Month: May 2020


What Is a Cheilectomy?

Cheilectomy A cheilectomy is afoot operation to remove bone spurs of the big toe joint for the treatment of big toe joint arthritis. The arthritic bone spurs generally develop on the top of the big toe joint, which ultimately limits motion and causes pain. Removing bone spurs with cheilectomy is considered a simple and extremely effective …

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Spiral Fracture: Healing Time, Tibia, and Fibula

Spiral Fracture What is a spiral fracture? A spiral fracture, also known as torsion fracture, is a type of complete fracture. It occurs due to a rotational, or twisting, force. Complete fractures are categorized based on the way the bone breaks. Categories include: transverse oblique longitudinal comminuted spiral However, it always results in the bone …

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Plantar Calcaneonavicular Ligament (Spring Ligament)

Plantar calcaneonavicular ligament (Spring ligament) The plantar calcaneonavicular ligament (spring ligament) is a thick, broad fibrous band that is located on the bottom portion of the foot. It connects the navicular bone’s plantar (foot side) surface with the sustentaculum of the calcaneus, a shelf-like facet of the heel bone. It also provides support to the head …

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Occipital Lymph Nodes: Anatomy | Diagram | Function

Occipital lymph nodes The occipital lymph nodes are located in the back of the head, near the occipital bone of the skull. Much like other lymph nodes located throughout the body, the occipital lymph nodes play an active role in the body’s immune defense system. Each node is small, possessing a bean-like shape. They are connected …

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