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Tag: bone fractures

Elbow Fracture

October 7, 2013
Elbow

Brief Outline of Elbow Fracture An elbow fracture is a break involving any of the three arm bones that work together to form the elbow joint. Such fractures may occur as the result of a blunt force striking the elbow during athletics or from a fall on the elbow. The injury is common to many […]

Stress Fracture in the Foot

February 25, 2013
Foot

Brief Outline of Stress Fracture Stress fractures in the foot are usually a result of repetitive impact to the bones of the feet. Running or jumping on the hard surfaces, changing the duration or distance of workouts too quickly or fatigued muscles that can no longer absorb shock can lead to small cracks in the bone. The […]

Osteoporosis

March 15, 2010
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Osteoporosis is a very common disorder affecting the skeleton. In a patient with osteoporosis, the bones begin losing their minerals and support beams, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. About 80 percent of people with osteoporosis are women. This is in part because their bone mass is generally less than men, and women […]

Shockwave Therapy in Singapore- A Realistic Alternative to Surgery

March 15, 2010
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DEVELOPMENT OF THE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY Shockwave therapy as a medical application was originally developed as a means for pulverizing kidney stones. Since 1989, it has also been employed with considerable success at university clinics to treat non– or poorly healing bone fractures. Since 1991, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) has been employed as an alternative to […]

Do You Have Brittle Bones?

August 6, 2008
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis comes from the Greek, meaning “porous bones”. It is a disease in the bone the leads to an increased risk of fracture. Bones become brittle and break easily, even after very little trauma, for example falling at home. This is different from the traumatic fractures that occur after road accidents. The bones that most […]