Lanette F. Smith, MD
Location and Office HoursBreast Surgery of Tulsa
6475 S Yale Ave Ste 400
Tulsa, OK 74136
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What are the different approaches to hip replacement?
There are two main surgical approaches that doctors use to replace a hip. One is through the back (posterior approach) and a more recent technique is through the front of the hip (anterior approach). Both have advantages, and both have potential complications or disadvantages. It warrants a discussion with your doctor as to what the best option might be for you if you decide to have a hip replacement.
What is the future of percutaneous ablation?
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
"I think the next generation of doctors will be doing more ablative technologies," said Dr. Del Pizzo. "We're seeing more and more patients whose renal tumors are being detected early when they are having computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans for something else. Many of these patients are elderly and they may be candidates for these less invasive procedures."
"Percutaneous cryoablation is made possible by the marriage of two different technologies, imaging and cryoablation – neither of which is brand new," concluded Dr. Jaime Landman. "But by combining them, we can do a minimally invasive procedure in a way we've never done before."
What is Osgood-Schlatter's disease?
Osgood-Schlatter's disease is a condition of inflammation and irritation at the site where the patellar tendon (the tendon from the kneecap) attaches to the tibia (shin bone), about 2 inches below the kneecap, seen in kids with open growth plates. In young kids the tendon attaches to a piece of bone (tibial tubercle) that actually has a growth plate below it. With a lot of activity of the quad muscle (such as with running and jumping sports), the tendon repeatedly pulls on the small piece of bone and the growth plate underneath it gets inflamed. This condition is seen most often in kids ages 10-15, usually who are quite active, such as with soccer, basketball, football, etc., and usually in those who are going through a growth spurt. It can also come with trauma, such as direct blows to the tibial tubercle. Sometimes if it has gone on long enough you can see a more prominent "bump" at the front part of the shin where the tendon attaches.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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