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What causes balance problems?

The ability to balance depends on various factors. This includes on how well the brain, nerves, eyes, muscles and joints, function, as well as the vestibular system, which is the group of structures behind the ear drum. Leading consultant adult & paediatric ENT surgeon Miss Victoria Alexander looks at the most common causes of balance problems in connection to the vestibular system, their symptoms and treatment.

Written by Top Doctors

Written by Top Doctors
Orthopaedic surgery

Limb lengthening in children: Balancing hope and risks

Limb lengthening surgery in children is a medical procedure designed to address conditions where one or more limbs are shorter than normal. This innovative technique offers hope to children and their families, but it also comes with its share of risks and considerations. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of limb lengthening in kids, exploring both the procedure itself and the potential risks involved.

Dr Lena Vakil

By Dr Lena Vakil

Long-term care for dental implants: Tips for maintaining your smile

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, offering a permanent and natural-looking alternative to dentures and bridges. While dental implants are designed to be durable and long-lasting, proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure their success over the years. We invited highly respected dentist and oral surgery specialist Dr Lena Vakil, who specialises in dental implants, to share her advice on the best ways to care for them, and what to avoid to preserve your smile in the long term.

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Written by Top Doctors
Plastic surgery

Skin cancer and its prevention: Why visiting a specialist matters

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide, with millions of cases diagnosed each year. While it can be a frightening diagnosis, the good news is that early detection and treatment significantly increase the chances of successful outcomes. Understanding the importance of visiting a specialist for skin cancer removal and prevention is crucial for safeguarding your health. In this article, distinguished consultant plastic surgeon Mr Nick Pantelides explains why consulting with a plastic surgeon, recognising the signs of skin cancer, and proactive prevention measures are essential.

Exploring bone fixation methods in limb lengthening surgery

Limb lengthening surgery, a procedure designed to correct deformities or enhance stature, has evolved significantly over the years. Central to the success of this procedure is the method of bone fixation, which plays a crucial role in stabilising bones during the lengthening process. In his latest online article, Mr Dimitrios Giotikas delves into the various methods of bone fixation employed in limb lengthening surgeries, highlighting their mechanisms, advantages, and limitations.

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Written by Top Doctors
Clinical oncology

MRL-SABR for oligometastatic disease

MRL-SABR (magnetic resonance lymphangiography combined with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy) represents a paradigm shift in the management of oligometastatic disease, offering a targeted and minimally invasive treatment option with the potential for improved outcomes. Here, Dr Sathish Harinarayanan, renowned consultant clinical oncologist, delves into the intricacies of MRL-SABR.

Ms Monica Fawzy

By Ms Monica Fawzy

Understanding facial ageing

As we journey through life, our faces undergo a myriad of transformations. From the subtle changes in skin texture to the more pronounced shifts in facial structure, ageing leaves its indelible mark on our appearance. But what exactly causes these changes, and how can we address them? In her latest online article, Ms Monica Fawzy gives us her insights.

Understanding pharyngeal pouch: Symptoms and treatments

In his latest online article, Professor Martin Anthony Birchall gives us his insights into pharyngeal pouch. He talks about the typical symptoms and clinical presentations associated with it and how it differs from other conditions, the main risk factors, what diagnostic techniques or tools are used to confirm the presence of the pouch, the available treatment options and potential complications.

Navigating brain tumour recovery

Neuroimages post-treatment are like before-and-after snapshots, vital for monitoring brain tumour impact. Neuroradiologists face the challenge of distinguishing tumour relapse from treatment effects. In his latest online article, Professor Sotirios Bisadas explores advanced imaging techniques, follow-up frequency, and the role of technology and skilled neuroradiologists in accurate diagnosis.

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