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Pelvic avulsion fracture

A pelvic avulsion fracture involves tearing of the tendon away from bone, often tugging along a bony piece. This injury typically occurs at the ischial tuberosity where the hamstrings attach to. Indications of a pelvic avulsion fracture If an individual is suspected with a pelvic avulsion fracture, the following are the usual indications: Abrupt pain […]

Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis

Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis is due to prolonged use of corticosteroids. There are several corticosteroids where few might include methylprednisolone, cortisol and prednisone that are used to manage a variety of inflammatory conditions. Even though corticosteroids suppress inflammation, it can trigger severe side effects if used for long periods. One of these known effects is osteoporosis. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heel stress fracture

A heel stress fracture can develop among those who continuously engage in activities that place excessive strain on the heel bone such as jumping or running. It is important to note that stress fractures should be properly treated to prevent a significant break or other complications. It is essential to allow the affected area to […]

Forearm fractures in adults

Forearm fracture among adults usually involve damage to the radius and the ulna. The fractures can take place close to the wrist at the outermost endpoint of the bone, central region of the forearm or close to the elbow at the upper end. Close look on forearm fractures The bones in the forearm can be […]

Close look on erosive osteoarthritis

Erosive osteoarthritis is a sub-type of osteoarthritis and usually affects the joints in the hands and fingers. The condition often affects women during the stage of menopause which leads to the possibility that genetics and hormones might play a role in its progression. What are the signs and symptoms? At first, the symptoms of erosive […]