January 2016

Fractured sternum

The sternum is also known as the breast bone which is located in front of the chest and connected to the 12 ribs on either side and forms the thoracic griddle. The thoracic griddle functions in protecting the internal organs such as the heart and lungs from injuries. The sternum also helps protect the thymus …

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Spider veins

Spider veins are also known as telangiectasias or angioectasias which are similar to varicose veins but they are smaller. The small veins are near the surface of the skin which has an appearance of spider webs or branches of a tree that are usually purple, red and blue in color. Spider veins are usually found …

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Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy is a common metal allergy and it is a common cause of contact dermatitis. Articles and substances that contain nickel that come in contact with the skin cause an allergic reaction in the form of eczema. Nickel can be found in jewelries such as earrings, jewelry chains, zipper, metal wrist straps and even …

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Cardiogenic shock

Broken knuckle

Knuckles or metacarpals are bones found between the proximal phalangal bones of the finger and carpals bones found at the palm of the hands. The 4th and the 5th metacarpal bones are susceptible to damage due to indirect force. A broken knuckle is also called boxer’s fracture which affects the neck of the metacarpal bone …

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