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Blocks: Elevating the head of your bed works better than a pillow. ...Read more
This is not : The same as a compression fracture. A compression fracture can result in anterior wedging, but not all anterior wedging is compression fracture. If there are up to 3 consecutive vertebral bodies with anterior wedging, then it may represent scheuermann's kyphosis which is a congenital osteodystrophy, that lead to vertebrae appearing wedged. Fracture is less likely given your age. See a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurosurgery : Only surgeon who evaluated you have access to your health profile and he is the best suited to make this call or get 2 nd opinion. ...Read more
Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?
What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?
Common MRI : It means that your kneecap sits slightly off to the side on the end of the thigh bone( trochlea) @ 90degrees of bend. ( flexion), and your 'groove' ( trochlea) is slightly shallow on your femur. Very common radiologic ' diagnosis' , seen most commonly in patients w/ 'mild' patellar instability or ' kneecap' pain. See your ORS for significance . Best of Luck! ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Most people recover very quickly after a wedge resection. ...Read more
Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .
Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do plastic surgeons recommend for height of a wedge pillow after a facelift surgery 7 inch 10 inch or a 12 inch if using a regular pillow on top?
Oblique horizontal meniscal posterior horn tear extending to inferior surface. Can surgery give good outcome for plasterer/roofer (much used knee)?
That very much: depends on your symptoms and level of functioning now, If you are able to perform what you need and want to do now then don't have surgery. Quite the contrary, if you cannot or are in too much pain then an arthroscopic meniscoplasty in skilled hands can perform wonders. ...Read more
L4 wedge fracture, bulging throughout back, l3-l4 herniation. Awaiting surgical consult. What can I expect?
Lumbar. Fracture: Treatment depends upon whether the fracture is stable or not and amount of compromise of The spinal canal or neuroforamen. Expect a thorough physical exam ,ct scan and MRI. If you already have some neuro compromise there may be use of medication to lessen the ongoing damage . Of course brace and activity limitation is critical ...Read more
48yr kneemri osteonecrosis 5.1mm osteochondral defect & chondromalacic ulcer apex patella 7.8mm tranvers diam. Grade4 chandro erosion. Replace or fix?
Is 1.4 CM AC joint space after shoulder surgory normal ? The surgon remove only 1 mm of the collar bone. Thanks
I think so: Usually we remove about 1/4 inch.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please interpret nonhealing subtrochanteric femur fracture -cephalomedullary device in place. Device has fallen into significant almost 80 deg varus?
Fracture: The device is the intramedullary nail or screw stabilizing / transfixing the fracture. Varus angulation means inward angulation, 80 degrees is the amount of angulation. Sounds like the fracture has not healed and the hardware has changed its relative position. Need to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more