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Elbow Fracture (Radial Head) – Treatment and Complications

12 August, 2015
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What is a radial head fracture (elbow fracture)? The radius bone extends from the elbow to the wrist, on the lateral side or the ‘outside’. The top of the radial bone is the radial head, located just below the elbow. Together with the upper arm bone or the humerus, the radial head makes up the …

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Elbow Fracture (olecranon) – Treatment and Precautions

12 August, 2015
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What are olecranon fractures? On bending the elbow, it is the bony prominence that is felt extending from the lower arm bone called ulna. This is the tip of the elbow, and also known as the olecranon. The elbow is a joint consisting of three bones – the humerus (upper arm between the shoulder and …

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Wrist Fracture (Ulnar styloid) – Treatment and Precaution

12 August, 2015
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What is Fracture of the Ulnar Styloid? Different bones may be involved in a fracture of the wrist joint, though the most common type of wrist fracture occurs at the end of the radius bone of the forearm. The bone is known as the distal radius and fractures associated with it are known as distal …

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Coronoid Process Fracture – Treatment and Precautions

12 August, 2015
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What is coronoid process fracture? The coronoid process is a triangular projection on the anterior surface of the third olecranon bone. It acts as a bony buttress to prevent posterior dislocation; additional stability is provided by its three soft insertions, namely the anterior joint capsule of the elbow, the brachialis muscle and the medial ulnar …

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Fracture FAQ

27 January, 2015
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Fracture FAQ: What is a Fracture? A fracture (also called bone fracture) is a medical condition where one or more than one bone cracks or breaks. This may happen due to exertion of high force, physical impact or stress or diseases like osteoporosis or osteogenesis imperfecta (a type of cancer). If a fracture occurs due …

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Have you ever had a Ulnar Fracture?

3 July, 2014
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What is a ulnar fracture? The forearm comprises of two long bones, the radius and the ulna, which are located on each other’s sides. The ulna bone lies on the inner side of the forearm and forms joints with the humerus bone (in the elbow), the radius (near the wrist and elbow), and several small …

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Knee Pain and Joint Replacements (Arthroplasty)

20 March, 2014
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What is a Knee pain? Knee pain defines the soreness that emerges in and around one’s knee joints. The pain intensity can differ depending upon age, cause and the stage of the syndrome. What are the causes? Injuries Ligament Sprains Tear of Menicus Diseases Knee osteoarthritis Gout  Inflammations Bursitis of the knee Tendinitis Deformities Genu …

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What Is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis? Understanding the Basics

18 July, 2019
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It is well known that arthritis is usually associated with older people. However, pain is not only limited to older folks or adults. Surprisingly, kids can experience arthritis, too. As per the Arthritis Foundation, juvenile arthritis is a term that encompasses all forms of arthritis of unknown etiology lasting for at least 6 weeks and with …

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Top 5 Most Likely Reasons For Foot Pain

24 October, 2018
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Foot pain isn’t always an easy symptom to understand. Many people who have been diagnosed with arthritis will assume that their foot pain is a result of that condition, but the truth is that foot pain can be caused by a variety of underlying issues. Given how common foot pain is, it’s important that everyone …

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Osteosarcoma Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

24 August, 2017
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The most common type of bone cancer is Osteosarcoma, also known as childhood bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is also the 6th most common type of cancer found in children. Since osteosarcoma develops from osteoblasts (the cells responsible for making bones grow), osteosarcoma symptoms are seen predominantly in teenagers who are experiencing a growth spurt, especially during …

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Understanding Frozen Shoulder

25 March, 2017
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Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, in the medical terms, refer to a restricted mobility of the shoulder joint due to swelling and stiffening of the articular shoulder ligament that surrounds the joint.  This term has often been used to refer to arthritis, which is a gross misrepresentation since frozen shoulder represents the shoulder joint, while …

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Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Replacement Surgery

2 March, 2017
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Knee replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is the process of recreating a complete knee by replacing the damaged knee cap with artificial plastic material that is conjoined with the existing knee cap portion to completely cover the joint area. The surgery is conducted by an experienced orthopedic surgeon and involves intricate bone recreation processes …

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Back Pain – Risk Factors & Causes

2 January, 2017
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Although anyone can be prone to back pain, there are few risk factors that may predispose you to increased chances of getting back pain. These factors can be as follows: Age: As you age, increased wear and tear of the spine may result in what can lead to neck and back pain. It is usually …

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Your feet are probably the most overlooked part of your body

29 April, 2016
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Even a person with a sedentary lifestyle would have walked thousands of kilometers in his/her lifetime. Staggering as it may seem, now imagine how many kilometers must a trekker or a group of persons carrying out hard labor on a daily basis have achieved? If you’re still not convinced, let’s go a level up and …

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Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

29 July, 2015
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Q1. What is a sports injury? Sports Injury are injuries of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and associated tissues) that occur while playing sports and during athletic activities. Sports medicine is the study of sports injuries in order to prevent them and reduce their severity of occurrence. Q2. What causes sports injuries? These may be …

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Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ

2 February, 2015
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Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ: What is hip replacement? Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which a painful hip joint is replaced by an artificial prosthetic implant to relieve the pain. Total hip replacement surgery and partial hip replacement surgery are the two types of hip replacement surgeries. Indications for Hip replacement? The indications that …

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Arthroscopy FAQs

23 January, 2015
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Q What is Arthroscopy? Human body has several important joints that may suffer from injuries or damage over time. Mostly, a few tests help doctors determine the exact cause of the problem and treat it through medication. Arthroscopy is the process of inserting minor surgical tools to visualize, diagnose and treat joint problems. The process …

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Treating Obesity in India

7 June, 2014
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What is obesity? Being overweight or obese is defined as having an abnormal level of fat accumulation in the body that may impair normal health. Body mass index (BMI) (person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2) is the standard index used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. …

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Avascular necrosis (AVN): Bone Disease

13 May, 2014
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What is avascular necrosis? Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a bone disease that occurs by temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to one or more bones. Blood nourishes the bone tissue with minerals and oxygen. In the absence of adequate supply of blood, the bone tissue will die and bone will collapse. It is also …

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OsteoChondritis Dissecans Disease (OCD)

8 May, 2014
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No, not obsessive compulsive disorder. Its OsteoChondritis Dissecans Disease. Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition of the joints in which a cartilage, along with a thin layer of bone beneath, becomes loose from the end of the bone. It occurs mostly in young men, usually following an injury to the joint. Knee is the most commonly affected …

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