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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Usually none: Carpal tunnel surgery is often a very effective and safe procedure especially when performed by highly experienced hand surgeons. There is always the risk of an incomplete release or recurrent symptoms due to scar tissue and other issues. These risks can be minimized by using certain precautions and techniques. Most patients resume their work activity without difficulty. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Degeneration: One of the most common issues young patients that have spinal fusion is the development of "adjacent level degeneration" which is the breakdown of the segment above your spine that was fused leading to more back pain or nerve issues. This occurs at around 3%/year so in 30 years you wound have an average of 90% chance of having another problem. You should discuss with your spinal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Obviously the primary effect is weight loss. There are improvements in diabetes and heart disease risk. The gastric band does not cause any nutritional deficiencies, but the roux en y surgeries can. These need to be followed up closely by your bariatric specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Little lung damage: Pectus looks like it should cause a lot of problems for the lungs, but there is a much greater cosmetic problem than lung problem. Lung function tests are usually normal or very close to normal in patients considering repair of even severe pectus. If the chest deformity is part of a syndrome (or more extensive than just pectus), then under-development of the lung may also be part of the syndrome. ...Read more
Better breathing: Deviated septum surgery is done to improve nasal airway by straightening the bone and cartilage. Long term problems are rare. Sometimes there can be some bleeding early on. There are rare problems such as a perforation in the septum or infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the bone and how much weight it has to bear. Those in bone that carry much load may break all the way through and deform, with increased pain, deformity, and other problems. Others may heal with bone or scar and do fairly well. Have an orthopaedist advise you on your particular situation. ...Read more
Many problems: Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney disease/failure, retinopathy and possible blindness, impotence (erectile dysfunction), gastroparesis (severe stomach pain and vomitting due to inadequate emptying), foot ulcers and risk of amputation of toes or legs, neuropathy (pins-and-needles sensation mostly in arms & legs), heart disease and possible heart attack & stroke, infection, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmmm...: In physiologic terms, hyperventilation-- chronically-- could not occur due to mechanisms to preserve acid base status on respiratory drive. Respiratory alkalemia (low carbon dioxide) generally leads people to stop breathing in attempt to allow co2 levels to rise. Do you have gen. Anxiety as diagnosis? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Recurrent meniere's episodes can lead to permanent hearing loss and permanent damage to the balance system. It's important to find an ENT doctor who is knowledgable in treating meniere's to minimize episodes and decrease the likelyhood of permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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