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How many patients do you find come to you with late retinal redetachment occurring 1 or more years after initially successful RD repair?
A New Retinal Tear: This is not a common occurrence. Most successful rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repairs stay attached. Re-detachment would be more common after repair of a diabetic traction detachment, or repair of a detachment with proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Almost always, a retina that redetaches has a new retinal tear. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is there ever a time (x years) from vitrectomy for RD when one is effectively "in the clear", and does aphakia affect the risk of late redetachment?
What is "vitreous base traction" and why do some articles say it can lead to retinal redetachment even after a successful repair by vitrectomy?
Vitreous strands: The vitreous even after vitrectomy, can sometimes form stands and bands which have contractile or elastic properties. These can connect two opposite sites in the back of the eye, one being the retina, and as they contract, they can elevate the retina causing a detachment. This may require further surgery. ...Read more
Physical or moral?: No one I know has ever been able to change the past that I am aware...All we can do is influence the present, and therefore the future. You may not be able to change this physically, but you can change it immediately in the moment with your thoughts and behavior. Talk to your family doc and your pastor/priest? Counselor/rabbi/mullah, etc... ...Read more
How about: Trauma, a bb to the eye or glass cutting the cornea, a knife to the eye. All are real life scenarios, good luck! ...Read more
If dentist grinded enough front top/bottom enamel to eliminate anterior guidance, will bonding or veneers recreate the sensation?
Minor changes: In the mouth often seem magnified. Rather than try to guess exactly what your dentist did, changed, expected to achieve or inadvertently altered is impossible to determine over the internet. I suggest that you discuss this issue with your own dentist. It's quite possible that with some minor adjustments your dentist can make your bite and you comfortable. ...Read more
Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?
Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more
Not really: Flat feet can happen for a number of reasons from normal aging to loss of activity of the primary arch support, the posterior tibial tendon. Strengthening of this tendon can help minimize pain early in the disease state. In later stages, it will not help. In any case, a fallen arch will not come back with exercise. ...Read more
Acne medications don't work well for me, but when I spend time in a hot tub or sauna, my skin clears. How do I recreate the results without swimming.?
Try a steam shower: What may work is trying to create your own steam shower. Turn your shower on the hottest and fullest. Don't get in! This should steam up your bathroom enough to get the same results you get from a sauna. ...Read more
I have a twinge like pain that keeps coming back in my left pelvic area. I can recreate the pain if I push down and I feel small lumps. Muscular pain?
Doctor can check: It can be hard to describe exactly where one's pain is, how the lumps feel, and where the lumps are. Some people who feel lumps inside the left lower abdomen (not in the groin, which would likely be lymph nodes) are feeling poop lumps inside the large intestine. If so, after pooping everything out (taking a laxative if needed), the lumps should be gone. A doctor can evaluate, if the lumps remain. ...Read more
No: Not yet. Are able to reproduce ear like structures in mice. ...Read more
If the dentist to recreate my three teeth to exactly how it was will my TMJ go away? Tmj happened after double chipped tooth, bonded, shaped 3 others
Tmj: The joiint pain may be occuring if the bite after your bondings was not brought back to its original position. You could have also injured your jaw when you broke the two teeth. I would suggest you see a TMJ specialist to find out the cause. ...Read more
Soreness/ache somewhere in left labia, hurts when I wear tight pants but I can't recreate the pain. No lumps or lesions visible. Can't see my dr yet.
Tight pants pain: It is possible that the inner seam of your "tight pants" may be constricting blood flow or rubbing the labia inducing the pain. Do make that appointment with the GYN MD first, and certainly stop wearing the constricting pants since this is an area that likes "free breathing". ...Read more
Surgeon read mri &said I re-tore my hip labrum, then injected my hip as a test &told to try to recreate the pain. I came back an hour later after running &was told it must be something else because I was still in pain. Told to see hernia specialist. HELP?
Intermittent throbbing headache for +48 hours after tennis, seems connected to neck (can rub neck and recreate). What is best treatment: heat, ibuprofen, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?
All good options: The options you mention are good and in the right order to use! (flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) requires a prescription) if you didn't sustain an injury, it is likely tight neck muscles due to overuse. Range of motion exercises can help as well. If it does not improve with over the counter medications soon consult your physician. ...Read more
Retinal reattachment: Retinal detachment is uncommon in patients under 65. It is more common if there is nearsightedness or trauma. The symptoms are floaters, flashes of light, or the vision dimming from top or bottom like a curtain...So, be checked if these apply to you. As for the surgery, it is needed to save the vision. They use medicine to keep you comfortable and safe...Have faith...Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...Read more
How good is surgical perpherial nerve reattachment after a nerve been severed to retore function and feeling?
Hit and miss: May work well, but nerve has to regrow and hopefully re-innervate correctly within the proper sequence and location. This process proceeds slowly, at 0.1 mm daily, speed of finger nail growth. Sometimes, focal scarring at site of attachment, a neuroma, can compromise outcome. ...Read more
How much do reattachments of extensor pollicis brevis tendons usually cost? Lacerated mine today, and am dreading the cost. Have insurance of course
My husbands retina was detached approximately 2 weeks before he had retinal reattachment with a bubble and a buckle. Will he see again out of this ey?
You could: Be there quite a while to monitor and provide extra care to finger, these are very delicate procedures, good luck ...Read more
11 weeks after retinal reattachment (gas bubble +new lens) whai's the whirling transparent 'fan' I sometimes see in lhe centre of my field of vision?
May be normal postop: You might want to consult your retinal surgeon on this, but I have had patients with very similar symptoms after retinal detachment surgery, and sometimes after retinal laser surgery. It is probably a false image created by an area of the treated retina. Usually it resolves on its own with time. Again, every case is different, so ask the retinal specialist if you need to be examined. ...Read more
I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more
Not common: While it is not common, it can happen. Distal tendon repair creates local trauma where several nerves and blood vessels travel. Swelling from surgery can cause pressure on nerves so pain and even sometimes numbness can happen. It should not last long, and be sure to follow up closely with your surgeon and share any concerns and ask questions, especially if it continues or worsens. ...Read more
Lanap only left a deep sulcus with little, if any, gum reattachment. Just had flap surgery. In general, how long til good gum reattachment to tooth?
Healing: Your own surgeon who has actually seen you and knows your medical and dental history is the best person to answer that question. Speed and degree of healing and reattachment varies widely based upon many variables. ...Read more
I had retina reattachment 7 yrs ago. Now scar growing around acuity area in eye I need to read. I am 77. Should I have it removed?
Gum graft (man made or not): is there ever any gingival reattachment to the canine tooth or will there just be deep/long millimeter pocketing?
Depends...: On few factors. The most important factor to determine how successful a sodt tissue graft will be in covering the exposed root is the presence & amount of bone & gum height between the adjacent teeth. (which is called papillary height. And that is the triangular shaped gum in between the teeth), so if you have adequate height of papilla in between yr teeth & no holes, then ur graft will cover. ...Read more
Is it possible to have reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery?
Can you tell me about reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery natura?
Hand transplantation: Is an evolving field thst is highly technical and requires taking immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of ones life. These drugs have many potential risks and side effects. Select healthy patients who have had a bilateral traumatic hand or forearm amputation are considered for this. While there are many hand surgeons there are only a handful or two of medical centers where this is offered. Careful screening and acceptanceand understanding of risk is essential ...Read more
Does the dent from burr holes after brain surgery ever go away? What about from bone flap reattachment? Do scars ever disappear completely?
Nope: Depending on your age burr hole cavities may nearly completey fill in and may not be noticeable but will never completely go away. The same can be said for scars as depending on your age and genetics the scar may become very small but no matter who you are they never become exactly like the tissue prior to injury. ...Read more