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What Is The Main Difference Orthroscopy And An Arthroscopy
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
Repair vs removal: Both procedures are completed arthroscopically through small, fingernail sized incisions. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength. Discuss options with your surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preservation vs repl: Bone preservation vs bone replacement. Based on your age each has an advantage over the other. After 40 years of age replacement is a more predictable procedure. ...Read more
Ones a ligament: The acl is an importan ligament (ligaments connect bone to bone), that restrains anterior or forward translation of the tibia. The patellar tendon is a tendon (tendons connect muscle to bone). They serve very different functions. The central third of the patellar tendon is frequently used to reconstruct a torn acl. ...Read more
Big difference: know the word origins ectomy = cut tendon = soft tissue attachment from muscle to bone onych = nail tendonectomy - tendon cutting the more common term is tenontomy onychectomy - nail cutting ...Read more
"Ectomy" = Remove: A "tendonectomy" is the removal of a Tendon. An "onychectomy" is the removal of a Nail. ...Read more
For a shoulder/rotator cuff injury, what is the diagnostic difference between an ultrasound and an MRI? Which is preferred?
Well: Probably none - to repair the meniscus they shave off the torn part. The never completely remove it they try to keep as much as they can. ...Read more
DIStended?: The gallbladder's function is to store bile. A distended gallbladder is simply one filled with bile. We can see distention in many different conditions; this, in and of itself, requires no specific treatment. However, distention associated with gallstones and (right upper abdominal) pain warrants rx, usually leading to surgical removal. ...Read more
Specialty trained: A spine surgeon has training in either neurosurgery or orthopedics. A neurosurgeon will have trained in brain and spine for about 7 years (70% spine). An orthopedic spine surgeon generally has had spine fellowship training in addition to training they received in residency. Both specialty backgrounds can be excellent. What really matters is their experience and outcomes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non-surgery vs. surg: Both treat similar conditions (musculoskeletal injuries) but orthopedists have the additional training to provide surgery as a treatment option, whereas physiatrists do not do surgery. Many orthopedists and physiatrists work in the same office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?
Hello. : Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports). It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more
A lot.....: When we perform an ACL reconstruction, we need to utilize a "graft" to construct a new ligament. Some of those graft choices have bone plugs and some are all soft tissue (hamstring tendons). After the graft is placed, we need to secure it or hold it in position. We can use screws or other devices to go this. So a screw is a means of fixation, whereas the bone plug is simply a part of a graft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthroscopic : Surgery to TMJ is a last resort proceedure for treatment of TMJ disorder depending upon dignisis but all option should be tried first. It is done artiscopically where a small incision is made ( two) so they can view the area and go in and correct , remove pieces , repair , disc or whatever is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ionizing radiation: Magnetic resonance imaging involves magnetic fields and no ionizing radiation. Xray is a form of ionizing radiation. Too much ionizing radiation can be unhealthy with possible development of cancer when utiilized to excess with multiple CT exams. For some diagnoses mri can not be used. Ionizing radiation is then necessary for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A torn acl is: a specific diagnosis of the anterior cruciate ligament being torn in your knee. You typically do an ACL reconstruction to restore function to your knee. the term "KNEE RECONSTRUCTION" is a general term and could mean anything from ligament repair to cartilage restoration or even knee replacement and fracture fixation.. ...Read more
When is an ankle reconstruction performed? What is involved in surgery? What is the main aim? Why is it performed? Method & recovery?
Let me explain: The surgery is performed when you can not treat the patient with consevative methods. It can involve repairing or transferring tendons, implanting joints, removing tumors, and cutting, grafting, or fusing bone. The aim surgery seeks to relieve the pain and discomfort and restore the ankl as much as possible. Many methods are use and recovery time varies from procedure to procedure. ...Read more
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
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