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Minimally Invasive Foot Surgeries

In the last few decades, the medical community has witnessed a significant development in new surgical methods to improve an even better patient care. With an increasing number of diseases, certain conditions, injuries, and various medical problems, we were prompted to expand and redefine surgical treatment techniques. Foot surgeries are no different, with many patients’ […]

Osteoarthritis of the Hand

How Do I Know if I Have it? Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions that affect the aging population. It is by far, the most common disease that affects the joints, causing stiffness and pain. Although it may affect the joints of the knees and the back, the wrists and the hands are […]

5 Most Common Surgeries for Football Injury

Football is one of the most common team sports that is played on nearly every continent. Along with the increasing number of new players, the number of reported injuries increase as well. In the United States, almost 30 million kids and teenagers participate in some form of team sports, and more than 11.67% of the […]

Can Sinus Surgery Help?

Asthma, Sinusitis, and Allergies: Can Sinus Surgery Help? In the recent years, there has been increasing cases of allergies, asthma, and sinus problems. While its primary cause is still unknown, many health professionals suspect that it might be due to the environment that is getting more and more polluted. Some, however, debate that these conditions have […]

Appendectomy

What is the Appendix? The human appendix is a small, 3 to 4-inch tube attached to the cecum – the junction that connects the small bowel (intestine) to the large intestine. It is a worm-like appendage (hence the term appendix), that is also termed as ‘cecal appendix’ or ‘vermiform appendix.’ Do I Need My Appendix? […]

Cholecystectomy

What is the Gallbladder? The human gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located at the upper-right side of the abdomen hiding under the liver. It stores a combination of fluids, some fats, cholesterol, and the bile. How Does the Gallbladder Work? The gallbladder’s principal function is to store bile, a substance that helps the digestive […]

Splenectomy

What is the Spleen? The spleen is a lymphatic organ situated behind the lower ribs at the upper left side of the abdomen. It lies near the tail (tip) of the pancreas, beneath our diaphragm and at the back of the stomach. Do I Need My Spleen? The spleen plays a vital role as an […]

Tarlov Cysts: Could Cysts Be Causing Your Sciatica?

An estimated 1 to 10% of the population have sciatica. In fact, many individuals have been affected by it. Aside from worrisome pain that radiates from the back to the leg, sciatica can cause sleep disturbance, difficulty with work or exercise, and interruption of normal activities. What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is a medical condition that […]

Hernia Repair Surgery

Hernia Repair Surgery: Types and Recovery Hernia occurs when a weak part in the connective tissue or surrounding muscle causes an individual’s intestine to protrude. These hernias are common and may cause certain issues and discomfort. Oftentimes, they are perceived as a bulge, but there are cases that hernias may go unnoticed until it is […]

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder Removal: Purpose, Risks, and Procedure Gallbladder stones are very common and surgical intervention is usually advised to treat this problem. Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the inflamed or problematic gallbladder. To understand the purpose, risks, and the procedure, let us review the following information on the gallbladder, gallstones, and the procedure itself. About […]

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