Surgery is resorted to only when drug therapy fails. Possible procedures include everything from implanting devices and transplanting neural tissue to blasting the troublesome brain cells with an electrode - all with limited success and major side...
One of the most common bread-and-butter treatments within the surgical profession is the hernia operation. Some 20 million groin hernia repairs are performed each year - 100,000 in the UK
* First, avoid surgery by treating your osteoarthritis holistically (see box, p 10).
* Think twice if you are under 60. It’s likely that you’ll need a revision in your lifetime.