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Contractures, Hamstring Contractures and the Paralytic Polio Sequelae Patient by Phil Kongtcheu Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 1:59pm Contractures in general and hamstring contractures in particular are a common condition to post polio paralytic sequelae survivors. For example, hamstring contractures often occur because nerves paralysis often destroys the quadriceps muscles, eliminating the force that normally stretch and counterbalance the hamstring forcing it to lengthen. ... Read on »
Does an Accolate a day keep the capsular contracture away? by Dr. Robert O. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:03am Capsular contracture, an exaggerated hardening of the tissue around a foreign body, continues to be one of the most stubborn issues to stomp out with breast augmentation and reconstruction surgery. It's also been one of the most difficult things to study in a way that's useful because of a relative lack of a clear understanding of why it happ ... Read on »
Knee contractures as the presenting manifestation of scleroderma. by Jan Posted Fri 25 Jun 2010 12:00am By G Kane-Wanger, B E Ostrov, B Freundlich Musculoskeletal disorders may be the primary manifestations of scleroderma. The case is reported of a patient admitted for an evaluation of severe knee flexion contractures who was diagnosed as having scleroderma but lacked the typical presenting features of the disease. Radiographic, serological ... Read on »
Kelly Bensimon / Breast Implant Contracture Story by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Apr 2009 11:17pm 1 Comment The Dirty/pics This is Kelly Bensimon from The Real Housewives of New York… AKA worst cougar refund gap EVER. Her +2’s obviously hate each other and are making a break for it! These implanted breasts look like 10 - 20 year old "over the muscle" silicone types that are begging for a redo. Get those capsules removed please and remove and ... Read on »
Bladder neck contracture after radical surgery by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 17 May 2010 12:00am New data suggest a slightly lower incidence of bladder neck contracture (BNC) in patients treated with robot-assisted (RALP) as opposed to open (ORP) radical prostatectomy in a modern series of patients. Historically, BNC was a relatively regular and well-described complication of ORP. The precise reasons for BNC in any s ... Read on »
Clinical features of scleroderma patients with contracture of phalanges. by Jan Posted Fri 12 Nov 2010 4:16am Contracture of phalanges (CP) is a frequent complication of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The objective of this study was to examine the prevalance of CP in patients with SSc and investigate the clinical and laboratory features of SSc patients with CP. Three hundred and fifty patients with SSc were examined. CP was found in 164 of the 3 ... Read on »
Holly Madison's Breasts - Contracture by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:10pm Drunken Stepfather Post Jesus at DrunkenStepfather (my favorite obnoxious NSFW blog) comments on the uneven nipple position of Holly Madison. Most women have some difference in nipple position between breasts, but with implants a larger difference can represent capsular contracture or internal breast scarring. Without knowing whether ... Read on »
Hand disorders by Helge V. K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 9:12pm Slide 1: Common Hand and Foot Disorders Slide 2: Common hand problems Slide 3: Function of the hand Motor grasp pinch - tip pressure - pulp pressure - lateral pressure hook Slide 4: Function of hand sensory „ stereognosis (position ,size, shape,etc.) „ Pinprick „ light touch Slide 5: Rapid assessment of hand function ... Read on »
Reader Question: Accolate Cures Implanted Breast Hardening? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 04 Jan 2011 10:30am Reader Question: I just had a breast augmentation a week ago. The saline implants were placed under my muscle. My doctor keeps pushing Accolate on me even though I tell him I don’t like the way it makes me feel and I don’t like about the potential dangers of the drug. What do you recommend to your patients? I massage regularly and ... Read on »
Misti Gold – A Story of a “Better” Breast Implant by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Mar 2011 10:30am Misti Gold breast implants were an alternative to conventional silicone gel breast implants placed in the early 90′s. They were filled with polyvinylpyrrolidone-hydrogel instead of silicone gel or saline and were advertised as the “newer better” breast implant. Shortly after their introduction however problems started occurring more f ... Read on »