How Big are 6, 7 and 8 mm Kidney Stones

Definition: What is a kidney stone? Before we explore what kidney stones are, it is important to understand the basic anatomy and function of the urinary system. The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, the ureters, bladder, and urethra.  The kidneys act as filters for the blood, removing any waste products. These waste … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 based on many factors. Some of these factors may include your age, health, … Read more

When to Order an MRI with Contrast

MRI with contrast should be ordered when a more detailed view of organ structure and function is needed; a detailed view of inflammation, analysis or diagnosis of a reported tumor, or to analyze blood flow and supply. Contrast allows for more detailed and clearer image capturing and is useful in the assessment and diagnosis of a … Read more

Laser Treatment for Neuropathy – Is It Effective?

Peripheral neuropathy is defined as injury and dysfunction of the smaller nerves that extend from the spinal cord to other areas of the body.  This condition can occur as the result of trauma, an autoimmune disorder, an infection, or chemotherapy.  In these situations, there is inflammation or a direct toxic effect on the nerves.  However, … Read more

The Facts on Diabetic Nerve Pain in Feet

Considered one of the most expensive diseases known to man, diabetes can cause damage to virtually all of a person’s organ systems over time. As the condition wears on, it can give rise to a host of new complications, including nerve damage otherwise called diabetic neuropathy. The symptoms of nerve damage are most pronounced in … Read more