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Do Bunion Correctors and Guards Really Work?

Do Bunion Correctors and Guards Really Work?

Bunion correctors are a conservative treatment option for patients who suffer from bunions, a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. While the most permanent and effective form of treatment for bunions is minimally invasive surgery, there are conservative techniques patients can practice to slow the progression of the condition and/or reduce pain symptoms.

Allergy Testing for Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions

Allergy Testing for Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions

Sinus infections, allergic rhinitis, and other ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions affect millions of Americans each year, and it’s up to the team at Specialty Surgical Center to determine what’s causing these ailments. Fortunately, our otolaryngologists have several tools and tests at their disposal to get to the bottom of our patients ENT-related issues.

Study: CABG Can Be Effective For Diabetes Patients

According to a recent study by the Karolinska Institutet, coronary artery bypass surgery may be the best treatment method for diabetes patients suffering from clogged arteries (atherosclerosis). The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology as an official consideration for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as the current international guidelines recommend the procedure for diabetes patients with artherosclerotic coronary arteries.

Sinus Infection vs. Cold vs. Allergies

Sinus Infection vs. Cold vs. Allergies

A runny nose, watery eyes, and pressure near/around the sinuses are tell-tale signs you have allergies, right? Perhaps. These symptoms could also indicate the common cold, or in severe cases, a sinus infection. If you haven’t experienced a sinus infection before, you may not know what to expect from this ailment. This is usually because a sinus infection often mimics the signs and symptoms of a cold or seasonal allergies. Fortunately, the team at Specialty Surgical Center is here to help you determine the differences among sinus infections, colds, and allergies.

Should You Undergo Spine Surgery for Your Aging Back?

Should You Undergo Spine Surgery for Your Aging Back?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is an intimidating prospect no matter how old you are or how many surgeries you’ve undergone in the past. This is especially true considering the spine was once a difficult part of the body to operate on; the surrounding muscles, nerves, and ligaments made patients vulnerable to infection and other complications.

Prep Your Immune System Before Surgery

Prep Your Immune System Before Surgery

We’ve said it more than once, but for good measure, we’ll say it again: surgery should be treated like a fitness event or marathon. Meaning, patients should prepare themselves for surgery the same way they would prepare themselves for 13.1 or 26.2 miles of non-stop running. Sadly, many patients don’t take this approach with surgery, but that’s partly because it isn’t talked about between the physician and patient.

Should Mobile Apps Be Used to Limit Follow-up Visits After Surgery?

According to the medical journal JAMA Surgery, a mobile app may reduce the need for in-person follow-up visits for patients who’ve undergone breast reconstructive surgery. This mobile app was the center of a recent study, and the results from the analysis showed a reduction in in-person follow-up visits without affecting complication rates or patient satisfaction ratings.

Surgery for a Torn Meniscus

Surgery for a Torn Meniscus

The meniscus is a cartilage that lives between the femur and tibia and acts as a shock absorber. When the meniscus is torn, typically from a sports injury or other trauma, it may require surgery if it is unable to heal correctly on its own.

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