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Surgery Of Leg
Ilizarov Technique: You need to consult an orthopaedic surgeon. The Ilizarov technique utilizes external fixation with a device that encircles the limb with rings and inserts rods and high tension wires. Ilizarov technique allows for a very rigid fixation that also shares a lot of the load. The benefit is that a surgeon can correct a deformity that involves nonunion or angularity. I will post a link in comments. ...Read more
After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?
Dont think so.: It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee prior to surgery, and after surgery you normalized your gait and felt as though there was an increase in length. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a broken fibula and facing surgery or leg cast for 6 weeks. What is the healing time of surgery and what are benefits of it over the cast?
Better results: The results that you can receive are dependent on the extent of the injury that you have. You are young and pending on the type of fracture (aligned ?, stable ? Involving the joint ?) all come into play when deciding if surgery is better than cast. That being said, in general surgery has a better shot of providing a better out come. Your surgeon is in the best position to advise you. ...Read more
What is the estimate amount for fallen arches surgery.My legs are killing me.I need surgery asap african
I'm : I'm not sure when you mean by "fallen arches surgery." there are numerous kinds of surgery to correct flat feet, so i'm guessing this is what you have. There are two kinds of flat feet: 1) a flexible flatfoot, which is by far the most common, and 2) peroneal spastic flatfoot, a relatively rare condition that can cause immense pain and disability. For the flexible flatfoot, i assume you tried orthotics, exercises, shoe modifications and even perhaps a course of physical therapy? If not, i would strongly urge you to try one or more conservative treatments before having surgery. Flat foot surgery can be pretty extensive and disabling with up to a year of healing times, casts, screws, pins, etc. It's not something to rush into, and of course, if you want a guarantee, you'll need to go to midas muffler, because there is a known failure rate for surgery. If you have peroneal spastic flatfoot, i assume you've been wearing a leg brace and it's not effective enough. I hope i've provided you with some useful information. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi doctors , 2weeks ago i made 2 corns surgery right leg bottom of the leg , doctor also made local anesthesia till now i can't walk easily why?
Corns are usually : On feet. Having said, i would expect one to be able to at least walk at 2 weeks post op and would recommend you pose this question to your surgeon as we don't know the exact procedure performed or what your foot looks like i.E any swelling etc etc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
2 weeks out from ACL reconstructive surgery, & operated leg has much faster hair growth than before op & than other leg. What's the reason for this?
Hair growth: Increased blood supply could cause an increased rate of growth. The hair on our legs is affected by clothes we wear rubbing on legs especially jeans. If you aren't covering that leg yet that may be why it seems to be growing faster. ...Read more
My gf had tb meningitis in july'13, she recovered good mentally but she has spasm in her right arm nd left leg, so she can't walk. Bt both r functioal? Can botox for her am and surgery for leg help?
My gf had tb meningitis in july'13, she recovered good mentally but she has spasm in her right arm nd left leg, so she can't walk. Bt both r functional, Can botox for arm nd surgery for leg help her?
Many ortho surgeries on legs as a child, on crutches now @ age 55, pain & low mobility & nafld-best wt loss route? Bypass, sleeve or lapband?
I hv gone through an ectopic ovarian surgery,my legs r swelled n bolted stomach n slight pain , advice wht to be done post surgery. ?
R/O DVT: R/O DVT. POST OP LEG SWELLING IS WORRISOME YOU NEED TO BE EXAMINED/Lab check. Doopler US of LE to evaluate for blood clots. Also f you are having continued ABD& PELVIC PAIN, you must call the surgeon to be reevaluated and examined. You may need a CT SCAN to rule out post op HEMATOMA VS SEROMA. ...Read more
Do they ever subscribe muscle relaxers after tkr! so very stiff! scar tissue. Multiple surgeries to leg in last year plus break and 2 dislocations?
Muscle pain: Yes, they do. However, the stiffness is usually due to severe swelling that limits joint mobility causing the stiffness. The best treatment is usually icing. I usually recommend icing all day while awake, but never leave the ice on one patch of skin for longer than 15 minutes. Divide the knee into 4 quadrants (top, bottom, both sides) and move the ice to the new quadrant every 15 minutes. ...Read more
After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 months. He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities. I now take about 27 1/2 a week?
Limit activity &: Keep the area elevated clean & dry initially. I usually have a bulky compression dressing on the site. Once healed protection of the area from trauma is the mainstay. You should've been clear about this before the procedure, eg wound care options per your surgeons preference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?
Recommended Diet: Immediately following surgery of this type, clear liquids are suggested until fully tolerated. Following that time, eating a well balance high protein, controlled carbohydrate and low fat diet is usually well accepted. Unless your md recommended something unique in accord with your medical history and health, this is the most common. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
When ready: You may have sex when you can tolerate it and want it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I don't : But there is a procedure and it would be done by an orthopedist. You might want to find one that specializes in this field... ...Read more
Can bow legs surgery (after surgery) affect your legs permanently (you were a quick athlete, and now not as much as before for example)?
Is it normal 6 weeks after surgery of abroken leg it should feel warm and soarer than it has felt should I really be worried and go to hospital
Yes: If what are saying is correct, i would be worry about the possibility of infection, i will recommend to call the doctor to let him know, if you could not go to the hospital. ...Read more
My son is 12yr old, and he is having a surgery on his leg for a compete rupture hamstring. Please give me advices my this procedure. Thank you?
You need to : Talk to the surgeon performing the procedure. He is your best source of information for that particular procedure. Normally he will talk to you about it- risks and benefits and a consent before operation is scheduled. Good luck ! ...Read more
I am having surgery on my leg for compartment syndrome . How long is the surgery? I'm having surgery on the deep posterior and anterior compartments.
Due to exercise : Pressure built up after exercise , usually ant comp. Is released, o r time will be brief and quick recovery with in 6 wks, one other hand trauma related , or post vascular surgery related diagnosis may be delayed , need more extensive extensive , surgery , wound will take long time to heal may take months to heal. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: It really depends on type of surgery and the technique used. Endo techniques typically have a much shorter recovery time. Open techniques recovery dependent on how many incisions and what procedure. It also depends on what type of shape the patient is to begin with. Older, frail patients may have a much longer recovery time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plastic bag: Try placing your leg in a plastic trash bag secured at the top with one or two good rubber bands. Dry off the top of the bag before you release the rubber bands. ...Read more
Depends on procedure: Recovery after any surgical procedure is variable in duration and difficulty. The biggest factors that affect recovery are the procedure itself, your overall health and physical condition, your nutritional status. Some vascular surgery leg procedures are done in an outpatient setting with recovery expected to be less than a week. Some require hospital stay and rehab for recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if indicated: Actually by being thin the operation is often technically easier and wound complications are less compared to an obese patient. You may, however, be able to feel the graft easier which can be concerning to some but has no impact on the safety of the procedure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can i be an athlete(basketball player) after osteotomy surgery for bow legs? Is there any sample?
It is posssible.: I am a pediatrician and I have had a patient who had bilateral osteotomies who was very successful playing football at the high school level. I am unsure if he pursued this in college as well. The orthopedist who does the procedure should have more experience and should be able to give you a more specific answer based on your specific surgery and outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery on my leg to relieve a large hematoma and now get red, splotchy skin in the area when exposed to sun. Why? Thank you.
Vasculature: If it was a large hematoma and you needed the area incised and drained. This can change the vascular spupply to that area. So when you go out in the sun the area turns more red. ...Read more
How many days does a person who has angioplasty surgery on their legs have to spend on the hospital considering everything went well?
1 /2 days if all wel: Usually can go the same day or the day after if no complications. ...Read more
It depends: What is the underline cause for the problem, usually thet do okay. ...Read more
My 18 year old daughter has bilateral popliteal entrapment.Thoughts regarding simultaneous surgery legs/recovery time?
Prefer Staged: While there is nothing wrong with having both sides done during the same surgery setting, i generally recommend staging bilateral procedures to decrease pain and allow better mobility. Good luck to your daughter in surgery. ...Read more
I just had anterior compartment surgery in left leg. 3 days ago. Estimate on how long incision are will be sore? Thanks
1 to 4 weeks: Having acute pain several days after such surgery is normal. The soreness will usually subside in 1 to 3 weeks. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with a herniated disc after severe pain for only 8 days but doctors are recommending immediate surgery due to leg weakness-advice?
Talk to your doctor: Your surgeon should have a discussion of risks with you. Your individual risk will be influenced by the severity of your condition and overall health. Risks include nerve and blood vessel injury, compartment syndrome, infection, bleeding, wound problems, failure of bones to heal, implant failure, residual deformity, new or continued pain, and the risks associated with anesthesia. ...Read more