Category: Surgery

New Treatment Lowers Knee Replacement Pain

Living with severe osteoarthritis in the knee is like living inside a box that keeps getting smaller and smaller.  As knee pain gets worse, it becomes harder and harder for patients to move.  Each year patients find that they are able to do less than they could the year before. Eventually, they have to decide whether […]

Colorectal Cancer: A Silent Killer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As with all cancers, the sooner colorectal cancer is found and treated, the greater the chance that treatment will be successful. On the other hand, the longer the cancer grows without being discovered, the less likely the chance that it can be treated successfully.  What is a cancer screening? […]

Stitches, Staples or Glue?

Have you ever had surgery, or been treated for a severe cut? If so, you may have noticed that sometimes providers use stitches (also known as “sutures”); sometimes they use staples and sometimes they use medical adhesive (what the rest of us call glue) when closing up a cut.   What to Use When While we […]

When Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect: Repetitive Strain Injuries

Sometimes doing the same thing over and over makes us good at doing it. Other times, it just makes the thing harder to do. This is what happens with a repetitive strain injury (RSE). An RSE can result from all different types of activities: playing sports, typing on a keyboard, playing a musical instrument, doing […]

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery at RMH

The rotator cuff is made up tendons and muscles that attach the arm to the shoulder. When the rotator cuff become damaged, treatment depends on the extent of the injury. If the injury is severe, surgery may be needed. Rotator cuff repair surgery is one of the more common surgeries done on the shoulder. Most […]

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

When talking about surgery, it is common to hear the term “laparoscopic surgery”. One easy way to remember what this means is to recall that a “laparoscope” is a big word for a very small thing: a miniature camera with a light source that is inserted into the body through a tiny cut. This allows […]