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Is surgery needed for c4-5acute hern. w/migration & moderate stenosis & cord pressure? c5-7 already fused. Thx.

Is surgery needed for c4-5acute hern. w/migration & moderate stenosis & cord pressure? c5-7 already fused. Thx.

Not usually: Recommend you see a neurologist herniated disc since I don't do surgery they're less likely to recommend surgery surgery is not mandatory ...Read more

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What is the purpose of ted stockings after surgery ?

What is the purpose of ted stockings after surgery ?

Prevent blood clots: They are intended to help prevent blood clots, but will do little by themselves. In addition to other measures such as injections of "blood thinners" and compression devices (the leg squeezers) they do reduce your chance of blood clots forming, which can travel to your lungs. They also help reduce the leg swelling which is pretty common after surgery. ...Read more

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About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?

About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?

Lymphedema specialis: You really need to go to a lymphedema specialist who will be a physical therapist with extra training who can fit with appropriate compression garments, teach massage techniques and excercises and recommend any newer technology that may help in your situation. You should get a referral from your doctor and insurance may cover some of it. ...Read more

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After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

Well...: You can stop using them once you are physically active and walking around... If you are sedentary or in bed most of the time, you should keep them ...Read more

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How long can pressure be put on nerve before irreversible damage? Tried conservative treatment for 4 months after injury and am looking at surgery now

How long can pressure be put on nerve before irreversible damage? Tried conservative treatment for 4 months after injury and am looking at surgery now

Nerve damage: Irreversible damage occurs when the blood supply to the nerve is cut off. The severity and duration of the compression on the nerve contributes to the permanency of the nerve damage. Atrophy and weakness is a sign of progressive and potentially irreversible nerve damage. ...Read more

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How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

See your surgeon: Have your surgeon check inside with an endoscope in the office to make sure all is well. Sometimes drainage persists or recurs from other causes, like allergies. ...Read more

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20 weeks after ankle surgery & nwb, how to start walking? How much pressure may I put down if I don't have pain? How much can I push it? Pt in a week.

20 weeks after ankle surgery & nwb, how to start walking? How much pressure may I put down if I don't have pain? How much can I push it? Pt in a week.

Can't answer: Sounds like it must have been a pretty big surgery if you cannot weight bear for 20 weeks. The only person who can answer these questions is the orthopedist who did the surgery. You would do best to call the surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure during and after surgery?

What causes high blood pressure during and after surgery?

Adrenaline: The period surrounding surgery is potentially fraught with opportunities for adrenaline surges, e.g., fear, anxiety, pain. This may be accompanied by fast heart rate, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure after surgery?

What to do if I have high blood pressure after surgery?

HTN/Surgery: The high blood pressure may be related to the pain you are experiencing after surgery. Often controlling the pain may control the elevation of blood pressure after surgery. If it does not short term use of antihypertensives may be necessary ...Read more