Category Archives: Surgery

Antia-Finseth Award Presentation at Karad 2015: Single Incision Gasless Laparoscopic Surgeries

The Association of Rural Surgeons of India [ARSI] presents this award for innovations in rural surgery. The objective is to encourage innovations in rural surgical care. Earlier the Antia–Finseth awards were given to…

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Dr. J. Gnanaraj’s Contribution for The Karad Global Surgery Consensus Statement on Surgical Needs and Innovation in Rural Surgery

The Indian surgeon has adapted his skills to the low-resource environment, to be able to deliver high-quality surgery. There is much they can…

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Minimally Invasive Fasciotomy with Urology Instruments

The lower limb has fascia compartments through which nerves and blood vessels pass. These fascia that cover the muscle compartment are non-compliant, and along with increased interstitial pressure can cause compartment syndrome (1). Injury bleeding in the compartment and infection can cause these. The four “Ps” are used for diagnosis:… 

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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A New Cost-Effective Method

Carpal tunnel syndrome, also called “entrapment idiopathic median neuropathy,” is due to compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, in the wrist. It is becoming more common these days and often requires surgical treatment. The increasing incidence is probably related to typing, sewing and use of vibratory tools…. 

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Small Incisional Hernia Repair: Low-Cost Minimally Invasive Technique for Rural Areas

Incisional/ventral hernias are defects of the abdominal wall that appear after a prior surgery, at the site of the incision. They represent a significant drawback to invasive abdominal surgery and can develop in up to…

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Gasless or Lift Laparoscopic Surgery Equipment: A Comparison of Available Options

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery ranks similar to the introduction of anesthesia for surgeries, in creating a significant impact on surgical care. Healthy patients can tolerate the effects of…

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Minimally Invasive Treatment of Ganglion for Rural Surgeons

A ganglion is a synovial cyst filled with myxoid secretion and is commonly known as Gideon’s disease, Bible cyst or Bible bump. It is a non-neoplastic soft tissue lump occurring around joints and tendons. It is caused by…

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