by Internet Medical Society
Most patients requiring hip replacement surgery will ask doctors if they should go for partial hip replacement or total hip replacement surgery. Unlike the knee joint, hip is a single ball & socket joint & therefore most often partial hip replacement will not be the best choice. Partial hip replacement, also known as hemiarthroplasty is a replacement procedure involving only the femoral head. However, when replaced by a metal ball it will work against the natural cartilage within the…Continue
Many people around the world who are found to die of lung cancer every year do not smoke or even use any other form of tobacco. In fact lung cancer among non-smokers is a separate category which ranks among the top 10 fatal cancers within the United States. Nevertheless, staying away from tobacco is quite important for lowering risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers have made rapid progress in understanding causes of lung cancer. Apart from smoking, other causes of lung cancer include…Continue
Minimally invasive spine surgery is known as Endoscopic Spine Surgery or Minimal Access Spine Surgery. The first aim of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) like the traditional operation, is to decompress the pinched nerves to ease pain and stabilize vertebrae and to terminate painful symptoms by reducing the pressure on nerves produced by herniated discs, bone…Continue
Cervical discs behave as shock absorbers or cushions between the bones of the neck and back, or the vertebrae. If the discs are distorted, they can move out of their actual position and apply pressure on the nerve roots or central spinal cord. It can cause neck pain, tingling sensations and numbness in the arms.
Cervical disc replacement operation…Continue