Questions tagged [orthopedics]

Questions pertaining to the branch of medicine dealing with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles.

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After a meniscal repair of a torn discoid meniscus, is re-injury less likely than than the risk of tear before repair? [closed]

A discoid meniscus is said to have a greater chance of being torn. If torn and subsequently repaired would the chance of reinjury be less than prior to the tear. Would this depend greatly on age?
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Are these x-rays consistent with a broken arm on a 6-year-old girl?

I found these x-rays (one and two) in a box of stuff from my mother, and I know she had broken her arm in 1939 when she was 6: Are these x-rays consistent with a girl of her age? Does the number on ...
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Wrist pain when bearing weight and bending both sides [closed]

Let me explain it from when it started. 2018 begining I started feeling very light pain in the middle of my right wrist joint when ever I use it to stand up pushing my self using my right hand agents ...
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What makes the body produce excessive amounts of popping joints in humans?

If I understood the Wikipedia article (as well as other articles I have read in the past) correctly, than the term popping joints describe a situation in which moving muscles around joints make a ...
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Is hanging from a bar contraindicated in the case of a shoulder dislocation history with labrum damage?

I have just found a book by John Kirsch "Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention" (see also here and here) which promotes hanging form a bar with extended arms ("dead hang") as (partial) ...
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Are there standardized first line treatments in neck and/or shoulder and/or back pain for an otherwise healthy person?

I understand that very typical activities, so typical that people might not even think about them, such as: Walking primarily or only with shoes instead "flipflops" and alike Using proper shoe ...
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What neck damage might be caused by general usage of flappies?

Preface 1: This question is about flappies → flipflops/sandals/clogs and other similar footwear that is flat and that probably was made of a foamy-plastic liquid that have become solidified but ...
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What are the recurrence rates for posterior shoulder dislocation?

I know many publication which report recurrence rates for anterior shoulder dislocations, but couldn't find any study that reports recurrence rates specifically for posterior shoulder dislocations. So,...
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Supracondylar Fracture to the Humerus

Why does a supracondylar fracture lead to a median nerve injury and not the ulnar? According to one of Gray's Anatomy Review's practice questions, it was the median. Doesn't the median nerve pass in ...
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Is a broader term than Neuro-Muscolo-Skeletal used in medical literature?

Many Mechanic conditions involving anatomic deformity or idiopathic chronic joint inflammation conditions are classified as Neuro-Muscolo-Skeletal (NMS). Is there another widely accepted broader term ...
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Using X-ray to diagnose unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work

I understand that unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work, in an otherwise healthy person, is likely to occur due to one of these conditions (and maybe also some ...
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Unilateral shoulder injuries due to decades of working in front of a computer

I desire to learn what unilateral shoulder injuries can develop in one's dominant shoulder (such as of a "right handed" or "left handed" person), from decades of working in front of a computer and ...
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Why does body movement still affect fractured bone when it is immobilized?

Let's assume we have a type 1 closed fracture in the coronoid process: The treatment is to immobilize that joint in plaster. However, the patient should also limit their movement. I wonder why ...
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What are long term complications of mild to moderate leg length discrepancy?

A leg-length discrepancy (from femur fracture or any other etiology) obviously causes an imbalance in gait, and therefore the entire kinetic chain. This often happens at a young age and therefore ...
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I went through surgery and IM nail was placed in my leg, removed fear of infection because the OP site refused to close completely,

I had an accident over 1 year and 4 months ago and till today the OP site has not completely closed, although while dressing it I have seen some tiny bone fragments coming out about 5 times and it ...
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Why can biodegradable materials not increase limb length via surgery?

What are the three most important reasons (or most expensive research problem yet to be solved) that biodegradable materials can be used for grow bone but not for limb length increase surgery? There ...
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hip replacement - above titanium?

Hey everybody I got back from a visit with an orthopedic this morning and we're talking about a getting a hip replacement and he mentioned some a hip replacement material that is up one level above ...
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Leg apparently slightly shorter after femur surgery

In august 2016 i managed to fall off my bicycle and broke my femur bone (right greater trochanter). It was an accident and nobody else was involved. Urgent surgery followed approx. 12 hours after the ...
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Did I get Lateral pelvic tilt from left leg overuse?

Almost 2 years ago I got a knee injury (ACL and meniscal tear) which left me with a mechanically locked knee for more than a month. I could still walk normally without much instability. Fortunately, ...
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Is this a comminuted fracture?

It says online that a fracture with multiple segments is considered comminuted, but in the case below with one tibial and two fibular segments, im not sure if there's enough segments to warrant ...
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How do surgeons select which fixation method to use?

For bone fractures, there are many different internal fixation methods to choose from when attempting to treat the injury. How do surgeons or the people responsible know which method provides more ...
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What is the purpose of heelpieces?

Why do you need the heelpieces? Why did millions years of evoultion develop so short human heel that we need to extend it with the artificial one? What are the health implications of having shoes ...
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Intoeing in older children

All of the information I have found online concerning intoeing (pigeon footedness) only concerns intoeing in younger children. I have a friend who has a 9-year-old child who is displaying increasing ...
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Can applying a simple 3m plaster splint on a non-displaced elbow fracture be billed as surgery in NY? [closed]

I am having an issue with a medical bill for a basic splint I got for a broken elbow. I am being charged $341.79 for a visit that literally consisted of about 2 or 3 minutes with the doctor followed ...
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Can arthrogram detect shoulder anomalies that MRI can not?

I went to an orthopedic hospital for a pain in my left shoulder since 6 months. They first did x-ray, and the report was: X-ray left shoulder shows reduction in subacromial space and subacromial ...
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Had Triple arthrodesis (reconstructive/bone fusions) surgeries 10 yrs ago, but now bad arthritis. Total Ankle Replacements the answer? Only 28. Help! [closed]

I was born with congenital bone fusions throughout my body (feet, back, and feet), and have had numerous surgeries on all of the above. However, my feet/ankles have been suffering the most from my ...
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Indications for surgery for Haglund's heel?

Haglund's heel is a well known condition. When, and why can surgery be recommended? Is there any literature or studies on this?
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broken bone heal time

I am lead to believe that a *minor break will take 6 months to become 99% strong. 12 months to become 100% strong. A orthopaedic surgeon advised me of this. With this in mind any activity that ...
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Does brace to correct posture work?

I've had bad posture (humpback) for years, and no amount of reminding myself seems to help. I'm looking into chest braces that are supposed to help. However, all the online reviews seem to come from ...
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Is glucosamine sulfate effective treatment for meniscus injury?

I hurt my knee by doing squats. The pain persisted for a long time (3 months). When I went to my doctor, he saw my x-rays which indicated that everything was normal, but he suspected a meniscus tear. ...
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Fractured 2nd metatarsal near the toe - treatment options? [closed]

I kicked a wall (don't ask!) and after some tooing and froing managed to get an x ray. If clearly shows a clean fracture of the 2nd metatarsal near the toe, not displaced. I'll go through the NHS ...
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cure for mirror movements

I am 15 years old. i exhibit mirror movements in respect to my hands. when i move my right hand my left hand automatically moves and vice versa. is there any cure for these movements? whilst doing any ...
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How to tell if my leg fracture is healing?

I had an accident in August and eventually had a cast put on. The 2 pictures below are my x-rays from 7th August and October 23rd 2015. I basically have 2 questions as I am considering going to ...
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Can stem cell (msc) injections regrow damaged (articular / hyaline) cartilage if injected to joint?

I have read that fixated stem cells (mixed with glue, growth factor and fixated in the cartilage defect under low oxygen conditions) will regrow into articular and hyaline cartilage with type II ...
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What's the difference between a maisonneuve fracture and a Weber C fracture?

I feel like they're the same thing. Sprained syndesmotic ligaments, sprained deltoid and fractured fibula. So why is the maisonneuve fracture its own thing?
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What are the long term health risks from repeated cortisone injections?

I broke my elbow (radial head fracture, approximately 13 months ago). A year after the accident it still hurt during some activities (such as riding my bicycle), so I returned to the orthopedist. The ...
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Is there a link between bed firmness and spine deformations?

When I was a child, I was diagnosed with spine deformations: scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. The scoliosis is the most pronounced one in my case. The professionals (I don't remember if it was the ...