What is joint replacement?
Joint replacement is the surgical removal of a joint and replacement of it with an artificial (prosthetic) one. The technical term for joint replacement is arthroplasty. It can be performed on many di…
What is arthroplasty?
Arthroplasty is the technical term for joint replacement, which is when a joint is surgically removed and replaced with an artificial (prosthetic) one.
What are the risks of rhinoplasty?
Risks of rhinoplasty include bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anaesthetic and possible additional surgery in the future.
Do I have to have a general anaesthetic to have dental implants?
Most dental implants can be placed in the dental chair under a local anaesthetic – the same numbing injection you would have for routine fillings. If you are having several implants placed at once, …
What is a caesarean section?
A caesarean section, also known simply as a caesarean or C-section, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby via the abdomen.
Will my teeth move back to where they started after I get my braces off?
You will need to wear a retainer or have one fitted to your teeth to stop your teeth from moving back to their original positions after your braces are removed. Try to wear the retainer as advised by …
Can adults have braces?
Adults can have braces. There are different types of braces available that can be less visible than metal braces, which make them a more popular choice for adults. Straightening a crooked smile is wor…
How do I prepare for rhinoplasty?
Your doctor will discuss with you how best to prepare for the rhinoplasty surgery. You may be advised to change or stop certain medications, particularly if they increase the risk of bleeding. Smoking…
Is circumcision safe?
Circumcision is generally a safe procedure. Complications of a circumcision performed by medical professionals are rare (0.2-0.6%) and usually mild.
Can I take a holiday after my operation in another country?
After some procedures, it is often recommended that you stay in the country for some time before you do any air travel, to reduce the risk of blood clots forming during the flight. In addition, talk t…
What is an endemic area?
An endemic area is a place where an infection is common to a particular region or community.