By: Keith Anderson - 52976
I'm a nurse practitioner. I've worked in orthopedics for almost seven years, and most of that time has been spent working with hip and knee replacement patients. In that time there have been major advances in the technology of total joints (especially in hip replacements)...
By: Allen Teal
I remember a quarter of a century ago talking with the first person I knew who was undergoing a full knee replacement. He had some grave concerns because his doctor was telling him that it would either be a roaring success or a wheelchair for...
By: Alexander Stadler
At this moment, as I write this article I am attached to a device, a small plastic box complete with electrodes and their little custom-made flannel cotton covers. It's not been approved by the FDA, and there are many who say that its very existence...
By: Truly Hurtz
Before you take advice of a Doctor to do any kind of spinal surgery Please try and find out about what they want to do you or you could end up like me. I was 31 when I was injured in an accident, got lucky...
By: Kelsey Higginbotham
Since the mid 70's, medical procedures have undergone some pretty drastic changes, transforming surgery as we know it for the better. Computers are making their way into operating rooms, lending their helping hand in various surgeries. Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) technologies provide physicians and surgical...
By: Ray Waldo
It is a catchy title soliciting kidney donations. The reality is that most can't be bothered - I know this truth is not politically correct to put in writing. Appealing to one's conscience yields a meager response. It works with blood because the donor knows...
By: Rachel Rooks
I was 18 years old and enjoying those carefree months between high school and college when my life changed forever, and it all happened while eating a Rice Krispie Treat.I was in the car, heading across state with my sister and some friends for...
By: Kim Schlievert
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major ligament of the knee. It is located in the center of the knee, and runs from the femur to the shin by way of the knee. It is the key stabilizer of this joint, and is essential...
By: Robert Dawkins
Hi, I am a 38 year old african american male who has recently undergone a(3 1/2 weeks ago) Nerve Sparing Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed at Johns Hopkins/Brady Urological Institute in Baltimore,MD.I was hoping to create more awareness for this very common type of...
Gastric Bypass Surgery is it Safe
By: Carol Wise
When researchers and doctors make a discovery they are quick to report that it is safe. Often down the road, after many people have suffered the consequences, it is discovered something is not so safe as once advertised and sold to the public. As a...

 

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