The Foot in Systemic Sclerosis

September 13, 2017

The Foot in Systemic Sclerosis

Systemic Sclerosis refers to a rheumatic disease which is marked by excessive production of collagen leading to microvascular and macrovascular dysfunction and fibrosis of the skin and internal organs.

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

September 10, 2017

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

In 1903, Robert Osgood and Carl Schlatter first described a paediatric condition of the knee which was marked by pain localised over the tibial tubercle, caused as a result of repetitive strain on the quadriceps femoris muscle at the proximal tibial apophysis insertion.

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How Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Affects The Feet

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, autoimmune disorder that results in multisystemic manifestations of a heterogeneous nature that can have a significant impact on an individual’s overall quality of life.

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Malalignment Syndrome

August 06, 2017

Malalignment Syndrome

Malalignment syndrome refers to an asymmetrical alignment of the bones of the pelvis, trunk and extremities that can result in persistent pain in the lower back, hip and legs, with the patient experiencing immense difficulty in turning the body in a particular direction.

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Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker Muscular Dystrophy refers to an allelic disorder caused by non-truncating mutations in the dystrophin gene. It is considered to be a milder form of dystrophinopathy which occurs commonly in males.

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

July 19, 2017

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome refers to a group of multisystemic disorders of connective tissue with variable clinical manifestations that include (but are not limited to) joint hypermobility, dermal fragility, internal organ and blood vessel ruptures.

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Orthotic Care for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis refers to a disorder characterised by loss of bone mass density and gradual deterioration of the skeletal structure

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome

June 21, 2017

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a rapidly progressive polyradiculoneuropathy that can lead to acute or subacute paralysis. This disorder is marked by a raise in the level of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein in the absence of CSF pleocytosis.

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Lumbar Hyperlordosis

May 31, 2017

Lumbar Hyperlordosis

Lumbar lordosis refers to the inward curvature of the lumbar spine that is created by wedging of both the lumbar intervertebral discs and the vertebral bodies.

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Cuboid Syndrome

May 31, 2017

Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome refers to a subluxation of the structural congruity of the calcaneocuboid joint which results in irritation or inflammation of surrounding joint capsules, ligaments and the peroneus longus tendon causing lateral midfoot pain and impaired joint function.

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