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Surgery Where Concrete Is Injected In Fractures
Surgical repair of left zygoma fracture & orbit frac., plates & screw are in place. 24 days post surgery, is it safe to sleep on this side of the face?
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
After breaking every bone in foot 5 years ago what surgery can be performed to alleviate the acute pain in the ankles where the bones have calcified?
A Few Options: There are several options depending on the severity of the break and your overall medical history. If you are truly suffering from arthritis of the ankle that doesn't respond to conservative treatments, surgical options are available including ankle joint replacements and ankle fusions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But this is unavoidable. Using a jelly filled donut as an example, the cataract would be the jelly and the capsule is the rest of the donut. During cataract surgery, the jelly of the donut is removed and a thin lens is placed in the donut. How thick the donut was originally will dictate how much wrinkling occurs, as the donut shrink-wraps around the new lens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It would act as foreign body and irritate. ...Read more
2 1/2 weeks post bunionectomy, osteotemy , dislocation repair. The skin around the incision area is peeling off in big pieces. Is that normal?
After humerus bone graft surgery, can we travel in a bike for near by places? Its been 2 months after the surgery.
Surgeries vary: but mostly there's been x-rays by this time to demonstrate the bones have come together. If the bones are solid, accidents can still break them back apart but short of more trauma, if they are healing, then low stresses are not bad. I cannot say in your particular case, but generally by 6 wk, some healing on x-ray. ...Read more
Once the dental bone grafts are surgically in placed and healed, is surgery needed to put the posts in?
Surgical shoe...: If i was just shaving down a bone spur, i would put you in a surgical shoe to accommodate the surgical dressing. After the first dressing change - probably into a much smaller dressing - you may be able to return to regular shoe gear. Ask your surgeon for a time line. Pain should be minimal (to possibly moderate) and easily controlled. ...Read more
Where is the incision located for hip arthroplasty? With hip arthroplasty, where is the incision made and how large is it?
Hardware removal: Intramedullary rods are used for fracture repair in long bones. Once the bone heals, the rod has no bio mechanical function. On rare occasion, the rod may cause pain, usually by irritating local tissue. The rods can be safely removed. Usually the only significant pain is incisional, and short-lived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the implication of the rod and screw in fractured femur bowing on X-ray 8 weeks post op in 58 year old male?
Could be a problem: If the surgeon felt this was new bowing that could be due to too much stress on the rod. That would be very unusual with modern rods as they are very strong...Especially to see as early as 8 weeks. If it is just on an x-ray report you need to talk to your orthopedist as it us likely nothing. Most rods are normally bowed and may bow slightly more after being inserted. ...Read more
If someone suffered a fracture/growth plate fracture in their tibia would they feel walking pain at the closest joint or at the site of the fracture?
Can the post-op pain felt after dental surgery (still healing/recovering) in the lower jaw radiate to areas in the upper where there was no surgery?
2 yrs after 80mg kenalog (triamcinolone) injection into left adductor tendon where connects to bone, the area is "sunk" down relative to the right? Is this a crater?
I'm 14 weeks post op subtalar fusion and donor bone was used to repair right side of my talus i went to er for redness swelling they are saying osteomyelitis on the right side where donor bone was used is that common??
NOT COMMON: Is it common? What defines "common?" More than 50% of the time? So, no it's not common, or none of us would do surgery! It's an unfortunate consequence of surgery. A small number of people develop infection, frequently for no known reason. Follow your doctor's advice to the letter! Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About how much does the surgery to correct saddle bone deformity in a foot cost? Is the procedure relatively safe?
A lot: If elective procedure (due to a medical reason), correction of deformity to the top of your foot would cost thousands of dollars. If for cosmetic reasons, even more. The costs include hospital fees, nursing staff, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, administration fees, equipment usage, supplies, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan report after surgery to repair acetabular fx. "a "joystick" instrumentation defect is present in the right proximal femur." what's it mean?
Varies: It varies a little. Some types of instrumentation is used to fix a fracture and hold it in good position until it heals. A joystick usually refers to the times when you place a pin or screw in a bone just to help you pull the fracture into a reduced position. Once the fracture is fixed, the pin is removed, leaving a visible tract seen on your ct scan where the pin had been. ...Read more
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