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What to do if I have to get both, due to health issues, and I really don't want to suffer two recoveries. is it possible these surgeries can be done together?

What to do if I have to get both, due to health issues, and I really don't want to suffer two recoveries. is it possible these surgeries can be done together?

For what?: What type of surgery do you need? Can they both be done by the same surgeon? Would one interfere with the other? You really have to pose your question to your Surgeon. He/she will know what's best for you. ...Read more

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Does having a knee that is unable to be straighten require surgery? If so what do they do in surgery to help it go straight? I hope you can help me

Does having a knee that is unable to be straighten require surgery?  If  so what do they do in surgery to help it go straight?  I hope you can help me

Bent knee: May be due to chondromalacia patellae, where cartilege on underside of kneecap is worn down & bone is rubbing on bone, or more likely u may have injured meniscus inside the joint & a tear/loose piece is preventing full extension. Knee arthroscopy by orthopedist can examine & often improve such problems. Recovery time is usually quite rapid. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tmj, can it be fixed without surgery?

What to do if I have tmj, can it be fixed without surgery?

Go conservative: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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Can I still play soccer with a partially torn ACL? Do I need to have surgery to fix it or are there other ways to fix it without surgery? Thank you!

No soccer: Any grade year needs proper therapy. If the tear is severe enough you need surgery to fix. Other injuries may improve with rest and aggressive physical therapy. I recommend MRI and follow with orthopedist ...Read more

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What to do if i had to have a spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis and i think it has failed any way to tell?

What to do if i had to have a spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis and i think it has failed any way to tell?

Yes: If rods have broken, screws broken, and your are having pain. Also, progressive loss of correction are signs that the bone has not healed. I reiterate, pain would be my indication of failure or progressive recurrence of deformity. So are you leaning more, stooping forward? These are signs of failure of the fusion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lot of knee problems, what can I do to improve that?

What to do if I have a lot of knee problems, what can I do to improve that?

Sore knees: Depends on the cause...See your doctor. If inflammatory, then often 1st managed with low impact exercise to strengthen your quads, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. Surgery usually for torn cartilage. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with glaucoma, are there any surgeries that can correct this.?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with glaucoma, are there any surgeries that can correct this.?

"cure": Filtering surgical procedures to control eye pressure can control "cure" glaucoma. These type of procedures are done only after medicine or laser treatments are unsuccessful, due to their inherent risks. Technical answer is yes, practical answer -- no. ...Read more

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I have a hemi Retinol occlusion. I do not want to have injections. Can I take any medication for it. Can the eye repair itself?

I have a hemi Retinol occlusion.  I do not want to have injections.  Can I take any medication for it.  Can the eye repair itself?

Several things:: There is no medication for hemiretinal occlusion (stroke). The spontaneous recovery is at the edges of the damaged area but the central area where the blood supply was cut off will loss function. Injections are to prevent abnormal vessels from growing which can threaten the rest of the retina. Before the injections there was no realistic treatment. It is your choice to decline them or not. ...Read more

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What can I do besides have surgery to fix syringomyelia?

What can I do besides have surgery to fix syringomyelia?

Is it symptomatic?: If is is symptomatic surgery is the best option. If not, observation is your best bet. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some depression issues. Can someone be so kind as to help me out?

What to do if I have some depression issues. Can someone be so kind as to help me out?

Go to a therapist.: Depression is a condition that often responds to talk therapy. If you can find someone please take advantage of therapy. Finding the cause or source of your depression will give you a starting point to make the changes you need to make to get out of your depression. Without the starting point it is difficult to make a plan. Exercise is often helpful with depression. ...Read more

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I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct.If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?

I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct.If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?

Common: Could be emotional. Could be physical. If you are a heavy smoker, that could be the problem. If you are a drinker or drug user, that could be the problem. Sometimes it can be due to other problems such as diabetes. Try taking an Aspirin everyday for a couple of weeks and if this doesn't work, you should see a physician and maybe try viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis which will help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do that will help treat the wound but not cause any pain?

What should I do that will help treat the wound but not cause any pain?

Keep it clean : The best environment for your body to heal a wound is one that is moist (not wet, not dry), clean, free from pressure/trauma and swelling, without infection and with adequate blood flow. If all those factors are present, a wound should heal by itself and pain will gradually decrease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have TMJ disorder, and it is killing me. Is there surgery to correct it?

What to do if I have TMJ disorder, and it is killing me. Is there surgery to correct it?

Last option: Tmj surgery should be the last option after all conservative procedures have been attempted. True, if there has been severe trauma, then some surgery cannot wait. A thorough history and exam, including x-rays, an mri, etc. May be needed to determine if surgery should be considered. ...Read more

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What to do if I have surgery for syringomyelia?

What to do if I have surgery for syringomyelia?

Response: Hope it turns out well. If you are unsure, get a second neurosurgical opinion. There are some surgeons who have loads of experience in this area, so, you might prefer a respected, skillful practitioner, who has performed many such procedures. ...Read more

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What else can I do with my TMJ? I have a splint and had physical therapy, but is there anything I can do that can take away the pain fully?

What else can I do with my TMJ? I have a splint and had physical therapy, but is there anything I can do that can take away the pain fully?

Yes : Splint and physical therapy are part of the treatment not all the treatment . You should have a full and detailed examination for full assessment if the situation . Apparently you are having an acute closed lock . A well trained dentist in that field could unlock it for you . Have they ever tried to inject the TMJ with %1 Carbocaine . No Epinephrine . And manually unlock it for you . ...Read more

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Can my knock knees get cure without surgery? because i don't want to undergo for surgery as i might get risks in future. please guide me.

Can my knock knees get cure without surgery? because i don't want to undergo for surgery as i might get risks in future. please guide me.

Cure for Genu Valgus: The short answer is: No, you can't treat knock knees (Genu Valgus) without surgery. The treatment for knock knees vary according to the age of the patient as well as the sex of the patient. Pre-pubertal surgery can be by using stapling of the growth plates of the knees for a varied time to align the knees. After the growth plates have closed a surgical procedure with wedge excision is needed. ...Read more

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Knee hurts. What is the cure --not surgery?

Knee hurts. What is the cure --not surgery?

Too broad a question: If it is injury related, it depends on what the injury is. Most injuries will get better on they own with rest. If it is a carriage tear, it might need arthroscopic surgery. If it is arthritis and there is a lot of degenerative disease, you might actually need a joint replacement. I recommend a careful evaluation by your internist, probably followed by an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best cure or treatment for knee pain, apart from surgery?

What is the best cure or treatment for knee pain, apart from surgery?

Knee pain: The right first thing to do is to see an orthopedist for a diagnosis of the cause of the pain . Then a treatment plan can be developed . ...Read more

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What is a good treatment or cure for arthritic knee pain without surgery?

What is a good treatment or cure for arthritic knee pain without surgery?

Arthritis: Firstly there is no cure for the arthritis. Secondly - one can try Cold Laser treatments, topical NSAID like Pennsaid, the Option of Autologous stem cells and PRP injections is also a possibility, Oral NSAID's is also an option. In all of this exercise as much as possible. Knee brace may also help. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and have bow legs, i've recently been getting a lot of pain in my knees, should I see a doctor? Is surgery needed to cure this?

I'm 17 and have bow legs, i've recently been getting a lot of pain in my knees, should I see a doctor? Is surgery needed to cure this?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor, get standing full length hip to ankle xrays of your knees and get a detailed history and physical examination. There is a large variation of alignment in the human populaiton, but if the malalignment is severe, it could lead to wear of the medial compartment of your knee. So, get checked out. ...Read more

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I unknowingly triple dosed on ibuprofen and gave myself an ulcer. I am having knee replacement surgery this month. How to cure ulcer? Eating bland

I unknowingly triple dosed on ibuprofen and gave myself an ulcer.  I am having knee replacement surgery this month.  How to cure ulcer? Eating bland

Nsaids: There are several modalities on how to treat an ulcer; your dr will choose the best option for you. Most likely you will be prescribed analgesic that do not affect your stomach, if you describe what happened to the surgeons. Diet will be of course part of the treatment, but there is more. ...Read more

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My knee keeps giving way will i need surgery?

My knee keeps giving way will i need surgery?

Seek Consultation.: You will be best off seeking consultation with an orthopedic surgeon who will evaluate your situation. Only after complete history and physical examination (sometimes imaging also) will he/she be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Online consultants can only speculate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

Cannot: May be able to unload joints using unloader braces. This will not permanantly correct the problem. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis. Surgical correction generally includes gradual correction with an external fixator. Acute correction can lead to nerve problems. In older adults with degenerative disease, knee arthroplasty is performed. ...Read more

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Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

No: You are done growing at that age so no nonsurgical treatments will change your bone and me alignment. The bigger question is are you having problems with it? There is a variation of normal among people in unless you're having problems I would not worry about it. If you are having difficulty you should seek an orthopedic surgeon and a major surgery would be required to realign your legs. This is usually not necessary. ...Read more

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Manipulation surgery for knee how long is recovery?

It depends: On the joint and the amount of stiffness you had before in the joint, it could take from few weeks to month. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need surgery to fix my knock knees?

Do you think I'll need surgery to fix my knock knees?

Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is the cause, then depending on the severity, knee replacements can be done to correct this. I recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor to determine the next step. ...Read more

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How do I heal a bad knee without having to get surgery?

Family practice : It depends on what you mean as a bad knee. X-ray, MRI may need to be done. Physical therapy to help strengthen the knee if there was no tear. ...Read more

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Could I have surgery for knock knees to make them normal?

Could I have surgery for knock knees to make them normal?

Knee surgery: typically no, knock knees can most often be corrected with exercise or therapy ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Quad strengthening: exercises are KEY!! Leg lifts, quad contractions, and light weight on a leg press machine to start. work up to higher weights gradually. Biking, treadmill and rowing can all help build your quads. ...Read more

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Who has done reconstructive surgery on the knees? What is it like?

Who has done reconstructive surgery on the knees? What is it like?

I do, complex: Knee reconstructions are very complex and should be done by an experienced surgeon familiar with the latest techniques. When done correctly and with a well-directed and compliant patient, the results can be very satisfactory. The patient should be well-prepared as it is a very difficult recovery. The pain, although significant at times, can be controlled with cutting edge techniques. ...Read more

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I undergone surgery on my knee .I cannot bend more than 30 degree .

I undergone surgery on my knee .I cannot bend more than 30 degree .

You will get better: In general,because of swelling and post operative pain,the range of motion of the knee is limited.As the knee heals from the surgery and as the selling goes down,the range of motion of your knee will improve. You will need physical therapy to complete the recovery. You will get better. You did not give how long since the surgery or the time since so the answer given here is a general answer. ...Read more

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I need to know if i would need surgery for a knee if i cannot bend?

I need to know if i would need surgery for a knee if i cannot bend?

Likely Yes: If you have had an injury and cannot bend your knee, something may be stuck inside. If not getting better on its own, sometimes a quick outpatient surgery is the only way to get it going again. I would see your orthopedist sooner rather than later with a stuck knee. Don't let it go. ...Read more