Glen L Moore, MD
Location and Office HoursTidewater Surgical Specialists PLLC
5838 Harbour View
Suffolk, VA 23435
- monday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
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What are scabs made of?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe key players in scabs are cells in the blood called platelets. When your skin is cut or scraped, you bleed. As blood is exposed to air, platelets rush to the scene and begin sticking together. They work with proteins called fibrin and other substances to form a scab, which is basically a blood clot on the skin.
What is osteochondritis dissecans?
Oteochondritis dssecans occurs when there's a problem with blood supply to the elbow and part of the bone chips off. The chipped part of the bone stays loose in the joint capsule, and the little fragment gets stuck in the muscle and causes irritation every time you move your elbow around. The problem is more commonly seen in knees than in elbows.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
Is robotic surgery safer than traditional surgery?
Robotic surgery can be safer than some other forms of surgery, but all types of surgery carry risks including bleeding, infection, and problems with anesthesia. Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery in which doctors use a computer to direct precise and accurate movements of instruments attached to a robot.
As with other types of minimally invasive surgery, in robotic surgery, doctors make only a few small incisions rather than one large incision. This in itself can reduce bleeding and pain and speed recovery time. In one of the incisions, the surgeon inserts a long, thin tube with an attached light and tiny camera.The camera projects a magnified image of the inside of the body up onto a screen; this can make an area easier to see than with traditional open surgery and possibly increase safety. Not all surgeries can be performed with the assistance of robotic instruments. If you need to have surgery, talk to your doctor about all your options.
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