Why We Said No to the Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery Technology At Our Hospital

28 Apr 2018 Latest News

Some time ago, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, a physician owned hospital, was given the opportunity to purchase a robotic arm assisted surgery system.

After carefully considering both the potential benefits and downsides of the robotic arm, we determined that the current form of this technology would not make a measurable difference in the recovery nor the outcomes of patients at our hospital.

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5 Stretches to Help Relieve Your Back Pain

Dealing with back pain on a regular basis can make it hard for you to enjoy your favorite activities. But there are certain stretching exercises that you can do at home, that will provide your back with relief.  

You can develop chronic back pain from an injury, a medical condition, or wear and tear that happens over the years. Having this kind of pain can interfere with your everyday life and prevent you from doing some of the things you love. Stretching helps ease tension in your back muscles and keep them flexible, which can provide you with chronic back pain relief. Try the following exercises to manage your back pain, no matter what the cause.

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Learn about two innovations in minimally invasive hip surgery and see which one could be right for you.

What “Minimally Invasive” Really Means When It Comes to Hip Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a well-established procedure that can greatly reduce pain and improve mobility. In 1940, the first surgeon in the US performed a metallic hip replacement in South Carolina. Since that first surgery, medical advances have made the technique easier on patients and has improved recovery time by reducing the trauma to the patient’s body during the procedure.

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Discover what a torn rotator cuff really is, and learn your options for rotator cuff repair surgery.

What Is a Torn Rotator Cuff, and What Can You Do About It?

We see this injury quite often among our patients—here are the basic facts.

If you experience shoulder pain, it is a good idea to see your doctor right away. What you might think is just a strain may actually be a torn rotator cuff. Without proper treatment, this condition can get worse and you may require rotator cuff repair surgery. Most rotator cuff injuries are caused by the natural degenerative process that comes as the result of aging.

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