Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
Polymyositis is also called inflammatory myopathy, a condition where muscles get inflamed and the afflicted individuals experience muscle weakness. It affects the body's skeletal muscles mainly in adults. People with the disorder may experience trouble swallowing, shortness of breath, difficulty spe
This study discusses the use of computer-assisted TKA versus the conventional technique. How do they compare?
Meniscus in the knee are pieces of cartilage located on top of the tibia, or shin bone. There are two menisci in the knee, a C-shaped medial meniscus, and a lateral meniscus, which is more circular. The meniscus act as shock absorbers between the tibia and femur, and also help provide...
Metabolic hurthle cell adenoma (MHCA) syndrome is an unusual and uncommon medical condition.. Hurthle cells are located in the thyroid and are sometimes referred to as oncocytic cells. An adenoma is a benign tumor in which the cells form a glandular structure. In the case of MHCA syndrome, the cells
The best kind of mattress for spinal stenosis is one that promotes natural spinal alignment. This differs for individuals, which is why it's important before buying a mattress to lie down on it in your usual sleep position for at least 15 minutes to determine its comfort level. What is known is a me
How useful is the PASE questionnaire in evaluating the postoperative physical activity level in patients who have undergone TKA?
An endoscope is a type of medical equipment used to view the interior of the body. It is typically inserted through the mouth and down the throat of a patient. Its purpose is for doctors to look for possible abnormalities such as tumors. An endoscope also consists of a small camera to record images
The foot is a magnificent structure working intricately like a Swiss clock to help you stand and move. Your feet withstand a lot of stress and strain over a lifetime, but are well designed to cope with this. Over time, however, the feet gradually wear down, and extra care must be taken later in life
"Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell" is a third-person video game for the Xbox, with ports for the PC and PlayStation 2. It provides you with a lot of gadgets and weapons to complete a number of missions that take place around the world. "Splinter Cell" puts a lot of emphasis on st
Having knee replacement surgery is not a decision to be made lightly. The surgery comes with some risks and does not always work as well as the patient would hope. People generally decide on knee replacements because of debilitating pain or inability to continue with everyday activities due to immob
Once you develop sciatica due to an injury or compression of one of five inter-related nerve roots, you may experience chronic pain, numbness or loss of movement on one side of your body. You may find some relief in various massage techniques if you experience a flare-up after overuse of your lower
If you are suffering from foot or heel pain you are probably desperate for a pair of very comfortable shoes. Knowing that there is more than one cause of heel pain it's possible that your comfy shoes won't completely solve the problem but having the best possible shoes to help with your he
This article reviews current biomechanical research regarding proximal humerus fracture treatment -- and identifies directions for future research.
How does spinal fusion surgery affect disability and health-related quality of life?
How does rotationplasty for malignant bone tumors impact health-related quality of life and functional outcome?