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#Surgery

# surgery - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

# surgery - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Triple limb transplant patient loses leg

The world-first operation has run into complications, with doctors forced to remove the transplanted leg a day after surgery.

# surgery - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Doctors perform world's first triple limb transplant

The 34-year-old patient received two arms and a leg after losing his own as a child, in Turkey.

# surgery - Thursday 19 January, 2012

From The42 Cruel blow as cruciate op rules Ronan out for the season Cruciate Curse

Cruel blow as cruciate op rules Ronan out for the season

Munster flanker Niall Ronan learned yesterday that he will need surgery to repair recent cruciate ligament damage.

# surgery - Friday 6 January, 2012

Implant scandal company PIP 'also produced silicone testicles'

Former workers of the company at the centre of a breast implant scandal claim that it also produced implants for men.

# surgery - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery

Cristina Fernandez is recovering after having surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, and is cautiously expected to make a full recovery.

# surgery - Friday 23 December, 2011

French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants

The French health minister said the decision was a matter of precaution and the removal is not an urgent issue.

# surgery - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Thousands advised to remove breast implants over leaking concerns

Tens of thousands of women in Britain and France with low-grade silicon implants have been advised to have them removed over concerns they could leak.

# surgery - Saturday 10 December, 2011

President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week

Higgins has previously said that he broke his kneecap while on a humanitarian mission in Colombia.

# surgery - Friday 9 December, 2011

Ireland develops world's first 3D surface anatomy guide 3D

Ireland develops world's first 3D surface anatomy guide

A team of artists, anatomists and engineers have proven that 3D is not just useful for blockbuster movies – it can stand in for “live models” too.

# surgery - Friday 18 November, 2011

From The42 Paddy Wallace facing two months on the sidelines Surgery

Paddy Wallace facing two months on the sidelines

Ireland centre went under the knife yesterday to repair tendon damage in his left thumb, ruling him out of the province’s Heineken Cup group games.

# surgery - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Video: Bullfighter survives being gored through the face Bullfighting This post contains videos

Video: Bullfighter survives being gored through the face

Surgeons have reconstructed Juan Jose Padilla’s facial bones after the accident yesterday.

# surgery - Friday 16 September, 2011

Meadhbh McGivern in a 'relatively stable' condition after 14 hour surgery

The Leitrim teenager was flown to London in the government Lear jet on Wednesday night after a donor organ became available.

# surgery - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

In pictures: Man who had thumb surgically replaced with big toe Thumbs Up This post contains images

In pictures: Man who had thumb surgically replaced with big toe

James Byrne, 29, accidentally severed his thumb while sawing wood. But doctors had a clever solution…

# surgery - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Chavez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy

The Venezuelan leader underwent surgery on a tumour in June.

# surgery - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts Medical Firsts

Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts

Hand and face transplants, test tube babies and plastic hearts – a look at some of the world’s medical firsts…

# surgery - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Irish girl misses out on liver transplant

Coast guard was to due to fly her from Leitrim for London operation last night but medics decided she wouldn’t make it on time.

# surgery - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery Good News This post contains videos

Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery

Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.

# surgery - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Recipient of the first US full face transplant makes appearance Facial Transplant This post contains images

Recipient of the first US full face transplant makes appearance

Dallas Wiens, 25, said that the the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was “Daddy, you’re so handsome.”

# surgery - Friday 6 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge US woman goes to the dentist for surgery, wakes up with an Irish accent BEGORRAH This post contains videos

US woman goes to the dentist for surgery, wakes up with an Irish accent

Karen Butler’s Irish accent is also interpreted as English, Scottish, Australian and Transylvanian. She claims to suffer from a rare disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome.

# surgery - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Little Liam sets off for pioneering brain surgery

Two year old Liam Heffernan, who has Battens Disease, will leave from Dublin Airport today to undergo medical treatment in the USA for the disease, which his older sister died from.

# surgery - Monday 29 November, 2010

From The42 'My jaw is rather sore this morning' - O'Driscoll could face injury lay-off Ow!

'My jaw is rather sore this morning' - O'Driscoll could face injury lay-off

A suspected broken jaw could be bad news for Leinster’s Heineken Cup hopes.

# surgery - Friday 17 September, 2010

Surgery "clusters" at Navan investigated by HSE HSE

Surgery "clusters" at Navan investigated by HSE

All cases being examined relate to surgeries carried out before the HSE announced its abrupt decision to cease surgeries at the hospital.

# surgery - Friday 27 August, 2010

A NUMBER OF IRISH patients who have had hip replacement surgery may have to go back under the knife as a company recalls a hip device.

The recall affects the DePuy ASR AX acetabular system and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform, both of which are distributed by PEI.

The company urges patients to contact their orthopaedic surgeon or hospital to check if the device was used in their surgery.

DePuy has placed a factsheet about the recall on their website. It says “more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery.”

The company recommends that hip replacement patients contact their surgeon if they experience any discomfort post-surgery:

If you are experiencing symptoms of pain or discomfort, regardless of the hip system used, you should contact your orthopaedic surgeon for an evaluation.

DePuy also says it will provide information on reimbusement for medical appointments arising from the recall on its helpline. Callers outside of the US are recommended to ask the operator to make a collect call to +1 813-287-1651.

The line will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to DePuy.

# surgery - Friday 6 August, 2010

A BOY FROM Northern Ireland, who was the first child in the world to undergo a windpipe transplat using stem cells, is set to return home today after the operation was deemed a success.

Doctors are hoping the operation will mean a huge leap in regenerative medicine along the lines of Finn-Lynch’s surgery.

Ciaran Finn-Lynch, 11, received a trachea from an Italian donor in a nine-hour operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, in March. Doctors had removed the donor’s cells using digestive enzymes and replaced them with Finn-Lynch’s own  stem cells.

The stem cells originated in his bone marrow, and were used to ensure the organ was not rejected after the transplant. The pioneering surgery meant that the new tissue grew on the trachea while it was inside his body, instead of being cultivated externally.

Ciaran was born with a condition which meant he had a very narrow windpipe which made breathing difficult. Procedures to open up his airways provided temporary relief before surgeons suggested a transplant as a more permanent solution last year.


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