Current statistics indicate that males start bone mass loss later and slower than females because their bones are bigger than those in females.
After surgical removal of the tumor from the bone, high dose irradiation (20,000 – 30,000 rads) is used to kill all cancerous cells and then the bone is implanted back patient’s body for reconstruction. Such “autograft” bone reconstruction does not have concerns of cross infection, risks of hepatitis or AIDS infections, insufficient source of allograft bones, or not being able to find allograft bone match.
Many new mothers feel the pain on the sides of both thumbs near wrist joints and the pain worsens when holding their babies. This disease is nicknamed “Mama’s hand”. Its official medical term is stenosing tenosynovitis of radial styloid, or De-Quervain’s Disease.
Young or mid-age people often suffer from “pain in the sole”. We see many casesevery day, which indicates its prevalence.
8-12 hours after the injury occurs, tissues will continue to swell. Please elevate the injured spot to reduce swelling. Apply ice pad on the injured spot as instructed by the doctor (10-15 minutes each time).
Surgeries near joints often need to open up the joints, leaving more damages. Arthroscopy places a tiny tube in the joint cavity to observe the conditions in the joints and to perform surgeries, which leaves less damage with faster recovery.
Soft Tissue Ultrasound is a new device for musculoskeletal system injury examination. Although ultrasound technology has been widely used in the fields of medicine department, OBGYN, and neurology, ultrasound equipment with definition good enough to exam soft tissues in the superficial area of the body was developed in recent years.
We recently have had three patients, who received improper soft tissue tumor biopsy at other hospitals or clinics, transferring to our hospital for detailed physical and radiological examinations.
Bone mass density scan can determine bone density. Computed scan equipment useslow dose of radiation to test the bone density of hips and spine. The test takes about 15 – 20 minutes and is easy to operate. The results are often used to estimate the risks of having osteoporosis for males and females.
10 ~15 minutes after applying cast, body temperature will elevate. You then later feel coldness when moist of the cast evaporates; do not compress gypsum and stay warm.