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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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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Is it possible for a diverticulitis rupture with an ostomy bag after surgery?

Is it possible for a diverticulitis rupture with an ostomy bag after surgery?

Possible: It only requires one pocket to leak to cause trouble. Unless your surgeon resected all diseased segment (not recommended) it is possible to have recurrent infection-even rupture. When was the surgery? It may be residual infection that will eventually clear. ...Read more

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I have bladder extrophy. I've had 30 surgery. I now have a stoma which leaks alot. Can a stoma be reversed?

I have bladder extrophy. I've had 30 surgery. I now have a stoma which leaks alot. Can a stoma be reversed?

Depends: You need to see a new group of urologists and colorectal surgeons to get 2 nd opinion. Try major university center. ...Read more

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What happens during an ostomy reversal surgery?

What happens during  an ostomy reversal surgery?

Reconnection: During surgery, the healthy portions of your bowel is reconnected to re-establish GI continuity. Depends on the type of your ostomy and the overall healing inside your abdomen, at times the procedure can be done laparoscopically or through the ostomy itself. ...Read more

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When a permanent irriversible ileostomy surgery is performed, does it matter what side the ostomy site is placed? (Left or Right lower quadrant)

When a permanent irriversible ileostomy surgery is performed, does it matter what side the ostomy site is placed? (Left or Right  lower quadrant)

No it doesn't matter: And ileostomy is usually placed in the right lower quadrant or lower midline because that is where the bowel most easily comes up to the skin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i had my colon removed a few months ago and am having the pull through surgery next month. What will the "butterfly" ostomy look like?

See illustration: After a continent ileal pouch, which allows the rectal muscles to be spared, but instead of a large intestine to store stool, a pouch is created with the small intestine. The connection to the rectum must be protected by a diverting ileostomy, usually a loop ileostomy. A picture of this is shown at the following URL: https://www.c3life.com/ostomy/ostomybasics/loopstoma/ ...Read more

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My stoma is a surgical and is is big what can I do.?

See colorectal MD: Without seeing it, it is hard to know if this is a parastomal hernia or stomal prolapse. Parastomal hernia is the most frequent complication following the construction of a colostomy or an ileostomy and is a type of incisional hernia. A prolapse of the stoma occurs when the bowel protrudes through the stomal opening in the skin to a greater extent than was anticipated. See a colorectal surgeon ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove 30in S bowel, start of L bowel removed and stoma fitted to my small bowel How long is it that I eat that it ends up in the bag?

I had surgery to remove 30in S bowel, start of L bowel removed and stoma fitted to my small bowel How long is it that I eat that it ends up in the bag?

My guess is...: ...6-8 hours, based on normal stomach and small bowel motility. However, I anticipate some accommodation of function in the remaining gut to make up for the lost segment, assuming absence of inflammation, infection, maldigestion/malabsorption, or use of promotility agents. ...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