Jeffrey G. Deppen, DO
Location and Office HoursLansing Surgical Associates, P.L.L.C.
2720 S Washington
Lansing, MI 48910
- BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan
- McLaren Health Plan
- Meridian Health Plan
- Eaton Rapids Medical Center
- Ingham Regional Medical Center, Greenlawn Campus
- Ingham Regional Orthopedics Hospital
Is there another treatment for a tumor other than surgery?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredTreatments of tumors depend on the benign versus malignant nature of the lesion. Malignant tumors usually require some form of surgical excisional biopsy with pathological diagnosis. Benign tumors may not require any treatment other than close observation. Metastatic tumors may require surgery combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
How are electrosurgery and laser surgery used in oncology?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Electrosurgery is used in oncology to destroy cancerous or abnormal cells using a high-frequency current. Electrosurgery is most often used to treat cancers of the mouth and skin. Laser surgery uses beams of laser light to destroy cancer cells.
What are some traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Elite Trainer, Sports Medicine, answeredTraumatic injuries to the foot include plantar fascial rupture, fractures of the metatarsals(Jones fracture--neck of 5th metatarsal, March fracture--fracture of 2nd metatarsal), fractures or dislocations of the toes, metatarsal arch and longitudinal arch strains and Morton's nueroma (mass in the plantar nerve--most common between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones).
Traumatic injuries to the ankle include ankle sprains (inversion, eversion or high-ankle), fracture to the bones of the ankle (calcaneous, talus or distal tibial or fibula), Achilles tendon rupture and ankle dislocation.
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