?

What is your opinion on Sprix for post op orthopedic surgery pain. Pros and cons?

It's an anti inflam-: -matory . Inflammatory response is needed to jumpstart the healing process, especially if it involves bone, anti inflammatory meds can slow the formation of bone, also to health incisions. So I avoid them & you should talk to your orthopedic surgeon about using it ...Read more

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What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery. Currently at 7 months post op.

What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery.  Currently at 7 months post op.

Sterna Pain: But needs evaluated for infection, instability, non-union of the bone sections. Wire fracture and tenderness. See the surgeon to assess, this is longer than common. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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What is the s.T.E.E.R protocol for CT service post op (day1) open heart surgery?

What is the s.T.E.E.R protocol for CT service post op (day1) open heart surgery?

Ventilator: Steer protocols deal with weaning patients from the ventilator. S-screen; t-test; e-exercise; e-evaluate; r-report. ...Read more