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What are the chances of getting a joint infection after a shoulder arthroscopy?

What are the chances of getting a joint infection after a shoulder arthroscopy?

Rare: Infections after this type of surgery is rare. Nonetheless you need to ask your surgeon his rate of infection as well as the hospital's rate as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

Depends : Depends on age of diagnosis, severity of disease and medical treatment. See a rheumatologist and get treatment early to prevent the destruction of your joints. If you need a joint replacement, realize it is extremely successful at treating the arthritic joint but this is the last stage of treatment, prevention is key. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a hematoma after dental injection?

What are the chances of getting a hematoma after dental injection?

Minimal for most: The chances of getting a hematoma following a dental injection is minimal. There are certain medical conditions and medications that increase the chance of this occurring. For those individuals they notice increased bruising and bleeding times in general. ...Read more

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What are the odds of me getting a staph infection after debridement?

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What are the odds of me getting a staph infection after debridement?

Depends: It depends on the quality of sterile technique practiced by your doctor and/or or, as well as if perioperative antibiotics are used, and the duration of time for the debridement. Bedside debridements would be more likely than a true sterile or debridement. ...Read more

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I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too. ...Read more

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After spine surgery is there a chance of being in pain?

After spine surgery is there a chance of being in pain?

Yes: There will be pain from the surgery itself. Depending on the extent of the procedure this pain can last for days to a few months. Spine pain is not the best clinical indication for surgery. Many who proceed with surgery for back pain only may see some improvement in their pain, but should not expect complete resolution. ...Read more

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I'm having an arthroscopic ACL surgery in a few days; what are my chances of acquiring an infection?

Ask the surgeon: You surgeon keeps up with the hospital statistics on infections. You can also ask him what his personal infection rate is. Talking to your doctors is your best defense against infection as you will need to follow their directions after the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting RSD in the knee joint from a rescope? I was told I have a mechanical issue in the knee what exactly does that mean??

What are the chances of getting RSD in the knee joint from a rescope? I was told I have a mechanical issue in the knee what exactly does that mean??

Knee symptoms: Although it is possible to get RSD after a knee arthroscopy ,it is uncommon. Mechanical issue would refer to some structure like the meniscus , ligament or articular surface which has been injured and keeping the knee from working normally ( i.e. Knee has pain swelling , stiffness, locking and or giving way)RSD is sometimes difficult to treat and may take 12- 18 months to improve and or resolve ...Read more

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What are the risks of a child having an arm fracture from biking?

What are the risks of a child having an arm fracture from biking?

Variable: No strong evidence...But same as skiing, snowboarding, jumping on trampoline and being an active kid. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting bursitis after. Total knee replacement and is it common ?

What are the chances of getting bursitis after. Total knee replacement and is it common ?

Fairly: It is not terribly uncommon, especially with the hips. The recovery from a total knee replacement does involve some degree of limping, favoring one leg over the other, and not uncommonly causing a bursitis of the hip. Thankfully they usually it resolves over time as recovery progresses. ...Read more

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Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help

Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
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Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting arthritis in knee t years after meniscus surgery? What are the symptoms of arthritis in knee?

What are the chances of getting arthritis in knee t years after meniscus surgery? What are the symptoms of arthritis in knee?

Check it out: If you have pain in the knee it could be a symptom of arthritis . If knee not painful i would not worry about it . Maintain a normal weight and avoiding high impact exercise may decrease the chance if arthritic changes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?

What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

Occasionally: you may develop a low-grade infection that occurs between three weeks to two months after wisdom tooth extraction. This occurs because either a piece of food or other debris got caught in the extraction site. See your surgeon for consultation. ...Read more

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Can a person reinjure or tear the labrum of the hip after having a debridement?

Can a person reinjure or tear the labrum of the hip after having a debridement?

For sure: Debridement of the labrum means there is remaining cartilage to damage. So yes - a person can reinjure the debrided labrum, causing another tear. ...Read more

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I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem?  What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more