Dislocated knee

A dislocated knee involves moving apart of the femur and tibia. The difference with a patellar dislocation is that a dislocated knee is considered as a serious and traumatic injury. Once an individual is suspected with a dislocated knee, medical care is required immediately. An X-ray is usually taken to confirm if the joint is […]

Dumping syndrome

Dumping syndrome is basically a collection of symptoms that tend to develop if an individual undergoes surgery involving removal of part of the stomach. It develops if undigested stomach contents start to move rapidly into the small bowel. Some of the symptoms include abdominal cramping, nausea and persistent diarrhea. In most cases, the symptoms arise […]

What is the unhappy triad of the knee?

The unhappy triad of the knee involves damage to 3 of the major knee ligaments. Remember that this is a significant knee injury that involves complete or incomplete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and the medial meniscus. Indications Significant knee pain after a traumatic injury Immediate, intense swelling Discomfort and difficulty […]

Gunshot wound to the hand

A gunshot wound to the hand requires immediate care due to the importance of our hands in daily life. Even though most of the high-velocity gunshot wounds to the hand occur among those in the military, injury from low-velocity weapons can occur as well. Although hand injuries from a gunshot wound might not always be […]

What is deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis is simply a blood clot in a vein. It typically occurs in the calf muscle region, especially after surgery and long-distance flights where an individual is seated motionless along with changes in the air pressure. Remember that this condition should be carefully assessed since some cases are wrongly diagnosed as a calf […]

Medial malleolus stress fracture

The medial malleolus is a bony prominence on the interior side of the ankle. A stress fracture on this area can occur in some individuals but it is considered rare. What are the indications? The indications of a medial malleolus stress fracture include: Pain on the interior of the ankle that is aggravated by jumping […]

Osteochondral lesions of the talus

Osteochondral lesions of the talus are likely to occur along with an ankle sprain. In most cases, it is common if the injury occurs when landing on the ankle in which the tibia crushes the top part of the talus, thus damaging the covering cartilage. Indications The indications of osteochondral lesions of the talus usually […]

Broken ankle

A broken ankle can occur from a severe ankle sprain and involves damage to one of the ankle bones. Close look on the ankle The ankle joint is comprised of 3 bones – tibia, fibula and talus. A broken ankle can involve any of these bones. What are the causes? One can end up with […]

Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a condition characterized by pain or discomfort amidst the 3rd and 4th toes due to nerve compression. What are the indications? The indications of Morton’s neuroma usually include pain, often with pins and needles sensation on one side of a toe and the neighboring side of the next toe. The pain is […]