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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 […]

Osteoarthritis

March 12, 2010
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Knee pain is a common problem in Asia, especially in individuals above the age of 40. The most common cause of knee pain is degenerative osteoarthritis. Women are more prone to the disease. It is characterized by mild to debilitating pain. The treatment ranges from physiotherapy, medication, injection and surgery. Once the condition is diagnosed, […]

Tips and Guidance to Prepare for your Surgery

March 10, 2010
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UNDERGOING AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL PROCEDURE The range of treatments performed by an orthopaedic surgeon may cover anything from traction to hand reconstruction, spinal fusion or joint replacement. They are involved in the treatment of broken bones, ligamental strains and sprains, as well as joint dislocations.  Some specific procedures include arthroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, bone grafting, fasciotomy, […]

Shoulder Pain Due to Frozen Shoulder

February 26, 2010
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WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO FROZEN SHOULDER? Frozen shoulder is a disorder where the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiff and abnormal bands of tissue form restricting motion and causing chronic pain. HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED? The joint becomes so tight and stiff that it is nearly […]

Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

February 25, 2010
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WHAT IS PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC? Prolapsed intervertebral disc is the sudden or slowly progressing movement of one intervertebral disc backwards into the spinal channel. Therefore the pressure on the nerve roots can cause pain, weakness of movement, numbness or heightened sensation in the nerve root area. HOW IS PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DIAGNOSED? In order to […]

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