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Treatment For Rib Out Of Place
Multiple : Misaligned jaw can be from trauma. Kids fall a lot, and sometimes jaw bone becomes fractured, or from disharmonious jaw size where upper and lower jaws don't match each other, or from incorrectly positioned teeth causing bite to shift on closure, or from habits such as digit sucking. Could be from one of many medical syndromes. Please call growth and development expert, an orthodontist. ...Read more
I have a pain in the bottom of the heel,it's more intense to get out of bed. Which is the appropiate treatment? Pain lasts me 5 months.
How severe: If you truly cut your extensor tendon, and in affects your ability to extend your thumb, then it comes down to whether or not you want to ever regain use of that ability. Deep /gapping lacerations should almost always be sutured, ideally within 12-24hrs. Tendon lacerations most certainly need to be sutured, and if more severe - surgically repaired asap. Get seen asap! ...Read more
Should a heart patient go for surgery for a wrist fracture? The heart patient had a fracture at the tip of the ulna many many years ago. Now the fractured tip has moved away from the main ulna bone and is bothering the tissues of the hand, leading to swel
The patient: Heart condition needs to be evaluated and patient needs to be cleared before surgery. Heart condition alone is not a contra indication for surgery. Ask your primary care physician to check, and write a letter to your surgeon releasing the patient if he/she is medically healthy to have surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed, triceps tendon has pulled a bit of bone off the olecranon process. Where do I go from here treatment wise?
Orthopedic surgeon: Triceps tendon ruptures or avulsions from the olecranon process require operative repair to restore elbow flexion strength. The repair is more successful if done acutely. ...Read more
Vague question: However, the best treatment is to 1. Positively identify what exact disease process/pathology is present - confirmed clinically, radiographically (if applicable), hematologically with any serum markers or lab profiles if applicable & microscopically with biopsy 2. Determine definitive surgical treatment if indicated & follow-up - including any referral prn (radiation oncologist, immunologist, etc). ...Read more
Im having a IUD taken out because it moved out of place & now surgery is needed is there any other options instead of anesthesia?
In office or surgery: If in office you could have a 1 paracervical block. If in operating room options r 2caudal, 3spinal or epidural or general are the options. U recover/go quicker with a general. For all 5 complication rates r about the same rate but different kinds. If you use your voice for a living avoid general if you can. If you use your legs avoid the others but these are very very rare complications. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can a sternum brace be effective for holding a first rib in place so the ligament can get a chance to heal?
I do not believe so: I do not beleive sternum brace will be able to do that. ...Read more
After taking the stinger out from the bottom of the foot, what's the best thing to reduce swelling and pain for a 6-year-old?
Yes: It is not necessary to be put to sleep to have an iud taken out. Your doctor will grasp the strings from the iud which are in the vagina. As the iud comes through the cervix you may feel some discomfort and cramping for a moment. The only exception would be if your iud strings aren't visible and your doctor needs to search for the iud with a hysteroscope - then you may need to be put to sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Screws: This area will be anesthetized prior to removal. There will be an incision , of course. As we don't know the exact location of the screw we cannot comment on the size of the proposed incision. Your surgeon can help you best with this and any questions and concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the signs to look for on a bone graft surgery of the scaphoid bone fixture with a screw to know if it needs medical attention right away?
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