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Fractured larynx

Fractured larynx involves damage to the voice box. This condition is due to high-impact vehicular accidents or a direct strike to the throat during sports. Among children, it might be due to a fall. The damage varies from minor weakness of the vocal cord or even fractures of the cartilaginous structures in the voice box. […]

Femoral neck fracture

A femoral neck fracture is common among the elderly. This is a debilitating injury and can take several months of recovery and lengthy rehabilitation. In most cases, this type of fracture is due to falls. What are the causes? The main cause of a femoral neck fracture is osteoporosis. In this condition, it causes the […]

Tibia stress fracture

A tibia stress fracture can develop due to various factors. The tibia is the bigger of the 2 shin bones as well as a weight bearing bone. It is prone to stress fractures especially in the lower third region. What are the causes? The usual causes of a tibia stress fracture include overload on the […]

Broken toe

A broken toe can cause significant pain and due to severe trauma or impact. The injury typically involves one of the phalanges bones comprising the toes but a stress fracture is likely to occur gradually over time. The indications of a broken toe due to a traumatic injury includes abrupt pain at the time of […]

Broken collarbone

The collarbone is one of the major bones comprising the shoulder joint. It is responsible for supporting the shoulder up and together with the scapula and AC joint, provides strength and stability. In addition, it also protects the blood vessels and nerves from the neck up to the shoulder. What are the causes? A broken […]

Facial fractures

Facial fractures involve any injury that results to damaged bones in the face. Various scenarios can result to facial fractures. Vehicular accidents, falls, sports injuries and assaults are the usual causes for the injury, but gunshot wounds and stabbings are also counted as well. Remember that you should be concerned when it comes to other […]

Broken elbow

A broken elbow can occur in various ways. It can be due to overuse or an acute traumatic event such as a fall or direct strike on the body part. Some of the usual events that results to a broken elbow include the following: Falling backward in which the individual tries to break the fall […]

Acute metatarsal fractures

Acute metatarsal fractures can be categorized as either displaced or non-displaced. It can also be open or closed injuries. The open type is usually brought about by significant trauma such as in vehicular accidents. In most cases, the 5th metatarsal bone is usually fractured. It might be damaged at different areas along its length dependent […]

Management of a greenstick wrist fracture

A greenstick wrist fracture is unique among children and the most common type. Remember that fractures among children are different from children due to anatomical and physiological variances in the developing skeleton. Remember that bones of children are softer and porous than adults. This is the reason why they have different fracture patterns. Does my […]