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When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear? I work in the construction trades.

When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear?  I work in the construction trades.

4-6 months: It takes 6 weeks for the tfcc repair to heal and the scapholunate ligament repair may take 8-12 weeks heal. After the repairs have healed and the immobilization has been discontinued, therapy is needed to restore range of motion and strenght. This may take another 8-12 weeks. Be patient, the overall results are good. Make sure your surgeon is a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

Stoma (Definition)

A stoma is a surgically created hole that creates a connection between the digestive tract and the skin so that liquid food can be put into the stomach, or liquid waste ...Read more


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Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

If you are in: Reasonably good health , no other systemic problem , it is reasonably low risk procedure (s) , will give you psychological boost to you , will elevate your self esteem , please consult a plastic surgeon for more information , the benefits you already know and the risks ...Read more

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How long after laproscopic hernia surgery can I go back to heavy construction work?

How long after laproscopic hernia surgery can I go back to heavy construction work?

Depends: It depends on the type of hernia, but the usual postop instructions for my patients are to return to all usual activity as tolerated. It is usually 1-3 weeks for a groin hernia, and 3-6 weeks for a ventral hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Ok i 33 male work construction i have lower back pain like 4days a week i have really bad pain in back my cause by tmj i think i dont want surgery?

Ok i 33 male work construction i have lower back pain like 4days a week i have really bad pain in back my cause by tmj i think i dont want surgery?

Need xrays: See a doctor. You probably need spine xrays. Surgery is a dramatic treatment. You need an evaluation to start with. Could just be the result of the work you do. ...Read more

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What options do I have for construction after breast cancer removal surgery? I am a woman in my mid 30s diagnosed with left breast cancer and treated with total removal of my left breast. What options do I have for symmetry again? How many operations do w

What options do I have for construction after breast cancer removal surgery? I am a woman in my mid 30s diagnosed with left breast cancer and treated with total removal of my left breast. What options do I have for symmetry again? How many operations do w

Mastectomy: What you are describing would involve a delayed breast reconstruction since it is after the mastectomy has been performed it it has been allowed to heal. From description I do not know whether or not you had radiation treatment after your mastectomy. If you had radiation treatment then i recommend your own tissue through the use of flap surgery or fat grafting. Expander if no radiation in past! ...Read more

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My dad has an ostomy (stoma) and has been vomitting. What should he do?

My dad has an ostomy (stoma) and has been vomitting. What should he do?

Abdominal X ray: A stoma is used to divert the bowel so that a leak is diverted or obstruction prevented. With vomiting one suspects that food is not passing which suggests obstruction. A flat film of abdomen will show where air in gut is passing to and where if at all is a site of obstruction present. If bowel is open then other cause of vomiting must be looked at. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father has an ostomy (stoma) and has been vomitting.?

What do you suggest if my father has an ostomy (stoma) and has been vomitting.?

See surgeon: May be obstructed and needs exam to be certain. Depends on prior diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ostomy stoma turning pale/white very often. pain at times and nausea. Stays white for hours. What could be the cause of this? my MDs dont know.

Ostomy stoma turning pale/white very often. pain at times and nausea. Stays white for hours. What could be the cause of this? my MDs dont know.

Here are some ...: Tissue turning pale / whitish off and on suggests a changing local impairing microscopic circulation, which may be related with temperature, positioning, bowel hyper-peristalsis / spam, local autonomic reflection, etc.leading to local tissue "bleaching" effect. Nonetheless, nothing can be done with such but learning to cope with it as long as... ...Read more

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Barium enma test requires I drink a prep & enema 4 evacuation. But I have an ostomy bag and stoma. Should I take the prep if my rectum is inactive?

Yes: I will say "yes" because you put out stool through your colostomy bag and therefore it needs to be removed before barium enema. The only question i really have is why would you need to have barium enema to evaluate your colon when you can have colonoscopy? When barium enema is done on people without colostomy, they are usually expected to contract their anal sphincter to hold it. What about you? ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Fishman
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Ostomy (Definition)

An ostomy is a surgical operation to create a new opening in the abdomen, often in the ...Read more