Benefits and risks of back surgery for back pain
By: Bobby Scott
It is very important that you understand the benefits and risks of back surgery. You might need this surgery one day. Many people suffer from back pain and this is a very common condition. Keep in mind that back surgery might help back you and...
Study: Underweight people at higher post-surgery risk
By: Isabelle Esteves
On November 21, 2011 the Archives of Surgery, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal, released a study online first entitled 'The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and 30-Day Mortality Risk', by Principal Surgical Procedure. The study was carried out by a group of researchers at the...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Appendicitis is defined as "an inflammation of the inner lining of the vermiform appendix that spreads to its other parts". It is a common medical condition of the abdomen. As per studies, nearly seven percent of the population will be affected by this medical condition...
Hip replacement surgery: Posterior vs. anterior approach
By: Viven Yeo
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that joins the femur to the pelvis. The ball is the head of femur, which inserts itself into the socket called the acetabulum of the pelvis. The hip joint supports a large part of the weight...
By: Punkin
By the young age of 33, I have endured seventeen surgeries. I want to share my experience of recovery in hopes of helping someone else who may be facing an upcoming surgery. If your health permits it have all household chores completed and bills paid...
By: John Atchison
There are many sayings known across the world that give people pause to consider whether they are true or not. One such phrase states that, " music soothes the savage beast.” An interesting thought, but not always the most practical thing to test out...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
A discectomy or discectomy can be either a major or minor surgery, depending on the method of removal used. By definition, it is the surgical removal of the damaged portion of a herniated disk in your spine. When a herniated disc is damaged it can...
By: Mari Mckee
The new millennium has brought amazing medical advancements to the world. There are now cures for some formally fatal cancers, pharmaceutical research has provided new life saving medications, controversial stem cell research is predicted to provide the cures for incurable diseases, AIDS is no longer...
Major surgery advancements of the last twenty years
By: Edwin Hord
During the past two decades, three technologies have introduced drastic changes in the way pioneers in surgery meet the needs of some of their more unique patients. At the top of the list is anesthesiology. Most of the major surgical advancements in recent years would...
By: Ryan Forbes
Endovascular coiling is an alternative process for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. The actual process itself originated in the 1991 by Guglielmi et al at the University of California, Los Angeles when he first discovered its practical purposes. The practical electrically induced thrombosis has an...

 

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