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Surgery
March 13, 2014

Circumcision: The difference between TMC and MMC

MMC is the full removal of the penis foreskin, fully exposing the head of the penis. The procedure is performed at a medical facility by a trained Healthcare Worker or Doctor. Traditional male circumcision is carried out as a rite of passage into manhood, traditional male circumcision is mainly performed on adolescents or young men. Find out more about the differences between traditional male circumcision and medical male circumcision. (more…)
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Surgery
January 2, 2014

Schumacher’s brain injury: What is a “lucid interval”?

Yesterday, the news broke of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in the French Alps, whereby he sustained serious brain injuries and underwent emergency surgery. Doctors were hesitant to comment on his prognosis, although they confirmed he was in a critical condition. As of this morning, Schumacher remains in a coma, and doctors have reported that he is fighting for his life and that his condition is “touch and go”. At this stage they are unable to say what the full extent of his injuries are. (more…)
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Surgery
December 17, 2013

Man’s severed hand “kept alive” by grafting it to his ankle

A young man who lost his hand in an industrial accident had the severed appendage sewn onto his ankle to keep it “alive”, for a month before he started undergoing surgeries to reattach it. Xiao Wei, from China, was badly injured in November, and doctors at a local hospital initially said they would be unable to save his limb. However, doctors at a larger hospital opted to sew the hand to his ankle to stop it dying while they treated Wei’s other injuries. (more…)
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