Health care personnel use sequential compression devices after surgery by fitting them around the legs of patients and attaching them to a machine that rhythmically pumps air through the sleeves, reports The d... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Sequential compression devices are used after joint replacement in order to reduce venous stasis and/or deep venous thrombosis, according to Medscape. Deep venous thrombosis is a common downside of knee replacement surge... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

While evaluating a used sequential compression device for DVT prophylaxis, check for the condition of the product and whether you can examine it before purchase. Evaluate the appropriateness of the compression site and c... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

General precautions that patients need to take after total hip replacement surgery include not crossing their legs when they stand, sit or lie down, and not bending too far forward, explains MedlinePlus. They should mini... More »

Physical therapy focusing on stretching the piriformis muscle can effectively reduce nerve pain from the back to the legs, reports Spine-health. If the pain is caused by a herniated disk, exercises focused on back bends ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Although recovery time varies for carotid artery surgery, typically patients spend one to two nights in the hospital, with some patients leaving as early as the same day, notes Healthline and the National Institutes of H... More »

The plasmodia parasite that causes malaria enters the human body through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito, reports These parasites infect the liver cells and reproduce, causing the cells to burst ope... More » Health Conditions & Diseases