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.
Strenuous exercise should be avoided after an operation. An exercise program should be individualized for each person in order to reduce any post-op complications.
Esophageal reconstruction surgery is suitable for esophageal cancer lesions in the middle or lower 1/3 of the esophagus without distant metastasis. The surgery usually involves cervical, thoracic and abdominal incisions and reconstruction of the esophagus with the stomach or large intestine.
Tracheostomy is an artificial respiratory tract connected to the trachea through the epidermis of the neck for the purpose of keeping the airway unimpeded. Tracheostomy can be temporary or permanent depending on your condition.