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Subungual Exostosis Surgery
Minimal: Check for other pre-existing conditions, cardiac and pulmonary status, overall health, history of clots, etc. ...Read more
Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long? Can you walk after? How much pain is there? Where's the cut?
There is not an area referred to as the Anterior Tarsal Tunnel.
These are questions you should speak with your surgeon about. ...Read more
Cyst like on top my left foot and diagnosed of protruding bone called Ganglion exostosis. Foot doctor said I need a surgery. Is this true?
We all need somthing: Sounds like you have an exostosis, which is nothing more than an outgrowth of bone, and a ganglion cyst. If the condition is causing pain, numbness or a problem with the functioning of your foot, then surgery is probably called for. If, however, you have a lump and no symptoms associated with it, then, you have the opportunity of holding off on the surgery for what I call a "wait see". ...Read more
Many types: Plastic is derived from the Latin word plasticus and the Greek word plastikos, meaning to shape or mold. Shifting tissue has been around for thousands of years. Plastic Surgeons do Hand, Micro, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, Cosmetic Surgery. Best to look for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon before getting work done. "Most common", would then depend on the type of surgery. ...Read more
Numbing: Anesthesia is numbing...Either general anesthesia (completely going to sleep) or local (numbing a nerve or an area). A paracervical block is a local injection to numb up the cervix. However, these are rarely needed for an iud removal, as this can generally be done without anesthesia - quickly and mostly painlessly. ...Read more
My girlfriend’s developed earlier than I did. I get teased by everyone. Should I have plastic surgery?
Intramedullary signal in C5 level s/o focal myelomalacia. What does it mean? Is surgery is the only option.
Myelomalacia: Myelomalacia is the end damage findings on mri. No surgical treatment for this type of damage is available. If the cause of the damage is a herniated disc or bone spur (osteophyte) still compressing the spinal canal or spinal cord itself, surgery can be performed to prevent further damage. Please discuss the difference with your surgeon. ...Read more
I had hammertoe surgery 3 month, s ago and there's excessive swelling! What else can I do or take other than ice and elevation?
SWELLING.: Your PA may be contributory. Also, talk to your surgeon about the complication of a "sausage toe", which is usually a prolonged swollen and sometimes red toe. Compression wraps w/ Coban and an acetate steroid injection might help. Are the x-rays ok? Finally, did you follow the surgeon's post-op orders? ...Read more
Gallbladder surgery 3 months ago but now the day (s) after exercise (circuit training and field hockey) I feel completely wiped out?
Have friend in 40's; told has bulging disc; told also by 2 doctors would need surgery to correct. Is this true or is there more options?
? pain in legs?: Does your friend have leg pain that can be associated with the spinal level with the disc bulge? If you take 100 40 year olds with no back pain, 30 of them will have bulging discs. If you have leg pain that correlates with the disc bulges, your odds of good surgical result are improved. Recent studies report not much difference between surgery and no surgery 5 years out. ...Read more
6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery. Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?
See below: Current stressors like your surgery, impaired sleep due to pain, possible reduced workload or other changes in your life can bring on anxiety. You may also have had a preexisting anxiety condition that has broken through with tolerance to the opioid med. You may try other tx like cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, stretch or manual tx: chiropractic care. Check w/ your Dr. About the symptoms. ...Read more
I had De Quervain's surgery 6 years ago and have just recently seen recurring symptoms. The pain is almost unbareable. It keeps me up at night and I am unable to do routine daily activities like turn a doorknob. Opening s jar of peanut butter almost reduc
DeQuervian's Disease: 34 year old woman with DeQuervian's stenosing tenosynovitis s/p decompression 6 years ago now with recurring symptoms. Rest and splint your thumb if possible, ice, NSAIDs. Immediately call your hand surgeon. It may be that one tendon was decompressed, your Abductor Pollicis Longus, but you have since developed symptoms in the Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon sheath and need injection/decompression. ...Read more
How are the holes made in the abdomen for robotic prostectomy surgery, by the robotic machine or by the doctor using s scalpel?
Scalpel: The approximately 1/2 inch incisions for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) are made by scalpel. The "holes" into the abdomen are created by manually inserting sharp-tipped trocars through the incisions. The DaVinci Robot is a set of articulating arms that hold and handle the various instruments passed through the trocars and controlled by the surgeon who sits at a console ...Read more
Consult a surgeon!:
The US does not have a monopoly on surgeons. There are qualified surgeons everywhere in the world. Just as I would advise in the US, do a bit of research to try to find the best hospital in the area and a surgeon with good credentials. You may also want to get a second opinion.
One thing you will find is that surgery outside the US is probably much more affordable! ...Read more
I am 4 weeks out from surgery and am expereincing pain. ..it feels like spasm s is their anything you recommend?
More Info Please:
What sort of operation you had?
Any other symptoms with the pain ...Read more
Some are a concern: Certain ones are considered premalignant, and need to be removed to biopsy. If you are not sure, go for another opinion. ...Read more
Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty, or cosmetic gynecology, is the fastest growing segment of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. The vast majority of women presenting for consideration of labiaplasty have normal genitalia. However, most women complain of discomfort with activities such as sports, bike riding, or during intercourse. Also, many do not like the appearance in certain clothes such as swimsuits, etc. ...Read more
Indication 4 surgery: Pouch creation and successful performance in ulcerative colitis patients truly shows the "art" of medical/surgical care. If you have been told by your surgical team that you are not ready, or not a candidate for a pouch, then okay to ask more questions of that team. It is better to stay with an ileostomy than proceed too fast to a pouch. Many factors can derail your ultimate success. ...Read more
Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.
Surgery put off no ins I am disable haven't got it yet. Tumor been growing for a year now it feel s like its wraarourd. Something an I am having pain joldonng things on my atms an turning my neck?
May need to go to ER:
If you have been told that you have a tumor and it is causing these kinds of symptom, you need help. If this is a tumor that you know about, it could be affecting nerves in the neck or spinal cord. This is a possible emergency.
If the pain is severe you need to go to the er. The hospital might be able to get you covered by medicaid. ...Read more
Brain aneurysm: The advent of the surgical microscope in the 1960s led to the development of clips to repair brain aneurysms. The clips were primarily spring loaded and made of stainless steel and they are not MRI compatible.Aneurysm clips manufactured in the 1980s through today are phynox and titanium and are MRI compatible. See: mcfadden jt, j neurosurg 117:1-11, 2012. ...Read more