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Dr. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Will replacing my knee cure my pain?

A:

While the goal of knee replacement is to relieve your pain and stabilize your knee, you may not be able to get complete pain relief. One of the issues with knee replacements is that people who go in with unrealistic expectations may find themselves unhappy with the results after their surgery. It is important to share with your surgeon what your expectations are from your new knee, especially with respect to the activities you would like to do. Discussing potential outcomes with your surgeon will help you both understand what your goals are and increase your chances of being satisfied with the results.

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Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Alastair Younger

Dr. Alastair Younger

MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Foot and Ankle
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Does an Achilles tendon rupture need surgery to be repaired?

A:

Not all Achilles tendon ruptures require surgery. If you suspect you have injured your tendon, you should have it checked by a doctor. The goal will be to treat the injury without operating, so you may be placed in a cast to see if the tendon will heal while being immobilized. Due to the extent of your injury, surgery may be the best option.

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Achilles Tendon Repair - Non-Surgical Techniques

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What kind of medication is used to treat acne?

A:

If your acne is not responding to over-the-counter creams that you've tried, your doctor may suggest a prescription medication. These usually have a Vitamin A component to them, which is a retinoid to try and prevent the acne from continuing to develop. Other medications may be antibiotics to reduce the pimples and prevent infection.

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Types of Acne Medications