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What are the types of treatment for osteoarthritis?

What are the types of treatment for osteoarthritis?

OA treatment: There are 4 basic treatments. Medication ( both prescription and otc). Physical therapy + weight loss. Injections and surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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What are some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

Stabilization: Typically, a partial fracture or stress fracture simply requires stabilization of the bone, and reduction of impact, especially if a fracture from the waist down. These heal very easily typically. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

Surgery: Most fractured hips require surgery because they heal poorly, or not at all without some form of hardware to hold the broken bones in place. Some, especially in older patients, require replacement. ...Read more

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What types of treatment are available for lcis?

What types of treatment are available for lcis?

Options vary: Lcis is not cancer but a marker for increased risk of future breast cancer. After finding lcis, women should increase the number of breast exams and mammograms they get per year. Some women at increased risk may take drugs like tamoxifen or Raloxifene to reduce their risk of breast cancer. A small number of women with very strong family histories of breast cancer may consider bilateral mastectomy. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot. ...Read more

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Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Yes: The first step is determining a cause- either it can be low blood production or excess blood loss. Once a specific cause is identified the appropriate treatment plan is started by the treating doctor. ...Read more

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What are the different types of medical treatment for rosacea?

What are the different types of medical treatment for rosacea?

Acne Rosacea Tx: Fortunately there are quite a few options now available. Topical creams such as Metrogel and MetroCream and finacea to name a few. Obagi which is medial grade skin care has a wonderful line with products under the rosaclear name. Laser helps a great deal with the broken blood vessels or telangiectasias that make the face so red in the cheek, chin and nose area. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for vertebral fractures?

What are some treatment options for vertebral fractures?

Simple things first: Many can be treated with medication, activity modification (such as limiting lifting). Some will find a brace useful. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty (injection with bone cement) is controversial. Open surgery is limited to people with spinal cord or nerve pressure. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a compression fracture of t12?

What are treatment options for a compression fracture of t12?

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 more

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What are the different types of treatments for diabetes?

What are the  different types of treatments for diabetes?

Insulin and oral med: There are different types of treatment based on the type of diabetes. Type 1 is treated with insulin. Type 2 is generally treated with oral medications at the onset. However, as the disease progresses it may require treatment with a combination of medications including injectable medications. Insulin may also be used in combination with pills or by itself for type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Which type of treatments are there for adhd?

Which type of treatments are there for adhd?

Medications: Excellent question! adhd is a clinical medical illness that is primarily a genetically inherited condition. When this goes untreated for years or decades, psychological complications may complicated the picture. In my practice, and consistent with research, the best treatments are medications produced for this condition. They are very effective and safe. Psychotherapy may be very helpful also. ...Read more

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What are the different types of surgical procedures for glaucoma patients?

What are the different types of surgical procedures for glaucoma patients?

Many/complex: Micro invasive glaucoma surgery (Migs) is gaining great popularity. These procedures reduce many of the risks associated with conventional trabeculectomy & aqueous drainage device surgery. Some include: iStent, Cypass, Hydrus, canaloplasty, Trabectome, ECP, aqeSys, Xen, Solx, stegman canal expander,etc. Many are available & some are still in clinical trials. ...Read more

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