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What to know about ingrown toenail surgery

What to know about ingrown toenail surgery

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6 incredible cases of autosurgery

6 incredible cases of autosurgery

In this Spotlight, we will discuss six examples of self-surgery. The stories that follow are gruesome and unusual. Although they are not for the fainthearted, they are fascinating. Self-surgery is uncommon, thankfully. Surgery is normally a skillful, delicate procedure that involves a surgeon and a patient. However, over the years, for many reasons, one of […]

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Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery

Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery

The tonsils, which form a protective ring around the back of the mouth and nasal cavity, are part of the immune system. A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils, which is sometimes necessary to treat an underlying illness. The tonsils help catch germs, such as viruses and bacteria, and prevent them from […]

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Tendon repair: What to expect

Tendon repair: What to expect

Doctors carry out tendon repair surgery to fix a tendon injury. Tendons are tough, stretchy tissues that join muscles to bone. Their job is to allow the body to move and to transfer weight. Tendons also help protect joints from damage. There are two main types of tendon: Flexor tendons, which work by tightening to […]

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Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger can leave the finger or thumb stuck in a crooked position. It causes pain and stiffness and makes it hard to move the affected digit. If other treatments are not successful or the condition is severe, surgery is usually successful in restoring full movement. The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick, […]