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Primary Intention Healing and Other Types of Wound Closure

From stitches to staples, tapes to glues, we’re familiar with the many different types of wound closure. However, there are also three types of healing that physicians and surgeons can employ based ...

How Long Does It Take For Sutures To Heal?

Sutures are versatile and familiar, with usage dating back to the 16th century BCE. This has made them the default choice for surgeons who may not be as familiar with newer wound closure technology. ...

5 Reasons Why Sutures May Not Be the Right Choice for Surgeons

Whether someone is going in for a planned procedure or being operated on during an emergency, surgeons have a number of choices when it comes to wound closure. Unfortunately, the most common method, ...

12 Resources for Orthopedic Patients Pre- and Post-Surgery

Surgery of any kind can be a frightening experience, so it is comforting to know that orthopedic procedures are fairly common; in fact, it’s expected that there will be a record 6.5 million ...

Meet Your Surgical Team in the Operating Room

When you’re preparing to undergo surgery, you’ll undoubtedly have a lot of questions. One of those questions may be, “Who’s going to be in the room during my surgery?” While this may vary depending ...

Pre-Hab: How Pre-Surgery Exercise Benefits Patients

When you learn you’re going to need surgery, or opt for a procedure to improve your quality of life, you’re likely going to need a lot of emotional preparation. However, preparing yourself physically ...

6 Surgeries That Bring People Into the Emergency Room

More than three million patients are admitted to hospitals for emergency surgeries every year. While that number may not be surprising, it may surprise you to learn that just seven types of emergency ...

AMBULATORY SURGERY: EXPERIENCE BANDGRIP AT THE ASCA 2019 IN NASHVILLE

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is a key supporter of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the country and throughout the world. The association’s annual event remains the ...

Turf Toe: Treatment, Surgery, and Recovery

Your big toes play a big role in your life. They allow you to walk and run faster, help maintain your overall balance, and can bear twice as much weight as all your other toes combined. So when a big ...

10 Questions to Answer Before Considering Surgery

“You’re going to need surgery.” Hearing those words can be a frightening experience for many patients. Whether it’s your first time in the operating room or the latest in a series of procedures, it ...

What to expect during emergency surgery

While many people have time to prepare for surgery, learning about the procedure and discussing options with their physician, there are other times in which emergency surgery must be performed ...

Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments of Sciatica

There are over 100 billion nerves in the human body, but by far the longest and thickest is the sciatic nerve. It runs from the lower back through the buttocks and thighs, right down to the feet. ...