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Hand X-Ray

Hand Bone X-Ray (Radiography) uses small amounts of electromagnetic radiation for imaging of bones in the hand and wrist. Bone X-Rays are painless, quick and simple ways of viewing bone and joint abnormalities for assessment, diagnosis and treatment purposes. Hand X Ray: Definition A hand x-ray is an imaging technique used to take pictures of […]

Knee X-Ray

X-ray of the knee, otherwise known as startradiology, is the use of small amounts of radiation to capture an image of the bones in and around the knee joint. Bone X-Ray: Definition Bone X-Ray (Radiography) uses small amounts of electromagnetic radiation for imaging of any bone in the human body. Bone X-Rays are painless, quick […]

Knee Brace after ACL Surgery for Sports

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL surgery? Ask your doctor if you will need to wear a knee brace after your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery. Some physicians require post-operative knee brace use while others do not. Many of the research studies comparing the use of a knee brace after an Anterior Cruciate […]

Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) ICD 10

The code for types of atrial fibrillation (afib) and flutter in the ICD-10 is I48. It is located within the section known as “other forms of heart disease” which includes codes I30-I52. Definition: What is an ICD code? ICD: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems The International Classification of Diseases is a […]

Knock-knee Surgery Cost

Surgery is not always indicated for persons suffering from pain, stiffness or discomfort due to genu valgum (knock-knees). In severe cases, both children and adults may need surgery to correct their knee alignment, but many cases are able to correct with physical therapy and exercises. Cost of this type of surgery will depend on factors […]

How Big are 6, 7 and 8 mm Kidney Stones

6mm, 7mm and 8mm kidney stones are .23 inches, .27 inches and .31 inches in width respectively, making an 8mm kidney stone about the size of a small kernel of corn. A kidney stone is likely considered too large to pass on its own if it is larger than 5-8 mm in size. Kidney stones […]

How to Use a Knee Scooter

Knee scooters (also called knee walkers or platform walkers) have provided an innovative alternative to crutches, canes and regular walkers. Scooters have allowed their users to move easier, safer, and with less pain than other mobility devices. To use a knee scooter, simply lock the hand brakes, grasp the handlebars, mount your injured leg onto […]

What is OATS Knee Surgery?

OATS knee surgery, or Osteochondral Allograft or Autograft Transplantation Surgery, is a bone/cartilage transplant procedure used for treatment of varying degrees of articular cartilage lesion. This procedure works to preserve the existing joint by inserting donor material to help regenerate damaged tissue, rather than replacing the joint with an implant. In this article you will […]

Fresenius Dialysis Machine

A Fresenius Dialysis Machine is a computerized pump used to filter toxins from the body when the kidneys are no longer able to do so. Fresenius offers pumps for both clinical and home use. Fresenius History and overview Fresenius is a medical care company that has been a well-known provider of healthcare resources, information, equipment […]

Tennis Elbow Surgery Recovery Time

People recovering from tennis elbow surgery are generally able to return to normal daily activities in two to six weeks; return to work within three to 12 weeks; and return to sports in four to six months. Of course, recovery times vary depending on a variety of factors. Some of these factors may include your […]