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Slipped disc-Prolapsed intervertebral disc: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment

Slipped disc-Prolapsed intervertebral disc: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment This occurs when a part cartilage which separates adjacent vertebrae protrudes backwards into the spinal column. It causes compression of the spinal cord and/or spinal nerve roots. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is a sudden, severe pain in the back that may radiate towards the legs. It may be aggravated by movements. There may be...

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Joint-Dislocation of shoulder: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment

Dislocation of shoulder: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment It is caused by a fall on the shoulder or a wrenching force to the upper limb. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is severe pain in the shoulder joint. Move the limb because of the pain. He casualty often supports the limb at the elbow by the other hand, and tilts his had that side. The...

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Joint-Dislocation (severe injury): Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment

Dislocation (severe injury): Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment This is more severe injury than n sprain. It occurs when a strong force acts directly or indirectly on a joint pulling a bone into an abnormal position. It can occur as a result of sudden muscular contraction too. There is displacement of one or more bones at a joint. There is also tearing of ligaments, joint capsule, and tissues...

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Joint-Sprain (Injury to the ligament, the joint capsule): Its diagnose and first aid treatment

Sprain (Injury to the ligament, the joint capsule): Its diagnose and first aid treatment Sprain is an injury to the ligament(s) and the joint capsule. It is due to sudden movement twisting of the part involving joint. Ankle is the most commonly sprained joint. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is severe pain locally, aggravated by movement at the joint. Bruising and swelling are present around the...

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Joint- What is joint: Its types (Movable, Immovable, Ball and socket) and its features

Joint: Its types (Movable, Immovable, Ball and socket) and its features A joint is the junction of two or more bones, called. Various types of joints are shown in the following table.  Types of Joints                                     Type Features Movable – Two or more bones are held together by means of ligaments, muscles, and tendons....

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