An open fracture is a dangerous type of injury because it is often associated with other types of body trauma. Its severity may vary from a small visible wound to overt physical trauma that shows seriously damaged bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves.
The three key terms every orthopedic surgeon should know are osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and excess purine. In most cases, patients tend to have a slip disc causing osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It is most common for middle-aged people and seniors. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee and thumb joint. Another injury which patients have is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is when a bone softens and is easily damaged or easily misplaced in another part of your body. The main consequence of osteoporosis is bone fracture. The third most common problems that people have is excess purine. Patients in Malaysia tend to have too much purine in their body. Purine is caused by an excess of uric acid, which is caused when you eat fatty meats, seafood or meat soups. After having researched a bit more about these terms on the internet, I understood much more on how to treat such cases and how to prevent them. For instance, to prevent osteoporosis you need to increase the amount of calcium and vitamin D you
It is difficult to describe my entire experience with osteopathic medicine, as it has played a large part in who I am. Throughout my life, I have lived and participated in the osteopathic community. From physician father to physician friends or from my own personal family doctor, I have been exposed to the osteopathic physician. I have spent time in an osteopathic clinic. I have worked with the disabled. Even though, I have volunteered for many individuals and organizations, one of my most memorable activity was as a young girl, supporting the elderly in an assisted living home. I adopted the elderly and spent hours encouraging them. My exposure goes back to my childhood.
One disease that has always interested me in the skeletal system is clubfoot. I ended up finding a study that compared serial casting and stretching techniques in children with congenital clubfoot. In this study they took thirty two children, which were newborn, and split them into two different groups. One group was treated with the stretching techniques and the second group was treated with the casting technique which was during their first two months of their lives. Each of the different techniques started within the first eight days of their lives. All of the children ended up being assessed to see if they were needing any corrective surgery before starting any initial treatment.
Bone cancer is an uncommon cancer that can begin in a bone or can spread, or metastasize, from another area of the body to the bone. Bone cancer can affect any bone in the body but it is more likely for the cancer to appear in the long bone that make up the arms and legs. There are several different types of bone cancer. Certain ones affect children and teenagers more than others, and certain ones affect adults and the elderly more than others. There are also different symptoms that you can look for to see if you have or think you might have bone cancer(Bone Cancer Symptoms, Signs).
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure”, Mark Twain.
Normally this disease is associated with joint involvement but research is now showing that that is no longer the case. Women are more affected than men and those with a higher genetic disposition end up with the disease.
“Literacy is the road to human progress and the means to which every man, woman, and child can realize his or her full potential” (Kofi Annan). It is the best gift that anyone could ask for, although, without my diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta and the help from someone who means the most to me I do not think I would have ever discovered the why I am the way I am. At only six months in the womb I have been diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Osteogenesis Imperfecta is disease that contains a group of fragile bones that breaks easily. The disease is also known as OI and it would be with me for the rest of my life... There was no way out and it sucked even more especially when I was in the hospital 8 times or even more a year. Now I am
Osteopathic medicine is a type of medical practice which focuses on enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself. An Osteopath, also called a D.O or Doctor of Osteopathic medicine puts an emphasis on preventative medicine. This type of doctor additionally believes that all systems in the body work together to repair the body. Just like medical doctors, they are skilled, and licensed to prescribe medicine and do surgeries. They can also practice any medical specialty they select.
The comfort of daily activities in today’s society has spawned an increase in the amount of physically inactive people in developed and developing countries around the world. Of the major chronic diseases, osteoporosis is a silent, methodical disease a sedentary person can acquire. Giannoudis and colleagues (2007) explain low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone structure are characteristic of osteoporosis. It develops over time and generally goes unnoticed until the afflicted person suffers a fracture from a relatively low energy trauma. The fractures try to heal, but they do not heal effectively due to low bone density.
Back in February little six year old Alice from Brunswick heads had been suffering pain to her lower back when she lay down. As the pain eventually got worse, after many tests were run and long weekends spent in the hospital, Alice eventually lost use of her legs.
pains in the bones. The bone pains are most commonly occurring in the back, ribs, pelvis, legs,
Abstract - The design for the measurement of bone strain requires more accuracy in order to determine the smallest variation occurs in their interconnected plates of bone. Bone strain measurement plays a vital role in the field of bone biology studies among the researchers to acquire more knowledge about the structure of bone for the betterment of orthopedic treatment. The variation in the mass of bone is identified using the sensors. Several sensors are recommended to sense the strain occurs due to force, acceleration, pressure or sound. The measured bone mass obtained from the sensor is a minimum value and need to be processed to get the original value even after the signal is transmitted to the receiver. The signal received is an analog
Open or compound fractures are fractures that communicate with the outside environment through a skin wound. Approximately 3-4% of all fractures are open fractures. Open fracture stands one of the common causes of acute health issue. Improper initial management of open fracture can lead to significant long-term morbidity and, potentially, mortality.
Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person’s lifetime.