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Computed Tomography

Basics Description CT is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that uses a rotational radiographic source to generate cross-sectional images. CT is particularly advantageous for musculoskeletal imaging when used with multiplanar, volume-rendered reconstruction techniques. Etiology Chronology of development : 1972: Introduction 1974-1976: 1st clinical scanners installed 1980: Became widely available 1985-1986: Introduction of modern applications, such […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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 […]

Neck Pain

Neck pain can occur from the bottom of the head to the top of the shoulders. It may spread to the upper back or arms & may cause limitation of neck and head movements. It is common in middle age & older adults. More than 50% of people older than 50 years old have suffered […]

A Patient’s Guide to Distal Biceps Rupture

Introduction

A distal biceps rupture occurs when the tendon attaching the biceps muscle to the elbow is torn from the bone. This injury occurs mainly in middle-aged men during heavy work or lifting. A distal biceps rupture is rare compared to ruptures where the top of the biceps connects at the shoulder. Distal biceps ruptures […]

A Patient’s Guide to Quadrilateral Space Syndrome

Introduction

Quadrilateral space syndrome (QSS) happens when the axillary nerve is compressed, or injured in the back of the shoulder. Sometimes the symptoms are caused by the compression of an artery in the same area.

Quadrilateral space syndrome usually happens from overuse, especially with overhead sports like throwing and swimming. The syndrome can also be […]

A Patient’s Guide to Biceps Rupture

Introduction

A biceps rupture involves a complete tear of the main tendon that attaches the top of the biceps muscle to the shoulder. It happens most often in middle-aged people and is usually due to years of wear and tear on the shoulder. A torn biceps in younger athletes sometimes occurs during weightlifting or from […]

A Patient’s Guide to Osgood-Schlatter Lesion of the Knee

Introduction

An Osgood-Schlatter lesion involves pain and swelling in the small bump of bone on the front of the tibia (shinbone), right below the kneecap. It occurs in children and adolescents. The problem affects the area where bone growth occurs. Too much stress on the growing bone causes the pain and swelling. The pain often […]