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...
Vision correction surgery explained
By: Benter Adede
Intralasik eye surgery also commonly referred to as IntraLase Lasik or All-Laser LASIK is a full laser lasik eye surgery which provides an alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses. It is a "No Blade" procedure as opposed to a mechanical microkeratome which uses a...
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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