What is Aortic Stenosis? Aortic stenosis, also known as aortic valve stenosis, is a cardiac (heart) disorder. This condition causes the narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart. This narrowing affects the blood being supplied from the heart to the other parts of the body. The narrowing of the aortic valve tends to put […]

A total hip replacement can calm agony and re-establish ordinary capacity in patients whose hip joint has been damaged by disease or injury. The anterior approach is a way to deal with the front of the hip joint instead of a horizontal (side) way to deal with the hip or posterior approach. Area of Entry […]

What is Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis? A brace (orthotic) treatment for scoliosis is useful in preventing spinal curve advance and also to maintain the normal appearance of the back. The main aim of the brace treatment for scoliosis is to prevent the spinal curve from worsening. Although brace does not correct the spinal curve […]

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the pain which is typically seen advancing gradually along the sciatic nerve. This nerve is located in the lower back region and spreads outwards to the hips and buttocks and then down each leg. Sciatica is commonly found to affect any one side of the body. This condition is mostly […]

What is Levoscoliosis? Levoscoliosis is a type of scoliosis. In scoliosis, the spine gets deformed and an abnormal curvature in the spine can be seen. When scoliosis causes a part of the spine to bend to the left this condition is known as Levoscoliosis. Levoscoliosis is mostly seen in the lumbar (lower) spinal region. This […]

Lesionectomy A lesionectomy is an operation to expel an injury – a harmed or strangely working region – in the cerebrum. Consequently, surgery may likewise incorporate the expulsion of a little edge of tissue around the sore known as lesionectomy. A sore appears to bring about seizures in around 20% to 30% of individuals with […]

What is Annular Tear? Annular tears occur when the tough outer covering of the vertebras, known as the annulus fibrosus, gets damaged. This covering protects the inter-vertebral discs which act as cushions between the vertebras and support the spinal column as well. Extreme stress or strain on the inter-vertebral disc due to repetitive action, such […]

What is Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy? As a person ages, the spine is likely to develop certain changes that degenerate the vertebrae. This causes the spinal canal to get restricted and narrowed. As this condition progresses further it may result in constricting the spinal cord and complications with coordination of the arms and legs. Cervical […]

What are Glomus Tumors? Glomus tumors, also known as ‘paragangliomas’, are slow-developing and mostly benign tumors that are seen growing in the carotid artery in the neck, in the middle ear or below the middle ear in the jugular bulb. Although, Glomus tumors are mostly benign, they may cause damage to the surrounding tissue as […]

What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is the condition which causes the abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the space within the spinal canal. This restriction of the spinal canal puts undue pressure on the vital motor nerves that originate from the spinal cord and are responsible for control of the limbs. Spinal stenosis is mostly seen […]

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 […]

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