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Calcification of achilles tendon at insertion into calcaneum - as denoted by yellow arrow

Achilles Tendinopathy

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Introduction The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. Tendinopathy and rupture can affect both athletes and those with sedentary lifestyles Achilles tendinopathy is usually an overuse condition,…

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Read more about the article Achilles Tendon Rupture
Achilles tendon rupture on USS. The area of disrupted tissue is indicated by the red line. Image by Hellerhoff is licensed with CC BY-SA 3.0

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Introduction The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. Tendinopathy and rupture can affect both athletes and those with sedentary lifestyles Acute injury (i.e. rupture) to the Achilles…

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Read more about the article Arthritis Definitions
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Arthritis Definitions

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Arthritis referrs to "inflammation of the joints", or perhaps more correctly - painful joints. Arthritis can be considered to be of four main types: Osteoarthritis - a degenerative form of arthritis…

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Read more about the article Calcium, Vitamin D and bone density
Dietary sources of calcium include milk and other dairy products, notes and seeds, fish, dates broccoli and other leafy green vegetables.

Calcium, Vitamin D and bone density

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Calcium 99% in bone, 1% in blood Obtained through diet (mainly dairy products), absorption controlled by vitamin D.   Calcium Regulation Controlled by Parathyroid hormone, secreted from the parathyroid gland.…

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Read more about the article Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively common disorder, which can be unilateral or bilateral, caused by compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist, as it…

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Read more about the article Charcot’s Joint
Charcot Arthopathy Presentation in left foot

Charcot’s Joint

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Introduction Charcot's Joint (aka Charcot's osteoarthropathy or Charcot's neuroarthropathy) is most commonly seen as a complication of diabetes, but is also sometimes seen with syphilis. It is the result of peripheral neuropathy.…

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Read more about the article Compartment Syndrome
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Compartment Syndrome

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Introduction Compartment syndrome is a condition that results from swelling of a muscle. The muscle is retained in its fixed volume fascia (its "compartment"), however, and thus the swelling of…

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Read more about the article Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS

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Introduction Complex regional pain syndrome (previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or Sudeck atrophy) is a poorly understood condition which typically affects the extremities (arms and legs), causing severe pain, disability and…

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