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Xanthelasma

Aesthetic medicine , Dermatology , Plastic surgery

What are xanthelasma? Xanthelasma are yellow/orange deposits of cholesterol that slowly develop underneath the skin, most commonly directly on the eyelid or in the eyelid area. They appear as raised bumps on the surface of the skin. Prognosis Xanthelasma are not painful but can lead to disfigurement. They canbe left alone but typically, people seek their removal for cosmetic reasons. They can be...

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Xen implant

Ophthalmology

What is the XEN® implant? The XEN® implant, also known as the XEN® gel stent, is designed to lower pressure in the eyes in those with open-angle glaucoma. The implant is particularly recommended in those who have had previous surgical treatments which have failed.

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Xiapex®

Orthopaedic surgery

What is Xiapex®? Xiapex® is a treatment for adults suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture, which is when connective tissue in the palm of the hand stiffens and causes one or more fingers to bend inwards, towards the wrist. Xiapex® is injected directly into the tissue (cord) in the palm to dissolve it so a doctor can manually straighten...

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