Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgery in patients with RA is often 'too little, too late'

A new study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that one of the most common conditions caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is best treated surgically, sooner rather than later.

Surgery

Plastic surgeons often miss patients' mental disorders

(HealthDay)—Nearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from a mental illness that distorts their perception of physical defects, but doctors often don't spot the problem, new research suggests.

Surgery

Modern cosmetic procedures are on the rise

New data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows that many modern cosmetic surgical procedures are on the rise, and that surgical procedures account for 77% of all surveyed physicians' business. ...

Other

Synthetic, dissolving plates ease repairs of nasal septum defects

Attaching cartilage to plates made of the resorbable material polydioxanone appears to facilitate corrective surgery on the nasal septum, the thin cartilage separating the two airways, according to a report in the January/February ...

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