- numbness, tingling, or weakness in your leg, arm, or face
- trouble talking, understanding, or swallowing
- changes in your vision
- shortness of breath or chest pain
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- pain medicine
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When should I go to the emergency room after a Wada test?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredGo to the emergency room immediately if you experience any of the following after a Wada test -- a routine procedure for patients who are being evaluated for certain types of brain surgery:
How is hand transplantation different from other transplant procedures?
UCLA Health answered
Hand transplantation differs significantly from other transplant procedures because, unlike a heart or liver, for example, a hand is made up of different kinds of tissues -- bone, nerve, tendon, muscle, skin and blood vessels -- and each has its own characteristics for healing and regeneration. And unlike other types of transplantation, a hand transplant is not lifesaving. Many people who have lost a limb are able to get along fine with a prosthetic hand. But others find that a prosthetic limb is too uncomfortable or cumbersome. However, potential patients must be fully informed and aware of the complications of lifelong immunosuppression and have to weigh these risks against their perception of how a new hand will enhance their life.
What should I think about if I have a shoulder replacement surgery?
Continued exercise is important for your general well-being and muscle strength. Discuss with your doctor what type of exercise is best for you.
You may donate your own blood to use during surgery if needed. This is called autologous blood donation. If you choose to do this, start the donation several weeks before the surgery so that you have time to donate enough blood and rebuild your blood volume before surgery.
If you need more than one joint replacement surgery, such as a shoulder and a hip or a shoulder and an elbow, there are some general guidelines that may help you and your doctor decide in which order to do the surgeries.
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