Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine. By inserting needles into different points on the body, acupuncture can relieve pains and treat disorders that have not responded to conventional treatment.
Surgeons can perform a bone graft to repair or rebuild damaged bone in many areas of your body.
Chemical pathology is the branch of pathology that analyses body fluids such as blood or urine to investigate various conditions including liver, kidney, heart and bone disease, hormone and drug levels.
Chemotherapy is the use of chemicals or drugs (cytotoxic agents) in the treatment of cancer.
Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon.
General Anaesthetic (GA) is a combination of drugs that causes a deep sleep.
If your swollen or painful joints, ligaments or tendons do not respond to conservative treatments your consultant may recommend image guided joint injections.
Interventional radiology is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery that uses radiological image guidance (X-rays, ultrasound, CT and MRI) to aid treatment.
Local anaesthetic is a drug that is injected into a specific area of your body causing loss of feeling.
Under general anaesthetic your surgeon will move your stiff joint to a full range of motion, stretching the surrounding muscles and freeing the joint capsule.
Moles are a form of pigmented lesion. Benign (non cancerous) lesions can simply be left alone. However if your mole bothers you in any way your consultant may recommend removal (excision).
Paediatric Medicine includes the treatment of children and teenagers.
During radiotherapy, x-rays are used to treat several types of cancer.
Trigger point injections are used to apply a local anaesthetic and steroid to an inflamed area to relieve pain.