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 based on many factors. Some of these factors may include your age, health, […]

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 […]

The 99.8 Fever – What You Need to Know About Low Grade Fevers

The symptoms of illness are vast and various – from generalized weakness, to coughs and a runny nose. But even with a combination of these symptoms, many of us won’t assume sickness. It’s only when we develop a fever that acknowledging the presence of a viral or bacterial infection becomes undeniable. But what happens if […]

Laser Treatment for Neuropathy – Is It Effective?

Neuropathy is a term used to describe nerve damage. It can occur as the result of a variety of medical conditions. However the most common cause of neuropathy is diabetes. The complication develops secondary to poor blood circulation that compromises the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the distal parts of the body. Without a […]

How to Relieve Vasoconstriction – A Definitive Guide

Our blood vessels have the ability to constrict or dilate, depending on a number of factors that impact our bodies. For the most part, dilation occurs when our bodies detect a need for increased blood supply. Constriction on the other hand, occurs when our bodies try to prevent excessive blood loss or heat loss. In […]

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 […]