By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 28, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

There is a higher incidence of falls in the winters when ground is often wet and slippery. It is quite common to sustain a shoulder injury from a simple fall, and whilst a vast majority of falls will result in minimal or no long term damage, others can sustain...

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By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 28, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), is a very familiar term used to describe pain on the outside (lateral aspect) of the elbow. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Usually affects middle aged patients with equal preponderance in males and females. Peak incidence is reported to be in early 50s. PATHOLOGY: Exact pathological process is still...

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By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 28, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

TREATMENT: Whilst there is little debate on the treatment of type 1&2 (conservative), and type 4-6 (surgery), type 3 injuries continue to present a clinical dilemma. Historically, these fractures were treated conservatively and there are numerous papers to support this approach. With newer advances in arthroscopic techniques, there are...

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By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 25, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

There are lots of ‘scores’ used in the medical world, like the well known Glasgow Coma scale (GCS) to assess patient’s level of consciousness. Fundamentally, these provide a numeric value to a complex situation, to ease record keeping and evaluate the progress against a baseline. this also provides a...

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By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 25, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Humans have always been fascinated by stars. Since prehistoric times, we have used stars for developing calendars, creating stories, navigation, astrology, and even naming our kids! It is therefore natural that subconsciously it was recognised as a symbol of excellence, and more stars denoted a better product. Modern world...

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By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 25, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

INTRODUCTION: Being a surgeon, I have a reasonably busy job that involves a lot of walking and standing on a regular basis. My phone’s step count was regularly clocking 6-7k just by covering my normal duties at work, due to the sheer size of the hospital. Outside of work,...

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By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 25, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

This is perhaps the most common presumptive diagnosis in shoulder pathology at the point of referral from primary care. Painful shoulder with limited movements is not always a true frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder, also called ‘Adhesive capsulitis’, means the movements are physically restricted, usually due to mechanical causes. The...

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By: Dr Praveen Sarda On: May 25, 2019 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Biceps tendon originates around the shoulder and inserts around the elbow. It is the main flexor of elbow, and accessory supinator of the forearm. This means that not only does the biceps bend the elbow, but is also very important in positioning the hand so that the palmar surface...

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