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I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since I crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?
Pain: There are several routes you can take on your own. Call a local hospital and ask for a referral, call the local medical society and see if there is a referral service. If that fails, call an orthopedist and ask if they do that or can make a referral. ...Read more
I am a very high strung 50 year old women with a history of back surgery and some moderate pain issues in tailbone. I do not take anything for pain except 25 mg of tramadol occasionally and I am actively seeking help from orthopedics, physiatrists and my
My mother is old 83 years, and 5 years ago she broke hip. She never had surgery because she has Alzheimer's disease - orthopedics told my sister she sho?
Quality of life: Sometimes a decision is made not to operate on a patient due to their overall medical health. If she broke her hip 5 years ago then I would say she is doing very well since most people who have a hip fracture that is not treated surgically die within 6 months. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How does it feel?: Questions that ask "what does it feel like when.....? Are best answered by a health care professional who has already examined you and knows you, your history and the specifics of the proposed procedure. Patients vary widely in regard to pain threshold and recuperative powers, and two individuals may report totally different experiences with the exact same procedure. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaw Surgery: Questions that ask "how painful is.....? Are best answered by a health care professional who has already examined you and knows you, your history and the specifics of the proposed procedure. Patients vary widely in regard to pain threshold, reaction to medication ; recuperative powers, and two individuals may report totally different experiences with the exact same procedure. Talk to your own dr. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I found out that I might need surgery and braces to fix my jaw. What kind of surgery is this exactly?
Jaw surgery: Google orthognathic surgery for more information. In growing children we can often alter growth to harmonize jaw relationships. In the non-growing adult we orthodontists sometimes need the help of an oral surgeon to harmonize jaw relationships so that we can get teeth to best fit, function, and look their best. ...Read more
Group Decision: Generally orthodontic alignment of the upper teeth and the lower teeth are done first before jaw surgery. Then the surgery is done matching the upper teeth with the lower teeth. Therefore this is a combined treatment plan between you, the orthodontist and the oral surgeon. Thus they will set the appropriate timeline rather than you guessing. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Usually yes: Most patients do undergo orthodontic treatment to properly align the teeth in each jaw before undergoing double jaw surgery. A consultation with the appropriate records and clinical examination with an orthodontist and surgeon can advise you of what may be necessary to undergo orthognathic surgery to correct your problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
@6mos. Is avg.: 6 mos. Is typically the average amount of time in braces after orthognathic surgery. However, it can range from 3 to 12+ months depending on the severity of the initial malocclusion, cooperation keeping regular appointments, cooperation wearing elastics, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-6 hours: The real answer depends on where the deformity lies and what operation is being done to correct the deformity. If it's only lower jaw advancement, that takes about 3-3.5 hours. If it's a combination of upper and lower jaw surgery, it's more like 5-6 hours. Of course, that does not include the 18-24 months of presurgical and postoperative orthodontic treatment required to obtain a correct bite. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Ask the Orthodontist: The need for jaw surgery along with Orthodontic Treatment is determined by the relationships of teeth and especially jaws to each other. It has nothing to do with the type of braces or the insurance coverage. Know, however, that other than severe cranio-facial deformities, surgery is rarely covered under Medicare. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Orthognathic Surgery: With any type of surgery, there is bound to be some associated discomfort. Usually, a good postoperative pain regimen can alleviate most of that pain. Oddly enough, the chief complaint after orthognathic surgery is seldom pain. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers