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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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I'm considering tmj disc repositioning surgery. Is there difference between suturing and screwing ligaments to fossa when fixing disc in right place?

I'm considering tmj disc repositioning surgery. Is there difference between suturing and screwing ligaments to fossa when fixing disc in right place?

TMJ Surgery: Good day; Before having TMJ repositioning surgery, consult with a super TMJ diagnostitician who limits his practice to diagnosis and non surgical treatment of TMJ. Rare that surgery is necessary in giving patient permanent comfort. ...Read more

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How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

It's not. : Cartilage is found at the ends of bones, where they articulate. When the hip is replaced, usually both sides of the joint are replaced. The hip joint is a ball and socket. The head of the femur is the ball and the acetabulum is the socket. The two replacement parts slide against each other, so there is no need for cartilage. If we replace cartilage, it might be simpler! ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

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Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more

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After jaw joint replacement surgery what can be done if forming granulation tissue?

After  jaw joint replacement surgery what can be done if forming granulation tissue?

Nothing: As long as the granulation tissue is not interfering with the jaw movement or causing discomfort, this may be the resultant healing rather than bone formation. ...Read more

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Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth  move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Nesbit: It is certainly possible for your teeth to shift when you do not wear this device. Will you be doing an implant to replace your missing tooth? Replacing your tooth would be better than wearing a nesbit. ...Read more

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One tooth anchoring a 2 unit removable bridge needs gum graft due to recession. What may take the place of the space until graft heals? Shifting?

One tooth anchoring a 2 unit removable bridge needs gum graft due to recession. What may take the place of the space until graft heals? Shifting?

Graft: This is a tough question because it is specific to your mouth and cannot be answered generally. However, if the etiology of the problem has been aptly identified and if that problem causing the recession has been addressed, then a gingival graft should heal without to many sequelae, but please be aware that there are often concomitant disease processes which must be identified and treated. ...Read more

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Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

"batten"grafts/valve: Nothing is a guarantee here these cases. Best to ask the operative surgeon the potential results... ...Read more

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I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if there is no replacement of skull cap after a craniotomy?

I'm curious what could happen if there is no replacement of skull cap after a craniotomy?

Headaches: It would cause headaches and other risks can also occur including hydrocephalus or bleeding. Obviously, the brain is not protected. ...Read more