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Screw Removal After Bunion Surgery
Depends on bone loss: When hardware is removed from bone there is a "hole" or deficit of bone. Depending on the size and quantity of harware this deficit could be significant and require Non Weight Bearing status for the bone to fill in and regain its strength. Check with your surgeon for post op WB instructions. ...Read more
Unnecessary: Screws used in acl reconstruction are either absorbable (which means the body will incorporate it), or non absorbable. A nonabsorbable screw is typically buried in bone and doesn't cause damage to surrounding tissues. If it really needs removal, we must ensure the acl reconstruction has matured completely. Waiting a year after reconstruction before removal is preferred. ...Read more
Varies: It does vary in part on surgeons preference and also the nature of the bone and fracture involved. When the screw is removed, there is a hollow bone tunnel left where the screw was that slowly fills in with bone. In some situations, this can act as a stress riser to create a new fracture and that is the usual rationale for protecting some patients with a cast after screw removal. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scheduled for Surgery-correct dorsiflex osteotomy angle, cheilectomy & remove arthritic sesamoid(s). How best to stop problems from sesamoid removal?
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more
Should I have surgery to correct scaphoid nonunion surgery screw placement or remove screw entirely. Had a schaphoid non union surgery 8/1/11. A week after the surgery (placement of a screw and bone graft) my surgeon did an xray and noticed that the scre
Sorry : Sorry you're going through all that. Especially since one of the advantages of the screw should be earlier return to function. If everyone agrees that the screw is protruding then you need to be cautious about leaving it as is because it may cause damage to the cartilage of the joint. Cartilage damage is hard to undo. "let it heal for 3 more months" makes little sense as it is already 4 months after the surgery so the bone should be healed, especially with graft. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elbow flexion stuck at 110 degrees 12 weeks post arthroscopic surgery. Procedure removed bone spur loose bodies. What to do?
10-16weeks: If there is no complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?
Post- operative: healing and rehab takes one full year with any reconstruction. After that point, if patients that are still having pain, return of deformity or non-optimal results I would discuss possible surgical intervention. If you would like a 2nd opinion for a review of post-surgical xrays and possible treatment options currently and/or future treatments, please consult me! ...Read more
Normally a week: One to three weeks are normal healing time for your gum tissue to grow enough to cover the underlying exposed bone tissue. ...Read more
Yes: Adhesions can develop after a knee surgery which limit motion and can be removed (typically arthroscopically), however the reason for stiffness should be fully evaluated before considering this. Most common causes are malpositioned acl graft or inappropriate size or position of total knee components. If this is the case revision of the primary procedure is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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