Posted On Thursday 29th September 2016 11:12 AM
Hip replacement surgery is recommended to replace the damaged hip joint with an artificial implant in order to decrease pain and improve hip functions. The technique of approach may be different for hip replacement surgery like anterior approach and posterior approach. In anterior hip replacement surgery, the incision is made on the front side to access the hip joint rather than on the back of the hip.
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. A small incision is made on the front side of the hip. Without cutting through muscles and soft tissues, the orthopedic surgeon will try to gain the access to the hip joint just by adjusting fewer muscles present on the anterior side of the hip. Damaged hip joint is then replaced by metal implant in the same way as in the traditional hip replacement surgery. After the implant is fixed the tissues are readjusted to their original place if needed and the incision is stitched back. Bandage is finally applied to allow the incision site to recover and stay germ free.
Every surgical procedure has its own advantages over the other which make it more feasible. So it is with anterior hip replacement surgery. These advantages are listed below-
Posted On Wednesday 31st August 2016 3:12 PM
Following the knee joint, hip joint is the second largest weight bearing joint in the body. Needless to say that it is quite important to take good care of the hip joint. Total hip replacement surgery therefore may be the best choice in several cases which is good enough to provide an active & pain-free life. The few common causes of pain in hip which are best addressed through total hip joint replacement procedure includes the following.
Surgery to replace the diseased hip joint is required when the patient is having any of the following conditions.
When the upper portion of the thighbone breaks, it is usually referred to as hip fracture. This is a type of injury which is found to occur during falls or when there is a direct forceful impact. Hip fractures however can also occur among osteoporosis patients. Moreover, there is great risk of experiencing fractures in the hip region once again in future when the bone has initially broken once. Therefore total hip replacement surgery is recommended for patients with very badly broken first fracture or people who are prone to repeat fractures.
Arthritic hips are generally painful, stiff & unstable due to inflammation within the hip joint. Patients experiencing dull & aching pa
Posted On Friday 12th August 2016 4:41 PM
A brain tumor is a collection, or mass, of abnormal cells in the brain. Skull which encloses the brain is very rigid and any abnormal growth in such a restricted area can cause many problems. Brain tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous. When non-cancerous tumors grow, they cause pressure inside the skull to increase which can damage the brain and can lead to life-threatening problems. Brain tumors are generally categorized in the primary and secondary type of brain tumor. Primary brain tumor originates in the brain itself whereas secondary occurs when the cancer cells spread to the brain from another organ.
The symptoms of a brain tumour vary from patient to patient depending on the exact part of the brain which is being affected. Following are some of the symptoms of brain tumor:-
Treatment for a brain tumor depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor with the overall health of the patient. Following are some of the treatment for brain tumor:-
Surgery: - If the brain tumor is located in a place where the surgeon can access the tumor easily then the surgeon will work to remove as much as brain tumor as possible. In some cases, tumors are small and easy to separate from surrounding brain tissue which makes the complete removal of tumor possible.
Whereas in case if the tumors can't be separated from surrounding tissue or if they are located near sen