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Can I cast instead of brace?

Posted 6 days ago by Mommom03 0 answers

I have tenosynovitis of the thumb carpel tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis in my right hand. I see an orthopedic doctor and he has me in a thumb spica brace long and I wear it all the time except when showering I have worn out two braces already and now my medical coverage will not allow me ...

Orthopedic Surgery - I have an external rotation of my femur from an accident many years ago. I?

Posted 1 May 2017 by spring2017 0 answers

... recently had a unsuccessful ACL repair on the leg with the rotation. Was the ACL repair unsuccessful due to the rotation of the femur? The rotation is quite significant to the leg. Recently it has been suggested that a osteotomy of said leg should of been done 1st. Is this correct?

Orthopedic Surgery - Hi I have suffered with hip and spinal problems all my life. I have just been?

Posted 26 Apr 2017 by Dewdrops 0 answers

... told that I now need my femur straightening as it has been left deformed due to the amount of times its been broken. The surgeon is hoping this may relieve me of some of my pain as he feels i am too young for total hip repalcement. The surgen has not explained this surgery to me. Has anyone had ...

1. What BMD increase can reasonably and typically be expected with Fosamax or similar drugs ? 1%, 5?

Posted 25 Mar 2017 by ittiandro 0 answers

I am a 75 years old man and I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis ( T score : -4.3 on the spine.). I’m waiting to discuss treatment with my orthopedic. In the meantime, I’d like to know a bit more about Fosamax. in order to see whether it is really effective and, even if it ...

Why would my surgeon not want to repair the tear in my ACL?

Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Nina_Miller 0 answers

I am 37 year old journeyman carpenter & I was recently diagnosed with a torn meniscus and ACL. My orthopedic surgeon has told me she does not want to repair the tear in my ACL because I am not an athlete. And she says I really don't need my ACL. My concern is I am a carpenter and i am ...

Orthopedic Surgery - Has anyone had a split tear of the ECU tendon in wrist and had surgery for it?

Posted 24 Feb 2017 by cooker562 1 answer

... What are your results and prognosis? Had my surgery 2/21/17 and pain is greater than I expected. Cast is over the elbow and very tight. Swelling and pain present in fingers, outside of wrist up through forearm. Throbbing and jolts of pain are helped slightly with Percoset. Any suggestions and ...

I have taken 3 chicken shots in my right knee?

Posted 14 Nov 2016 by lynftc1 1 answer

The pain is almost unbearable, I am seeing a orthopedic doctor on the 22ND of this month. I am in so much pain I cannot sleep at night. How long do you think before I start to receive some relief? I can hardly walk now.

Dizziness, fatigue after lumbar epidural steroid shot?

Posted 18 Dec 2016 by Nira shah 0 answers

I have herniated disc issue in lumbar L4-L5 3 months back . My orthopedic doctor prescribed steroid tablet for 5 days and after that dyclofenac tablet for 5 weeks. Everything was going good with the medicine and physical therapy. Suddenly I started feeling tingling,numbness and pinching in all over ...

Has anyone had a fibromyalgia flare after having major surgery? I need to have scoliosis surgery and

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by DancnDar 5 answers

... my orthopedic, my rheumatologist and even my son's rheumatologist say I will definitely have a major fibromyalgia flare up from the surgery. I am so scared and have been holding off the surgery for a year now. My pain doctor has been doing minor procedures to try and help keep the pain ...

Back Pain - Is anyone living with a collapsed disk?

Posted 26 Oct 2016 by Kgisabell 1 answer

I'm from a collapsed disc, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. I'm seeing my neurologist who has just referred me to an orthopedic surgeon but I've had two back surgeries years ago that was performed by a neurosurgeon and I'm just a little concerned seeing an ...

Orthopedic Surgery - I had total hip replacement (right only) 3 years ago in May and I am still?

Posted 31 Aug 2016 by Joanne Brooking 1 answer

... experiencing pain and discomfort. I don't know what is causing this. Any opinions please. thank you I have been to physio, osteopathic, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopath. I have been trying to do strength training. movement, of course, makes it worse. It almost feels like it is ...

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