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What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

There are 3 options: Dupuytren's contracture can be treated with surgical removal of the diseased tissue and straightening of the finger. Percutaneous release of the contracted finger called needle aponuerotomy. Finally, Collagenase injection followed by manipulation can be used to correct the deformity. Dupuytren's contracture is an ongoing disease and recurrence is common with all treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Severe Contractures (Definition)

Severe contractures is a symptom in which a person has a contracture (a joint that is somewhat stuck in a particular position, due to problems with the nerves, muscles, or joint surfaces that make up that joint) that is very tight, especially if stuck in a position that interferes with adequate movement ...Read more


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I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?

I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?

Dizziness is not: Usually associated with vertebral column issues though it certainly can be within the spectrum of symptoms associated with the pain produced. Would suggest you discuss this more thoroughly with your doctor as the dizziness is likely generated by another condition. ...Read more

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I m 27 years. Have a severe cold. Any remedy?

I m 27 years. Have a severe cold. Any remedy?

Homeopathic therapy: While there is no cure for the common cold, many things you can do can reduce it's severity. Drinking plenty of fluids, steam inhalation & gentle gargling can make your throat feel better. There is some evidence for supplemental zinc therapy, and many believe that vitamin c can help as well, but high doses pass right through your body, so 500mg 4x/day should be sufficient, as well as 220mg zinc. ...Read more

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What is treatment for severe enteritis ?

What is treatment for severe enteritis ?

Enteritis: is a nonspecific term implying inflammation of the bowel. There are numerous potential causes, so treatment depends on determining and addressing the specific cause. So there is really not enough info for an answer. ...Read more

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Treatment for severe pad in 95 year old woman?

Treatment for severe pad in 95 year old woman?

Depends: It's truly depends on the functional status of the patient. With increased age, usually comes increased risk. A vascular surgeon would walk you through all the options. This would include observation and medical management only for patients without pain at rest or tissue loss. Other minimally invasive approaches, like balloons for stents can be useful in this situation. While surgery is still an option, the patient would need to be at an acceptable medical risk. This is a complex decision that must involve a discussion between your loved one and their doctors. ...Read more

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My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

Seb derm & dandruff: Mild seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff can essentially appear the same, but seb derm is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Many over the counter shampoos are available for both conditions, and your pharmacist can help. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for someone with severe talipes?

What treatment is available for someone with severe talipes?

Many, but...: I'll assume you mean clubfoot. Treatments all depend on the age of the patient and the severity of the deformity. Treatments range from manipulation and taping, serial casting, surgery, or even amputation. See a pediatric podiatrist for more options. ...Read more

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I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

Stay simple: Much of what dr. K says is correct. My approach is to diagnose the problem first, getting the muscles relaxed with a bite appliance is key. Once feeling better, of you want to get rid of the 24/7 appliance, consider orthodontics to that position, reconstruction, or tooth reshaping (coronplasty), depending on the severity of the bite discrepancy. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that ...Read more