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Management-Nonoperative Management

Nonoperative management of an axillary nerve injury includes reassurance, activity modification, symptomatic management, and physical therapy. As the nerve recovers, active, passive-, and active-assisted range of shoulder motion should be performed to maintain motion, and electrical stimulation and strengthening exercises may help to reduce atrophy of the deltoid.

The athlete should be reassured of nerve […]

Epidemiology-Ice Hockey

Ice hockey continues to be increasingly popular throughout the United States and Canada. In contrast to American football, hockey experienced a marked increase in the occurrence of cervical spine injuries since 1980. The Canadian surveys performed by Tator et al.

From 1966 to 1993 reported a total of 241 spinal fracture and dislocations related to […]

Whiplash

Another important cause of cervical spine trauma is the ‘whiplash’ injury which occurs when the neck is rapidly extended and then flexed, typically in a road traffic accident when one vehicle is run into by another from behind. Ligament, bone, and muscle injuries, which may result in chronic pain, can occur, and anyone who has […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

What it is:

Swelling, pain, tingling and numbness in the wrist and hand. The areas most affected are the thumb, index and middle fingers. One is unable to hold objects because of weakening thumb muscles. In serious cases, there is a loss of sensation, including the inability to […]

Metastatic Bone Disease

Basics Description The most common cause of destructive bone lesions in the adult The amount of bone destruction varies from small amounts to complete fracture. Bone metastases occur less commonly in children than in adults. Virtually any malignancy may metastasize to bone. With some cancers (such as breast and prostate cancer), virtually all patients […]

Klippel-Feil Syndrome

Basics Description Klippel-Feil syndrome is part of group of disorders characterized by malformations of the axial skeleton. Specifically, this syndrome is defined by the failure of segmentation of the cervical vertebrae. Its classic triad includes a low hairline, short neck, and limited neck motion. Associated conditions include congenital scoliosis, Sprengel deformity, hearing impairment, synkinesis, […]

Compartment Syndrome

Basics Description

Increase in tissue pressure within a limited space, compromising circulation and function of the contents of the space. Acute compartment syndrome is a limb-threatening emergency. Chronic (or exercise-induced or exertional) compartment syndrome usually is a self-limited symptomatic disorder. The elevated tissue pressure causes decreased perfusion, which can lead to necrosis of tissues and […]

Back Pain

Basics Description Low back pain, the most common musculoskeletal condition, is responsible for the loss of 17 million work days per year in the United States and ~$60 billion of the annual U.S. health care budget. 70-80% of adults experience severe back pain at some time during their lives. Back pain, which affects the […]

A Thorough Review of Cubital (Not Carpal!) Tunnel Syndrome

Of the two most common nerve entrapment conditions affecting the arm, the cubital tunnel syndrome is less well-known than the compression neuropathy known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In this article, patients, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists will all find valuable information on the cubital tunnel syndrome.

The authors present a detailed review of the surgery […]

Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

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 […]