Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be extremely difficult. Physical therapy and other interventions can help. But despite those efforts, some people are left with paralyzed or spastic limbs. A unique type of surgery offers hope to these patients.
Olympian and standout downhill skier Lindsey Vonn tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments last week during a fall in the super-G competition at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. She also broke a bone in her lower leg. Orthopedic surgeon Sabrina Strickland explains Vonn's injuries in detail.
A new report reveals a staggering difference in the cost of medical procedures, depending on where you go for treatment. Dr. Kavita Patel, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses this unsettling news.
Most children are a bit scared and apprehensive when they are forced to make a visit to a hospital emergency room. However, one Santa Monica medical center is making a concerted effort to make the ER experience easier on young children.
This 1-year-old boy from Ireland is about to head home after a unique surgical treatment at Children's Hospital in Boston. The two ends of Sergio O'Connor's esophagus were far apart, but a life-saving surgery has the young boy on the road to recovery.
With more and more patients in need of specialized care, doctors are turning to technology to help them be in more than one place at a time. Some are calling it one of the best advances in tele-medicine.
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using cutting-edge technology to treat a the common heart condition known as atrial fibrillation. Surgery to treat the condition often leads to several x-rays during the procedure. That may no longer be necessary.
A surgical simulator recently created by a group of young men allows "players" to perform a heart transplant. It's not quite a video game, and it's not quite a training tool. See for yourself...
Dr. Eric Topol has long been one of the world's foremost cardiologists. He has now become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. This explosion, he says, is about to make healthcare better and cheaper. Watch what he does with his cell phone.
Dr. Spero Karas from Emory Sports Med discusses ACL injuries and tears and how they are treated in this live ACL repair surgery video.
A medical journal study has found that women are 14 percent less likely to die from breast cancer after undergoing a lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment than after a mastectomy.
How were doctors able to successfully perform a double arm transplant on veteran Brendan Marrocco? Dr. Jon LaPook explains the revolutionary medical procedure.
Laparoscopic surgery uses minimally invasive incisions -- which means less pain and shorter recovery times for patients. But Steven Schwaitzberg has run into two problems teaching these techniques to surgeons around the world -- language and distance. He shares how a new technology, which combines video conferencing and a real-time universal translator, could help.
After a decade of seemingly ineffective treatments, a team of doctors finally decided to go for a more extraordinary option. In a process which required two operations, doctors expanded Silva's chin and jaw to create more space in the interior of her mouth. She also had to use braces for her teeth.
Live surgical footage from Dr. Robert Guida performed on a young woman to remove her nasal polyps. This image guided sinus surgery allows for exact precision with real time guidance.