Spinal fusion for scoliosis requires using medical-grade rods, screws, plates and wires to attach the curved part of the spine and help to straighten it. Small pieces of graft bones are also used to help the fusion. The pieces of the bone graft will grow between the two vertebras and join them eventually into the […]

What is Renal Transplantation? Renal transplantation, also known as kidney transplantation, is a major surgical procedure which allows for replacing the damaged or malfunctioning kidney with a healthy donor kidney. The donor kidney could be harvested from a live donor or a cadaver. The kidneys are responsible for removing excessive fluid and waste from the […]

Scoliosis basically is a sideways curvature of spine which most often occurs during the growth spurt phase just before puberty. Many a times, scoliosis can also be caused by other health conditions like muscular dystrophy & cerebral palsy. However, the exact cause of scoliosis is still unknown. Most of the cases of scoliosis are generally […]

What is Herniated Disc? The spinal column consists of vertebras (bones) that are linked together with inter-vertebral discs. These are small disc-like structures which are made of a tougher outer layer (annulus) which envelopes a soft gel-like substance (nucleus) inside it. These inter-vertebral discs are responsible to provide cushioning and support to the two consecutive […]

What is Intracranial Aneurysm ? An intracranial aneurysm is the result of a weakened artery wall in the brain, which bulges out due to the blood pressure. Mostly an intracranial aneurysm may not result in any visible signs and symptoms. Although in certain cases the exceeding pressure on the bulging artery wall causes the aneurysm […]

What is Hip Bursitis? A hip bursitis is caused when the bursae in the hip bone become irritated and inflamed. Hip bursitis can cause immense pain in the hip joint and may also lead to disability in using the hip joint to perform everyday activities such as standing and walking. Bursa is a small sac […]

What is Prostatectomy? A prostatectomy is basically a surgical treatment for treating cancer and other prostate-related diseases and disorders by removing the damaged part of the prostate through any of the various surgical techniques. This is a fairly common and most effective treatment method for a large variety of medical disorders affecting the prostate directly […]

What is Runner’s Knee? A runner’s knee injury is a collective term to identify a set of similar injuries that affect the knee. As the name suggests, these injuries are most often seen in athletes, especially those that are required to bend the knee more often is their sports activities. What are the causes of […]

Wockhardt Hospitals – An Overview Wockhardt Group of Hospitals is India’s leading and 5th largest comprehensive healthcare service providers. It is known to provide world-class medical and surgical treatments for a large variety of diseases and disorders. Established in 1973, this healthcare group has increased to include around 9 global-standard healthcare facilities in the western […]

An interbody fusion surgery is any surgery that is used to fuse (weld) two consecutive vertebras together. This is also required when the injury/damage to the vertebra requires a surgical treatment for replacing the damaged inter-vertebral disc with a bone-graft or an artificial implant. This requires using either an incision in the back or in […]

What is a Spinal Tumor? A spinal tumor is an abnormal growth seen in the spinal column or inside the spinal canal. It may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) in nature. Tumors developing in the spinal column (vertebras) are known as vertebral tumors while the tumors originating in the spinal canal are called as […]

What is Hammer toe? Hammer toe is a bone disorder which affects the 2nd, 3rd and 4th toes mostly. This condition causes these toes to bend at the middle joint and they resemble a hammer. Hammer toes can be treated using simple treatment methods in the initial stages as these are flexible. In case the […]

The brachial plexus is the network of vital nerves that connect the spinal cord to the nerves in the shoulders, arms and the hands. An injury to the brachial plexus region may result in these nerves getting stretched, compressed and even ripped apart from the spinal cord itself in more severe injuries. A minor injury […]

What is Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a form of progressive brain disease that results in adversely affecting the patient’s memory, behavior and other normal vital functions. This disease basically causes the death of healthy nerve cells in the brain. Who is at Risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease? Although the exact cause of […]

What is Pericarditis? Pericarditis is the medical condition which causes the thin and sac-like membrane surrounding the heart – the pericardium – to become irritated and swollen. This results in a severe chest pain and other similar discomforting symptoms. The pain in the chest is caused when the irritated layers of the pericardium rub against […]

What is Cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is a type of heart disorder that results in the abnormal functioning of the heart muscles. This condition causes the muscles in the heart to become weakened and the heart is not able to pump sufficient blood to the rest of the body and may result in heart failure as well. […]

What is Endonasal Transsphenoidal surgery? An endonasal transsphenoidal surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgical technique that is mostly used to remove the damaged/diseased pituitary glands, sellar region and the sphenoid sinus of the skull. This approach requires the surgeon to access the organs through the nasal cavity (nose). This surgery may be performed […]

What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia, also called as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), is the term used to identify the condition which results in the hip socket not covering the ball portion in the upper part of the thigh bone in a child after birth. It is most of the times a congenital […]

The Max Super Specialty Hospital at Saket in Delhi is an integral part of the larger and more expansive Max Healthcare Group of Hospitals that covers the whole of the northern India region with around 13 separate healthcare facilities in it. The Max Super Specialty Hospital at Saket is the leading healthcare provider in the […]

The Max Healthcare Group is the owner and managing company of the extensive network of Max Super Specialty Hospitals all over the northern India region. The Max Super Specialty Hospital at Mohali is one of the Groups’ most comprehensive and modern equipped healthcare centers. The Max Super Specialty Hospital at Mohali is an expansive 200-bed […]

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