Indications for joint replacement
By: Prabhu Peiris
Joint replacement surgeries are widely been practiced nowadays. Thousands of joint replacement surgeries are done annually with a very high success rate. The technology for joint replacement has advanced to a level that any joint can be replaced with an artificial joint. The results of...
By: Viven Yeo
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the joint with artificial prosthetic material. The damaged cartilage and bone are removed and replaced with metal and plastic prostheses. Total joint replacement surgery involves replacing the entire joint. Partial joint replacement surgery involves replacing only part...
Knee replacement surgery: Post op success tips
By: Laurie Mclean RN
Deciding to have knee replacement surgery is not an easy decision and many people wait until they can hardly walk or can’t walk at all. Surgery can be a great experience and put you on the road to an active lifestyle again. There are...
Hip replacement surgery: Posterior vs. anterior approach
By: Laurie Mclean RN
There are so many options available today for hip replacement surgery. You no longer have to choose traditional hip replacement surgery with longer recovery time and many activity restrictions. There are two other hip replacement options now available from certain specially trained surgeons. Besides the...
By: Heather Brennan
Thousands of surgeries are performed every day on virtually every part of the human body. Although surgery has existed since prehistoric times, most of the things that people consider a normal part of surgery, such as anaesthesia, sterility and a careful procedure that is not...
By: Robin Lamb
In August, 2011, a young Turkish woman named Derya Sert caused a medical sensation when she received a transplanted womb from a deceased donor. It was the world’s first successful uterine transplant, as an earlier procedure carried out in 2000 in Saudi Arabia had...
Toddler receives groundbreaking windpipe transplant
By: Christine Zibas
A toddler, Hannah Warren aged two, is the youngest person ever to receive a bio-engineered organ. Born to a Canadian father and South Korean mother, the young girl was born unable to “breathe, speak, swallow, eat or drink on her own since birth,&rdquo...
Should an organ donors medical history be revealed to organ recipients?
By: Amber Celeste
Certainly for safety, legal and health reasons an organ donor's complete medical history should be revealed to a recipient's physician, and to the surgeons performing the donation/transplant...But what necessity exists for disclosing this information to a recipient? Divulging too many details in one respect...

 

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