Archive | September, 2016

Pediatric sports injuries

With more young individuals participating in organized sports, there has been an increase in the number of pediatric sports injuries. While some of these injuries are similar to adults, the pattern of injury, diagnostic tests and treatment options can vary significantly among children. Management of pediatric sports injuries When dealing with pediatric sports injuries, the […]

Enterovirus: When should I be worried?

Since the outbreak of enterovirus, there has been an increasing number of children who have been diagnosed with the virus who have breathing issues that is serious enough to require hospitalization. Recently, some children presented muscular weakness. Close look on enterovirus Enterovirus 68 is categorized as part of a group of viruses that cause conditions […]

Overview on urethral injuries

Most cases of urethral injuries affect men where the usual causes include straddle injuries and pelvic fractures. The urethra might also be wounded inadvertently during surgical procedures straight on the urethra or in procedures where instruments are directed into the urethra. Occasionally, urethral injuries result from gunshot wounds. In rare instances, urethral injuries can be […]

Lacerated eyeball

A lacerated eyeball can be shallow and trivial. Nevertheless, there are some cases in which the cuts pierce through the white part of the eye (sclera) or the translucent dome on the anterior region of the eye (cornea) which penetrates the interior. The globe can also be ruptured by a blunt force. In such cases, […]

Metatarsal fractures

Metatarsal fractures usually affect the long bones in the middle of the foot. There are different forms of metatarsal fractures that you should be familiar with. What are the types of metatarsal fractures? Stress fractures A stress fracture is a partial break in the bone caused by repeated stress rather than a single injury. Stress […]

Finger fractures

The prevalent types of finger fractures include avulsion and crush fractures of the fingertips. The avulsion fractures occur once a ligament or tendon is pulled off from a small piece of bone. What are the indications? The fingertip fractures or turf fractures typically result from a crush injury such as sustaining a hammer blow. In […]

What is drowning?

Drowning occurs when an individual who is submerged in liquid results to suffocation or there is a disruption with breathing. Drowning can be non-fatal or fatal. This is considered as the main cause of accidental death globally especially among children and teenagers younger than 19 years. Drowning can occur in hot tubs, pools and natural […]

What is ascariasis?

Ascariasis is an infection caused by the intestinal roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. This is considered as the most common roundworm infection in the globe. Some individuals who are infected particularly children die yearly since the worms block the bile ducts or intestine. The condition is prevalent in tropical or sub-tropical countries as well as areas with […]