Reading on Hip Fracture in Elderly
My elderly father has a femur / hip fracture, which I understand in an elderly patient has a poor prognosis. He has a heart condition as well as general osteoporosis, both complications. The cardiac doctor feels he has about a 25% risk of dying from the surgery, and he feels he might not recover even if ... 6 Jan 2010 10:08
Left part of body pain
Hi, I am suffering pain on my left side of body. Right from my eye lid to leg. What can be the cause for this? Thanks ... 6 Jan 2010 10:08
ventral sacral ligament hypertrophy and calcification
While Googling for a treatment for a calcified SI ligament (mine) I came across this post from Max. Has anyone come up with treatment? MRI shows ventral sacral ligament hypertrophy and calcification appearing to bridge the left anterior sacroiliac joint at S1; patient was struck by a motor vehicle 10 years ago,... 3 Sep 2009 08:32
A new social medical networking company, MedGoline
Check out http://www.medgoline.com . It is a new company that allows users (medical professionals as well as non-medical professionals) discuss medical conditions, ailments, medicinal products, services offered by hospitals, labs, doctors, etc. A different kind of a company that allows creation of a healthy and wel... 3 Sep 2009 08:32
Distal Bicep rupture
On Sep 15, 3:49 pm, jo...(a)watermatters.com.au wrote: I ruptured my biceps approximately 4 years ago. I was doing barbell curls and heard two distinct loud popping noises. What I would like to know is if there is any possibility of reattaching the tendons. Any suggestions would be welcome. (PS: I am 54 ye... 19 Nov 2008 17:30
Distal Bicep rupture
I ruptured my biceps approximately 4 years ago. I was doing barbell curls and heard two distinct loud popping noises. What I would like to know is if there is any possibility of reattaching the tendons. Any suggestions would be welcome. (PS: I am 54 years of age) ... 15 Sep 2008 20:29
R.I.C.E. For Strains, Sprains, Torn Ligament and Muscles
Immediately following a soft tissue injury such as a torn rotator cuff, pulled knee muscle, sprained ankle, etc. the most recommended immediate treatment is R.I.C.E. the acronym for: REST ICE COMPRESSION ELEVATION Rest Do not perform any motions which cause pain. Each time pain is felt, the injury is cont... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
Can I heal my long thoracic nerve?
I think that I've sustained damage to my long thoracic nerve. I had neck pain on my right side and in my right shoulder for a few weeks, and I read that a lesion of the nerve paralyzes the serratus anterior to produce scapula winging, which is what I have now (I know because it happened to my left side 8 years ago ... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
when to walk on broken ankle?
hi, i broke the small vertical outboard bone in my ankle but it stayed pretty much together. I walked on it and drove my motorcycle to the emergency room so it seems to be stable. they gave me an aircast walking boot. one doctor told me to put no weight on it for 1 week, another said 2. how do i know when it'... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
Numb Foot From Disk Problem
On Wed, 07 May 2008 13:51:46 -0400, grifty <grifty121(a)aol.com> wrote: ER just gave a prednisone script. Should I start PT immediately? It's been 3 days and no improvement. Wonder if I should see a chiropracter first before PT? I can't answer what you should do, but when I had a similar problem, two sessio... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
Scar Tissue around patella
I had a total knee replacement in May 2007. I have swelling and don't have full extension of the knee. My surgeon tells me that I have scar tissue wrapped around the patella. He is very concerned about this and doesn't understand how it formed as I was totally committed to my recovery. For the first two month... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
Hip Replacement Revision ...device was recalled
I had a Total Hip Replacement in March 2007. Recovery went extremely well for the first few weeks, then the hip 'locked'. I managed to shove it back, but it happened several times again. X-rays showed the hip to remain in proper position. Also after the first month, I experienced a grinding in the hip. It w... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
Can Herniated Discs Cause Groin Pain?
A week ago, I was simply getting out of my car, and immediately discovered that I could not bend over without severe back pain. Ever since then, my symptoms have never been constant. The pain would go away at night, but my back would be so stiff and hurting when I woke up that I could barely move. After a few ... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
possible scar tissue buildup in finger - how long can it wait?
Hello--- I fell on a glass bottle and cut my hand open in mid November. There was a fairly deep laceration that ran across the base of my middle and 4th fingers ( right at the junction of the finger and palm, the underside of the hand ), about 1.25 inches long. They stitched it up that night, and everything see... 18 Jun 2008 23:55
Distal Bicep rupture
About a month ago, I had a surgery reattaching my bicep tendon to my elbow bone (two incision method). I was in a cast for about two weeks. I started therapy one week after my cast was removed. During my first session, I could really feel the pressure when the therapist stretched my muscles by bending my hand u... 15 Nov 2007 11:58
Ankle pain - anterior impingement
For ages and ages I've had some pain in my left ankle that's not like the typical pain of a rolled ankle. I've only just found out this type of ankle pain is actually called Anterior Impingement. For the medical people, it's more or less a sort of pinching problem between my tibia/ fibula, and my talus bone. For th... 25 Jul 2007 21:39
Do I Need an Orthopedic Surgeon? Or a Podiatrist?
Hello. I am a 33-year-old male. On my right foot, I have what I thought was a big callus. However, I recently saw my dermatologist, and he said that part of what I have is a callus and that the rest is a cyst. He recommended that I see an orthopedic surgeon. I asked whether I should see a podiatrist instead. T... 13 Jun 2007 01:01
Mallet Finger Healing process
All, I have had mallet finger since march 13 2007 and still have the finger stack splint on. My question is how do I determine if it is healed? I know that you should keep it on for 4-6 weeks and I do not want to go back to the doctor because I think it is a waste. Are there any signs that it is healed? I kno... 12 May 2007 02:42
I have pvns in the ankle and arthritis of the talor navicular joint. I have seen a surgeon here in London and wants to surgically remove the PVNS and fuse the joint. I am worried I will be worse after the op. Any advice or comments welcome! Rebecca ... 28 May 2006 12:35
Arthritic Knee Operations?
My aunt needs to have something done with here knees. Arthritis is pretty bad -- one knee is giving trouble, but the other is way past needing something done. I heard that there is a possibility of injecting some kind of replacement material where the cartilage is worn down. Is this feasible? Also, how can you te... 3 Feb 2006 18:10