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Hip Complaints in Children and Adolescents

Perthes’ disease

Perthes’ disease afflicts children between the ages of 3 years and 11 years. Its precise cause is unknown. The bone structure of the head of the femur becomes deformed and flattened due to osteonecrosis (death of bone). The child complains of tiredness and of pain in the groin and sometimes the knee, and […]

Fracture of the Scaphoid

Fracture of the scaphoid

A fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist can result from a fall with the wrist bent backwards on an extended arm. The injury is particularly common in contact sports such as soccer, American football, rugby, ice hockey, and team handball, but can also occur in skiers and others.

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Treatment Principles

The management of tendon injuries depends on the diagnosis. The treatment varies according to the different stages of the healing process. Tendon strength is a direct function not only of the number and size of collagen fibers, but also of their orientation. These fibers respond favorably to tension and motion and it is therefore important […]

Diagnostic Principles

Acceptable results are most likely to be achieved by correct treatment based upon an accurate diagnosis; this requires a careful history and a thorough clinical examination. With the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the evaluation of tendon injuries has improved dramatically. This imaging technique not only gives a correct diagnosis, but also permits assessment […]

Muscle Ruptures

Muscle fibers respond and adapt quickly to change. Damaged muscle can heal quickly with fibers regenerated in about 3 weeks. When injury occurs, however, there is almost inevitably some degree of bleeding, and this can affect the healing process mechanically by reducing contact between the ruptured ends of the muscle fibers. If bleeding can be […]

Slap Tear

SYMPTOMS

There is sharp impingement-type shoulder pain and weakness when trying to perform specific overhead activities, such as throwing a ball or serving in tennis.

AETIOLOGY

The SLAP ligament (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior) is the superior part of the glenoid labrum. Besides stabilising and centring the humeral head to the glenoid, it […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Grafts for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Review

Abstract

In Europe and the United States, there is an increasing prevalence of the use of autologous blood products to facilitate healing in a variety of applications. Recently, we have learned more about specific growth factors, which play a crucial role in the healing process. With that knowledge there is abundant enthusiasm in the application […]