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When you fall sick and you are feeling unwell the next person you will think of is your medical doctor. Doctors are always there to help patients who have fallen sick by giving them proper medication that will help them to get well and healthy again. Doctors are generally trained to examine, diagnose and treat patients who go to them to seek for treatment from various diseases, medical conditions and injuries. Even though doctors are well trained and have the capacity to examine and find out the problem of the patient, an honest explanation from the patient of what their condition is to the doctor will help the doctor in giving a precise treatment for the ailment.

By Lying To Your Doctor Your Illness May Worsen

Be Honest With Your Doctor - doctor and patientWhen you fall sick it is important to be honest with your doctor about your illness or injury because the doctor’s ideal diagnosis will depend on the real causes of your illness/injury. Telling your doctor lies about what you feel may lead to misdiagnosis that may actually not help you get treated but instead worsen your medical condition. It is much better to let the doctor know precisely what is ailing you rather than letting the doctor remain guessing your situation.

When visiting your doctor because of an ailment or injury tell your doctor the whole truth about your situation and you will get the right treatment for your condition.

Being Honest With Your Doctor Ensures Minimal Medical Bills on Your Part

Be Honest With Your DoctorWhen you visit your doctor because of an injury that you suffered or due to some sickness and you lied, chances will be that your condition will keep on hurting you and you will eventually have to go back to your doctor. When you go back to the doctor you will have to pay certain fees such as consultation fees and several other fees that are often associated with a medical examination. This is enough reason for you to be honest with your doctor.

Being Honest With Your Doctor Will Save You Time and Pain

Be Honest With Your Doctor - be honestThe longer you keep lying to your doctor about your condition the more damage you will be doing to your general health. If your condition involves pain then it means that you will have to keep enduring pain even longer. It is also important for you to note that there are some illnesses that may develop into more serious conditions due to misdiagnosis that treating may be too costly affair for you. The time you will be spending going back to visit the doctor is also something that will be costing you your income. This is so because you will be spending much of your time visiting the hospital or your doctor instead of spending that time in income generating activity or at your work place.

Any type of surgery can be a challenging situation to be in, considering that by definition surgery requires some sort of cutting. That is also true for knee surgery. Before you undergo surgery on your knee, it’s important to be up-to-date about some of the most innovative procedures and doctors in the field.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Knee Surgery - surgery  This is a more of an approach to surgery on knees than an individual procedure per se. It includes various components such as up-to-date imaging methods, global navigation, specialized instruments, and tiny incisions. This knee surgery approach provides several benefits, including less blood loss, less pain, and less scarring. As a result, some of the results include a faster recovery and greater patient satisfaction.



 New Advanced Materials

Knee Surgery - doctorsThis is one of the most innovative areas in the world for knee surgery. For example, there’s a new prescriptive electrical stimulator, the Empi Phoenix that’s used to simply the treatment of muscle atrophy prior to, and after knee replacement surgery. The goal of the device is to make the quad stronger, and to help in the healing process.

One problem related to patients who will have surgery on their knee, is for them to wear an external brace. Fortunately, that issue was tackled by DJO Global. There’s another device called the OA Nano, which is practical for patients with mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis in their knees. The pain is relieved by offloading stress and giving stability to the joint that’s been damaged. The key benefit of this technology is that patients are able to personalize their braces based on their individual conditions.

While these devices are certainly helpful in surgeries on knees, the goal of physicians is always to prevent total knee replacement whenever possible. The reason is that total knee replacement has several drawbacks, such as the cost, pain, and recovery.

Alignment Is Key to Knee Replacement

Knee SurgeryPatient-Specific Positioning Guides (PSPGs) are one of the most fascinating innovations in surgeries for knees. It has greatly improved both the accuracy and results of total knee replacements. A PSPG is a device that’s developed by using a CT or MRI of a patient’s knee prior to surgery. Then during the surgery, the PSPG helps doctors as they install the implant. Since PSPGs are customized to the shape of a patient’s unique knee, the result is more precise surgery and more precise alignment.



New Natural Knee Replacement Procedure

One new type of knee surgery is being used for knee replacement. The goal of the procedure is to ensure that the implant knee is totally balanced. In other words, the goal is for the knee to feel natural. When the surrounding soft tissue is balanced, the implant will have a longer life. There are only a few surgeons in the U.S. that are using a new surgical tool that allows the surgeon to take cues from the own anatomy of the patient while fitting the implant. The name of the procedure is called “issue-guided surgery,” and is conducted on patients who are undergoing a partial replacement of their knees.

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Reference: Medical Trends