March 17, 2021
A stent is a tiny, metal mesh tube or a scaffold-like device designed to support the artery walls and prevent plaque from blocking the blood flow. Once the doctor implants the stent in an artery, the blood flows more freely to the part of the patient's heart which that artery was supposed to supply blood to. A drug-eluting stent or DES is a metal stent coated with a pharmacologic agent or drug. This type of stent is known for suppressing restenosis, i.e. the closing up or re-blocking of an artery after an angioplasty as a result of excess tissue growth at the edge of or inside the stent. In modern practice, most patients are treated with such drug eluting stents.
March 16, 2021
As people begin to age, they may start experiencing pain in their joints and bones. This pain can be acute, especially if someone suffers a traumatic injury in an accident or if their joints or bones are degenerating due to a chronic condition. In such a case, they may need to consult an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the course of treatment. In case the pain is not managed with medication, an orthopaedic implant may be deemed the best solution. The implant helps stabilise the muscular system and improves mobility and flexibility in the patient. Let’s understand what are orthopaedic implants and the different types of orthopaedic implants.
February 19, 2021
Myths are the widely accepted ideologies that are popularly followed but lack scientific value and evidence. In every medical culture, especially in the orthopaedic segment, there exist various myths that have no scientific basis and are followed as misconceptions.