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Introduction to Hand and Wrist Surgery
Our hands play in invaluable role in the daily manipulation of objects. Whether it’s fitting a key into your front door or doing heavy lifting...


Finding a Hand and Wrist Surgeon
Who do you trust with the health of your hands and wrist? Small as these appendages may seem in the scheme of things, they perform a wide variety...


What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Surgery can be somewhat frightening even for the bravest among us. You are only partially clothed, everywhere you look people are dressed in masks...


A Primer on Robotic Surgery
When people first hear the term robotic surgery it is hard not to imagine a robot plucked straight from a science fiction movie standing over a patient...


Understanding the Risks of Surgery
Many modern surgical procedures are both routine and safe but, it is important to remember that there is a certain amount of risk in every surgical...


Calculating the Risks and Benefits of Surgery
Before every surgical procedure, surgeons will determine a risk/benefit ratio either informally or as part of a patient workup. If the ratio is too...


Recovering from Surgery – What to Expect
Surgery recovery is the sequence of steps that occurs from the point at which you awake from anesthesia to the point at which you are fully healed...


Will there be a robot in your operating room?
While this may seem like silly question, an ever-increasing number of surgeries are being performed with the assistance of a robot. Sound like science...


Surgery Demographics – Security and Confidentiality
Surgery demographics are the statistics compiled about the age, gender, race and other characteristics of those undergoing surgery. Essentially surgery...


Surgery Recovery Period
The period after your surgery, called the recovery period, is a very important part of your overall surgical experience. The ease with which you...


Types of Hand Rejuvenation Surgery
Along with our faces, our hands are constantly on display. Not only are hands subjected to greater environmental pressures from chemical exposure, the...


Escharotomy Procedure
In very serious burns, the tissue that remains can form an eschar. This eschar no longer resembles skin nor does it have the same elastic properties...


Joint Aspiration Surgery
Joint aspiration or arthrocentesis is one of the more rewarding procedures in medicine because it can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. When a patient...


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