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Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Acute nephritic syndrome 08/12/2009 (27.2%)
Glomerulonephritis - acute; Acute glomerulonephritis; Nephritis syndrome - acute Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Acute nephritic syndrome is often caused by an immune response that is triggered by an infection or other disease.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Orthopedic services 03/31/2010 (6.5%)
Any number of medical problems can affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Bone problems may include: Bone deformities Bone infections Bone problems may include: Bone tumors Fractures Need for amputation Nonunions and malunions Spinal deformities Joint problems may include: Arthritis Bursitis Dislocation Joint pain Joint swelling Ligament tears Common orthopedic-related diagnoses based on body part: Ankle and foot: Bunions Fasciitis Foot and ankle deformities Fractures Hammer toe Heel pain Heel spurs Joint pain and arthritis Sprains Tarsal tunnel syndrome Sesamoiditis Hand and wrist Fractures Joint pain Arthritis Tendon or ligament injury Carpal tunnel syndrome Ganglion cyst Rheumatoid arthritis Tendinitis Shoulder Arthritis Bursitis Dislocation Frozen shoulder ( adhesive capsulitis ) Impingement syndrome Loose or foreign bodies Rotator cuff tear Rotator cuff tendinitis Separation Torn labrum SLAP tears Knee: Cartilage and meniscus injuries Dislocation of the kneecap (patella) Ligament sprains or tears (anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, medial collateral and lateral collateral ligament tears) Loose or foreign bodies Osgood-Schlatter disease Pain Tendinitis Elbow: Arthritis Bursitis Dislocation or separation Loose or foreign bodies Pain Tennis or golfers elbow ( epicondylitis or tendinitis) Elbow stiffness or contractures Spine: Herniated (slipped) disc Infection of the spine Injury to the spine Scoliosis Spinal stenosis Spinal tumor Fractures Spinal cord injuries SERVICES AND TREATMENTS Imaging procedures can help diagnose or even treat many orthopedic conditions.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Torticollis 06/01/2010 (1.3%)
Wry neck; Loxia Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Torticollis may be: Inherited: Due to specific changes in your genes Acquired: Develops as a result of damage to the nervous system or muscles If the condition occurs without a known cause, it is called idiopathic torticollis. Torticollis may develop in childhood or adulthood.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Dupuytren’s contracture 07/10/2009 (1.3%)
Dupuytren's contracture is a painless thickening and contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm of the hand and fingers. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The cause is unknown, but minor injury and your genes may make you more likely to develop this condition. One or both hands may be affected. The ring finger is affected most often, followed by the little, middle, and index fingers. A small, painless nodule develops in the connective tissue on the palm side of the hand and eventually develops into a cord-like band.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Fibrous dysplasia 11/02/2009 (1.3%)
Inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia; Idiopathic fibrous hyperplasia Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Fibrous dysplasia occurs in childhood, usually between ages 3 - 15. The condition does not run in families (not hereditary), and the cause is unknown. Symptoms: Bone pain Bone sores (lesions) Difficulty walking Endocrine gland problems Fractures or bone deformities (rare) Unusual skin color (pigmentation) The bone lesions may stop when the child reaches puberty.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Colles’ wrist fracture 07/28/2010 (1.3%)
Transverse wrist fracture; Dinner-fork deformity of the wrist Considerations: Wrist fractures are common among children and the elderly. Children's bones are soft and tend to get buckle (torus) fractures. These are incomplete fractures on one side of the bone. Because bones become brittle with age, a complete fracture is more likely in adults and among the elderly.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Smashed fingers 07/10/2009 (1.3%)
Finger(s) - smashed; Crushed digits Considerations: If an injury to a finger occurs at the tip and does not involve the joint or nail bed, you may not need the help of a doctor. Even if the bone is broken, your doctor may not recommend a splint. If the injury is more towards the palm or involved the joint, be sure to seek medical help right away. Causes: Finger(s) can be smashed by a hammer blow, a car door, a desk drawer, a baseball, or some other force.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Sprains 05/02/2009 (1.3%)
Joint sprain Considerations: Causes: Sprains are caused when a joint is forced to move into an unnatural position. For example, "twisting" one's ankle causes a sprain to the ligaments around the ankle. Symptoms: Joint pain or muscle pain Swelling Joint stiffness Discoloration of the skin, especially bruising First Aid: Apply ice immediately to help reduce swelling.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Strains 05/02/2009 (1.3%)
Pulled muscle Considerations: Causes: Excessive physical activity or effort Improperly warming up before a physical activity Poor flexibility Symptoms: Pain and difficulty moving the injured muscle Discolored and bruised skin Swelling First Aid: Apply ice immediately to reduce swelling.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Types of health care providers 07/22/2010 (1.3%)
PRIMARY CARE A primary care provider (PCP) is a person you may see first for checkups and health problems.
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