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News & Education

Written by Admin | June 03, 2016

Spinal cord stimulation can leave patients with pain that is reduced by 50-70% and is typically recommended for patients suffering from conditions such as failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, and other neuropathic pain syndromes. It works by replacing pain sensations...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | May 30, 2016

“Turf toe,” a condition that develops when the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) in the foot is hyperextended, was given its name shortly after artificial turf was invented in the 1960s and ‘70s. According to Medicine and Science in Sports, football shoes during this time period became much...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | May 27, 2016

Aseptic practices are essential in the operating room for a variety of reasons, but the most important is to prevent contamination and infection. These practices weren’t around in the early beginnings of surgery, though. In fact, the idea of asepsis (sterilizing an area or person to prevent...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | May 23, 2016

Undergoing a surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia and an adequate recovery period can be tough on the body. Regardless of the type of procedure, patients should remain vigilant about their recovery to reduce their risk of infection and other complications. While your surgeon will...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | May 20, 2016

If you’ve had surgery with general anesthesia before, you’re probably familiar with the fasting rule: patients cannot eat several hours before their procedure. This one “rule” may have peaked your interest and made you wonder why it exists. The surgeons at Scottsdale Liberty Hospital are a...

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