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The importance of the needle holder in surgery

A crucial tool for precision and effectiveness in the operating room What is a needle holder? A needle holder is a fundamental surgical instrument whose presence is essential in every operating room. Designed to grasp and hold surgical…

Unlocking the secrets of prehistoric medicine

A Journey Through Time to Discover the Origins of Medicine Prehistoric Surgery In prehistoric times, surgery was not an abstract concept but a tangible and often life-saving reality. Trepanation, performed as early as 5000 BC in regions…

Hysterectomy: a comprehensive overview

Understanding the Details of a Hysterectomy and Its Impacts A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the uterus, and in some cases, the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes as well. This procedure can last…

The pneumothorax: a comprehensive overview

Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Pneumothorax What is Pneumothorax? Pneumothorax, commonly known as a collapsed lung, occurs when air infiltrates the space between the lung and the chest wall, known as the pleural…

Tracheotomy: a life-saving surgery

Understanding the Procedure, Indications, and Management of Tracheostomy What is Tracheostomy and When is it Performed? Tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that involves creating an opening through the neck into the trachea, allowing for…

The evolution and use of the scalpel in modern surgery

An In-depth Look at the Importance of this Essential Surgical Tool History and Development of the Scalpel The scalpel, also known as a lancet or surgical knife, is a sharp surgical instrument used for making incisions during surgeries or…

The Rise and Decline of Barber-Surgeons

A Journey through Medical History from Ancient Europe to the Modern World The Role of Barbers in the Middle Ages In the Middle Ages, barber-surgeons were central figures in the European medical landscape. Emerging around 1000 AD, these…

What does anastomosis mean?

Anastomosis in surgery connects two body channels together, such as blood vessels or parts of your intestines. Surgeons create a new anastomosis after removing or bypassing part of a channel, or after removing or replacing an organ that was…