By: Joyce Good Henderson
Whether your surgery is pre-planned or elective, giving you days or weeks to prepare, or an emergency procedure, what you need to know is crucial to your care, and the outcome of your surgery. Every patient should know the reason for surgery. Most of the...
Orgaon Donation
By: Victoria Miera
The gift of life organ and tissue donation is desperately needed, and with very few people willing to donate. Asking for the donor to disclose their medical history may cause an even bigger reduction in donation. On the flip side of that coin, a recipient...
Tips on traveling after a knee replacement
By: Joyce Good Henderson
When an arthritic knee causes pain and stiffness because of the wear and tear on the cartilage, many people turn to a surgical replacement of the knee. A total knee replacement involves resurfacing the end of the femur with a metal implant, the top of...
Tips on traveling after a knee replacement
By: Susan Jackson
Anyone who has had a total knee replacement knows the pain and physical work that goes into rehabilitating the knee. The physical therapy exercise program is designed to stretch muscles tightened through months and years of poor alignment and incorrect gait due to pain, and...
By: Amy Schwerdtfeger
DNC stands for dilation and curettage and is often a necessary procedure for a woman. The surgery widens and opens the cervix, while scraping out the contents of the uterus. DNC is used for both treatment and diagnosis of various conditions. First there is a...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
DNC stands for Dilation and Curettage and is a gynaecological procedure done for several different purposes. It can be both diagnostic and therapeutic while most often it is performed as an outpatient procedure. Although the patient could go home on the same day following a...
What to take to hospital when you're having surgery
By: Shannon Lawrence
Surgery is a stressful prospect, but with the right preparation in advance, some of the weight can be taken from your shoulders. Whether your surgery is inpatient or outpatient, it's a good idea to have a pre-packed bag that contains your necessary items, along with...
By: Angie Lindsay
Bone fractures are extremely painful to the person enduring them. Not only do they reduce mobility until they have healed, they introduce the possibility of infection and may require surgery, further extending the healing time. There are different types of fractures, depending on how they...
The difference between total and partial knee replacement
By: Wendy S. Melton
The human knee is one of the most used and abused joints in the body. It moves with every step we take and bears weight to some degree almost constantly. Athletes, such as hockey, football, basketball, soccer and tennis players are continually stressing their knees...
Benefits and risks of back surgery for back pain
By: Andrea Theisson
Back surgery is serious business, for many reasons. You have the spine, which houses the main nervous system to the body and limbs, for a start. Then, it also flows to the brain and the entire system of bodily controls. Yet, if you are in...

 

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