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T12 Compression Fracture Treatment
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
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
Take much longer: Dr. Fowler has provided great steps for managing a sprained ankle. If you don't rest it though, the swelling, pain, and bruising will persist and healing will take longer. Depending on extent of injury, it can also be hard to tell a sprain from a fracture without xray. Pain may force you to stay off your foot for awhile. Unless you want a less stable ankle over time, resting it is essential. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot.Could it be misaligned calcaneus?
What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?
2Tarlov cysts at S2 (racepinephrine) 17X15mm and 14X13mm causing scalloping of bone. Feel head and ear pressure. Need surgical removal? Any other treatment methods?
Tarlov cysts: Hello, these are benign perineural cysts or cysts in between the coverings of the nerves, usually found co-incidentally at MRI of low back. Yours are 1.7cm and 1.5cm and are small by comparison. These should not be symptomatic, let alone need surgery, your head and ear pain probably unrelated. But see an expert ~ a neuro-surgeon to ask ! thanks ...Read more
Several ways: First line treatment is protecting the nerve from the insult or injury. This may include bracing or padding the elbow. Pt is also effective to treat restriction and inflammation and improve nerve mobility. Injection is another option. Surgery is last but only with confirmed nerve injury through emg/ncs testing. ...Read more
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb. Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?
Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?
Search ubder Crohn,s: No. If you are suffering from Crohn,s, you must be infromed it causes joint and tendon issues. Wisconsi is a farm states. Use of Insecticieds cuses Gene damage. Also GMO cause Aljergy. Crohn,s is noyhing excepy allergy to food in your Bowels (intestines). To get better Need to do organics. Also find A smart RHeumatologist to give Small dose of Plaqenil and possibly Methotexate, then you feel bette ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
Not that simple: Treatment for achilles tendinitis varies with the location of the pain along the tendon, the duration, the cause, and your activity level. Giving you a "schedule" for stretching not knowing these factors would be unwise. In addition, the achilles has a poor blood supply. If you have injured this, ice may actually delay the healing process. Please have this examined by a specialist. ...Read more
What can be done after carpal tunnel release to reduce swelling 10wks after surgery i've tried a compressed glove?
Only surgical: A partial styloidectomy is the treatment. If you are going to live with the neck pain, sore throat -type pain, etc. And do everything to avoid surgery, please make sure that you do not have the vascular form because impingement on your carotid can have serious and deadly consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Traction neuritis : I f your surgery was relatively recent (within 6 months) it should be considered a normal part of post op healing. When you yawn there is enormous stretch and strong contractions of various neck muscles that don't get this range of motion except when yawning. If you try yawning more frequently the scar tissue at the surgery site will loosen over time leading to less pull on the nerves causing pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?
Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain. Recent diagnosis of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Changes of recovering?
Minimal: It seems you had enough time for spontaneous recovery. I would seek surgical correction of the rib to remove any pressure on the brachial plexus. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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