Friday, 30 January 2009

Supracondylar fracture of Humerus?

Here's 2 photos of a male patient in his 30's who had a fracture to his left elbow (believed to be supracondylar) when he was 4 yrs old. He was treated by a traditional healer but was not given the option of modern medicine. He has some physical deformity but is able to carry out manual work without any difficulty. He is happily engaged to his female companion who doesn't seem to mind the difference.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

When you know you have a Torn ACL? (Part II)

Here's what happens when he tells me that the previous video wasn't clear enough for some to visualise the laxity.

When you know you have a Torn ACL?

Here's how a soccer player demonstrates his loose ACL ligament 'without moving a limb'.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Tibialis Anterior Ganglion Cyst

Here's a photo of one of the recreational badminton athlete who found that he had a small swelling at the ankle. Upon examination, I found a 2cm X 2cm cystic swelling just before the insertion of the Tibialis Anterior tendon. An ultrasound scan should be done to confirm the findings.

Usually, the cyst is treated conservatively with a corticosteroid injection. Care should be taken to ensure that the tendon is not damaged in the process. Surgical excision may also be carried out. However, such lesions are known to recur.