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Rib Hump Recovery
12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae w vestigial bilateral twelth ribs. Mild scoliosis convex left t2-3. Minim t7 vertebral ant wedging? Meaning?
It does NOT: Appear to be indicating there is too much to worry about. The first sentence in your question is a normal finding. Mild scoliosis, is nothing to worry about, given there is less chance of it progressing since you are done growing. T7 wedging may represent a normal finding -- possibly a congenital osteodystrophy, which lead to the vertebra not appearing like a cube. See a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If scapular instability is the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, would rib resection/scalenectomy resolve neck & scapula pain?
More complex: Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery includes, often, first rib resection and/or scalenectomy, but there are different surgical approaches and also, pectoralis minor decompressions. Scapular instability may or may not be present, and this may represent problems in the upper brachial plexus. Since this is so individualized and particular in most cases, best to discuss with experienced vascular surg. ...Read more
I am having 3 rib cartilages removed due to slipping rib syndrome.What should expect during and after surgery? Chest tube? Collapsed lung ?
1st rib fx & TOS: Trauamtic 1st rib fractures can contribute to TOS especially when there is a non-union (fracture pieces do not heal back together as one unit. Pieces press on vessels & nerves). Hemorrhage from the fracture into the thoracic outlet can also contribute to TOS (compression of vessels & nerves by blood). ...Read more
Rib torsion/twisted: Is it due to a sports injury or a car accident? You should be seen by a physician for it for evaluation and treatment plan. You might need some imaging studies. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and/or muscle relaxant meds could help. Physical therapy could help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does excessive internal post-surgery scar tissue/adhesions reflect on surgeon's abilities? After a scalenectomy and rib resection for thoracic outlet.
Not typically.: Scar tissue/adhesions is a natural process that occurs as a result of any operation, no matter how skilled or novice a surgeon. It is a particular issue following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and can sometimes cause issues as bad or worse than the original reasons for having the surgery in the first place. Discuss with your surgeon on what steps can be taken to relieve your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?
Considerations: You describe a likely explanation for your breathing problems associated with your medications and history, but there may be additional issues that remain to be solved, and i cannot say you do not have tos associated with hand tingling, but again, other problems may be more likely, such as hyperventilation causing the tingling. Your doctor should readily be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more
8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shoulder recovery: It should take 3-4 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed?
Do rib cartilages shrink
How long will greater tuberosity fracture from fall on shoulder and scapular thoracic dyskinesis take to, heal, im 28f healthy?
6-12 weeks: Bony healing of the greater tuberosity should take 6-12 weeks. Scapulothoracic dyskinesis may take longer: you will need to rebuild muscle, relearn proper body mechanics and correct muscle imbalances, restore proper posture, etc. Put in the effort and therapy now and it will pay off later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer