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  • Common Questions About Lumbar Discectomy Surgery

    Wednesday August 27, 2014

    When someone is suffering from severe lower backleg pain, this may be a result of herniated disc material applying pressure to the spinal cord or a nerve root along the lower part of the spinal column. For patients with back leg pain who have been diagnosed with this condition, one of the possible treatments is a surgical procedure to remove part of the herniated disc in order to relieve the pressure on the nerve. This procedure is known as a lumbar discectomy surgery.
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  • PCL Reconstruction: A Promising Solution for a Lesser Known Knee Injury

    Monday August 25, 2014

    In the back of the knee, there exists a small, but important ligament – the posterior cruciate ligament, or commonly, the PCL. It is one of four major bands of muscle that stretch across the knee joint, connecting the bones of the upper leg to the bones of the lower leg. In the case of the PCL, the tendon exits specifically for the purpose of attaching the femur (thigh) and the tibia (shin).
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