What is Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

What is Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Now that the Kuether Brain and Spine team is able to perform elective procedures for the Portland metro community again, we’re exploring common surgeries performed by our staff. Carpal tunnel or median nerve compression is relatively common, especially as people...
What is a Discectomy and Laminectomy?

What is a Discectomy and Laminectomy?

Today we’re exploring two common spinal surgeries: discectomy and laminectomy. We’ll explore what these procedures do and when these procedures are appropriate for a patient. As with any surgery, a surgeon and in this case, a neurosurgeon will diagnose and...

The Stages of a Coma

A coma can be defined as a state of profound unconsciousness in which the patient is incapable of conscious behavior. During a state of coma, the brain shows very little activity and the patient is typically in a precarious state between life and death. Comas are...

What is Hydrocephalus and How to Treat It?

The brain is complex yet delicate; there are many ways it can be negatively impacted. Today, we’re looking at what hydrocephalus is, its causes, symptoms and treatments. To begin, hydrocephalus is “the buildup of fluid in the brain’s cavities or...