Central Venous Catheters - Topic Overview
What is a central venous catheter?A central venous catheter, or vascular access device (VAD), is a long, thin, flexible tube used to give medications, fluids, nutrients, or blood products over a long period of time, usually several weeks or more. The catheter is inserted through the skin into a vein often in the neck or chest. It is threaded through the vein until it reaches a large vein near the
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Knee
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee is a test done with a large machine that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of the knee.
Aspiration of the Bursa - Topic Overview
Bursitis can cause a bursa to produce and fill up with fluid. A bursa that is swollen with fluid can be diagnosed and treated by drawing the fluid out with a needle and syringe (aspiration). Fluid often builds up in the bursa again. Draining the bursa can provide relief,but the cause of fluid buildup may also require treatment. After the fluid is tested for signs of infection or ...
Postoperative Problems - Home Treatment
If you have had surgery, follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon. If the instructions from your surgeon are not clear or do not cover your particular problem, contact your surgeon.
Postoperative Problems - Check Your Symptoms
If you or someone you know is experiencing postoperative problems, check the symptoms here to determine if you need to seek medical treatment.
Postoperative Problems - Prevention
Tips to help prevent problems after surgery.
Postoperative Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Postoperative Problems.
Postoperative Problems - Topic Overview
Many people do not feel well after surgery. Pain, nausea, and a lack of energy may occur even after a minor surgery.
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome - Topic Overview
Ulnar tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the wrist. This nerve is found on the pinkie-finger side of the wrist. Overuse or repetitive use of the hands or wrist may cause swelling or thickening of the tissues close to the ulnar nerve. Swelling from a ganglion can also affect the ulnar nerve. Bicycle riders may develop ulnar tunnel syndrome from holding on to the ...
Preventing Finger,Hand,and Wrist Problems - Topic Overview
The following tips may prevent finger,hand,and wrist injuries: Do exercises that strengthen your hand and arm muscles. Stop,change,or take a break from activities that cause your symptoms. Reduce the speed and force of repetitive movements in activities such as hammering,typing,knitting,quilting,sweeping,raking,racquet sports,or rowing. Change positions when holding objects,such as ...