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Ankle arthrodesis

Orthopaedic surgery

Ankle arthrodesis is an operation performed to correct a deformity or unhealed injuries as a result of arthritis,or to relieve pain in the ankle. Arthrodesis fuses the two bones that form the joint together.

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Abdominal MRI

Radiology

An abdominal MRI is a type of scan which uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the soft tissues in your abdomen. An MRI is carried out by a radiologist, and is a safe and pain-free procedure. Why do I need an abdominal MRI? An abdominal MRI...

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Abdominal pain

Paediatrics

What is abdominal pain? Abdominal pain can be a symptom of many conditions. It is the name given to pain that radiates between the chest and the groin. The most common cause is: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies or intolerances, or food poisoning. There are different types of abdominal pain, including: Burning pain: could be caused by gastritis, an ulcer, or reflux. Colic pain: could be due...

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Abdominal ultrasound

Gastroenterology

Abdominal ultrasound is a diagnostic test that allows the study of the organs and structures in the abdominal cavity through the use of ultrasound waves. It is possible to carry out simultaneous interventions such as drainage of abscesses or biopsies, and the examination of flow within thee blood vessels through a special ultrasound called Doppler ultrasound.

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Abdominal wall reconstruction

Surgery

What is abdominal wall reconstruction surgery? The abdominal wall is the three layers of muscle that protect and hold the inner organs. Sometimes, the strength and thickness of these muscles can become weak and unstable, due to a number of reasons, including: Recurring hernias Open, non-healing wounds The aim of abdominal wall reconstruction surgery is to redistribute more evenly, and hence strengthen the abdominal...

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Abdominoplasty

Plastic surgery

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to eliminate excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, while repositioning and strengthening the muscles of the abdominal wall. This type of abdominal surgery significantly reduces its bulging and flabby appearance, achieving a flat stomach and a slimmer waist. The intervention begins with an incision above the pubic area and extends to the hips. Excess abdominal skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are strengthened. The patient should...

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Abnormal chest X-ray

Cardiology

What is an abnormal chest x-ray? A chest X-ray is an imaging test that utilises low doses of radiation in short blasts to create images of the inside of a patient’s chest. In this way, doctors can examine the...

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Abnormal gait

Neurology

What are gait abnormalities? Gait abnormalities are alterations in the way of walking, usually due to injuries or pathologies of the spinal cord, brain, legs or feet. They can affect the speed at which you walk, and lead problems with consistency, symmetry or movements that are not synchronised. A gait takes place following a repetitive cycle in which different structures of the central and peripheral nervous system are involved. This cycle can be affected by...

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Abortion

Obstetrics & gynaecology

An abortion, or induced abortion, is the termination of an unwanted or unviable pregnancy by removing the foetus from the womb. It can be done by medication or can be done surgically, and is a low-risk procedure.

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Ac joint pain

Orthopaedic surgery

The acromioclavicular joint is a joint at the top of the shoulder. It is the junction between the acromion and the clavicle.

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