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Surgery For Polio Attacked Leg
IS THERE ANY ADDITION PROSTHETIC LEG SUPPORT for polio affected leg without cutting the leg? Femur lenghtening & foot drop has been operated.
Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infectious disease. It is transmitted person to person by oral- fecal route or contaminated water or food. It can cause serious paralysis in infected persons. There is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by polio vaccination. Polio has nearly been eradicated ...Read more
How to avoid/delay post-polio syndrome in a 44 yr old w/polio of right leg (shorter than left by 0.25inch) no crutches, wheel chair. Quad strengt 3/5.
Do not worry: Post-polio syndrome has received far too much publicity, as the true syndrome is really quite rare, and most so-called cases wind up being arthritis, muscular problems of an alternative nature, or merely aging in presence of a prior problem which makes the process a bit tougher. Instead, focus on a healthy lifestyle, get exercise, and focus on positive aspects of life. ...Read more
73YR old had Spinal Fusion surgery L3-4.L4-5,L5-S1.Following surgery he was completely paralysed in both legs.What could have caused .In rehab.Progno?
Great case: reviewed the reason the complicarion occurred in a spinal surgical procedure. Very interesting and compelling. ...Read more
Mom has severe osteoarthritis in spine. Had cerv. Laminectomy. Lumbar surgery to put rod in recommended. Consequences of no surgery?
Can someone who has had arm surgery develop compartment syndrome of the leg relatively soon after the arm surgery?
They could: But I highly doubt one has anything to do with the other.... ...Read more
Following three days of extremely tight bracing post-acl surgery i got foot drop/peroneal nerve palsy (2 months ago). Is this condition be permanent?
Mom has severe stenosis in parts of cerv spine and below T1. Any considerations forsomeone considering back surgery? Worried about failed surgery. :(
Varies: If your mom has real severe stenosis in her cervical spine, there may not be a lot of choice. Severe cervical stenosis can cause a condition known as myelopathy in which can lead to losing the ability to walk independently. In general, neck surgery is fairly safe and successful, although certainly each case is different. I would certainly make sure your mom understood the risks and benefits. ...Read more
Ankle surgery & DVT month ago on same leg. Leg in half splint. This calf seems harder than the other calf,less jiggly. Post thrombotic synd? Atrophy?
Cut my finger in cat dissection.I took tetenus, rabies immune globin&rabies vaccine.I hav mild muscle pins&spasm in body.Is it from rabies or vaccine?
Ailf w/ left hip graft 7/30/13, pt for post op thigh weakness but knee still buckling, ncs shows femoral neuropathy. Will this resolve on it's own?
I am polio afflicted . 43 yr old female rt leg is affected , recent MRI scan show atrophy of paravertebral muscles , is it normal in polio pt?
Post polio syndrome: Atrophy, pain and weakness affecting muscles can occur after a course of polio. The problem is other things can cause these symptoms too, and it is difficult to distinguish them. Sometimes in polio muscles are reorganized without a change in strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Aged 71, underwent spine surgery (laminectomy) on l4-l5 disc about an year ago he still has heaviness in legs.Brain MRI shows lacunar infaract?
Are spinal disc able to transplant?(from dead ppl) found that china had perform to replace degenerated disc several years ago.
14 months for surgery to be approved and now one-yr post-op of l3, l4, s1 fusion. Still in pain with "electrical shock" feeling down legs. Advice?
Followup: With surgeon start diagnostic workup again, last surgical working diagnosis should be revised. .If not improved after surgery. ...Read more
Foot remains numb 2.5 yrs after bunionectomy. Could there be another reason than the surgery? Currently have posterior knee & anterior lower leg pain
Not likely.: If your foot was not numb before having bunion surgery and became numb immediately after the surgery, the chances are, the numbness is a direct result of the surgery. There is the possibility that any one of a number of other conditions could also play a role in either the foot numbness, subsequent leg pain or both. To remove all doubt, an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is a place to start. ...Read more
Pin removal surgery from MRSA infected pins in bone graft replacement 3 days ago, with gen. Anesth. Been having increasingly worse vision issues since?
67y old female with spinal discs compress left leg neuro.Has osteoporosis.Any surgical treatment can work?
Potentially yes: It sounds as if you may have stenosis, which refers to compression/impingement upon the spinal nerves due to narrowing of the spinal canal, often in part due to protruding discs. For patients who have otherwise failed conservative treatment, surgery to open up the spinal canal (laminectomy) is a treatment option. Osteoporosis is an unrelated condition of decreased bone density. ...Read more