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Hand transplant is a treatment option for people who have had one or both hands amputated. In a hand transplant, you receive one or two donor hands and a portion of the forearms from a person who has died. Hand transplants are performed in only a few transplant centers worldwide.

Although not guaranteed, a hand transplant may help you regain some hand function and sensation. While a hand transplant can improve your quality of life, it is a lifelong commitment to treatment. You'll need to take special medications (immunosuppressants) and have routine physical therapy and doctor appointments to check on the condition of your donor hands.

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure, performed to treat the spider veins and varicose veins. Varicose veins are twisted, swollen and painful, blood-filled veins. Sclerotherapy is not mandatory for the patients and is done after the consultation between a patient and the physician. During this procedure, the doctor injects a solution into the veins of the patient directly. This solution, used during sclerotherapy, causes the scarring and collapsing of the veins, which further pushes the blood into the healthy veins. The affected veins get collapsed and absorbed by the surrounding tissue, and slowly fade away. This fading away of the affected veins may take a few weeks and sometimes, the complete results might be observed in a month. Usually, the varicose veins are found in the legs and are blue in color. Normally, the valves present in the veins help the blood flow to the heart, preventing the blood to collect in a single area. However, in the case of varicose veins, these valves get damaged, resulting in filling up of the veins, at a single place, with blood. This collection of blood is common when a person is standing.

Uterine artery embolization is a minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths in the uterus. In uterine artery embolization — also called uterine fibroid embolization — a doctor uses a slender, flexible tube (catheter) to inject small particles (embolic agents) into the uterine arteries, which supply blood to your fibroids and uterus.

Uterine fibroids stimulate formation of new blood vessels to the fibroid. During uterine artery embolization, the embolic agents are injected into these fibroid blood vessels. The goal is to block the fibroid vessels, starving the fibroids and causing them to shrink and die.

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