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Rotator Cuff Tear

Posted on May 10th, 2017

A rotator cuff tear is one of the more common causes of disability and pain amongst adults. Back in 2008, close to two million individuals in the United States went to see their doctor because of a problem with their rotator cuff. Torn rotator cuffs will cause the shoulder to weaken. Daily...
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Scapula Fracture

Posted on May 06th, 2017

Mobile, triangular and protected by an intricate system of surrounding muscles, the scapula isn’t broken all that often. These fractures account for less than 1 percent of all broken bones. Blunt trauma, high-energy, falling from an elevated height or being involved in an automobile accident are...
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Hip Adductor Strain

Posted on May 04th, 2017

Hip adductor muscles are sometimes called your “groin” muscles, and a hip adductor strain can be called a groin strain. There are three muscles located on the inside of the leg. Hip adductor strains tend to occur when the tendons or the muscles in the hip are stretched or torn during sports or...
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Hip Osteoarthritis

Posted on May 03rd, 2017

Hip osteoarthritis literally means wear and tear to the hip joint, or hip joint degeneration. Similar to other joints carrying your weight, the hips are prone to wear-and-tear arthritis. The glistening and smooth cartilage at the end of the bones that allows the hip joints to glide smoothly may end...
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Hoffa’s Syndrome

Posted on May 02nd, 2017

Often times after a direct blow to the kneecap, the fat pad can end up becoming impinged between the kneecap and the distal thigh bone. Since the fat pad is one of the most sensitive of all structures within the knee, the condition is thought to be quite painful. The knee lies anteriorly on either...
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Finger Fracture

Posted on May 01st, 2017

Although a fractured finger is a fairly minor injury, without the proper treatment, fractured fingers can cause a number of complications.  The bones in a normal hand are lined up with precision.  They allow you to perform a number of specialized functions, such as manipulating small objects in...
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Finger Dislocation

Posted on Apr 30th, 2017

An individual who has a finger dislocation has an abnormal alignment of the bones within the finger.  Whenever an injury causes tearing around the joint ligaments, the bones can end up separating, which results in abnormal alignment.  In instances of a finger dislocation, the digit will be...
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Hammer Toe

Posted on Apr 29th, 2017

Hammer toe is a type of deformity that often occurs in women who wear shoes that are too narrow or too high of a heel.  These particular types of footwear will often force the toes up against the front part of the shoe, which creates an unnatural bending in the toe. For those who have hammer toe,...
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Distal Radius Fracture

Posted on Apr 28th, 2017

In the forearm, the radius is the larger of the two bones. The distal end is located at the end of the wrist. Fractures of the distal radius happen when the end of the radius bone breaks. It is sometimes simply called a broken wrist. These particular fractures are quite common. The radius is...
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Heel Fracture

Posted on Apr 27th, 2017

Fractures of the heel bone are usually the result of jumping and landing on the heel.  They can also be caused by road traffic accidents. The heel fracture tends to be an uncomplicated fracture. The heel is the most frequently fractured tarsal bones.  These fractures tend to account for roughly 2...
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