Return of the Surgical Cap: General Surgery News

Will surgical caps make a comeback in the OR? A shift in surgical attire guidelines may be on the horizon.

"I came to realize that it's our ability to elicit people's priorities that ultimately matters," Atul Gawande, MD, said in a recent address on becoming a good surgeon.

A recent trial has found that using Kadcyla, in lieu of Herceptin, to treat HER2-positive early breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy improves invasive disease-free survival.

The current state of perioperative nutrition in the U.S. "doesn't cut it anymore," surgeons say.

A new device designed for patients to use at home may help prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after surgery.

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Hip Replacement Surgery - Pain, Prep, Recovery

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You will likely have to show that you have brought someone with you and they will wait and drive you home. This timeline is based on my experience from the first ACL surgery recovery timeline I followed and I will use it as my guiding rehab plan this time. It is much easier to get through recovery when you have milestones bipolar medications: Everything you need to know and goals in mind. Its usually OK to drive 1-3 days after surgery. You may see bruising, slight swelling and a small amount of blood on the bandage.