A lumbar compression fracture involves the lumbar vertebrae and occurs typically secondary to bone demineralization. It is seen in postmenopausal women and in the elderly due to osteoporosis but may also be associated with malignancies. Therefore a thorough workup is essential to detect the fracture and its…
Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. It characteristically involves the colon and extends proximally from the anal verge. The exact etiology of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Individuals with Ulcerative Colitis can present rectal bleeding, mucous discharge from the rectum, and/or…
Osteoarthritis, also known as osteoarthrosis, degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a degenerative disorder arising from the biochemical breakdown of articular cartilage in the synovial joints. It commonly affects the hands, hips and knees.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a median entrapment neuropathy. Common symptoms include numbness, paresthesias and pain in the median nerve distribution. The median nerve passes along the base of the palm and the sensory distribution continues to the thumb, to first two fingers and the lateral half of the ring finger.…