Subacute Osteitis

Subacute osteitis is a rare condition, which may occur around the hip in young children. This usually results after a bone infection has been partially treated with antibiotics, which were discontinued too early. The diagnosis may not have been made in this case is often when antibiotics were prescribed empirically for a child which was Read on … !

Shoulder

Fractures around the shoulder girdle and upper arm are common injuries in all age groups.

Collarbone (clavicle) fractures have undergone a change in treatment philosophy in the last decade due to the availability of better implants. While most fractures are still treated non surgically, displaced  and shattered fractures are now frequently operated on in order Read on … !

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid-full space, which is present around many of the bony prominence is in the body, such as for example the elbow or the kneecap. While bursitis may develop due to systemic inflammatory conditions and/or infective agents, by far the most common cause is repetitive trauma, hence the colloquial names Read on … !

Tendonitis

Muscles are connected to bones via tendons and these structures are often placed under tremendous strain during physical activity, especially during sporting activities. Some of these structures, such as the tendons of the rotator cuff in the shoulder run over bony ridges or through bony canals, which may cause friction or impingement, leading to recurrent Read on … !

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition which occurs in postmenopausal females as well as elderly males due to a change in the hormone milieu in the body. This condition decreases the density of the bone (i.e. not simply a decrease in the calcium content, which only forms part of the bone components) and predisposes patients to so-called Read on … !