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Titanium Used In Surgery
Bone replacement: Depends on what area has to be replaced. ...Read more
No: These screws were designed for use in acl reconstructions. ...Read more
Yes: It has been used for many years ; repeated studies show higher long term surgery repair success with the use of mesh. ...Read more
varies: Titanium is used in many spinal implants used in neck surgery. It is quite inert and unusual to have a reaction to and is also very MRI compatable. In the neck titanium is used to produce many of the plates, screws, and even cages used to fix the cervical spine. Titanium can be used in a relatively pure form or can be used in conjunction with other materials as well, thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound: The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arterial Bypass Meds: In addition to the general anesthesia medications used, some surgeons use local anesthesia (eg, lidocaine) prior to making the incision. Before clamping the arteries, patients receive intravenous Heparin to thin the blood and prevent the clotting of blood. Sometimes Papaverine is used to dilate veins and Nitroglycerin is used to dilate arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once the dental bone grafts are surgically in placed and healed, is surgery needed to put the posts in?
Hemi, Total, Reverse: There are three basic types of options for shoulder arthritis. The first is the hemiarthroplasty, where you just replace the ball of the shoulder. The second is the total shoulder arthroplasty, where you replace the ball and the socket. The third is the reverse shoulder arthroplasty and is used in certain situations of arthritis but without a working rotator cuff. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Traditionally, this involved an incision throught the length of the sternum(breastbone). Newer techniques can be used, robotic bypass surgery, which use several smaller incisions. The cost is about $8, 000 more but this also results in a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, and perhaps better overall results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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