Category Archives: Procedures

When Someone You Love is on a Mechanical Ventilator

Respiratory Ventilator This is the commonest form of life support given in hospitals. This is basically a machine used to assist breathing. When is it Required? In cases where the patient is not able to breathe himself adequately to meet the body needs of oxygen, a ventilator is needed. This happens when you have some […]

Total Hip Replacement Surgery- After care, Exercises, Precautions

Total Hip Replacement This is a commonly done surgery these days. Here, the ball and socket joint of the hip is replaced. This is a main weight bearing joint of our body. So, take care after surgery to help healing and attain proper alignment and movements. You’ll need to follow instructions given by your doctor […]

Management of Post Lumbar Puncture Headache

What is Lumbar Puncture? Inserting a needle in the lower back region (lumbar area) to draw out some cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is called lumbar puncture. The procedure is also called spinal tap. Cerebrospinal fluid is a special liquid that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. It acts as a shock absorber, preventing these vital […]