Medical Procedures

The latest in medical procedures, developments (traditional and alternative), clinical trials, research, rehabilitation and pain management.

Spinal cord stimulation: new implant technology offering lasting results

Spinal cord stimulation: new implant technology offering lasting results

Spinal Surgery is never something one would undergo lightly. Yet for sufferers of chronic back pain who have tried everything else it is something they consider as a last resort...

Breakthrough injection could cure arthritis

Breakthrough injection could cure arthritis

Those who suffer from arthritis are no stranger to pain, restricted movement or inflammation, however a study led by Professor Jo Edwards at University College London has found that a new type of injection may significantly improve their quality of life.

Regenerative medicine holds the key to tissue repair

Regenerative medicine holds the key to tissue repair

In order to overcome the limitations associated with preexisting treatments for musculoskeletal injuries, regenerative medicine has emerged as a promising strategy for developing functional tissue constructs. With the ability to...

Minimum Invasion - Major Results

Not long ago, having surgery meant a long hospital stay and an even longer recovery. Today, minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical tools allow patients to avoid unnecessary procedures and recover...

Better Results for Joint Operations

Surgeons at The Royal Melbourne Hospital have begun trialling computer-assisted surgery in a bid to improve outcomes for hip and knee joint replacement patients. The hospital, one of the first...

New Treatment For Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new treatment option may soon be available for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic and often disabling disease marked by inflammation in the joints. FDA Panel Endorses Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment...

Minimal Invasive Procedure Treats Bone Tumor

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) should be the treatment of choice for the majority of patients suffering with a benign but painful bone tumor known as osteoid osteoma, according to research published...

Cutting Edge Medical Device for Queensland Hospital

The Southern Hemisphere's most powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner has arrived in Brisbane for a project involving The University of Queensland and the Wesley Hospital. The 18-tonne instrument offers...

Government Approves New Arthritis Medicine

People who meet guidelines drawn up by medical experts, will now have access to a new medicine for arthritis after the Federal Government listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS...

Innovative Projects To Combat Bone & Joint Diseases

Tai Chi lessons, special fitness programs for young people, and practical suggestions for people who work on the land are among $1.5 million of innovative projects to combat bone and...

Recovering from Back Surgery

The ultimate success of your back surgery is largely dependent on what you do, and just as importantly, what you do not do in the early post-operative stages, as well...

New Procedure Offers Relief For Severe Leg Pain

Many people dismiss leg and foot pain as a normal sign of aging. Cramping, aching or burning pain in the legs is often misdiagnosed as arthritis or peripheral neuropathy, a...

New Natural Plastic Extends Life of Bone Implant

Stainless steel will be replaced by fiber composites. This is the future for bone implants, according to a team of EU researchers who will be meeting at a conference hosted...

Getting Hip to Hip Surgery

Both total hip replacement and hip resurfacing procedures continue to spark a lively ongoing discussion amongst orthopaedic surgeons. Some are calling hip resurfacing a more effective alternative to total hip...

First UK National Study Reveals Strength In Joint Replacement

The quality of hip and knee replacement operations in England compares favourably to the rest of the developed world, but further research into which patients should get which type of...

Spinal Cord Injuries: State-of-the-art Medical Treatment in India

Spinal cord surgery in India is available at leading medical institutions, which give overseas clients the opportunity to access world class quality medical treatments at a very affordable price. India...

Leading Singapore Surgeon Introduces New Spine Technologies to India

Dr Prem Pillay a leading spine neurosurgeon and the Medical Director of the Singapore Brain-Spine-Nerves Center will be visiting India from July 16th . He is a pioneer of minimally...

Arthroscopic Treatment of a Common Hip Problem Improves Range of Motion

Arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis is successful in terms of restoring range of motion, according to results from a recent Hospital for Special Surgery...

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