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Arthroscopy

Foot and ankle. Information for professionals

Arthroscopy Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize and treat problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.” In arthroscopic surgery, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin,

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The Essential Role of Calcium and Vitamin D in Nutrition

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The Essential Role of Calcium and Vitamin D in Nutrition   The Role of Calcium and Vitamin D Ensuring robust and healthy bones necessitates a well-rounded diet rich in essential nutrients, particularly calcium and Vitamin D. Calcium, a vital mineral, is indispensable for bone and teeth development and for various bodily functions like muscle control

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Advancements in Bone and Tissue   Transplantation Techniques

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Advancements in Bone and Tissue   Transplantation Techniques   Introduction: Bone and tissue transplantation represent groundbreaking advancements in medical science, offering hope and improved quality of life for individuals with various orthopaedic and reconstructive needs. These procedures involve the transfer of bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues from one part of the body to

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Bicycling safety   Introduction: Bicycling has become increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, with millions of people embracing it for leisure, fitness, and commuting. According to recent statistics from the UK’s Department for Transport, the number of cyclists has steadily risen, reflecting a growing trend towards active transportation. alongside this surge in cycling participation comes

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The Impact of Preoperative Patient Education on Opioid Utilisation Following Orthopaedic Surgery

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The Impact of Preoperative Patient Education on Opioid Utilisation Following Orthopaedic Surgery   Introduction: Orthopaedic surgeries, ranging from joint replacements to fracture repairs, are standard procedures to improve patients’ quality of life.  However, the postoperative period often comes with the challenge of managing pain, which historically has been addressed with opioid medications.  In recent years,

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Understanding Driving Restrictions After Shoulder Surgery

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 Understanding Driving Restrictions After Shoulder Surgery     Introduction: Shoulder surgery marks a significant milestone in the journey toward optimal health, often requiring patients to embark on a period of postoperative recovery and rehabilitation. While patients may anticipate the physical discomfort and limitations associated with the surgical procedure, one aspect that may catch them off

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 Understanding Ankle Fractures    

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 Understanding Ankle Fractures       Introduction : An ankle fracture, also referred to as a broken ankle, happens when the bones within the ankle joint become fractured, varying from minor to severe cases requiring surgery and lengthy recovery. While ankle fractures affect all ages, adults are more prone, ranking fourth in common fractures among

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 Animal Bites

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 Animal Bites   Each year, the United Kingdom sees a significant number of animal bites, impacting millions of individuals. While animal bites are often associated with the fingers of the dominant hand, they can occur across various parts of the body, including the head, neck, and other regions. These incidents pose not only physical risks

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Shoulder Arthritis

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  Shoulder Arthritis Once shoulder arthritis is diagnosed, it necessitates proper treatment. While surgery may not always be necessary, it can be the sole solution in certain cases. In this final article of his series on shoulder arthritis, distinguished consultant orthopaedic surgeon Professor Mohamed Imam sheds light on what individuals can anticipate during the treatment of shoulder

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