Orthopedic surgery

What is Orthopedic surgery?

Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.

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i am 60. acquired polio in 1951. have had 18 orthopedic surgeries. diagnosed post-polio in 2000. abdominal muscles have weakened dramatically past 5yrs with lower abdomen shifting to the right. have a bulge midline. my doc says this is due to weakened muscles damaged by initial polio and exacerabeted by post-polio. other than losing weight, are there any other options?

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Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
I am sorry but i think you know there is no known treatment for Polio once confirmed. Supportive Measures will be of great help. Take Adequate Bed Rest, if you have pain, any analgesic like Ibuprofen 400mg would be enough. Do moderate exercises (Physical...

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I had to get like 18 stitches on my ankle where it connects to my foot it s really bad, it s been pudding a little bit but now there is a yellow bump. Like a puss bump is that normal? And u have no feeling on the top of my foot and left side of it, will that feeling come. Back? The orthopedic surgeon said it s pretty deep and he thinks I may have cut a joint whats that mean?

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Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Presuming that injury was on the lateral part of left ankle.
As you got 18 stitches means injury was extensive so you might have got fracture or ligament rupture along tendons or nerves underlying.
Since yellow bump may be a swelling with pus...

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In reading about the recent trial of the South African Paralympic athlete, I realized that he exhibited the same emotional and irradict behaviors as my adult younger brother. The rages, threats, paranoia, crying, etc. is just like my brothers' behavior. My brother also had numerous orthopedic surgeries as a young child. Is there any correlation between mental health/emotional issues in adults who have had extensive surgeries in childhood? I know you need much more information, but generally, is there some relationship here? As a matter of information, my brother and I are estranged and I have no intention of sharing this discussion with him or anyone else. Thank you.

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To answer your question, yes, there is a relation between mental and physical health. your brother needs therapeutic help immediately

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hello sir , i am oral and maxillofacila surgeon , my wife fall down few days ago ,, she got treatment by one orthopedic surgeon , he directly injected drug at the site of pain near the wrist area ,, pain subsides but safter few days means 1 month later she got whitish patch at the site of injection and size is increasing day by day ,, wat it is and have to take any treatment?

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Hi
The ortho doctor must have injected either lidocaine or steroid. if that were to cause a patch, it wouldn't have taken a month. This seems like a separate event . Please watch for some time ,say 2-4 weeks. if it increases, consult a dermatologist in your area
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3 months ago I fractured thetop knuckle of my ring finger . I had it splinted for 3 months like the Dr. said but it turns out the orthopedic surgeon said I should of onlyhad it on for 6 weeks. Now I am not able to really bend my finger. The surgeon wanted me to go to physicaltherapy for it but we don t want to spend the money. What will help me be able tomove my finger again? I can bend the main knuckle a little but what could help myfinger?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thank you for the query.
I also suggest the same as your doctor which is physical therapy as if you keep it like that you will develop more stiffness and it will hard for you in future.So,as early as you have the physical therapy soon you will regain the normal stage mostly.If still it...

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In December my 14 yr. old son had 2 metal plates & 12 screws put in his forearm after breaking both bones. Now May and he had all of the sudden has a lot of swelling at what looks to be at the end of the plates near his elbow. No fever or any other symptoms. I plan on call his orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. Any ideas on what would cause this?

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The sudden appearance of a lot of swelling with pain is a worrisome finding. This could be suggestive of an infection in the area. You need to get it physically examined for proper treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you....

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I have broken my leg 5 years ago and have hardware put into my lower leg (plate) and where I broke it is swollen having sharp pains to where I cant actually walk and now its busting open and leaking yellowish fluids im not sure what is going on I have been to hospital numerous times but now symptoms are getting worse and I can not get a orthopedic surgeon without insurance what should I do?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Since , you haven't mentioned whether plate is still in the leg or removed.
If still get it remove at once as this is source of infection.
You have developed osteomyelitis ( Chronic )in the leg .
Yellowish material is most probably slough , forms due...

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Hi there- I snapped my rib into two this past May. After looking at a recent X-ray , I was told the rib hadn t healed quite correctly. It is currently sending me into spasms and feels like it did leading up to the full break. I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon, and am seeing one next week. Do you know what that particular doctor might do?

doctor1 MD

Hello

Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.
As per your history of trauma there is possibility of rib contusion.
Rib contusion is not always visible on X ray .You may need to do MRI or HRCT .

Medication like muscle relaxant and analgesic will reduce pain along with it...

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I have been having major problems walking up and down stairs (mostly down). When I bend down I can barely get back up without the use of pulling myself up with my arms. My knees ache a lot even when I m sitting or laying down. Should I see an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist? I don t know the difference between the two.

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for your question.
Since you have problems only in your knee joint,So the problem could be osteo arthritis,rheumatoid arthritis or may be something else Rheumatoid arthritis also involves other joints of the body.So you should consult an orthopedician who will be able to evualvate you...

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Recent questions on  Orthopedic surgery

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2years after tkr, have burning, stiffness after standing in one place for a few minutes, pressure behind knee, actually pressure discomfort in back of leg from thigh to calf. The stiffness after standing for just a short time is what really bothers me. Went through usual therapy and achieved excellent flexibility. Sorry, don t know exact number. Still ride my recumbent bike, walk every day. Within 10 minutes of walking, knee starts to burn. Also am not really steady on my feet anymore because of the difference of leg length. I have neuropathy, but not severe, and wonder if that might cause some of the burning.

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I have osteonecrosis of the spine and thoracic outlet syndrome , I have 2 spinal stims,,,one in my thoracic spine and one on my occipital nerves, I ve had two spinal fusions at c5-c6 , this over 12 years,,,the back of my neck has been opened 8 times and is very stiff, lately I ve been having dizzy spells like crazy,,,can this be from my neck or high blood pressure?

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I had meniscus repair surgery in my right knee 10 days ago, and have noticed a red rash on the leg that I had surgery on. Very itchy, and runs from the middle of my shin up to mid thigh. Is this something I should be worried about or is this a normal reaction?

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My son had ACL reconstruction (used patellar tendon) & lateral meniscus repair on 10-3-12. He has rash that developed after surgery & seems to be getting worse & spreading upward. How common or uncommon is this? Should I take him to see a dermatologist or go back to orthopedic

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