Patient discussion about dislocation
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Q. I have dislocated my shoulder for the 3rd time, what I can do in order to avoid surgery?
This is an old injury that keeps coming back. I have been dealing with this unstable shoulder for more than 5 years now. In the past few weeks I've visited 3 different doctors, all said that I can't avoid surgery this time or it with keep on dislocating spontaneously. Even though the docs are thinking that it's a lost cause,I got a really good feeling that I will manage to fix my shoulder 100% with no surgery involved. Is there any known therapy I should try before admitting to my surgery?
|A1||Here (http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/generalshoulder/a/bankart_2.htm and http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/shouldersurgery/a/dislocation_3.htm) you can find a discussion about your dillema - surgery or not|
|A2||After the pain and swelling go down, your doctor may prescribe physical therapy. This helps restore your shoulder's range of motion and strengthens your muscles. In addition, physical therapy may also help prevent future dislocations. |
If your shoulder dislocation recurs often, a brace can sometimes help. However, if physical therapy and a brace do not work, then you may need surgery to repair or tighten torn or stretched ligaments. This will help keep the joints in place.
Q. My neighbor's kid had a lens dislocation due to Marfan's disease. Is this a contagious thing?
My neighbor's have a sweet 8 year old boy. he had a lens dislocation due to a connective tissue disease named Marfan (I think that the name). It sounds like a very serious condition. My boy is playing with this kid several hour a week. should I take him to the GP to see that his is not infected with this marfan thing?
|A1||As in love and war so is in medicine the is no always nor never. It is probably the marfan that caused your neighbor kid the lens dislocation but you can never know for sure.|
If you want there is nothing wrong in taking your boy for an annual check of an ophthalmologist.
|A2||Don't worry. Marfan's syndrome is a connective tissue disease that is genetic. This means that You can't "get" this disease. Either you are borne with it or you will never suffer from it.|
lens dislocation is a known symptom of marfan's syndrome, and is not connected to infectious diseases.
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