Posts tagged as: injury

Mar

24
2015

Floating Elbow: Symptoms & Treatment

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Floating elbow is a medical term that was first introduced by Stanitski and Micheli to describe an injury in children that involves concomitant fractures of the forearm axis and supracondylar humerus in the same extremity. This medical term has also been extended to include adult patients who suffers from ipsilateral fractures of the humerus and forearm. Floating elbow is usually associated with an elbow dislocated in patients suffering from high impact injuries following a serious incident such as a car crash. The “floating” term is used when the elbow remains dislocated from the hand and shoulder. The most likely causeRead more


Dec

30
2014

Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injury: Cause & Treatments

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Lisfranc or midfoot injuries are often the results of broken bones in the midfoot or torn ligaments. Lisfranc injuries can vary from complex to simple depending on the number of joints and bones that are involved. Many patients often mistaken their midfoot injury to that of a simple sprain. As a result, many choose to self-medicate with pain relief cream. However, Lisfranc injury is not as simple as it seems and may even require surgery in some cases. Located in the midfoot are clusters of small bones forming an arch at the top of the foot. There are five longRead more


Dec

09
2014

Home Treatments – Wrist Sprains

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A sprain is the result of a ligament injury. Ligaments are thick connective tissues that connects our bones to the joint. In our wrist alone, there are as many as 15 different bones. As a result, a simple twist to the wrist may result in a sprain when it is moved to beyond its usual range. For immediate self-care of a sprain or strain at home, the R.I.C.E. approach is the most relevant. R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Rest All activities that are responsible for the pain and swelling needs to be stopped immediately. However, this doesRead more


Nov

25
2014

Bennett Fracture: Cause & Treatments

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A Bennett fracture happens when the bone located at the base of the thumb dislocates and breaks. It can be due to a sudden trauma during high impact sports or accidents. A Bennett fracture will result in swelling of the thumb, pain and the inability to use the thumb. In this article, we will look at the causes and treatments for Bennett fractures. Causes The causes of a Bennett’s fracture can differ. However, it happens when the metacarpal bone located in the arm fractures and breaks. This can be due to any kind of forces that will result in aRead more


Nov

18
2014

Hamstring Muscle Injuries: Cause & Treatments

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Hamstring injuries are a common occurrence in athletes. They are usually known as “pulled hamstring”. Sports requiring frequent sprinting such as soccer, rugby and basketball poses a higher risk of a hamstring injury. Hamstring injuries happen when the muscle location at the back of the thigh is injured in the form of a strain. Fortunately, this type of injury respond well to nonsurgical treatment. In this article, we will look at the causes and treatment methods for a pulled hamstring. The main cause of a hamstring injury is due to overloading of the hamstring muscle. The hamstring is a tendonRead more


Aug

26
2014

SLAP Tears: Cause & Symptoms

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A slap tear is an injury to the shoulder. SLAP stands for “superior labrum, anterior to posterior”.  This means that the top portion of the labrum is injured from the front to the back. The labrum is a ring of tissue located around the shoulder socket and it is there to stabilize the shoulder due to the extensive amount of movement associated with it. So what exactly causes a SLAP tear and what are the symptoms? This article will help to answer some of these questions. Our shoulder is made of a ball and socket joint consisting of three differentRead more


Jan

14
2014

What Are Risks Of Delaying My Hip Replacement Surgery?

General, Hip Pain     0

Your rights as a patient permit you to decide when to undergo your hip replacement surgery. Your doctor can only provide professional advices from their many years of experience. A high chance is that your surgeon will recommend you to undergo hip replacement as soon as possible in order to reduce pain and prevent aggravating the injury. However, it all depends on you to make the ultimate call as you may have concerns such as your finances, pre-planned overseas trip and many more. So what are some risks of delaying your hip replacement surgery? Deterioration of joint tissues The mostRead more


Nov

12
2013

Prevention of Sports Injuries in Children

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Keeping our kids safe and sound is the most important thing ever. However, we also need to help them realise their full potential in whatever they do and thus, we should not hinder them. As a result, we should learn how to prevent sports injuries in children in order to progress further. In order to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, sports are an integral part of their lives. With an increase in sports activities come an increase in injury risks and in this article, we will learn how some preventive measures against sports injuries in children. Wearing safety equipmentRead more


Nov

08
2013

Hairline Fractures and Their Causes

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Hairline fractures, otherwise known as stress fractures are caused by repetitive forces acting on the bones usually in places such as the foot and lower limb. Due to an imbalance between the resorption and growth of new bone tissues and cells, bones are unable to regenerate and timely replacement cannot happen. Due to this fatigue, micro cracks in the form of hairline fractures are ultimately formed. What are some causes of hairline fractures? High impact sports High impact sports such as soccer, basketball and rugby are at a higher risk of developing stress fractures. This is due to the stressfulRead more


Oct

29
2013

Treatment and Prevention of Tennis Elbow

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Tennis elbow is a painful medical condition due to overuse of the tendons in the elbow. Contrary to its name, tennis elbow does not happen to people who are active in playing tennis. Pain is usually felt in the muscles that are attached to the piece of bone that is bumped up at the elbow region. The intensity of pain depends on the severity of the injury and it can be treated using pain relievers for minor cases to surgery for major ones. What are some treatment methods and ways to prevent tennis elbow? As mentioned above, tennis elbow isRead more