Many parts of the body are involved in balance, including the eyes, inner ear, neck, trunk, and legs. Balance depends on the reflexes of each of these parts and the communication between them. An injury anywhere in this system can impact balance. As a major stabilizer of the knee joint, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is crucial to balance. If you tear your ACL, standing on one foot may be difficult. This is because the ligament loses its ability to steady the joint, and the tiny sensors in the knee ligaments, joints, and muscles have difficulty sending information about the joint's position. Balancing becomes a challenge. But what if you have ACL surgery? Will your balance return to normal? This study involved 25 patients with mainly sports-related ACL injuries. Eight of the patients were women; 17 were men. Their average age was 27. All of the patients had ACL reconstruction surgery. After surgery, half of them wore casts, and the other half wore braces and started exercises righ...
A colon resection is a surgical procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This may be necessary in the treatment of some serious medical conditions including colon cancer . Your doctor(s) may also recommend colon resection for a variety of other conditions including:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Actively bleeding arteriovenous (AV) malformations
Sound like getting part or all of your large intestine is a major deal? It is. But you can help achieve best outcomes, and get back to your old routine more quickly, if you plan ahead, communicate with your team, and recruit a great support network.
Good questions to ask your healthcare team as you begin to prepare for surgery include:
• What should I do to prepare for surgery? Should I be following any special diet? Quitting smoking?
• Will my insurance cover all parts of my treatment (surgery, anesthesia, hospitalization, etc)?
• If not, how much will this cost and do you offer...
I would like to tell you that I woke up in recovery from my hysterectomy feeling fantastic but that would be a lie. I was in pain! It was rough the first day but by the second I was up and walking around. My hysterectomy was done abdominally so I had a incision much like you would have after a c-section. Thankfully my previous c-section "taught" be how to move without causing additional pain so I was more mobile than with the c-section.
At less than two weeks out I was able to sit and watch my daughter's school play but that lone activity literally wore me out! The pain improved very gradually from then on as did the bleeding. I had one of the common complications after hysterectomy, bladder infection, and felt like a new woman once the antibiotics kicked in.
I am 7 weeks out now and have started working out again and find the only real issue is fatigue and some left over soreness. By the end of the day I am pretty much "done" and am only recently finding the reserve ene...
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