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Can you tell me about ilizarov surgery for leg deformity correction?

Can you tell me about ilizarov surgery for leg deformity correction?

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

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After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?

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 more

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Please help docs! is rickets curable without surgery or leg braces?

Please help docs! is rickets curable without surgery or leg braces?

Rickets: Rickets is a disorder of Vitamin D deficiency, that softens the bones. Vitamin D replacement is the cure. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000344.htm ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the estimate amount for fallen arches surgery.My legs are killing me.I need surgery asap african

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Neuropathic pain after arterial bypass surgery on leg. Possible treatments, please?

Neuropathic  pain after arterial bypass surgery on leg.  Possible treatments, please?

Medication: Gabapentum or Lyrica (pregabalin) beneficial. Gabapentum lower side effect profile see your physician for direction. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Different : Warfarin is a blood thinner that prevents blood clots which works systemically on all parts of the body including lower extremities. Plavix (clopidogrel) following stents is recommended to prevent stents from closing off. Both can increase risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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What does by pass surgery in the leg involve?

What does by pass surgery in the leg involve?

Leg bypass: You have diabetes. You need a bypass for the leg to heal and ulcer. The bypass of the leg will involve a new artery from the upper leg to lower leg. This will increase the blood supply to help heal. The doctor will use a vein and turn it into an artery. ...Read more

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How can I take care of myself after surgery on my leg with tissue expanders placed?

How can I take care of myself after surgery on my leg with tissue expanders placed?

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 more

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What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

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 more

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How long after you have surgery on your leg can you have sex?

How long after you have surgery on your leg can you have sex?

Depends: Totally depends on the type of surgery you had. It would best to ask your surgeon about any activity restrictions. There is always oral sex... ...Read more

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I was wondering if you perform correction surgery for bow legs?

I was wondering if you perform correction surgery for bow legs?

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

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Can bow legs surgery (after surgery) affect your legs permanently (you were a quick athlete, and now not as much as before for example)?

Can bow legs surgery (after surgery) affect your legs permanently (you were a quick athlete, and now not as much as before for example)?

Usually not: The surgery will cause you to loose muscle strength and quickness initially, but you should regain this with training. Talk to your surgeon about specific concerns. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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How long is recovery after vascular surgery in the legs?

How long is recovery after vascular surgery in the legs?

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 more

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Will I get taller if I have corrective surgery for bow legs?

Not significant: Correcting genu varum (bow legs) can increase your height, but it won't be too significant. Maybe an inch at most, but this is for severe deformities. ...Read more

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How do I keep a post surgery leg splint dry while showering?

How do I keep a post surgery leg splint dry while showering?

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

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How long is recovery from vascular surgery in the legs/calves?

How long is recovery from vascular surgery in the legs/calves?

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 more

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I am skinny. Is it safe for me to have leg bypass surgery in my leg?

I am skinny. Is it safe for me to have leg bypass surgery in my leg?

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 more

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Can i be an athlete(basketball player) after osteotomy surgery for bow legs? Is there any sample?

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 more

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Contemplating surgery for bow legs (genu varum). How do I decide?

Contemplating surgery for bow legs (genu varum). How do I decide?

It depends: What is the underline cause for the problem, usually thet do okay. ...Read more

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My husband had bypass surgery on his legs. I think his leg is infected. What should we do?

My husband had bypass surgery on his legs. I think his leg is infected. What should we do?

Seek help: Call surgeon or go to er immediately. The graft can become infected and need to be removed, in addition to the other problems with infection. Do not delay treatment! ...Read more

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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

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Contemplating surgery for bow legs (genu varum). What are the risks involved with this?

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

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Hello doctor i had an bike accident last year due to which i had a skin grafting surgery on my leg i want to know that will my leg look normal?

Hello doctor i had an bike accident last year due to which i had a skin grafting surgery on my leg i want to know that will my leg look normal?

Graft: I am sorry you had such a bad accident. Skin grafts will usually leave a permanent scar. The scarring does tend to improve slightly over time. Good luck and be careful! ...Read more

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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?

good advice: If you have leg weakness in the setting of a herniated disc, urgent surgical intervention is usually warranted to prevent long term neurologic damage. ...Read more

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