Ch 3: Surgical Procedures

About This Chapter

Use this chapter about surgical procedures as a study aid, for homework help, or to help prepare for a test. Each one contains relevant lessons and quizzes that can serve as valuable study tools.

Surgical Procedures -- Chapter Summary

This engaging chapter was put together to help you learn more about basic surgical procedures that nurses should be familiar with. Discover the uses of bone cement and learn why it is importance of knowing how bone cement can affect a pregnancy through a quick lesson. After going over the lessons, you can test what you've reviewed by taking the corresponding multiple-choice quiz. Once you've completed the lessons and quizzes in this chapter, you should know the following information:

  • Why bone implantation syndrome can occur
  • What exactly is involved in the procedure of kyphoplasty and length of recovery
  • The specific side effects and complications of kyphoplasty
  • How kyphoplasty is different from vertebroplasty
  • What complications can stem from vertebroplasty

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Surgical Procedures
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Bone Cement?

1. What is Bone Cement?

What is bone cement? How is it used in a medical setting? If you are curious about the answers to these questions, look no further. In this lesson we will explore what bone cement is and how it used to make lives easier.

Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome

2. Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome

Bone cement implantation syndrome is a rare but potentially fatal complication from the cement used during certain orthopedic surgeries. In this lesson, a broad overview of bone cement implantation syndrome will be presented.

Bone Cement and Pregnancy

3. Bone Cement and Pregnancy

This lesson will quickly explain bone cement and what it's used for. Then you'll learn whether or not bone cement has any adverse effects on fetal health.

Kyphoplasty: Definition, Procedure & Recovery

4. Kyphoplasty: Definition, Procedure & Recovery

This lesson gives you an overview of kyphoplasty. You'll learn what this is, why and how it's performed, and what to expect right after the procedure.

Kyphoplasty: Complications & Side Effects

5. Kyphoplasty: Complications & Side Effects

Kyphoplasty can significantly improve a person's life by relieving significant pain. But as with every medical procedure, it carries its own set of general and specific risks that this lesson covers.

Kyphoplasty vs. Vertebroplasty

6. Kyphoplasty vs. Vertebroplasty

It's hard to tell the difference between a kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. This lesson clearly explains what these procedures are and what their key differences are as well.

Vertebroplasty: Definition, Procedure & Recovery

7. Vertebroplasty: Definition, Procedure & Recovery

What are alternative options to back surgery? In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a vertebroplasty, the specifics of the procedure, and the expected stages of recovery.

Vertebroplasty: Complications & Side Effects

8. Vertebroplasty: Complications & Side Effects

In this lesson, we are going to look at a relatively new procedure called vertebroplasty that's being performed to repair vertebrae. We'll also focus on the possible side effects and complications of this procedure.

Seroma: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

9. Seroma: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

If you've recently had surgery, especially major surgery, you might be at risk of developing a seroma. Should you be worried? Find out on this lesson on seromas and their symptoms and treatment options.

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