Health Conditions

Klippel Feil Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Klippel Feil Syndrome

Klippel Feil Syndrome: Klippel Feil Syndrome is a bone disorder characterized by the congenital spinal fusion of any two of the seven cervical vertebrae. The bone disorder present- the fused vertebra in the neck from the birth. Three significant features...

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Orthopnea: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


Orthopnea: Orthopnea is the shortness of breath that happens while a person lying flat. The shortness of breath is followed by a tightness feeling in the chest and the feeling is as if he or she is not able to...

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Bunion: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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Bunion: A bunion is a painful bony bump that forms on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint. The medical name is hallux valgus. The foot bunion develops slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the...

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Romberg Test: Technique & Assessment

Romberg Test

Romberg Test: Romberg test used in an exam of neurological function for balance, and also is done to assess the integrity of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. The exam is based on the premise that a person requires...

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Klumpke Palsy: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Klumpke Palsy

Klumpke Palsy: Klumpke palsy, also known as Klumpke paralysis, is a type of lower brachial plexus injury that affects brachial plexus injury at birth. It is caused by an injury to the first thoracic nerve (T1) and the eighth cervical...

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Erb’s Palsy: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


Erb's palsy or Erb–Duchenne Palsy is a form of brachial plexus injury at birth. Erb's palsy occurs when there's an injury to the brachial plexus, specifically the upper brachial plexus at birth. The injury can either stretch, rupture or avulse the...

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Pink Eye: Symptoms, Causes, Types & Treatment

Pink Eye Symptoms

What is Pink Eye? Pink eye is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the white part of the eyeball. Pinkeye is a common name also known as conjunctivitis. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become...

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Multiple Myeloma Treatment And Prognosis

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Multiple Myeloma Definition: Multiple myeloma also known as Myeloma is a blood cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the soft, spongy tissue at the center of the bones, which is made in the bone marrow. Plasma cells...

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Mallet Finger: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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Mallet Finger: A mallet finger is a deformity of the finger caused by an extensor tendon injury where it attaches to the finger bone (distal phalanx).This results in the inability to extend the fingertip without pushing it. When a ball...

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Trigger Finger: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Trigger Finger Causes

Trigger Finger: Trigger finger is characterized by snapping or locking of the involved flexor tendon of the finger, associated with pain and dysfunction. When the tendon sheath becomes inflamed, it can make movement difficult and sometimes result in trigger finger....

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