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Female athlete triad

Exercise and sports have many beneficial effects on women as well as on men. However, some women suffer from a syndrome called the ‘female athlete triad’. This is syndrome comprises three interrelated disorders: eating disorder, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. The female athlete is most at risk of developing this syndrome during adolescence. It may occur in […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the world’s most common bone disease, being almost universal in older women owing to postmenopausal hormonal changes and a decrease in activity. Half of all women over 45 years old have some X-ray evidence of osteoporosis, and by age 75 years that proportion increases to 90%. Osteoporosis also occurs in younger women as […]

Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis

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Basics Description The AC joint can become a source of pain in the shoulder, often because of degenerative osteoarthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, or distal clavicle osteolysis. Diagnosing problems of the AC joint: Best diagnosed with pain on palpation, reproduction of pain with cross-body adduction, and diagnostic injections Plain radiographs, especially the Zanca view, or […]