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Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Legally , No: IN most of the States only a physician ( surgeon ) has privilege (s) to perform a surgical procedure , how ever a PA can do under supervision , surgical technologist may assist like cutting the suture , not allowed ...Read more

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Can application of external fixation device be done under your spine?

Can application of external fixation device be done under your spine?

I think the question: You are asking is: Can you apply an external fixator under spinal anesthesia? That is a possibility to the lower extremity but it may be dependent on other factors such as other injuries elsewhere and the type of injury directly. An external fixation device also exists for the spine too. ...Read more

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What are rules for cleaning instruments between patients at optical office?

What are rules for cleaning instruments between patients at optical office?

Patient protection: Instruments that physically contact the patient are cleaned and usually sterilized in between patients. Instruments that do not touch the patient are cleaned for functionality and are sterilized usually once per day. These are the rules for an ophthalmological office. Optical shops have less stringent criteria and many are part of industrial chains with lax rules related to patient protection. ...Read more

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What surgical procedure involves getting your uterus scraped?

What surgical procedure involves getting your uterus scraped?

D & C: The d & c procedure involves (d)ilating the cervix, inserting an instrument into the uterus, (&) and (c)urreting (scraping) the walls of the uterus to remove some tissue. ...Read more

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Bunionectomy with a screw fixation?

Bunionectomy with a screw fixation?

Different procedures: There a several different type of bunion procedures. Some may require screw fixation while others may not. ...Read more

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What if any complications occur with leaving the tip of a laparoscopic instrument is a pt . A stainless steal instrument?

What if any complications occur with leaving the tip of a laparoscopic instrument is a pt . A stainless steal instrument?

Most likely not: Laparoscpic instrument tips are made of stainless steal or titanium and are small. It would be preferable to remove the tip. However, if it can not be removed it should not cause any complications. Patient schould be informed. Metal staples are left in the abdominal cavity with no complications. X-ray can aid in localizing the metal tip. Exploratory laparotomy would cause more risk of morbidity. ...Read more

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Pls suggest hand exercises for thumb/wrist stifness after plaster /K wires removal .Wires inserted through closed reduction 4 Benet frc

Pls suggest hand exercises for thumb/wrist stifness after plaster /K wires removal .Wires  inserted through closed reduction 4 Benet frc

See details: You need to speak with the surgeon about what he recommends for you. It is impossible to suggest specifics without being able to examine the hand. ...Read more

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Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm i would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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Will the surgical glue that the doctor closed the incision sites with wear off?

Will the surgical glue that the doctor closed the incision sites with wear off?

Surgical glue: Surgical glue should eventually clear from the skin where it was applied. If concerned, you can ask surgeon who used it. ...Read more

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Will surgical steel piercing show on a dental xray?

Of course: Yes, it will show and may interfere with the image. You will be advised to remove it before the x-ray is taken. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read more

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What is the approximate cost of surgery to remove a volar ganglion cyst without insurance? Including follow up visits, pain medication, etc.

What is the approximate cost of surgery to remove a volar ganglion cyst without insurance? Including follow up visits, pain medication, etc.

Call local source: The cost of any procedure will vary by the type of procedure, training of the provider and region of the country. Sometime you can negotiate a personal rate for cash transactions. If you get on the phone and start lining up local sources you can find out. ...Read more

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How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

Professional fees: They vary from office to office, so no concrete difference can be quoted. It may cost you a bit less for the unilateral RPD. ADA code for unilateral RPD is D5281, and for a RPD with metal substructure and claps for the mandible is D5214 ...Read more

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