Skeletal Emergencies

How Does One Manage Osteoporosis?

Osteomyelitis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones in the human body and causes them to become fragile so that they are predisposed to fractures with minimal effort. It is interesting to note that these fractures will usually occur at the spine, the hips as well as the wrist, but does have the capacity to affect other bones ... Read More »

Osteomyelitis: Management, Causes and Symptoms

Osteomyelitis

A rare but serious condition, osteomyelitis is infection of the bone that is frequently caused by bacteria but may also be caused by fungi and other germs. Osteomyelitis is the infection of the bone, a fairly rare but serious condition. It is frequently caused by bacteria but it is also known to have been caused by fungi and other germs. Osteomyelitis ... Read More »

Meningitis Can Cause Death in Hours

Meningitis

Unlike other infections, meningitis can kill you in just four hours. Recognizing the symptoms of meningitis is essential in preventing complications and deaths arising from this infection. Meningitis is the infection that characterized by the swelling of the delicate protective tissues of the brain and spinal cord. It can develop along with septicemia (severe blood infection) and can kill within ... Read More »

Joint Pain: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

joint pain

Joint pain refers to pain or discomfort to a person’s joint due to injury, infection or inflammation. A person with joint pain may experience joint redness, joint swelling, joint warmth, joint deformity and joint stiffness. Treatment for joint pain often depends on the cause of the pain. Treatment options may include rest, warm compresses, elevation, stretching exercises, physical therapy, weight ... Read More »

Shoulder separation

Triangle Bandage

Shoulder separation, also known as shoulder A-C separation, is a condition which involves damage to the acromioclavicular ligament. The ligament connects the acromion of the scapula to the clavicle and holds them together. When a direct force is applied to a person’s shoulder, he may suffer from a shoulder separation. Common causes of shoulder separation include falls, accidents and sports ... Read More »

What to do with a finger dislocation?

finger dislocation

A finger dislocation refers to an incorrect alignment of the bones of the finger caused due to physical trauma. Certain injures may damage or tear the ligaments that are around the joints of the fingers, thus causing the bones to part and displace in an abnormal arrangement. In case of finger dislocations, the digits are often swollen, painful and deformed. ... Read More »