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Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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What advice would you have for a patient that underwent total hip replacement surgery?

What advice would you have for a patient that underwent total hip replacement surgery?

Follow docs advice: You should follow your doctors advice for recovery and long term followup. It is important to return periodically ( every 2-4 years) to your doctor to have the total hip replacement evaluated by x-ray to make sure it is functioning properly. Otherwise, enjoy your hip with the guidelines you have been provided. ...Read more

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Whats the procedure for rectal prolpase surgery and how long are you in the hospital for?

Whats the procedure for rectal prolpase surgery and how long are you in the hospital for?

Options Vary: Procedures can be broken down into abdominal approaches and perineal (from the anal region) approaches. Abdominal approaches can also be laparoscopic or open. Many options available and a colon and rectal specialist can review them with you. Hospitalization ranges from overnight for perineal approaches to several days for abdominal approaches. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional needs for general surgery patients and after gastrointestinal surgery?

What are the nutritional needs for general surgery patients and after gastrointestinal surgery?

Protein,vit&minerals: Surgery is a significant stress on the body and recovering from surgery requires the body to have adequate protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils. It is best to have good body stores prior to surgery.After surgery particular nutrients may speed recovery.I advise a well-rounded high-quality multivit./mineral supplement with additional vit. C (2000 mg 2x/day) & zinc (30-50mg/day) see comment:. ...Read more

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What is done for calcifications in the knee after surgeries?

What is done for calcifications in the knee after surgeries?

Need more: You have to give more information ?What kind of calcifications and were and what the cause. ...Read more

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I have compartment syndrome i'm having surgery the anterior and deep posterior compartments. How long are you in surgery for?( like hours on the operating table? ) are you pain free after surgery? What is the recovery like? Thanks in advance

I have compartment syndrome i'm having  surgery the anterior and deep posterior compartments. How long are you in surgery for?( like hours on the operating table? ) are you pain free after surgery? What is the recovery like? Thanks in advance

Due to exercise : Pressure built up after exercise , usually ant comp. Is released, o r time will be brief and quick recovery with in 6 wks, one other hand trauma related , or post vascular surgery related diagnosis may be delayed , need more extensive extensive , surgery , wound will take long time to heal may take months to heal. ...Read more

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What are the drawbacks of not having surgery to repair a small ankle fracture? When is surgery necessary?

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 more

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What movements are constrained following a total hip replacement?

What movements are constrained following a total hip replacement?

Few if any: Total hip replacement should restore motion in an arthritic hip, often to the range that was present before arthritis developed. Implant position can impair some movement and some hip positions may be discouraged by your surgeon (ie: the splits, excessive hip rotation, hyperflexion with internal rotation, or some yoga positions). ...Read more

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What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

Strength and motion: Patients lose 30-50% of muscle strength after tka and have to exercise to regain that strength. Leg raising, walking, and progressive exercises to improve the quadriceps function will help. Motion exercises include bending the knee to regain flexion and full extension (straightening). These should be done 3-4 times/day. Bending, biking, and pulling on the leg in flexion will help. ...Read more

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For what length of time do you have to be in the hospital for staph surgical removal?

For what length of time do you have to be in the hospital for staph surgical removal?

Staples?: I believe there might have been a typo in your question. For staples or sutures removal you may not need to go to the hospital at all, this is usually done in the office. If this followed a staph infection on a wound you will not have to stay in the hospital after removal unless immediate complications, bleeding or persistent infection. ...Read more

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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

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

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What to do if I am in need of arthroscopic sugery for the repair of my right ACL (knee) in india ?

What to do if I am in need of arthroscopic sugery for the repair of my right ACL (knee) in india ?

See below: You are 45 yeas old and if you are athletic you should have it reconstructed, however if you live a sedentary life maybe a good reha program may be all you need.Olso at your age another considreration may be taken into account such as arthritis of the knee etc.(question?If you live in cleveland why you have to go to india to have it reconstructed? ...Read more

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With regards to total knee replacement, what are the symptoms of a failing prosthesis?

With regards to total knee replacement, what are the symptoms of a failing prosthesis?

Pain and swelling: A "failing" prosthesis implies some type of mechanical failure of the knee replacement. Symptoms usually include pain, swelling, warmth to touch; may also experience weakness or instability. An orthopaedic consult with xrays is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the risks in having an operation done when you have copd?

What are the risks in having an operation done when you have copd?

Depends: It depends on how bad the COPD is and where the proposed surgery is. For example, COPD significantly raises the risk for surgery that will remove part of your lung or that involves the chest or upper abdomen but only mildly increases the risks for surgery away from the chest (i.e. Knee surgery). This is something that should be discussed with a doctor who knows your COPD severity and other risks. ...Read more

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What movements are contraindicated following a total hip replacement?

What movements are contraindicated following a total hip replacement?

Anterior total hip: No specific hip precautions for a direct anterior approach hip replacement. Patient can bend over immediately to tie his/her shoes. ...Read more

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I have a temporary ileostomy from a total colectomy, how common are hematomas and infections or other problems in the reversal surgery site?

I have a temporary ileostomy from a total colectomy, how common are hematomas and infections or other problems in the reversal surgery site?

Ileostomy reversal: Although it varies slightly depending on exactly what kind of reversal will be done, surgical complications such as infection and hematoma are rather unusual these days. If you follow your surgeon's advice, they are unlikely to happen. If you have any problems after the surgery, be sure to contact the surgeon promptly. Good luck ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a laproscopy being performed on the knee? Might need one in the near future. Is general anesthesia common for procedure?

What can you tell me about a laproscopy being performed on the knee? Might need one in the near future. Is general anesthesia common for procedure?

Wrong terminology. -: -laparoscopy is an abdominal procedure, arthroscopic refers 2 a joint. You must mean knee arthroscopy. I always use general in no contraindications. But spinals,nerve blocks an local with sedation is used by some. Have 2 ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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