What is ankle arthrodesis?
Ankle arthrodesis, also known as ankle fusion, is a surgical procedure to fuse two or more bones in the ankle and anchor the joint. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis.
Why is ankle arthrodesis performed?
Ankle arthrodesis is most commonly performed to...
An abdominal MRI is a type of scan which uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the soft tissues in your abdomen. An MRI is carried out by a radiologist, and is a safe and pain-free procedure.
Why do I need an abdominal MRI?
An abdominal MRI...
What is abdominal pain?
Abdominal pain can be a symptom of many conditions. It is the name given to pain that radiates between the chest and the groin. The most common cause is: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies or intolerances, or food poisoning. There are different types of abdominal pain, including:
Burning pain: could be caused by gastritis, an ulcer, or reflux.
Colic pain: could be due...
What is an abdominal ultrasound?
An abdominal ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging test that uses ultrasound waves to examine the internal organs of the abdomen, such as the kidneys, liver, spleen, gallbladder, or pancreas. The blood vessels that reach some organs, such as the aorta or vena cava, can also be visualised using an abdominal ultrasound.
What happens during the procedure?
You will need to lie down while a...
What is abdominal wall reconstruction surgery?
The abdominal wall is the three layers of muscle that protect and hold the inner organs. Sometimes, the strength and thickness of these muscles can become weak and unstable, due to a number of reasons, including:
Open, non-healing wounds
The aim of abdominal wall reconstruction surgery is to redistribute more evenly, and hence strengthen the abdominal...
What is an abnormal chest x-ray?
A chest X-ray is an imaging test that utilises low doses of radiation in short blasts to create images of the inside of a patient’s chest. In this way, doctors can examine the...
What are gait abnormalities?
Gait abnormalities are alterations in the way of walking, usually due to injuries or pathologies of the spinal cord, brain, legs or feet. They can affect the speed at which you walk, and lead problems with consistency, symmetry or movements that are not synchronised.
A gait takes place following a repetitive cycle in which different structures of the central and peripheral nervous system are involved. This cycle can be affected by...
Obstetrics & gynaecology, Genitourinary Medicine, GP (general practioner)
What does it mean if your smear test results are abnormal?
If you have an abnormal smear test result, this does not mean you have cancer. Instead, you have some changes in the cells of your cervix. Depending on how abnormal these changes are, there is a potential for these cells to develop into cancer in the future.
Some types of abnormal result will not need treatment, whereas others may require follow-up tests and treatment. It depends on the type of result you...
An abortion, or induced abortion, is the termination of an unwanted or unviable pregnancy by removing the foetus from the womb. It can be done by medication or can be done surgically, and is a low-risk procedure.
What is AC joint surgery?
AC joint surgery, also known as acromioclavicular joint surgery, is a type of shoulder operation to treat acromioclavicular joint separation, also known as a separated shoulder. An acromioclavicular joint separation occurs when the clavicle (collarbone) separates from the scapula (shoulder blade). It is not to be confused with a