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What I liked: "Dr Clayer is a very skilled surgeon. He has been my surgeon for the last 10 years and if it wasn't for him I'm sure I wouldn't still be here! He is a very caring surgeon with a sense of humour! I will miss him when he retires!"
I went for: Chondrosarcoma
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What I liked: "After the operation she contacted my husband & GP to let them know all went well, Bill had been worried all day, it took 12hrs., & was very relieved to be phoned immediately after & told everything went well."
I went for: Brain tumour removed
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"Very knowledgeable about my condition and treatments. Pays a lot of attention and is an asset to the community"
Patient who saw Dr. Janakan Ravindran in Royal Adelaide Hospital
"Dr. Brian Brophy removed an acoustic neuroma back in 1983 and to this day I can still remember his expertise, kindness toward my family back in Naracoorte. I still to this day, hold him in very high esteem!"
Patient who saw Dr. Brian Brophy in Royal Adelaide Hospital
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An arthroscopy is a procedure that utilises small incisions to be able to access a joint and treat some underlying conditions. A camera and instruments are inserted into the joint to allow for visualisation and manipulation the internal structures.
Most joints can be accessed by an arthroscopy, and with high definition cameras and finer instruments, the breadth of conditions that are able to be treated continues to grow.
Arthroscopic surgery generally allows for less trauma, through smaller incisions, and a more rapid recovery.
I hope this helps answer your question.
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An arthroscopy refers to key hole surgery of a joint. The knee and shoulder are the most common joints to have arthroscopic surgery but it can also be performed on the ankle, hip, wrist and elbow.
An arthroscopy will usually require two small cuts around the joint, one to allow passage of a small camera in to the joint and the other to allow surgical instruments to be passed to perform the surgery.
In the case of the knee, common arthroscopic procedures include repairing or removing a torn meniscus (cartilage), restoring damaged surface cartilage or reconstructing damaged ligaments. Most knee arthroscopies will be performed as a day stay procedure and because only very small cuts are made, the post-operative recovery will usually be quicker than a large, open procedure.
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Question about AVM - cerebral"I was diagnosed with a large AVM over the left parietal lobe last Friday by an MRI. I have been having daily migraines and chronic neck pain for nearly 5 weeks now. My migraines always start with an "aura". I am waiting to be referred to a neurologist. Is my migraines and neck pain be symptoms?"