All Surgery Topics

Sundowning Syndrome

What is Sundowning syndrome? This medical condition is a type of sleep or mood disorder. It is also called sundowners syndrome. It is often associated…

Wellen’s Syndrome

What is Wellen’s syndrome? This is a pattern of electrocardiogram waves (ECG). The electrocardiogram is a medical test that is normally done to examine the…

Bankart Lesion

What is a Bankart lesion? This is an injury to your shoulder joint, which leads to having shoulder instability. It is also may be referred…

Femoral Neck Fracture

What is a femoral neck fracture? This is a break that occurs in the femur bone of your leg. The femoral neck fracture occurs just…

Bipartite Patella

What is a Bipartite Patella? This is a medical condition that affects your patella, also known as your kneecap. It is when your patella occurs…

Arthrofibrosis

What is Arthrofibrosis? This is a medical complication in which you have an excessive amount of scar tissue that forms in your knee. It limits…

Clavicle Fracture

What is a Clavicle Fracture? This medical condition is referred to as a broken collarbone and is one of the most common shoulder injuries. This…

Turbinate Reduction

What is Turbinate Reduction? This is a procedure that shrinks the turbinates to help alleviate chronic nasal obstruction and nasal congestion. It is a surgery…

Monteggia Fracture

Definition This is an arm fracture in which the joint with the radial head at your elbow becomes dislocated and the ulna, one of the…

Fibrous Dysplasia

What is Fibrous dysplasia? This is a medical condition that disturbs the process of bone regeneration. It causes normal bone to be replaced with fibrous…

Gastric Volvulus

What is Gastric Volvulus? This medical condition happens when all or part of your stomach twists around by more than 180 degrees and causes a…

Mastoidectomy

What is Mastoidectomy? Mastoidectomy is a surgical intervention in which the mastoid air cells (portion of the mastoid bone) are removed due to their being…

Chills without Fever

Chills are generally described as a normal reaction of the body when exposed to cold temperatures. However, there are a lot of people who experience…

Red Moles

The red mole is also known as a cherry angioma and at first sight it might seem like a serious medical problem. However, unlike other…

Dissolvable Stitches

What are Dissolvable Stitches? Stitches are used in the surgical field, being made with the help of a threaded needle. The method is known as…

Laminectomy

Laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which the lamina of the vertebra is removed. The lamina is actually the dorsal part of the vertebra and…

Throat Polyps

What are Throat Polyps? Throat polyps are fleshy growths that appear in the throat, without being cancerous or associated with any particular diseases or illnesses….

Subscapularis Tear

What is Subscapularis Tear? The subscapularis muscle is one of the four rotator cuff muscles, being the largest and strongest one of the group. Situated…

Bromhidrosis

Bromhidrosis is also known as body odor and it is a common modification in individuals who have just gone through puberty. However, in some cases…

Dislocated Shoulder

What is a dislocated shoulder? Anatomically speaking, the shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, having the possibility to move the arm…

Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery is a medical procedure in which the surgeon cuts into the inner side of the foot, close to the big toe joint and…

Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery is a medical procedure that has as main purpose the repair of a torn tendon in the shoulder. There are two main…

Laparoscopy

What is a laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is one of the modern-generation surgical techniques considered to be minimally invasive. For this type of surgery, a laparoscope is…

Branchial Cleft Cyst

What is a Branchial cleft cyst? This is a birth defect that appears as a lump below your collarbone on the sides of your neck….

Bruised Toenail

What is a Bruised toenail? Although most of the time having a bruised toenail is a small thing but it can be very painful and…

Cherry Angioma

What is Cherry Angioma? Cherry angioma is the most common type of angioma and is a common skin growth. The term cherry in angioma describes…

Dermatofibroma

What is Dermatofibroma? This is a growth on your skin, predominantly found on your lower legs or on your neck and face, but can develop…

Kyphosis

Kyphosis Definition Kyphosis is the condition of the upper back or the thoracic vertebrae characterized by rounding or bowing of the back. The condition is…

Scaphoid Fracture

What is a Scaphoid Fracture? On the thumb side of your wrist there is a small bone. A scaphoid fracture is a break in that…