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What is the definition or description of: orthopedic chest surgery?

What is the definition or description of: orthopedic chest surgery?

Surgical approach: Classically a thoracic surgeon deals with chest problems although occasonally an orthopaedic surgeon will deal with a fracture of a sternum, dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint, or thoracic spine in injury. ...Read more

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Have surgical clips in my chest but have never had chest surgery. Why is that?

Previous surgery: Have you had surgery using clips anywhere else in your body? Where in your chest are the clips? Need a little more information. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Is cosmetic surgery on your chest possible?

Yes: Depending on what the nature of the problem is. Please consult with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do surgeons go through the chest to do surgery on the spine?

Why do surgeons go through the chest to do surgery on the spine?

Varies: Some done posterior-back. If the disc or spine problem is toward the front, the anterior neck, or chest, or abdominal approach is very helpful to get good exposure. ...Read more

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What type of surgery causes a scar straight across a man's chest?

What type of surgery causes a scar straight across a man's chest?

Many: This sounds as if it were a pectins excavatum like surgery but it could also be a thoracotomy incision as well as many other procedures to access the lungs or heart or esophagus. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that perform FTM chest surgery in spokane wa?

Are there any doctors that perform FTM chest surgery in spokane wa?

Transgendered Care: If you do not find anyone close to home i work with a couple of surgeons in the seattle area that do this surgery for my ftm patients. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a chest surgery what do I tell my teacher?

Get a letter from MD: Not sure what you're asking. What does your teacher want to know? A letter from your doctor might provide the essential information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I do surgery on pigeon chest, how long will it take?

Can you tell me if I do surgery on pigeon chest, how long will it take?

6 weeks: The surgery is straightforward, with the recovery time being about 6-8 weeks. That is the normal time for a bone to heal. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do for only a minor sunken chest that doesn't involve surgery?

Is there anything you can do for only a minor sunken chest that doesn't involve surgery?

Yes: In many circumstances, there is no way to prevent a mild pectus deformity from progessing to a severe one. However, exercises to improve posture & those that involve sustained aerobic exercise can help to minimize worsening of the deformity. A figure-of-8 brace can be worn to facilitate correct posture. ...Read more

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