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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 […]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

March 8, 2010
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WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE? Achilles tendon rupture is where the large tendon in the back of the ankle ruptures. HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED? There is a sudden pain behind the ankle. Physical examination shows a gap in the tendon and squeezing the calf muscle does not result in movement of the foot. […]