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Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Has anyone had any experience in a cancer treatment called torisel (temsirolimus) for renal cell carcinoma, and how were the results?
Yes: It is a drug that targets a defect in kidney cancer cells. It is give iv. The goal of this drug is to slow down the growth of cancer cells and to shink the tumor and extend life and function. I have used it in some patients with good results and reasonable side effects. It is not a cure. ...Read more
Elmslie-trillat: This procedure is usually used for patients that have patella dislocations. The patella tendon insertion on the tibia bone is shifted in a medial direction to better align the patella tracking. ...Read more
No: Stereotactic surgery is usually a minimally invasive procedure using x-ray and computers to locate a spot or lesion to perform a needle biopsy through a very small incision. Gamma knife is a non-invasive procedure to deliver very carefully a high dose of radiation therapy with specialized equipment to treat a lesion or tumor with no incision. ...Read more
Scheduled for Surgery-correct dorsiflex osteotomy angle, cheilectomy & remove arthritic sesamoid(s). How best to stop problems from sesamoid removal?
Is there any type of injection prescription 2 treat inverted nipples? Surgery? Thanks. Peter m ihle md, facs, orthopedics.
Yes: Inverted nipples can be treated surgically, as long as there is an actual nipple which is inverted. Nipples that are small and flat and are not inverted cannot be fixed in this manner. If you can stimulate the nipple to come out, surgery can help. In severe cases of inversion it can be difficult to tell how much nipple is there. The biggest problem with inverted nipple repair is recurrence. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?
Not healing yet: This sounds like a complicated fracture. Callus is what we look for to show signs of healing. It varies in time before it becomes visible on an X-ray . Depending on when this happened would help explain the findings. As always talk to your orthopedist. Good luck ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do partial rotator cuff tears heal on there own?or surgery is needed? What is mini-open spectral tendenosis?
Healing can occur: Healing of partial thickness rotator cuff tears can occur. Your symptoms will correlate with healing or stagnation of tear versus tear progression/worsening. Repeat evaluations during a standard course of therapy over the next several months will help decipher your pathway. Subpectoral biceps tenodesis refers to an operation to secure injured biceps below the pectoralis major muscle to the humerus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Targeted radiation: Cyberknife® is an entirely new approach to stereotactic radiosurgery because it can deliver targeted radiation to anywhere in the body, while minimizing exposure to surrounding normal tissue. It offers all of the advantages of radiosurgery, but without the need for a metal head frame. With sub-millimeter accuracy, cyberknife® can be used to treat tumors, cancers, vascular abnormalities and more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PCLavulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adj tibial bone edema.grade1 strain of ACL.grade2strain lateral coll lig strain.is surgery req?
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more
In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?
Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused
Turf toe is more of : A sprain of the ligaments around that joint. Spurring around the joint is something that develops gradually over time and reduce the available range of motion of the joint. At some point in time, spurs need to be removed surgically before more damage is done to the interior of the joint. Turf toe is an acute injury that takes time and protection to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer