Splenic Flexure Syndrome

Splenic Flexure Syndrome: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Splenic Flexure Syndrome What is splenic flexure syndrome? Splenic flexure syndrome is a condition that causes the gas to become trapped inside flexures — or curves — within your colon. Your splenic flexure is in the sharp bend between your transverse colon and descending colon in your upper abdomen. It’s situated next to your spleen. While gas is …

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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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