Pro Athelete Mark Ingram undergoes surgery on fractured hand

“New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram underwent surgery this week to repair a fracture in his hand, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. Two screws were inserted above Ingram’s thumb during the procedure. Because the bone was fractured and displaced, Payton said, there was no way that Ingram could attempt to play through the injury….

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What Happened During My Skin Cancer Surgery

Today marked the climax of the double-whammy that hit the blog this month with John’s near heart attack and my coming down with skin cancer. A month ago I had what I thought was a mole removed from my cheek and learned two days later than I had a basal cell carcinoma living on my…

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Will Google Glass make its way into the operating room?

  A number of plastic surgeons have adopted wearable devices, 3-D technology and robotic assistants while working with patients, but will Google Glass affect the way medical professionals communicate with patients or conduct their surgeries? At the 2014 Aesthetic Meeting in San Francisco, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery announced a number of advancements…

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More Seniors Getting Mohs for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

The number of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing Mohs microsurgery for nonmelanoma skin cancers doubled between 2001 and 2006, while the rate of surgical excision remained relatively stable, according to new research presented here at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 69th Annual Meeting. “In 2001, 0.75 of every 100 Medicare beneficiaries received Mohs micrographic surgery for…

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery: the Single Most Effective Technique for Removing Skin Cancer Cells

New treatments for skin cancer are appearing and evolving rapidly in recent years. However, one surgical technique has more than stood the test of time. Developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has, with a few refinements, come to be embraced over the past decade by an increasing number of surgeons…

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