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Ankle replacement surgery is a procedure used to repair and/or replace damaged bones in the ankle joint. Debilitating ankle injuries and disease are the main reasons for ankle replacement surgery. This state-of-the-art procedure can relieve debilitating pain from injury or arthritis, retain movement in the ankle and improve walking ability.
Ankle replacement surgery, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a procedure in which the ankle is recreated by removing damaged bone and inserting an artificial joint. It is used to treat ankle arthritis, reduce pain and improve functionality of the ankle.
Antepartum testing examines fetal well-being and is a way to determine that your baby is getting enough oxygen from the placenta.
An anterior cervical discectomy is the most common surgery used to address damaged discs (shock-absorbing cushions between the vertebrae of the spinal column) in the neck. During this procedure, your spine surgeon will remove the ruptured disc(s) and any remaining fragments that are compressing the spinal cord or the nerve roots that branch out from it.
Anti-coagulant medications, also known as blood thinners, are used to prevent blood clots that can obstruct veins and arteries. They are given to a variety of patients, including those undergoing open heart or bypass surgery, those on prolonged bed rest and those who are prone to strokes or heart attacks.
At Northwell, we implement individualized anti-epilepsy medication plans with the goal of eliminating or drastically reducing seizures caused by epilepsy. There are many factors that effect a person's reaction to anti-epilepsy medications. Our physicians will work with you to find the proper medication and dose to improve your quality of life and overall function.
Once the cause of your headaches has been determined, medication may be given to relieve the pain. The type of medication prescribed depends on the diagnosis.
In some cases, the aorta can become diseased. Aortic diseases include aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection, a result of aortic aneurysms. These conditions usually warrant some kind of surgery to correct.
The aorta, the body's largest artery, extends upward from the top of the left ventricle of the heart (ascending thoracic aorta), then curves like a candy cane (aortic arch) downward (descending thoracic aorta) into the abdomen (abdominal aorta). The aorta delivers oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. The heart pumps blood out of the left ventricle, through the aortic valve, and into the aorta.
Biological dressings are created using tissue derived from living organisms. We use these dressings to help close chronic wounds and thereby to reduce pain and prevent the loss of fluid, heat, protein and electrolytes. The end goal is to help a wound heal on its own or to prepare it for surgical permanent closure. There are many dressing types available—your plastic surgeon will decide which type of dressing is right for your unique case.