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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?
They all work well.: The three types of grafts all are acceptable in acl reconstruction. It really depends on what graft your surgeon is most comfortable using. As well as, whether you want to use your own tendons or if you care about a cadaver. Long term results are excellent using auto or allografts. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Covered by insurance: In most cases the procedure is covered by insurance. Codes exist for most of the main procedures that are performed. Some portions of the procedure are "unlisted" and patients sometimes need to pay this up front and then work with the insurance to pay this back to patient directly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On lg dose cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levaquin for diverticulitis had bicep tendon ligament, both rotator cuffs, acl, meniscus, all tear. No warnings, r drs responsible?
Diverticulitis: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin are antibiotics often used for diverticulitis, also often used with metronidazole. I am unaware of any relationship, or possible mechanism that either the diverticulitis or the antibiotics can cause the orthopedic problems you mentioned. I would also add that a proper exam by an orthopedist, usually with sophisticated imaging is required to make those diagnoses. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!
69 Y.O. male, rotater cuff surgery 8/14.Had sepsis, pneumonia, abscessed tooth after. He's planning on torn meniscus surgery 9/11. Wise choice?
No for two reasons!: You may need crutches after meniscal surgery for several days, and probably should not use them given your recent rotator cuff surgery less than a month prior. The additional risk of elective surgery given recent acute sepsis and infection is also avoidable and can be decreased toward normal risk by merely waiting several weeks perhaps ...Read more
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
During arthoscopy, was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella and medial femoral ostechondrial defect. What are best exercises for rehab?
Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?
Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?
Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more
Acl deficient knee (injury 1999)
current age- 30 yrs
rare buckling once/year
not active lifestyle
gym injury-medial meniscus (2012)
advise ACL surg?
Maybe: If you are happy with your current activity level/lifestyle and not buckling with everyday activities you may not need to have acl reconstruction. If you want to eventually return to jumping, pivoting, change of direction activities then you might consider surgery. An experienced sports medicine ortho can guide you towards making an appropriate decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter had ACL recon 18 months ago; hamstring autograft. Using endobutton in femur; bioabsorb screw in tibia NOT crossing growth plate retear?
Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
Is Supartz (hyaluronic acid) beneficial for a torn rotator cuff that cannot be repaired surgically?
Get a second opinion: Most rotator cuff tears are repairable and should be fixed asap. Get a second opinion before delaying with injections. Visco injections are designed for treating arthritis, not rotator cuff tears. If you have both and will not be having surgery then it's worth a shot....so to speak. the should is an off label use of those injections. ...Read more