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Symptoms Of Injury From An External Force
Ligaments & capsule: Pain with external rotation of a joint can be casued by a sprain of the normal structures that control or limit the specific external rotational movement. In the shoulder the static stabilizers that most limit exteranl rotation are the capsule and anteroinferior and middle glenohumeral ligaments. Injured joint surface (cartilage) can also cause pain as the injured portion rotates across the joint. ...Read more
Can cam impingement only arise from anatomy or can it be caused by shoes or activities that require a lot of external rotation of hip?
Avulsion fracture: Ligaments provide stability to joints. When there is an injury to a joint, the ligaments can be sprained or completely torn. The ligaments run from one bone to another. When an injury occurs they may be torn, or one end may separate off of a bone. Sometimes rather then separate off of the bone, the ligament takes a piece of the bone with it. This is an avulsion fracture. ...Read more
Highly Variable: Specific symptoms depend entirely upon exactly what was involved in the multiple trauma. Once safely out of the trauma bay in the er- many possible symptoms may develop. Fractures will reveal pain and crepitance in the area of injury. Vascular injuries (closed or open) may evolve into a compartment syndrome and need close observation. Airway/breathing difficulties may evolve over tme as well. ...Read more
Many: This question suggests that you may be in danger. If you are please seek appropriate help immediately. Features: the health, age & size of the victim, the method & location of assault, the body location of the battery, the force inflicted on the body. The reason for the assault, the mental status of the attacker. Head/neck injuries are the most significant followed by chest and abdominal trauma. ...Read more
What causes a pec major tear? Which type of strain causes an immediate tear? Can one rupture the pec only by pushing an object forward horizontally?
Excess Sudden Use: Like all structures, tensile stress, beyond strength of weakest portion, results in tearing. The pectoral muscles originate from the anterior rib cage & insert at the lateral clavicle & proximal humerus. Contraction of these muscles pulls the lateral clavicle & upper humerus anterior. To push something away using arms requires pecs to transfer the push. Sudden, intense load most likely to tear. ...Read more
Plexus stretch: The brachial plexus gets stretched. Head & neck go 1 way and shoulder &arm go the opposite way . The nerves don't like it & let u kno about their unhappiness in a big way. ...Read more
Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial tendon?
Chronic inflammation: The anterior tibial tendon and other tendons can have chronic inflammation due to strain and fatigue (over-use of the tendon). This can cause weakening of the tendon, linear tears within the tendon and eventual rupture due to the weakening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Moist clammy skin: The most common symptoms of shock include: an extremely low blood pressure; feeling weak or nauseous; chest pain; fast but weak pulse; profuse sweating; dizziness, faintness or light-headedness; moist, clammy skin; unconsciousness; rapid, shallow breathing; feeling anxious, agitated or confused; blue lips and fingernails. With bone injury there is a danger of fat embolism - stroke, lung injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could external trauma from getting hit in the throat very hard permanently damage the vagus nerve in the region? Causing dysphagia and VCD?
External trauma is not likely to damage vagus nerve but you should have doctor check you out for damage to the larynx.
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Why would inflammation caused by tvt bladder sling cause a flare of cryofibrinogenemia? Is it more likely the injury to surrounding tissues caused by sling or the foreign body reaction to the sling?
Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more
What is "internal derangement of the knee" mean? Would that term include a previous traumatic med-collateral strain/sprain and/or meniscal injury?
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