When skin is injured, immune cells rush to the site to remove debris, invading pathogens, and dead and damaged skin cells. A blood clot forms over the area, forming a protective scab. Skin cells manufacture new collagen and connective tissue to fill in the wound. A scar may form depending on the location and severity of the wound, how well it is cared for, and the tendency the injured person has toward scarring.
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What is image-guided stereotactic surgery?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answeredStereotaxy is the use of advanced computers to detect a brain tumor and create a three-dimensional image of it. Stereotactic surgery, also called surgical navigation, enables the neurosurgeon to precisely map the location of the tumor and determine the most effective way to remove it. It enables the neurosurgeon to see the brain during surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible without damaging vital areas.
Stereotactic surgery is especially useful for tumors located deep in the brain.
What precautions should I take after a posterior hip replacement?
The traditional posterior hip replacement is a well-known approach that has a good track record. The downside of the posterior approach is the risk of dislocating your hip replacement after the surgery. Therefore, you must maintain some precautions for a period of time after a posterior hip replacement, including:
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- You can’t sit too low in a chair.
- You can’t bring your knees together while you sleep.
- You can’t bend over too far.