Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 by

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a joint disease characterized by loss of bone under a piece of cartilage. It primarily occurs because of loss of blood supply to the area which leads to loosening of the thin layer of bone and cartilage. This results in overall joint instability and the typical symptoms include pain and feelings

Quadriceps Tendon Tear

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 by

Tendons are strong cords of fibrous tissue that attach muscles to bones, and therefore constitute a very important part of the musculoskeletal system. Quadriceps is one of the strongest and bulkiest muscles in the body and is located in the anterior compartment of the thighs functioning as a sole extender of the knee joint to

Clavicle Fractures

Thursday, 13 June 2019 by

Clavicle fractures occur commonly, especially in children and young adults. They constitute 5 to 10% of all fractures. Clavicles are susceptible to injuries due to their superficial location, thin midshaft, and the forces transmitted across it. The management of clavicle fractures is determined by the location and nature of the injury. Group I (midshaft) fractures

As we age our bones naturally become weaker, especially if our diets lack the proper amount of calcium. Bones can also degenerate if they do not receive a steady supply of blood to provide them with the vitamins and nutrients our blood delivers. Stem cells are able to repair damaged areas due to lack of

Hamstring injuries are extremely common in athletes and generally need a long period of rehabilitation, time missed from sports, and a large chance that it will be reinjured. Recovery time can be anywhere from 30-70 weeks, making it a terrible injury for professional athletes. The healing process of hamstring injuries is not efficient because it

Ultrasound-guided injections are more accurate than landmark-guided injections. Ultrasound guidance improves not only accuracy but makes the injections more cost-effective because they hit their mark. Recent comparative studies have also shown that ultrasound-guided injections at the knee, ankle, and foot are even more effective to landmark-guided injections. They can be used to treat calcific tendonitis

A fractured elbow essentially means the fracture of the olecranon process of the ulna. It’s the tip of the elbow that typically breaks in an elbow fracture as it is positioned directly under the skin of the elbow, without much intervening soft tissue. Therefore, it is susceptible to fracture as a result of direct trauma,

Elbow Hairline Fracture

Saturday, 17 November 2018 by

Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that happen as a result of stress from overuse but could be related to trauma from falls or accidents as well. Bones tend to be slightly elastic and can bend a little bit to absorb some of the less severe impacts. This is especially true

The biceps muscle allows you to flex your arm (bend it). The muscle is attached to the bone in two ways – either by the shoulder or the forearm (shoulder = proximal biceps tendon whilst the forearm attaches to the distal biceps tendon). Proximal biceps tendon tears are more common but distal biceps tendon rupture can

The clavicle is a bone that runs from the part of your ribcage known as the sternum to your shoulder joint. It is the only bony connection between the arm and the central skeleton. Fractures in the clavicle are a common sports injury and account for around 2.6% of all fractures in the United States

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