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Ulcerative colitis

Colorectal surgery, Surgery, Gastroenterology, Paediatric gastroenterology, Paediatrics

What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a condition where the large intestine and rectum become inflamed and eventually produce ulcers. It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, along with Crohn’s disease. Inflammatory bowel disease affects more than 620,000 people in the UK ...

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Ulnar nerve entrapment

Orthopaedic surgery

What is ulnar nerve entrapment? Ulnar nerve entrapmentis a nerve condition where the ulnar nerve becomes compressed. The ulnar nerve travels from the neck to the hand and is responsible for the function of different muscles of the hand and sensitivity in the ring fingers and little...

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Ulnar nerve surgery

Orthopaedic surgery, Internal medicine, Pain medicine, Physiotherapy, Surgery

What is ulnar nerve surgery? Ulnar nerve surgeryis a procedure to treatulnar nerve entrapment, sometimes known ascubital tunnel syndrome. The ulnar nerve is...

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Ultrasonic cavitation

Aesthetic medicine , Dermatology

What is ultrasound-assisted liposuction? Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is used to eliminate fat deposits from the body without surgery. It is a painless technique with immediate effects. With UAL, the professional can reshape the body’s general contour and eliminate problems such as cellulitis.

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Radiology, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Urology, Plastic surgery, Fertility specialist, Interventional radiology, Sports medicine, Cardiology, Pain medicine, Diagnostic imaging, Healthcare professionals, GP (general practitioner)

What is an ultrasound? Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that allows you to see organs and soft structures inside the body. At present, they can be 2D, 3D or four-dimensional images. Ultrasound is a non-invasive...

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Ultrasound 20 week scan

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What is a mid-pregnancy anomaly scan? A mid-pregnancy anomaly scan, also known as a morphological or 20 week ultrasound, together with the first scan or dating scan, is the most important and detailed ultrasound performed during a pregnancy. It is carried out between the 20th and 22nd...

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Ultrasound therapy


What is ultrasound therapy? Ultrasound therapy is a physiotherapy technique thatinvolves using ultrasound, i.e. sound vibrations greater than 20,000 Hz to treat soft tissue lesions, such as muscle injuries and

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Umbilical hernia

Surgery, Paediatric surgery, Colorectal surgery, Urology, Vascular surgery

What is an umbilical hernia? An umbilical hernia is a type of hernia that can be defined asparts of the internal organs protrudingthrough a weakness in the surrounding cavity. In the case of an umbilical hernia, abdominal fat or part...

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Plastic surgery

What is an umbilicoplasty? Umbilicoplastyis a cosmetic surgery aimed atreshaping the belly button. The procedure consists ofremoving excess skinin and around the belly button in order to improve its appearance by adjusting its size, repairing an umbilical hernia or turning a protruding belly button inwards.

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Undescended testicle (Cryptorchidism)

Paediatric urology, Paediatric surgery, Urology

What is cryptorchidism? An undescended testicle, medically known as cryptorchidism, is a common condition in young male children where one of the testicles has not moved into its usual position in the scrotum. It can occur with one (unilateral cryptorchidism) or both (bilateral cryptorchidism) testes. It is a problem that is thought to affect approximately 4% of...

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