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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time Thyroid Cartilage Surgery

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At what age would you expect the thyroid cartilage to fully ossify? Is it abnormal for this to have occurred by the age 44?

At what age would you expect the thyroid cartilage to fully ossify? Is it abnormal for this to have occurred by the age 44?

Thyroid cartilage: It does not usually ossify. It should not cause you any problem if your basic blood tests are normal. On another note, there are many treatments for depression, you should consider taking something for your hopelessness, as i feel you should not be hopeless ever. Dr m. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Thyroid cartilage increase?

Thyroid cartilage increase?

Likely normal: Since you are a 15 year male the enlargement in the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple) is likely a normal part of puberty. Suggest you see your family doctor to be sure it is the cartilage and not the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a fractured thyroid cartlidge and a fractured hyroid in my throat back oct. How long does it take to heal and what about surgery?

I was diagnosed with a fractured thyroid cartlidge and a fractured hyroid in my throat back oct. How long does it take to heal and what about surgery?

Thyroid cartilage fx: If you have not been operated on by now, it probably would not work this far out. I presume an ear nose and throat doctor scoped you and determined that there were no laryngeal injuries. If so, there would have been an offer for surgery. If the fracture of the cartilage is non displaced, you do not have to fix it. Hyoid bone fractures are not repaired unless there is crepitus (sounds) with swallow. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

Thyroidectomy: Thyroid surgery involves removing either the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or just one lobe (lobectomy). The incision is 2- 3 inches long and is placed across the front of the neck in a natural skin crease. If you have a lobectomy, you may be able to go home the same day. If you have a total thyroidectomy, you will stay in the hospital overnight so your calcium levels can be watched. ...Read more

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What should I expect during recovery after thyroid surgery?

Usual course: Typically people have some stiffness and soreness in the neck for the first week or two. Sometimes swallowing can be difficult (especially liquids) and the voice can be hoarse for the first month (about 10% of people). Energy levels can fluctuate because of the surgery, as well as, thyroid hormone levels changing. Other specific issues can be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read more

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When do you recommend a tkr? I have torn cartilage & ligament(s), some osteoarthritis, but i'm only 32. Avoiding ligament surgery, would be 2nd time.

When do you recommend a tkr? I have torn cartilage & ligament(s), some osteoarthritis, but i'm only 32. Avoiding ligament surgery, would be 2nd time.

Advanced arthritis: (1 of 2) if you have instability as a primary problem i would recommend ligament reconstruction. Now if arthritis or poor alignment of the knee exists as well then consider osteotomy in addition ot the ligament reconstruction to address arthritis/instability/alignment of the extremity. Discuss acl graft options with your surgeon as well. ...Read more

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I'm having Thyroid surgery & have been a crystal meth user for over 15 years. I plan on getting clean 3-4 days before my surgery; is this enough time?

I'm having Thyroid surgery & have been a crystal meth user for over 15 years. I plan on getting clean 3-4 days before my surgery; is this enough time?

Tell your surgeon: about your crystal meth use and arrange for medically supervised detox. Chronic meth use affects so many functions that surgery will not be safe until you have been able to fully recover. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more