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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 finger. When the ulnar nerve is trapped at the elbow it is called cubital tunnel syndrome.

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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 one of the three main nerves in your arm and passes from the neck down into the hand, and is responsible for the area often referred to as the “funny bone”.

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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

What is 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 technique, in which radiation is not used.Thanks to this, it is used to visualise developing foetuses.

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Ultrasound 20 week scan

Obstetrics & gynaecology

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

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Ultrasound therapy


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

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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, which refers to when part of the internal organs protrude through a weakness in the surrounding cavity. In the case of an umbilical hernia, abdominal fat or part of the bowel passes through an area around the navel. What are...

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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...

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Unexplained weight loss

Nutrition & dietetics, Surgery

What is unexplained weight loss? Unexplained weight loss is when you notice a significant drop in your body weight, especially when you are not trying to lose weight. Unlike when someone is intentionally trying toloseweight, this type of weight loss isn't due toa change of diet, activity or lifestyle, but instead comes on suddenly and is unexplained.

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