There are several instances in which you should see an orthopedist after a knee injury. First, if you are having pain which you did not previously have, that may signal a torn meniscus, cartilage injury, or ligament tear. Also, swelling is often a sign of a knee problem. Finally, if you have not been able to return to your normal activity, you should see an orthopedist.
Todd M. Stefan, MD
- vascular surgery
Location and Office HoursEMSO Surgical Specialists
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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- Capital Health Plan
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Geisinger Health Plan
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- Evangelical Community Hospital
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Why does skin near a cut become sore and swollen?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSkin becomes sore and swollen around a cut as a result of inflammation, which is the body's natural defense against injuries. When your skin is cut or wounded, you are at increased risk for infection from bacteria. Your body responds by sending white blood cells to the site of the wound, which destroy bacteria. This produces the symptoms of inflammation, including redness, swelling, and pain. Although it may not be very pleasant, inflammation is a healthy response to an injury.
How is robotic surgery used in oncology?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
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.
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