DrMark

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  1. If you posted the most recent X-ray, I might be able to offer an opinion.
  2. Arthritis and/or deformity. The answer is staring your in the face. What part of the world are you from?
  3. When you take a weight bearing X-ray, the answer will be apparent.
  4. I would start by visiting the doc who did the Latajet.
  5. An axillary X-ray is necessary. This fracture looks unstable. Most minimally displaced fractures in little old ladies can be treated non surgically. This isn't one of them, so I would be very careful. YOu have your quality of life hanging in the balance.
  6. Start by ruling out the one that will ruin your life.
  7. This needs an X-ray. In the MX population, the most common diagnosis in the wrist is a fracture or nonunion of the scaphoid bone of the wrist.
  8. 5 months? Most of my patients are back in two weekends.
  9. Hey Doc,

     

    I'm not sure if you saw my question about my son's clavicle plate i posted a few days ago?  Additional question...does insurance normally cover removal of a clavicle plate?

    Thanks

    1. DrMark

      DrMark

      I remove a plate when the bone is healed.  If you send me the X-ray, I will be glad to look at it.  This small procedure is typically covered by insurance. 

  10. If you have leg pain, it might be reasonable to get a steroid injection into the low back. If that, and the passage of time, didn't make this go away, I would consider surgery. Without leg pain, I wouldn't either do fusion nor, disk replacement. People just don't get any better.
  11. Typically, we do these surgeries on Thursday. People fly home on Friday. Your a passenger on a commercial airplane. Not a migratory bird. Email Michael Burton in my Clinic he is the coordinator. His email is mburton@sandersclinic.net
  12. If you have leg pain, it might be reasonable to get a steroid injection into the low back. If that, and the passage of time, didn't make this go away, I would consider surgery.
  13. I don't know a soul in the Bay Area. We see patients with problem fractures and other sports injury from the Bay Area all the time. At least this time, you will know that it was done right.
  14. Dr Mark,

     

    My 16 y.o. son fractured his clavicle in October requiring surgery and a clavicle plate.  Next week will be 5 months postop...his surgeon has cleared him for football this summer.  The problem we have is the plate is driving him NUTS!!  Bookbag straps, seatbelt, anything that lays across it irritates it.  He wants it out desperately.  His surgeon says it needs to be in for two years, yet I read that you take them out after a year.  Just wondering what the deal is??  I'm thinking if he can play football then he must be healed, so why can't it come out sooner?  So I guess my question is...what is the absolute earliest it can safely come out without a risk of re-injury??  And how soon after removal before he can be cleared for football?  He doesn't want to miss his senior season, but he also wants to enlist in the Army.  The plate is a permanent medical disqualifier, so it has to come out eventually anyway for him to join.

    Thanks very much!

    Wes

  15. fitness

    If it is t hurting I wouldn't worry about it. MRIs are wrong all the time. If it hurts, I'd have it looked at.