Archive | November, 2016

Acetabular fractures

Acetabular fractures involve a break in the socket region of the joint. This type of fracture is considered uncommon. Most cases are brought about by some form of high-impact event such as a vehicular collision. Oftentimes, there are other injuries that necessitate immediate treatment. Even a fall from standing can cause acetabular fractures among the […]

What is a stress fracture?

A stress fracture is simply an overuse injury which occurs if the muscles are overly fatigued and could no longer absorb additional shock. Over time, the fatigued muscle shifts the overload of stress to the bone, thus resulting to a small-sized crack known as a stress fracture. Most cases typically occur in the weight-bearing bones […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is simply a compressed nerve in the wrist. It is important to note that there is a gap in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel in which the median nerve along with the tendons go through from the forearm up into the hand. The condition develops if swelling in this tunnel […]