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What is a torn labrum?
Howard Luks, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredThe shoulder is composed of two bones. The humeral head, or the ball of the shoulder. As well as the glenoid or the socket of the shoulder. Surprisingly, the socket or glenoid is flat. Imagine trying to balance a golf ball on a flat golf tee. Therein lies the importance of the glenoid labrum. The labrum is a circumfernetial cartilage disc which is triangular in cross-section. It sits along the edge of the glenoid and the humeral head sits upon the labrum and the glenoid simultaneously. The labrum deepens the socket based on its triangular cross-section. It also acts as a bumper to prevent the humeral head or ball from dislocating. The labrum serves another very important role in the shoulder. Ligaments within our body attach from one bone to another and help maintain stability of our joints. The glenoid labrum serves as the attachment of the ligaments to the socket portion of the shoulder. Therefore, if the labrum is intact then the ligaments themselves should also be intact. This is yet another way that the labrum serves to maintain stability of the shoulder joint. I hope this addresses your question.
Are skin injuries serious?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
In most cases, you can treat skin injuries at home using first aid basics. These types of skin injuries are not generally serious, and they will clear up on their own after a few weeks.
In some cases, however, skin injuries can be serious and even life threatening. For instance, severe burns can be fatal if not treated immediately. In addition, scarring because of severe burns can make physical movement difficult.
Tetanus is another condition that occurs as a result of a skin injury and can be dangerous or fatal. Tetanus is a bacterial infection that occurs when spores enter an open wound; the disease can cause stiffness in muscles and, eventually, death.
How is surgery used in oncology?
Surgery is used in various ways to treat cancer. If the cancer type is curable then surgery is used to completely remove it and to provide information on how advanced it is i.e. to stage it. If the cancer is incurable then surgery is used to reduce the symptoms associated with the cancer. Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation are the main tools that we currently use to treat cancer.
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