A femoral osteotomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct specific deformities of the femur (thigh bone). Orthopedic surgeons perform this operation to realign it and restore a more normal appearance. A femoral osteotomy is most often done in patients who are born with a hip abnormality under general or spinal anesthesia. Read more: What Is a Femoral Osteotomy? Article
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Broken Bones: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
Broken bones are a common type of injury. Bones are some of the hardest tissues in the body, but they can break when they are...
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Hip fractures typically occur as a result of a fall. See a picture of Hip Fracture and learn more about the health topic.
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Fractures of the spine (vertebra) can cause severe "band-like" pain that radiates around from the back to the side of the body....
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A fracture that occurs during the course of normal activity is called a minimal trauma fracture or stress fracture. See a picture...
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Hip pain is the sensation of discomfort in or around the hip joint, where the upper end (head) of the thigh bone (femur) fits...
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A broken bone is a fracture. There are different types of fractures, such as: compressed, open, stress, greenstick, spiral, vertebral compression, compound, and comminuted. Symptoms of a broken bone include pain at the site of injury, swelling, and bruising around the area of injury. Treatment of a fracture depends on the type and location of the injury.
Arthritis, bursitis, IT band syndrome, fracture, and strain are just some of the causes of hip pain. Associated symptoms and signs include swelling, tenderness, difficulty sleeping on the hip, and loss of range of motion of the hip. Treatment depends upon the cause of the hip pain but may include anti-inflammatory medications and icing and resting the hip joint.
Chondromalacia Patella (Patellofemoral Syndrome)
Chondromalacia patella (housemaid's knee or secretary's knee) results from misalignment of the kneecap as it slides over the lower end of the thigh bone. Symptoms include tightness or fullness in the knee area, swelling, and mild discomfort. Treatment includes the use of anti-inflammatory medications, in addition to stretching, strengthening and icing the knee.
A hip dislocation may occur due to an athletic injury or a motor vehicle accident. Joint deformity, pain, an inability to move the hip, and muscle spasms are signs and symptoms of a dislocated hip. Treatment may involve traction, arthroscopic surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
Growth Plate Fractures and Injuries
Growth plate fractures and injuries occur in the area growing tissue near the end of the long bones of children and teens. Both boys and girls are susceptible to growth plate fracture and injury. Common causes include: a fall while playing sports or playing on furniture or playground equipment, overuse injury from sports, injuries from competitive sports, child abuse, frostbite, and juvenile arthritis. Growth plate fracture and injury are classified into five categories according to the Salter-Harris Classification.
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