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Total Knee Replacement
The knee joint normally is covered by a strong smooth lining called the cartilage at the ends of the bone. The cartilage functions as a shock absorber, cushioning the bones from the forces between them, and also prevents the bones from rubbing against each other thus allowing flexible and near frictionless movement. However, the cartilage can wear out with time, or be destroyed due to some diseases or injuries. When this happens, the bones rub against each other, causing pain and reduction of movement, and deformity in severe cases.
Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure which replaces the damaged cartilage with artificial implants. It involves the end of the femur (thigh bone) and the top of the tibia (shin bone) being resurfaced. The artificial knee implant is composed of metal and polyethylene – a durable plastic. The femoral and tibial components glide together to replicate the knee joint, and to allow the joint to move without any pain.
The benefits of TKR are pain relief, improved mobility, correction of deformity and restoration of normal function for patients.
Thyroid - Endocrine
The thyroid gland, or simply the thyroid , in vertebrate anatomy, is one of the largest endocrine glands and consists of two connected lobes. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, below the thyroid cartilage (which forms the laryngeal prominence, or "Adam's apple"). The thyroid gland controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones. It participates in these processes by producing thyroid hormones, the principal ones being triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (sometimes referred to as tetraiodothyronine (T4)). These hormones regulate the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body. T3 and T4 are synthesized from iodine and tyrosine. The thyroid also produces calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that can start in the ducts of lobules of the breast. Sometimes cancer cells stay in the ducts and lobules of the breast. This is called non-invasive breast cancer. If the cancer cells spread into the surrounding tissue, this is called invasive breast cancer. The site where the cancer starts is called the primary cancer.
Although relatively rare, men can get breast cancer and it is very similar to female breast cancer. Men should look out for the symptoms such as lumps, changes to the nipple or chest skin, or discharge of fluid from the nipple.
Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include:
- Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks
Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatment differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.
In sports medicine, a catastrophic injury is defined as severe trauma to the human head, spine, or brain.
Overuse and repetitive stress injury problems associated with sports include:
- Runner's knee
- Tennis elbow
If you get hurt, stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation and sometimes surgery such as:
- Ligamentous reconstructive surgery (if necessary)
- Meniscus cartilage surgery (if necessary)
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
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- Pregnancy & Childbirth
- Maternal Fetal Condition
- Gynaecological Diseases
- Gynaecological Disorders
- First Trimester screening
- Chorionic Villus Sampling
- Fetal Anatomy Screening Scan (3D/4D)
- Gynaecology Endoscope (Hysteroscope)
- Gynaecology Endoscope (Laporoscope)
- Gynaecology Surgery
- Pediatric Outpatient Care
- Nursery Care
- Special Care Nursery
- Pediatric High Dependency Care
- Newborn Metabolic Screening
- Newborn Hearing Assessment
Coronary CT Angiogram
- Non-invasive 3D imaging of the heart and its vessels to assess the cardiac anatomy, severity of blockages in the coronary arteries and cardiac function.
- Non-invasive, painless and very low risk
- Detects non-calcified plaque
- Shows severity of luminal stenosis
- Checks cardiac functional status
- Good correlation between CT Angiogram and conventional coronary angiogram
- Greater than 85% sensitivity and specificity
- Useful to assess patients with equivocal stress ECG
- Follow-up of patients after bypass or balloon angioplasty
- Triage of patients with chest pains
- Assessment of congenital heart disorders
- Assessment of pulmonary embolism