Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis

Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis       Osteoarthritis introduction Osteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease. The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain in the affected joint(s) after repetitive use. There is no blood test for the diagnosis … Read more…

Osteoid Osteoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Osteoid Osteoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment     Osteoid osteoma facts:   Osteoid means non-ossifying bone (ground substance of the bone without calcification or ossification) This is a benign tumour, unlike osteosarcoma Lesion is well circumscribed Arises mostly in the cortex of long bones, occasionally in the cancellous bones of the spine. Three times commoner in … Read more…

Deviated Nasal Septum: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Deviated Nasal Septum: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment   Introduction of deviated nasal septum (DNS) Deviated nasal septum (DNS) is a common nasal problem all over the world. The incidence of a deviated septum rises with age. Causes of deviated nasal septum (DNS) Trauma (birth trauma, road accident, assault, sports injury)  Developmental problem Genetic Thumb sucking … Read more…

Radiation: Sources, Dose, Effects, Protection

Radiation: Sources, Dose, Effects, Protection   What is radiation? Radiation is energy transmitted through space in the form of electromagnetic waves or energetic particles. Types of radiation Two types: Ionizing radiation- e.g. α, β, γ, δ or X-Ray etc. There are two forms of ionizing radiation: I.          Particulate- composed of very fast-moving particles (alpha and … Read more…