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Hello. I've been diagnosed with pronator trees syndrome. what's the likelihood of full recovery if surgery were to take place?

Hello.  I've been diagnosed with pronator trees syndrome.  what's the likelihood of full recovery if surgery were to take place?

I assume: You mean pronator teres syndrome. Realize for this issue, which is rare, usually the first option of treatment is avoiding/minimizing the activity that is causing the symptoms. If surgery is necessary I've seen some surgeon's reports a 90+% success rate of resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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Flexor pronator tendon origin, severe tendinosos with 17 x 9 mm partial thickness instrasubstance tear. How can this be repaired. Chronic for 2 yrs?

Flexor pronator tendon origin, severe tendinosos with 17 x 9 mm partial thickness instrasubstance tear.  How can this be repaired.  Chronic for 2 yrs?

Tendon injury: Injuries to bones, tendons, & ligaments are best dealt with by orthopedic surgeons or hand surgeons (if applicable). They can evaluate status of injury, offer options for treatment, including surgery if indicated. ...Read more

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How do you typically treat a high grade fluid filled oblique tear of the pronator, common flexor tendon in the elbow with a non-displaced fracture?

How do you typically treat a high grade fluid filled oblique tear of the pronator, common flexor tendon in the elbow with a non-displaced fracture?

Cast or surgery: Please seek evaluation and treatment from a board certified orthopedic surgeon. This injury might be treatable with immobilization in a cast or it might need surgical repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if athletes are still effective if they have mild pronators?

Can you tell me if athletes are still effective if they have mild pronators?

They are still : Effective, and mild pronation should be able to be corrected with an orthotic. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can correct a chronic quadratus lumborum?

Is there a surgery that can correct a chronic quadratus lumborum?

Quadratus Lumbarum: Quadratus lumbarum is a muscle that connects the pelvis to the spine. It may get inflamed and cause pain. However, there is no surgery for it, since it's an important structural muscle that helps with lumbar extension. If you are having back pain, that does not respond to conservative care (physical therapy, chiropractic, etc.), then you should consider an MRI and seeing your spine specialist. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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