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Laparoscopic Appendectomy


Laparoscopic Appendectomy The appendix is a small finger-like appendage located where the small and large intestines meet. The functional reason for it is unknown but sometimes it becomes inflamed and can cause severe pain,requiring removal. Symptoms of appendicitis Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix that can occur in anyone but typically presents [...]

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy The gallbladder is a small organ located under the liver on the upper right-hand side of the abdomen.It stores bile, a fluid made by the liver, that is released into the small intestine and aids in fat digestion.Sometimes, substances in the bile crystallize and form gallstones that can block the bile duct. [...]

Lymph Node Biopsy


Lymph Node Biopsy Lymph Node Overview Your lymph nodes are located in various regions of your body, most notably your neck, armpits, behind the ears, and in the belly, chest, and groin; as part of the immune system, these small glands create white blood cells that fight infection, as well as impede the [...]

Knee Arthroscopy


Knee Arthroscopy Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat knee problems. Through the use of an arthroscope – a small fiber-optic camera – the orthopedic surgeon is able to transmit images from inside the knee joint onto a high-definition monitor for better visualization. In cases where surgical repair is needed, [...]

ACL Tear


ACL Tear The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments in the knee. It runs through the middle of the knee keeping the tibia (shin bone) from slipping too far forward from underneath the femur (thigh bone) and providing stability to the knee joint. What is an anterior cruciate ligament [...]



Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis – OA – is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage between the bones in a joint breaks down. This loss of cushioning leads to stiffness, pain and swelling in the affected joint. Understanding Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint condition, affecting over 30 million adults in the [...]



Bursitis Bursitis is a condition that occurs when bursae (small fluid filled sacslocated between bones and opposing surfaces such as muscles, tissue tendons, ligaments or skin) become inflamed. There are more than 150 bursae in the body. Bursitis can occur in any of the locations, but is more common in certain joints including [...]

Knee Pain


Knee Pain Knee pain is a common complaint resulting from disease or injury.Additional symptoms often accompany knee pain including decreased range of motion, mobility issues, swelling, redness and locking of the knee joint. The largest joint in the body, the knee is made-up of three bones, four major ligaments, cartilage, tendons and the meniscus. [...]

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