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Uses of Adson Tissue Forceps

There are multiple types of forceps used in the medical industrySurgical tools - scalpel, forceps, clamps, scissors - isolated image by Dmitry Rukhlenko from Fotolia.comIf you've ever spent time in a dentist's chair, then you've probably seen Adson tissue forceps. This medical instrument...

How the Skeletal System Works

SectionsThe frame that holds the body up is called the skeletal system. The 206 bones of the skeletal system are connected by tendons and cushioned by cartilage. It is divided into two sections, the axial (which is the skull, sternum, ribs and spine) and the appendicular (everything...

Symptoms of Spinal Compression Fractures

The signs and symptoms of spinal compression fractures can come on gradually and vary from person to person. Learn what to look for -- especially if you're a woman with osteoporosis.

Scoliosis of the Spine Initial Diagnosis

Scoliosis of the spine is an abnormal curvature affecting more girls than boys. Initial diagnosis is most often made as a pre-teen or early teenager. In some cases, scoliosis may not become apparent until adulthood.

The Piriformis Syndrome & Pudendal Nerve

According to the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), 6 percent of patients complaining of lower back pain are actually suffering from piriformis syndrome. Piriformis syndrome is most common in middle age. Women are more susceptible to the syndrome than men. This is likely because

What Causes My Big Toe Pain?

Big toe pain is a common problem and there are many causes with many different diagnoses. It can be hard to find out the exact cause of the pain, and the best way to treat the condition.

Labral Repair and Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises

Tearing or otherwise injuring the labrum is a painful injury of the shoulder that often will require surgery to repair. As with any surgical procedure to repair an injured joint, the process will require significant rehabilitation afterward. Fully adhering to the rehab schedule and completing the ex

Spinal Stenosis in Children

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the central spinal canal. It is relatively rare in children, although it occasionally appears in adolescents. Most commonly this condition is found among older individuals, particularly in later years as degenerative spinal disease becomes a common ailment. Childr

How to Heal a Broken Collarbone

The collarbone, which is also called the clavicle, is located below the neck and across the body by the shoulders. Healing from a broken bone on the leg or arm allows a doctor to place a cast and keep the limb immobile. A collarbone does not have the option of a cast because it is not a limb and a c

How to Hydrate Your Body Before a Game

Keeping your body hydrated and complete with proper nutrition is vital when participating in sporting games, especially long-lasting activities or all-day events. Without enough liquid and nutrients, you may become dehydrated or feel weak or sick during physical activity. With just a few additions t

How to home treat spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition that typically affects people over 50, when the spinal canal begins to narrow. This compresses the spinal cord and nearby nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause, and it cannot be cured. Conservative measures are usually sufficie

How to Strengthen Hamstrings

Hamstrings are often ignored, but are nonetheless a significant part of the leg. By controlling the bending of the leg, or contracting of it, the hamstring's strength is crucial to the strength of the entire lower body, as well as the ability to properly work other muscles. Having strong hamstring

History of Osteonecrosis

About 20,000 new people are diagnosed with osteonecrosis (ON) every year. It is characterized by the death and collapse of a large portion of the bone. Though this can be painful and severely affect joints like the hip and shoulder, it is not life-threatening.

So You've Strained Your Groin...

A groin pull is a sports injury that is due to a strain of the muscles of the inner thigh. Proper treatment can help speed your return from this pulled muscle.