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Removal Of Sternum
Surgery: Surgical removal of old hardware with correction of non union and placement of new hardware. ...Read more
Depends but mild: Most patients have mild pain after a surgical bx and require narcotics only for a few days maybe less. If the lesion is benign, with current technology, many lumps can be removed percutaneously in the office under ultrasound guidance through a puncture rather than incision and patients generally require only over the counter pain meds (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) aleve). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?
Not likely: Sometimes as the scar ages it blends in better with the uninterrupted skin. But will never fade or be the normal color skin again ...Read more
Torus cost 2 remove: What is the price for removal of a torus on outer side of lower jawbone ? ANS: depends on details of torus and your dental coverage and where you live and if you have Obama Care. Ask your dentist as they are only ones that can tell. ...Read more
What type of packing with left ethmoid mucocele removal and left turbinate reduction surgery? Packing on both sides of nose? Length of recovery?
Sinus surgery: There are a lot of different packings used after sinus and nasal surgery. You will need to ask the surgeon doing your procedure. If the surgery is only on one side, you shouldn't need packing on both sides, but if surgery will include your septum, expect to have packing or splints in both sides. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks, but could extend to up to a month depending on extent of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is numbness, tingling, no pain of surgery site 2 days post of normal. Had a lot of scar tissue and screw removed from big toe. ?
After effects....: You can almost count on the numbness or tingling to be present after revision surgeries, especially when the toes are involved. The tingling will probably the first to disappear, while the numbness may take longer. If there's a positive side to this, at least there is no or only minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.
I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at ?
Possible nerve issue: If you have had this feeling since the surgery sometimes the nerves in the skin are irritated. If it is new it could indicate infection or scar adhesions. If the redness is spreading out from your incision you should follow up with the surgeon as you may need antibiotics. If the scar is tight and skin is immobile you can do circular massage or use scar creams. ...Read more
Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?
IF you have no: symptoms , no need remove , they are in tendon sheaths , biggest sesamoid bone is patella. If it is giving pain , unable to walk or wear shoes then only need its removal. If you do not have any symptoms , then no indication to remove , and no harm in waiting ...Read more
See ENT: That a bit of a very specific and open question, please discuss with an ENT/ Otolaryngologist doctor - your specific problem and surgical history will be very important in the response ...Read more
Comminuted impacted fracture through the neck of the left humerus with associated mild valgus angulation of the humeral shaft. Can this heal in SLING?
In short YES. : I typically do not perform surgery on nondisplaced fractures of the proximal humerus. I tell people it is like having ice cream on a cone. If the ice cream (humeral head or ball) falls off the cone(shaft) then it needs surgery if the ice cream is tilted or slightly smashed no surgery. If it is blown to prices then surgery. ...Read more
Traction neuritis : I f your surgery was relatively recent (within 6 months) it should be considered a normal part of post op healing. When you yawn there is enormous stretch and strong contractions of various neck muscles that don't get this range of motion except when yawning. If you try yawning more frequently the scar tissue at the surgery site will loosen over time leading to less pull on the nerves causing pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spleen: The spleen is in left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your kidney is also here but is further towards your back or flank area. ...Read more
ASD: You are describing Atrial Septal Deffect. Depending on size and location as well as volume of shunting blood and pressure in the pulmonary circulation, it may require: Nothing or a device placed in the heart from the vein of the legs or full blown cardiac surgery. All procedures are of relative small risk in an otherwise healthy patient ...Read more
Excision of the nonunion of navicular fracture and curettage of the cysts in the area. Is this surgery recovery going to be lengthy?
Can Mohs surgery in sternum area, cause what feels like intermittent bone pain in sternum 5 years later? The growth was the size of a 50 cent coin.
Not the Surgery: You need medical evaluation to rule out a number of possibilities. Expect a Chest X-Ray, possibly a CT of your chest , EKG, other Cardiac testing and lab work. ...Read more