Feb
2017

When Your Voice Gets Caught In Your Throat

For most of us viral infections are a common thing and losing your voice can be a blessing sometimes (especially when it comes to work). But when the voice does not come back even after the flu or the cold goes away, then you might need to get it checked first thing. Throat related and voice related diseases that are of serious nature are kind of rare but it is best to get any issues as early on as possible to prevent any problems to your larynx and esophagus.

The making of your voice

The voice box, or anatomy wise known as the larynx, is the organ that produces the voice that comes out of you. It is located right at the top of your windpipe (anatomy word: trachea) and is made up of two tissue bands/ rows of tissues that are known as vocal cords. When you breathe in, these vocal cords/ bands move apart to let air pass into your body and into the lungs (hence why your vocal cords get affected when you smoke). But when you are speaking the bands come together and has a narrow gap that air passes through. This causes vibrations on the cords which leads to production of a sound which comes out of your mouth as your voice. Apart from making sounds that are unique to you, the larynx is also the stop point for anything foreign going down from your mouth.

What is laryngoscopy?

A laryngoscopy is performed on your throat by an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist), and there are three separate kinds that can be performed depending on the diagnosis by the throatscope Australia. The first is the indirect, second is fiber optic or flexible and the third is the direct. Indirect laryngoscopy is the most basic procedure that can be done by basic medical supplies and only needs a small mirror (telescope) held to reflect the back of your throat. A small penlight will be aimed to assist with lighting effects to let the specialist see better on your throat and the larynx, hypopharynx (the bottom of the pharynx and marks the start of the trachea and esophagus) and the vocal cords will be examined. This method if only used with teens and adults as it requires you to keep your mouth open and gagging may ensue because of the telescope. When you initially feel your throat and esophagus not working properly, book an appointment with your closest ENT specialist to get your throat checked. Usually a general physician can do this examination as well (and they might), or they will refer you to a specialist.

Feb
2017

Erasing All Mistakes

Most young people have experienced a wild night out, a night where they have had a few too many drinks and decided to do something spontaneous and wild. Sometimes, this could be in the form of getting themselves the tattoo that they have always wanted but were never brave enough to get and sometimes, it could be something a little bit more serious such as going out and getting married to their best friend. The next morning however, the actions of the night before can cause quite a shock but fortunately many of these mistakes can be written off as experiences in life and they can be rescinded. It is fairly easy to have a tattoo removed and a sudden marriage can be annulled immediately under the circumstances. For some people however, getting the tattoo that they have always wanted may not always be a good thing as it can hinder their progress at work or in their career.

Body art deletion
If you have gone out, had a few too many drinks and decided to get a tattoo that you have immediately regretted, you do not have to worry too much because it is fairly easy to remove a tattoo. You will however need to spend a little bit of extra money to remove the tattoo because having the procedure done at a good place can cost money. It would be a good idea for you to do some research about laser tattoo removal cost to make sure that you have the money to get the procedure done and if you do not have the money on hand, you need to start saving for it if you are determined to get rid of the tattoo that you have gotten.

It would also be a good idea for you to do some research on the internet and find out the best place for laser removal tattoo prices has many tattoo parlors that will do this for you but it is also important that you read reviews by other customers to make sure that you are making the right choice because not only will you be spending your hard earned money on the procedure but tattoo removal and tattoos in general can be quite dangerous if you have not done it at the right place. Not doing proper research on the subject could also cause you to spend your money at an ill reputed place and get your tattoo botched instead of removed which could be a lot worse than having tattoo that you regret.

Feb
2017

Modern Orthopedic Techniques To Fix Knee Joints

The knee is made up of different bones and tissues which need to function properly in order to keep the joint fluid and mobile. This joint has four ligament tissues, including the anterior cruciate ligament which is in the center of a knee joint. It helps to hold the bones in place and in case it is twisted much it can be severely damaged. As this ligament does not fix by itself, it would mean reconstruction surgery to fix such a condition.

The serious knee problem
Just as anterior hip replacement surgeon Sydney you would need reconstructive surgery for your knee in case you have damaged ACL in a way that limits normal physical activities. Normal movement of the knee is vital for one to execute normal functions and to be mobile. Usually an orthopedic specialist will examine the extent of injury that has occurred. If surgery is not required, then non invasive treatment is done.

Different surgery techniques for knee issues
In case, ACL injury is severe and invasive surgery is required to reconstruct the same three kinds of surgery techniques are common. Depending on the exact nature of the injury, there are possibilities of open surgery or Arthroscopy as well as a combination of both techniques. An ACL reconstruction surgeon will choose the procedure, depending on the nature of injury or reconstruction required. In case of knee replacement surgery Sydney that can be treated by Arthroscopy surgery, it is a less invasive technique than open surgery. A small incision in made and a drill is used to cut and make a hole in the bone so that ACL can be accessed. In open surgery technique the surgeon will make an incision to access the torn tissues directly in order to repair or replace the same. Sometimes both techniques need to be sued in order to repair the knee.

A reconstructive knee surgery conducted successfully consists of a new ACL being inserted and secured in place. The new tissue might be artificial or human. The surgeon will replace the damaged fibers with new fibers. These are secured to the knee joint bones. The operated part needs to be immobilized in order to allow healing to be completed. The healing process takes long as circulation is poor in this area. However, with the right kind of medical supervision and rehabilitation, many people are able to get back to a normal life after undergoing such a surgery. One can consult an orthopedic specialty clinic in their area to find experienced surgeons who have performed such surgeries before.