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Spondylolisthesis occurs when vertebral body moves forward, backward, or to either side, causing the vertebral body is not aligned with the next vertebral body.
In the past, the most common treatment for bone cancer was amputation, which made patients step back from treatments. However, with the progress of various medical technologies, many types of “limb preservation surgery” are available.
“Bone cancer” refers to the malignant tumor occurs in bones, and is generally classified as primary bone cancer and metastatic bone cancer.
Intervertebral disc is a structure between the vertebral bodies in spine. Herniated intervertebral disc occurs when the outer fibrous ring ruptures due to degeneration or trauma, causing the nucleus pulpous of intervertebral disc to protrude to spinal cord cavity and compress the nerves, which leads to lower limb pain and sciatica.
Osteoporosis is clinically defined as low bone quality and weakened bone tissue mechanical structure that cause bone tissues to become fragile and prone to fractures.
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.
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.