By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
A surgical drain is a vital component in certain types of surgery in which the wound site may give rise to considerable amount of secretions, blood or else lymphatic fluid. If the surgical drain is absent, such excess fluid can collect and could give rise...
By: Darcangel
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly diagnosed and treated entrapment neuropathy. The syndrome is characterized by pain, numbness, and weakness in the 'median nerve distribution' of the hand. The median nerve, which runs from forearm into the hand...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Laparoscopic surgery is rapidly gaining ground in becoming the most preferred option in modern day surgery although certain factors limits its wide spread use for certain major surgeries as well as in complicated procedures. In any event, the popularity of laparoscopic surgery was dependent upon...
Risk factors of having surgery
By: Darcangel
Say you have a certain ailment and after much prodding and nudging, your doctor finally found out what's wrong with you and says you need surgery to fix it. You might release a sigh of relief at having your illness finally decrypted, better yet, they...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bladder is the organ in the pelvis which will collect and hold urine till such time it is ready to be expelled by means of contracting the bladder wall. It will collect urine draining from the kidneys through the two ureters and will expel urine...
By: P. M. Montgomery
Spinal fusion surgery stabilizes the spine by joining or fusing two or more vertebrae together so there is no longer movement between the two bones. Bone is taken from the pelvic area or from a bone bank and placed to help form new bone growth...
New eye operation restores man's sight
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Blindness was once an incurable, and hardly treatable, condition. In recent decades, corneal transplant has been pursued as a way of correcting certain forms of blindness, particularly those that affect the cornea – the clear outer layer of the visible portion of the eye. More...
Scientists: Threaded cellular sutures future of heart repair
By: Terrence Aym
One of the most difficult muscles to repair are those that make up the heart. Now scientists working at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts believe they've found a method that's so simple it's stunning other medical researchers.The team seeded the microthreads with mesenchymal...
By: Alison Bowler
One of the most life-changing forms of surgery is joint replacement or arthroplasty. Joints may require replacement because of injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other bone disease. A person in receipt of a joint replacement, in addition to feeling a relief from pain, gains mobility...
Types of prosthetics available for joint replacement surgeries
By: Jamie Rider
Joint replacement surgeries have become, particularly in the instance of hip and knee, the accepted treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis. Other joint replacement surgeries are becoming more widely available and accepted. There are currently five types of prosthesis available for joint replacement surgeries. These prosthesis options...

 

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