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Tucker Sling Device (Overview)

The Tucker sling is a device that uses velcro to hold a baby in a position with the head elevated while sleeping, which helps to prevent or reduce reflux. The device is available online.


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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

Tucker Sling Device (Overview)

The Tucker sling is a device that uses velcro to hold a baby in a position with the head elevated while sleeping, which helps to prevent or reduce reflux. The device is available online.


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What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results. ...Read more

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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

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Baclofen pump placement surgery incisions does to you back?

Baclofen pump placement surgery incisions does to you back?

Yes for a reason: Baclfen or opioid pump delivers medications into intrathecal space of spinal cord , small amount of medication is directly delivered , ideal to have a small catheter from pump to the space to have less of catheter problems , than longer catheters if it is not in the back. ...Read more

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Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Both ok: You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby. Babies like being held close to mom. ...Read more

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Is a mid-shaft spasmodic femur fracture best immobilized using fixation or traction splinting?

Is a mid-shaft spasmodic femur fracture best immobilized using fixation or traction splinting?

Surgery, not always: Operative stabilization of femoral shaft fractures has been shown to improve overall outcome in most cases. This is dependent upon the patient being stable enough to withstand surgery and the ability of the surgical team to be able to gain stabilization of the fracture (may be affected by previous hardware, bone quality, deformity, patient reliability, limb control and other factors. ...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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Can you tell me any devices that stop stuttering/stammering?

Can you tell me any devices that stop stuttering/stammering?

You can read about : the pros & cons of electronic devices like SpeechEasy on http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/stutter.aspx. There are no long-term scientific studies yet to show consistent efficacy in "real world" situations. They are very expensive & require a great deal of conditioning. Commercially, they are not marketed as a cure. There are more testimonials than scientific proof at this time. ...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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Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5cm retract @15wks post-op revision rotator cuff repair. Can use bioinductive implant in re-repair?

Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5cm retract @15wks post-op revision rotator cuff repair. Can use bioinductive implant in re-repair?

Rotator cuff tear: Yes if you are going to have another surgery, an augmentation patch should be available and also check in the operative report or with the surgeon if a single row or double row repair was done the first time ...Read more

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Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Probably not: For short term use, the foley catheter should not cause detrusor muscle trouble. ...Read more

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Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Be cautious.: There are many devices on the market that claim to be biofeedback devices. Start by reading the article "how to distinguish legitimate biofeedback/neurofeedback devices" at www.Bcia.Org. If you want effective biofeedback training, find a certified therapist through www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. Let that person help you find an appropriate home device. ...Read more

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What is the current consensus on duration of sling use after a straight forward supraspinatous rotator cuff repair done totally arthroscopically?

What is the current consensus on duration of sling use after a straight forward supraspinatous rotator cuff repair done totally arthroscopically?

4-6 weeks: I agree with others and base it on size of tear and tissue quality. I don't start pt right away. Dr. Derek cuff won the neer award last year and noted a higher failure rate in the group that began early therapy. Shoulders loosen up so the dogma that they don't if you delay motion is not really true. ...Read more

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Does the cotton procedure foot surgery help gait?

Does the cotton procedure foot surgery help gait?

Improves gait: The cotton procedure helps in the treatment of pes planus (flat feet). It is usually performed in conjunction with other procedures. Your gait should improve following surgery. Your foot will not pronate as much and therefore your gait will be more balanced. ...Read more

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Do doctors insert a urethral catheter for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Do doctors insert a urethral catheter for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Acl: I do not use catheter for acl surgery nore do I know of one that does. Majority for isolated acl sugery do not use one however it can be enfluenced in type of anesthesia modality u choose for yourself. ...Read more

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Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more

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Is lumolift a helpful device for posture correction?

Is lumolift a helpful device for posture correction?

Yes: It does work to help you retrain your behavior when slouching; also try to develop your back muscles (traps/rhomboids) with exercise, and if in any discomfort, try periodic manipulation from a trusted chiropractor to keep the joints mobile. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more