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What Is The Purpose Of Ted Stockings After Surgery
Prevent blood clots: They are intended to help prevent blood clots, but will do little by themselves. In addition to other measures such as injections of "blood thinners" and compression devices (the leg squeezers) they do reduce your chance of blood clots forming, which can travel to your lungs. They also help reduce the leg swelling which is pretty common after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aspiration: The time that you need to be without food is to minimize risk of aspiration during induction of anesthesia. Aspiration is reflux of stomach contents into the lungs due to the relaxation of all the muscles. There may be other restrictions placed if it is surgery on your digestive tract. ...Read more
Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. There are many manufacturers of stockings. You need to go to a place that has samples for you to work with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most important precautions or advice after undergoing lasik surgery and how long is the recovery period?
LASIK: Certainly question regarding surgery are best addressed to the surgeon performing the surgery. In general it is critical not to rub your eyes after lasik surgery. Recovery time varies from patient to patient with some patients have excellent vision the next day. The eyes are not completely healed for months, but generally stableby one month. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Post Op: Doctors are hesitant to give advice for anyone just out of surgery. All surgery centers and surgeons in america will have sent you home with discharge instructions and the 'what to do if...." instructions if you are having complications. Please review those instructions. If you are having anything concerning then contacting your physician would be wise. ...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
What are the drawbacks of not having surgery to repair a small ankle fracture? When is surgery necessary?
If ORS recc...: If your orthopedic surgeon recommends 'fixing ' your ankle than follow his advice .Some common ankle fx.S do not require surgery... Casting / crutches will suffice.However, if u are young and your fracture pattern has a propensity to' slip' or the ankle mortise is already showing signs of "widening" orif( surgery)is the only option.'drawbacks' include a 'misaligned' joint and sec. Arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are compression stockings, as a first line of defense for varicose veins, just putting off the inevitable resultant surgical procedure in most people?
What is the reason of swelling of the the wound which got during the operation of delivery after changing the band?
C Surgeon.: Swelling of an incision line after any type of surgical procedure should be evaluated by the surgeon. Although the swelling may be part of the “normal” healing process, it may also be a sign of a complication such as bleeding, fluid accumulation (seroma) or infection. Best to be seen by your surgeon for accurate diagnosis, advice and/or reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are the risks \ complications of converting a failed in tact partial nissen fundoplication to 360 wrap? And what are the success rates? Thank you
Too much to say: Not enough room to answer this but some thoughts. 1) choose a trustworthy surgeon for these answers. 2) since you say "failed" i assume heartburn persists. Do you still have your gallbladder? Few are aware of this, but undetected gallbladder problems often contribute to or cause persistent heartburn or GERD. Even if no gallstones GB can still be a problem. If U/S of GB no stones, get HIDA with CCK ...Read more
Can a radiologist, after the taking of an MRI of the leg, notice on the MRI there was a venous closure (for varicose veins) procedure done yrs. Ago?
My son is having surgery for coarctation of the aorta. How invasive is this surgery and what is the expected recovery time? In hospital and home?
Depends: There are two ways to approach a coarctation, "from the front" (i.e. Through the sternum) or "the side" (i.e. Between ribs), both are safe and depend on the location of the coa. If a sternal approach, the recovery is a bit longer (~10-14 days) vs only a ~5-7 from the side. This also depends on your child's other conditions and assuming no post-op issues arise. Please discuss with cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is cutting the nerve a lviable last resort treatment to stop the pain of tn? How is this done and what are the consequences?
Reduce blood clots: By squeezing the outer leg with a compression system, blood flow to the inner vein system is increased reducing the chance of slowed blood flow, which is a contributing factor to the creation of blood clots that can occur while your lying still for the surgery or just in bed, and not using your leg muscles to increase blood flow normally. ...Read more
What are the pro's and cons of having medial patella ligament reconstruction? What is the full recovery for this surgery? Please explain the procedure
First of all B-: -sure U R Cing a fellowship trained spots medicine orthopedic surgeon. There is no guarantee that a full recovery will B attained, meaning that it may not fully solve the problem. It takes some studies 2 satisfy the need 4 this procedure. ...Read more
Vein Recovery: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use of compression: Compression stockings are useful in treating venous insuffiency (which leads to varicose veins) because they decrease the degree of chronic pressure buildup in the legs which helps relieve symptoms of discomfort & swelling, They also slow the progression of valve failure & varicose vein development. They also have use in leg swelling, preventing blood clots, helping w/ some leg pain, & lymphedema ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of limb replacement? If not, how about the lengthening of a shorter residual limb to improve socket fit and use of prosthesis?
Unlikely: A limb replacement is unlikely. Hand transplant are being done but few are good candidates. Limb lengthening is possible in very select cases (usually done in the arm if possible-not done in the leg). There are many things that can be done to improve prosthetic fit based on the amputation level and length. ...Read more
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