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Complications of Spinal Anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia involves the direct application of local anesthetic drugs to nerve roots that enter and exit the spinal cord. Sp...

Ventilator Breathing Complications After Surgery

During most surgeries, the patient is made unconscious and paralyzed to protect him from pain and damage from involuntary movement...

Complications After Having Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects approximately 2 percent of the population, states the American Academ...

Complications From Patellar Tendon Surgery

The patellar tendon is the tendon that connects the bottom of the patella, or kneecap, to the top part of the tibia, or shinbone, ...

Complications After a Biopsy of the Lungs

A biopsy of the lungs is a diagnostic procedure during which a doctor removes a small portion of the lung tissue for further evalu...

Common Anesthetics for Surgery

Virtually all surgical procedures require anesthesia of one type or another. The type and duration of an anesthetic is dependent u...

Side Effects of Saline Drip After Surgery

Surgery is accompanied by large fluid shifts. Blood can be lost from the operation, and water is lost through urine, evaporation o...

Healing From Endometriosis Surgery

The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, but when it begins to grow outside of the uterus, a condition called endometriosis oc...

Running & Sit-Ups After Colon Surgery

Colon surgery, also known as colectomy, is a procedure in which part or all of the colon is removed. Typically, these operations a...

Living with a Stoma

A stoma is a surgically created opening that brings a portion of your small or large intestine through the abdominal wall. A bag i...
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