A colon resection is a surgical procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This may be necessary in the treatment of some serious medical conditions including colon cancer . Your doctor(s) may also recommend colon resection for a variety of other conditions including:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Actively bleeding arteriovenous (AV) malformations
Sound like getting part or all of your large intestine is a major deal? It is. But you can help achieve best outcomes, and get back to your old routine more quickly, if you plan ahead, communicate with your team, and recruit a great support network.
Good questions to ask your healthcare team as you begin to prepare for surgery include:
• What should I do to prepare for surgery? Should I be following any special diet? Quitting smoking?
• Will my insurance cover all parts of my treatment (surgery, anesthesia, hospitalization, etc)?
• If not, how much will this cost and do you offer...
Alternative Names Hallux valgus Treatment When a bunion first begins to develop, take good care of your feet and wear wide-toed shoes. This can often solve the problem and prevent the need for any further treatment. It may help to wear felt or foam pads on the foot to protect the bunion, or devices called spacers to separate the first and second toes at night. These are available at drugstores. You can also try cutting a hole in a pair of old, comfortable shoes to wear around the house. If the bunion gets worse -- resulting in severe deformity or pain -- surgery to realign the toe and remove the bony bump ( bunionectomy ) can be effective. There are over 100 different surgical techniques that have been described to treat this condition. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) The outlook depends on your age and activities, and the severity of the bunion. Teenagers may have more trouble treating a bunion than adults. Many adults do well by caring for the bunion when it first starts to develop, ...
Imagine having your hip replaced and walking on that leg the same day as surgery. Now imagine going home the same day! That's the subject of this study. Doctors at Rush Medical College tracked the results of 100 patients who had a total hip replacement (THR). All operations were done using a minimally invasive approach. This means only two small incisions are made. No muscles or tendons were cut. The hip joint was removed in segments, rather than all in one piece. The joint capsule is cut open but not taken out. A special X-ray called fluoroscopy is used to see what size and shape implant should be used. Everyone was seen for up to three months after the operation. A rapid rehab program was followed. Results were measured by how soon patients left the hospital, stopped using crutches, and started driving again. Other measures included use of pain medication, number of days to return to work, and how soon they could walk 1/2 mile. All patients left the hospital within 23 hours of the oper...
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