Health & Fitness

How Can I Manage Pain After My Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

By: Derick Ng | Feb 3, 2014 Pain is an unavoidable side effect of any surgery, not just a knee replacement surgery. While patients are anxious to undergo surgery in order to regain back a wholesome quality life, they are often unaware and uneducated about how to manage pain post surgery. The pain is definitely here to stay for awhile and knowing how to manage pain will help you set reasonable recovery goals.

How Can I Manage Pain After My Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

By: Derick Ng | Feb 3, 2014 Patients who are scheduled for a total hip replacement surgery will often have many questions about the procedure, and the most common being pain management. Most patients want to know how to overcome the initial pain barrier and how to live with it during the recovery period.

What Are Risks Of Delaying My Hip Replacement Surgery?

By: Derick Ng | Feb 3, 2014 Your rights as a patient permit you to decide when to undergo your hip replacement surgery. Your doctor can only provide professional advices from their many years of experience. A high chance is that your surgeon will recommend you to undergo hip replacement as soon as possible in order to reduce pain and prevent aggravating the injury.

5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Concentration at Work

By: Neil Karen | Jan 25, 2014 Concentrating on your work sounds simple but it actually requires a large amount of time and effort. There are many distractions that surround you during your workday. A ringing phone or a random noise, all of these make it hard for you to retain information and focus on what you are doing.

Discovering And Living With Blooms Syndrome

By: Robert Fogarty | Jan 15, 2014 The syndrome cannot be contracted it is inherited. Bloom’s Syndrome is most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish decent. It has been shown that at least one third of the reported Blooms Syndrome cases stem from people who are of Ashkenazi Jewish decent. In order for a child to inherit the gene each parent must be a carrier of at least one copy of the mutated gene. It is not uncommon for either p

Top 6 Pain Management Treatment Options

By: Robert Fogarty | Jan 15, 2014 There are around 50 million people in the United States that are forced to deal with pain on a daily basis. This leads them to pain management doctors who can try a variety of treatments to get them back on their feet and back to work. Out of all of the different options out there, though, I’ll show you the top six that you should be concerned about.

Pain Treatment For Pediatrics

By: Robert Fogarty | Jan 13, 2014 Pain is a very complicated and personal issue for everyone. For children, however, the management and assessment of pain may pose a serious challenge for health care providers, especially for children who cannot verbal explain their pain. Pain management (both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic measures of treatment), the use of pain measuring scales and knowing characteristic pediatric pain indi

Signs People Need To See An Orthopedic Doctor

By: Robert Fogarty | Jan 9, 2014 People often deal with medical problems on their own, and sometimes just feel that when they have pain things like over-the-counter medication, hot packs, ice, and just resting are going to take care of something that is wrong. However, there are signs that people may need to go see orthopedic doctors, and no amount of over-the-counter medications or ice is going to take these symptoms away.

Knee Dislocation Surgery

By: Derick Ng | Jan 8, 2014 Dislocation of the knee or more specifically the patella is a common knee injury that is typically caused by a sudden trauma in the form of a twist or direct hit on the knee, causing the patella to pop out of its usual position in the femoral groove towards the end of the femur. Knee dislocation will be accompanied by a sudden acute pain followed by periods of immobility leading to disability.

Recovering From Total Joint Replacement

By: Derick Ng | Jan 2, 2014 Immediately after your total joint replacement surgery, you will be moved into a recovery room to be monitored for a couple of hours. After the anaesthesia has worn off and you are awake, you will then be moved to your ward where you will stay for the next few days. A typical stay in the hospital will be between 3 to 5 days depending on your progress.
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