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Hip Avulsion Fracture

October 20, 2013
Hip, Injuries

Brief Outline of Hip Avulsion Fracture An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone at its attachment, pulling a piece of the bone away with it. This usually results from a forceful twisting muscular contraction, or powerful hyperextension or hyperflexion. This injury is more prevalent in children than in […]

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 […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

February 26, 2010
Book

WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This results in pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED? A physical examination help determine […]