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If my child just had orthopedic surgery, does a non steroidal anti-inflammatory work just as well as a narcotic (morphine) for pain?
Does diclofenac give me the best pain relief for my knee or hip arthritis compared to other NSAID medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen?
If I have been diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer, is simple surveillance an appropriate option for me without surgery?
Will a surgery to put tubes in my child’s ears be necessary to avoid hearing or developmental delays if he/she has chronic ear infections?
Should I get a procedure to open the vessels in my heart (PCI) if I have heart disease and feel fine, and am not currently having any symptoms of crushing chest pain, dizziness, difficulty breathing, or passing out?
Does back fusion surgery for treatment of chronic low back pain help with pain and function more than conservative treatments over a decade?
Should I have a knee arthroscopy surgery if I am middle aged and have a meniscal tear which causes some catching or locking, and am otherwise healthy?
Should I have a knee arthroscopy surgery if I have osteoarthritis of my knee?
Should I have a coronary calcium score test to check my heart before any surgery?
Do I need a stress test before surgery if I don’t have a history of heart disease and I have a low risk surgery?
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