Surgery

For adult scoliosis, surgery, other treatments are viable options

For years, spine surgeons have debated the best methods for treating scoliosis in adults. Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for adults than teens because adults also can have degeneration ...

Surgery

Indian girl with rare condition dies suddenly

An Indian girl who made international headlines when a rare condition caused her head to swell to more than twice the normal size has died, days before she was to undergo corrective surgery.

Surgery

In debated surgical procedure, technique trumps technology

A team of orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, ...

Surgery

Corrective nasal surgery seems safe in pediatric patients

(HealthDay)—Nasal corrective surgery prior to adolescence is safe for select pediatric patients with nasal obstruction and deformity, according to research published online Feb. 6 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Ophthalmology

Cutting-edge implant helps patients see clearly

A Sunrise, Fla., surgeon is among the first in the nation to perform a stitch-less implant in the eye to correct both acute myopia and astigmatism, a debilitating pair of conditions that afflict millions of Americans.

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