The person with the most replaced parts wins and now the joint replacement race does not stop with hips, knees or shoulders. Spinal discs are the latest “joints” to undergo a technology overhaul. Disc replacement surgery, also known as disc arthroplasty, is on the minds of millions who have disc degeneration. These worn out parts of the spine generate an avalanche of problems. So why not exchange them for new ones?
Donald has been so worried about his mother’s failing back. Nothing seems...Read more
The doctors in this study are the first to take a long look back on knee surgery for meniscus tears. The meniscus is one type of cartilage inside the... Read more »
Taking out part of the knee meniscus is a fairly common procedure. Even in patients up to age 65, this procedure has good results 65 to 96 percent... Read more »
The treatment of meniscus injuries has progressed and changed over the years. Meniscectomy (removing the meniscus) was the first procedure used. But... Read more »