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My ortho dr recommends i have TKA. How long does the replacement parts last now? wasn't it 10-15 years before? My dr says it lasts till 30 years now.
TKA: I would listen to my orthopedic surgeon or get a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon that dips in a different group. ...Read more
Every thing: If you live long enough, or work hard enough this material follow the law of wear and tear. ...Read more
Need to have upper left first molar extracted, what are my replacement options? I know that one of them is an implant, but i don't think i would be able to afford that. Another option i was looking into was a bridge. I know there are 2 types of bridges. O
Affordable Dentistry: Implant dentistry has the best results when done properly, for a single tooth replacement. Major studiesof bridges versus implants showed that after 17 years of use 35% of bridges had failed. 3-5% of implants. You are lucky to live in hartford as there is the uconn health ctr in farmington where you can get discounted care from post-doc dental residents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In your opinion, which is the most accurate replacement to the value below the lod in statistical analyses? Lod/2 ? Lod/ radical2 ? Or 0?
Please explain: In biostatistics, lod isn't a common acronym. Could you please clarify? ...Read more
If I am 22 active female should I get an ankle fusion or replacement? My dr. Said fusion. Do u agree?
Why do you need it?: At 22, you must have either a significant prior trauma to the ankle, or a severe rheumatologic condition. Either option is pretty extreme. As far as which has a better track record, fusions do have more durability, especially for active patients. If you think replacement, make sure you get an opinion by a surgeon that specializes in the operation. There are very few of them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 week or so: Most of my patients are back to work in ~1 week, using narcotic pain meds for only 3-4 days on average. Full activity can be resumed in 2 weeks. Roughly 15% of people will require thyroid supplementation after partial thyroidectomy. Although there is plenty of debate, i recommend thyroid lobectomy over subtotal thyroidectomy for reasons i don't have room to discuss. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two neurostimulators one rechargeable and a newer no rechargeable one. What is the life span on an older neurostimulator before replacement?
Depends: I think it depends on how often you use it, but no longer than 5 years. ...Read more
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