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Will My Grandma Survive A 2nd Hip Replacement What Are The Statistics
Likely: The success rate depends upon the age of grandma, the cause of the need for the first replacement, the reason for the failure of the first replacement, grandmas level of activity and compliance and her overall health. Orthopedic surgeons like good results, and are not likely to operate upon someone unless they expect good results. Ask the orthopod about expectations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more
What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.
Unpredictable: Lungs may fail with shortness of breath and blue skin. Right side of heart may fail with shortness of breath and fluid overload. Bain metastasis may cause headache or coma. Infection may be sudden and cause padding in hours. Cherish each day. Discuss her wishes for the last days. I m glad you had one another. ...Read more
Could you give me the median survival for the elderly , over 65 , with acute lymphoblastic leukemia ?Also, what was it 30 yrs.Ago? I lost a loved one in 1982, wondering if life expectancy improving in this age group?I'm not sure what the life expectancy w
Not too good...: Age older than 60 years is one of the adverse prognostic indicators for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The presence of the philadelphia chromosome, mll gene rearrangement, WBC over 100, 000/microliter, and failure to achieve remission after 4 weeks of therapy are other poor prognostic factors. Overall, only 20-40% of adults are cured and these are usually the ones without adverse factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm looking for the best orthopaedic surgeon to do a knee replacement on my 82 year old mother both knees, eventually, need replacement; the left knee is most painful for her. She suffers from osteoporosis and is on session (month?) 17 (of 26) with forte
There : There is no "best" surgeon, but there are better and worse ones. If you're willing to travel, there are a couple of places known for their studies and experience with joint replacements. However, that is not recommended. Having a surgeon near home allows for more complete follow-up care. You do not state where your mother lives, but if she is near you in bakersfield, there are a number of surgeons available. Plan to visit at least 2, possibly 3, before making a decision. First look at training. Many joint replacement surgeons have specific fellowship training. Next look at experience--how many joints do they do per year? Once you are comfortable that the surgeon is capable of doing a technically good job, base your decision on how he/she interacts with your mother (you are not the patient, she is). There should be a good rapport and she should feel like all her questions and concerns have been addressed. No one surgeon "meshes" with every patient. We all have our personality differences and those can affect patients' care. Find the surgeon who is "right" for your mother. This is elective surgery, so don't make any hasty decisions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My girl cousin is over weight but is bearly 18 years old...Should she get the sleeve gastrectomy done? What are the complications of that surgery?
Maybe: It depends on a lot of factors. How overweight? Does she associated medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure? A consult with a bariatric surgeon who has experience in pediatric patients will be able to tell you if surgery is the right option for your cousin. Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?
Not enough info: What is the problem with her legs? What is the specific diagnosis? You need to supply more specific information. ...Read more
A 31 year old male here with a 2 part question. First let mr say i've been on methadone 95mg a day for heroin addiction. With that said I have low -t (270) i'm male. If its due to the hypothalamic/patuitary what are some of the treatments. If its the test
My grandson is 3-1/2 years old with a wilms tumor and right kidney removed. Chemotherapy and radiation are prescribed. Is there an alternative? Also, how do you get the body ready for it?
No: Before modern treatment, wilms tumor was invariably fatal. Period. Nowadays a majority of these kids get a cure. Speaks for itself. I would strongly discourage you from using any "alternative medicine" that makes any claim to affect the course of the disease except under the close supervision of a physician who really knows what's going on. Herbs / botanicals may offer some comfort but use wisely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the statistics on hip surgery on an elderly person at 74 years old that only uses 29% of her lungs?
My mom is scheduled for a lobe removal on her left lung due to cancer. What can I expect on the healing process? She is 78 and in good shape.
-: The recovery from lung surgery depends on other medical conditions and problems; i assume that her lung function is adequate enough for her to proceed with surgery so if everything goes well she should recover well; the outcomes from lung surgeries are generally better at larger high volume centers; if possible consider having surgery at a large volume center close by, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother is wheelchair bound for 3 years now from a fall. She has finished all physical therapy. She will be 91 in April. Atrophy has set in and she is stiff. Will the stiffness get worse and will it affect her organs? What will happen to her?
My mam has cancer in her spinal fluid, i just want to know what the chances of her surviving it is ?
Depends on type: Cancer if the spinal fluid is usually metastatic, but it can be from hollow organs, bone marrow or from the brain. Usually cancer or lymphoma can be found in csf, but brain tumors can also be seen there. Without known the type of underlying cancer your mom has, it is hard to predict outcome. Maybe you would like to reply and describe the specific cancer type. ...Read more
My mother is 65 years, and she underwent an arthroscopy of the knee last month.What do they do inside the knee?
My auntie has kidney, lung and hip cancer, what is her length of time left, is it months or years ?
Cancer: Perhaps her doctor, who know all the facts , would be the person to answer this question for you. ...Read more
My friend have congenital heart disease and is pregnant right now.. How many percent of chances can she survive?
My grandmother is 83 she has cancer of the blood and now has blood clots in her legs. what can we do to save her any type of answer would be great.
Be there to love her: Blood clots in the legs are often manageable with anticoagulants, and blood cancers in older folks are often very tame -- for example, many chronic lymphocytic leukemias stay harmless for decades. It's ultimately her choice as to how aggressively her illnesses are managed. Ignore all "pop" advice; if you see "natural healing" as adjuncts use an evidence-based practitioner. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my husband is goin for surgery for his ruptured disc in his neck. Whats the name of the surgery where they do?
Should already know?: If this is true, you should already know the answer to there questions. Why haven't you discussed this with any surgeon proposing surgery. Ask the surgeon these questions. The time to ask is before surgery. ...Read more
After taking 40,000mg of Acetaminophen, my girlfirends sister was brought to the hospital about 30 min later, what are her chances of survival?
Below: Depends on how effective treatment was initially. IF she was seen within 30 min of ingestion, then most should hopefully be removed with induction of vomiting. ...Read more
Can you tell me in the us, a hip replacement costs about $40,364. in spain, the exact same operation around $7371, why is this?
Cost of Medical Care: It is always been inflated here in the US, the land of opportunity. Remember just because costs of care is cheaper in other countries does not mean that is better care. Saw a patient who had surgery done in China 3 years ago because of costs here in the US and has had nothing but complications since. All those surgeons in those countries are leaving to come to the US, so who's left there? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the percentage chances that the cancer would come back in the long run ti someone had cancer before ?
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