Robotic surgery is used in oncology for surgeries in areas that are hard to access via traditional surgery. A robot performs the surgery, while a surgeon remotely controls it. 3-D images help to guide the surgeon's movements. Robotic surgery is generally only available in very specialized treatment facilities.
J Matthew Glascock, MD
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- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care
- United Healthcare, Nebraska
- Wellmark (BC/BS)
- Covenant Medical Center
- Sartori Memorial Hospital
How is robotic surgery used in oncology?
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What is the recovery process from robotic surgery?
The recovery process from robotic surgery can vary from person to person and depend on the particular operation. In general, people who undergo robotic surgery, which is a minimally invasive surgery, tend to experience less pain and discomfort and recover more quickly than people who undergo traditional therapy.The main reason for the difference is that in robotic surgery, doctors make a few small incisions rather than the one large incision used in traditional "open" surgery. The small incisions usually cause less bleeding and pain and heal faster than the larger incision.
What is nursemaid elbow?
Nursmaid elbow is a very common injury to younger children. It can happen from lifting a child by his arm or holding him by the arm and swinging him around. It can also happen to someone who lifts heavy things repetitively. The name comes from women that had to carry heavy containers of milk.
In nursemaid elbow, the radius bone subluxes away from the ulna bone. This motion causes the tearing or stretching of the annular ligament, which results in loss of movement.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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