Archive | March, 2017

Wrist joint dislocation

Wrist joint dislocation involves separation of 2 bones that are linked to each other. It is important to note that the wrist joint is comprised of 15 bones with each linked to 1-4 bones. An isolated dislocation of the carpal bone is considered rare since wrist joint dislocation is often linked with fracture to one […]

Choking

Choking can be caused by any inhaled foreign body, trauma or internal swelling linked with a severe allergic reaction. If the airway is completely obstructed, the individual could not breathe or speak. The onset is usually abrupt if triggered by any form of inhaled foreign body, but usually gradual if triggered by internal swelling. In […]

Volar plate injury

The volar plate is a dense ligament that links 2 bones into the finger. One might end up with a volar plate injury if the finger is flexed backwards in the wrong direction which sprains or tears the ligament. A volar plate injury typically occurs from a hyperextension force in which the finger is overly […]

Bruised kidney

A bruised kidney forms after sustaining a direct impact on the lower back region. This injury typically occurs from vehicular accidents, but also from a fall or assault such as being kicked in the back. The kidneys are a pair of structures positioned in the back part of the abdomen with the size of a […]

Shoulder impingement syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome is caused by impinged rotator cuff tendons as they move through the shoulder joint. This can occur after sustaining a partial rupture of a rotator cuff tendon or manifest in a gradual manner due to overuse. Due to repeated pinching, the tendons become aggravated and tender. This leads to the stiffening of […]

Exercise-induced asthma

Exercise-induced asthma is a form of asthma triggered by exercise. It is important to note that exercise is considered as a trigger that initiates asthma among those who engage in exercises. What are the indications? The indications of exercise-induced asthma strikingly resemble chronic asthma. In most cases, it starts after a few minutes of exercise […]

Sternum fracture

A sternum fracture involves damage to the breast bone. A fracture is typically triggered by a direct blow or strike on the bone, usually at the front of the chest. In most cases, the injury occurs in vehicular accidents. What are the indications? If an individual has a sternum fracture, the usual indications include the […]

What is peritonitis?

Peritonitis involves inflammation of the peritoneum lining the abdominal cavity. The condition is usually triggered by a bacterial or fungal infection. It is important to note that the infection can rapidly spread from the peritoneum to the bloodstream and eventually into the bodily organs. Due to this, it is considered as a medical emergency. Contributing […]