CT scans

A computerised tomography scans uses multiple x-rays that is then processed in a computer to create detailed images of inside of the body. Some scans may involve injecting contrast just before that. Any allergies or kidney problems should be mentioned to the surgeon who is ordering the test and to the radiographer who is performing… Continue reading

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Sterno-clavicular joint problems – instability, arthritis

What are Sterno-clavicular joint problems? Sterno-clavicular (SC) joint is formed between the clavicle (collar bone) and the sternum (breast bone) and connects the upperlimb to the body. SCJ, like any other joint is covered by cartilage (a slippery substance) that helps in the movement of the bones over each other and stabilised by ligaments (a… Continue reading

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SLAP tear

What is SLAP tear? SLAP tear or SLAP lesion or labral tears stands for Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior. The labrum is a rim of cartilage that surrounds the cup of the shoulder joint (glenoid) as a cup. Many tendons and ligaments attach to the labrum to provide stability to the shoulder. Any lesion or tear… Continue reading

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Shoulder replacement

What is Shoulder replacement? Shoulder is a ball and socket joint with the upper arm bone forming the ball and the glenoid (shoulder blade) forming the socket. Shoulder replacement is a rewarding procedure for the patients suffering with arthritis associated with stiffness and severe pain of the shoulder joint. It is not as common as knee… Continue reading

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Shoulder instability

What is Shoulder instability? Shoulder joint is ball and socket synovial joint formed between Glenoid (shoulder blade) and humerus (upper arm). It is most mobile joint of the body, which makes it inherently unstable. The socket (Glenoid) is quite shallow and covers only a third of the ball (Humerus). The glenoid labrum (fibro-cartilaginous structure) attaches… Continue reading

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