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Risks as a Diabetic -- ACL Surgery (Hamstring Graft) - What Are The Alternatives to Surgery for a Wrist Fracture?

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  • Risks as a Diabetic -- ACL Surgery (Hamstring Graft)
    This video clip explains some of the health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Risks As A Diabetic -- Ankle Surgery
    This video discusses the increased risk for complications in people who are diabetic.
  • Risks for Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Skelid
    Skelid is a medicine that is commonly prescribed to treat Paget's disease. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of Skelid, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur during treatment.
  • Skelid and Breastfeeding
    At this time, it is not known whether Skelid passes through breast milk in breastfeeding women. This eMedTV page discusses Skelid and breastfeeding in more detail and explains why no research has been done to see if Skelid passes through breast milk.
  • Skelid and Pregnancy
    At this time, it is not fully understood whether it is safe to use Skelid during pregnancy. This eMedTV article provides more information on Skelid and pregnancy, and describes the problems that were seen when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Skelid Dosage
    The recommended Skelid dosage for treating Paget's disease is two tablets once daily for three months. This eMedTV resource contains other Skelid dosing information, including a list of tips and precautions for when and how to take the drug.
  • Skelid Drug Information
    If you have Paget's disease of bone, your healthcare provider may recommend a drug called Skelid. This eMedTV segment gives some basic information on the medication, including a list of possible side effects. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Skelid Drug Interactions
    When aspirin, teriparatide, or indomethacin is taken together with Skelid, drug interactions could occur. This eMedTV segment explains what other drugs may cause Skelid interactions and describes the possible effects of combining these medicines.
  • Skelid Overdose
    Very little is known about what to expect from a Skelid overdose. As this eMedTV Web page explains, however, based on the way that Skelid works, low blood calcium may be expected with a Skelid overdose.
  • Skelid Side Effects
    Common Skelid side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, and sinus infection. This article on the eMedTV site lists other common side effects of Skelid, as well as potentially serious side effects that require immediate medical attention.
  • Skelid Uses
    Skelid is used for treating Paget's disease in men and women. This article from the eMedTV library further covers what Skelid is used for, discusses whether the drug can be used in children, and explains whether there are any off-label Skelid uses.
  • Skelid Warnings and Precautions
    Skelid may potentially cause extreme muscle or bone pain. This section of the eMedTV Web site contains other Skelid warnings and precautions, and lists certain medical conditions you should tell your doctor about before starting treatment.
  • Stair Climbing
    While many gyms have stair-climbing machines, how many stairs do you climb a day without even thinking about it? This is another exercise that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk up an extra floor. If you want a real challenge, go to a local stadium and climb all the sets of stairs there.
  • Symptoms of Achondroplasia
    Some of the common symptoms of achondroplasia include short stature, an enlarged head, and short fingers. This eMedTV article discusses achondroplasia symptoms in detail and also discusses the health problems related to the condition.
  • Talk to Your Doctor About Bone Density Testing
    A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures how much calcium and other minerals are in one area of your bone. It's a painless test, much like having a low-dose bone x-ray. Healthcare providers use the results to tell if you have osteoporosis, predict your risk for fractures, and assess your response to osteoporosis medicine. BMD testing isn't recommended for everyone, but may be appropriate for women over age 65 or people at high risk for osteoporosis.
  • Tearing Your ACL
    The most common way of tearing the ACL is a sudden pivoting or cutting maneuver done during a sporting activity. This video clip takes a closer look at what happens when your ACL is torn.
  • Tennis
    You don't have to be an Andre Agassi or Venus Williams to play tennis. This exercise offers both weight-bearing and cardio benefits at the same time. Local tennis clubs are in many communities, and some parks even have public courts. If you've never played before, sign up for basic lessons. You might find you really enjoy it!
  • The Carpal Tunnel
    This video segment explains the anatomy of the wrist, in particular, the carpal tunnel.
  • The CPM Machine (ACL Reconstruction)
    This video clip describes how a CPM machine works and explains what it is used for.
  • The Day of ACL Reconstruction
    On the day of ACL reconstruction, prior to surgery, you will be given an antibiotic to prevent infections. This eMedTV resource lists other precautionary steps that will be taken in the pre-procedure room, such as applying EKG patches and IVs.
  • The Day of Your ACL Reconstruction
    This video clip highlights several things to be aware of as you prepare for your procedure.
  • The Healthy Foot
    This interactive video illustrates the anatomy of the ankle joint.
  • The Healthy Wrist
    This multimedia clip describes the anatomy of a healthy wrist and how all the parts work.
  • The Knee
    This multimedia clip illustrates how a healthy knee functions.
  • The Meniscus (Overview)
    The meniscus, as this video clip explains, is a piece of cartilage that is part of the knee's anatomy.
  • The Operating Room (ACL Reconstruction)
    This video clip tells you what to expect as you are taken to the operating room.
  • The Operating Room for ACL Surgery
    With so much medical equipment present, it can be scary going into the operating room for ACL surgery. As this eMedTV Web page explains, you can expect to see monitors, anesthesia equipment, the operating table, and trays of sterile instruments.
  • Time in the Hospital (Ankle Fracture)
    This video clip discusses the time you will spend in the hospital following your procedure.
  • To Tear the ACL -- What It Means
    The ACL can be injured or torn in a number of ways. This video covers some of the most common ways.
  • Toe in the Wrong Position (Bunionectomy With Soft Tissue Release Risks)
    Sometimes, the toe can go in the wrong position with this procedure; this clip explains why.
  • Torn ACL Treatments
    There are several treatment options for a torn ACL. This video clip covers some of the most effective ones.
  • Torn Meniscus
    There are many types of meniscal tears. This video takes a look at how and where most meniscal tears occur.
  • Total Hip Replacement Surgery
    This video clip explains what occurs during a total hip replacement.
  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery
    This interactive video describes in detail what happens with a total knee replacement.
  • Treatments for Bunions
    Several different treatments for bunions are available, as this video clip explains.
  • Treatments for Loose Bodies in the Knees
    This multimedia clip describes available treatments for loose bodies in the knee.
  • Treatments for Meniscal Tears
    Meniscal tears can be treated in a variety of ways, which this video segment explains.
  • Turn to the Sea
    Fish that have a higher fat content are a good source of both calcium and vitamin D (not to mention omega-3's). Try sardines, mackerel, salmon, and tuna. Fish that are canned, such as sardines and salmon, have an added boost of calcium because the bones, which are often softened due to the canning process, can be consumed too.
  • Type 3 Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    As this eMedTV article explains, type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is characterized by features such as easily fractured bones, triangular face, and large head. This article talks about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of type 3 OI.
  • Types of ACL Reconstruction
    There are a few different types of ACL reconstruction, as this interactive video explains.
  • Types of Bunionectomy Surgery
    Different types of bunionectomy surgery are available, as this video clip explains.
  • Types of Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Osteogenesis imperfecta is categorized into types I, II, III, IV, V, and VI. As this part of the eMedTV library explains, they are characterized by different symptoms and features. This Web page describes the various types of osteogenesis imperfecta.
  • Understanding Bunions
    This interactive video segment explains how bunions are formed.
  • Understanding How a Healthy Knee Works
    This multimedia clip illustrates how a healthy knee functions.
  • Understanding the CPM Machine (ACL Reconstruction)
    This video clip describes how a CPM machine works and explains what it is used for.
  • Unstable Knee -- ACL Surgery (Hamstring Graft)
    This multimedia clip discusses a loose or unstable knee, which can occur with this procedure.
  • Use Dietary Supplements to Bridge the Gap
    Many people find it difficult to get enough daily calcium through diet alone. Supplements can help. Keep in mind that calcium dosing recommendations are given in terms of elemental calcium, but calcium supplements come in different forms (calcium citrate, carbonate, gluconate, etc.). These different forms contain different amounts of elemental calcium. Fortunately, the amount of elemental calcium is listed on most supplements. Just be sure to read the label carefully.
  • Weight-Bearing Exercises
    Weight-bearing exercises are important for osteoporosis prevention because they help build bone mass. Bone mass refers to the strength and density of your bones. A few types of exercise that force you to work against gravity and build healthy bones include walking, jogging, climbing stairs, tennis, and dancing.
  • What Are Bunions?
    This video clip explains how bunions form.
  • What Are The Alternatives to Surgery for a Wrist Fracture?
    This video clip describes the alternatives to surgery that are available for this procedure.
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