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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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How does a skull mend after a surgery?

After a craniotomy, a large piece of a man's skull may be removed. That bone piece has to be put back, right? How to fix it and the bone piece can join the skull normally as it used to be? There ...
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What OT techniques are common following heart bypass, and how do these correlate to resuming normal daily activities?

An elderly person has suffered a heart attack, and later had an extensive cardio bypass surgery. The patient is now undergoing Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) with the goal to ...
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Possible to remove Achilles skin adhesions after significant time?

I ruptured my right Achilles tendon in a martial arts class in late May, 2012. It was a full rupture, and surgically repaired within a week by a reputable orthopedic surgeon (Consultant/surgeon for ...
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Put a finger in it? When is it appropriate to stop a bleed with your finger?

Can a arterial bleed be stopped by putting your finger/s in it? Like the one in your leg or a place where pressure can't be placed normally?
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Are there a maximum number of times for surgical ablations on patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

Are there any links to research which would suggest an optimum or maximum number of times for ablation on the same heart? Do chances of stopping AF symptoms change with each surgery?
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Why do opioids administered via IV cause pruritus?

I was told by a nurse that it is common for patients to complain of itching after administration of IV opioids, which tends to resolve soon thereafter. Those who experience this often do not ...
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Metolar XR after Lis ASD surgery [closed]

I am 33 and had an LIS, ASD closure,everything went well, however my doctor suggested me to be on Metolar XR 25mg for a year. I am worried since I had no hypertension or rhythmic disturbance but had ...
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Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone? How long does Oxycodone stay in the body?

Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone (when used for a short period following a surgery)? To give this question context, the following situation has been provided (not to be ...
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Ice cream after surgery (Forrest Gump)

Forrest Gump: The only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks is the ice cream. They gave me all the ice cream I could eat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sY7umyLACw (from 00:30) Is there a ...
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