Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)

One method used by medical professionals to repair fractured bones is call O.R.I.F. This is an acronym for Open Reduction Internal Fixation. This procedure is often used in serious fracture cases including comminuted or displaced fractures. These are fractures that would not heal correctly through the use of normal splints or casts. During an O.R.I.F. … Continue reading "Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)"

Annular Tear (aka Anular Tear)

An annular tear in the spine occurs when a rip or tear of the annulus fibrosus results in the release of the nucleus pulposus towards the disc periphery. When the annular tear occurs in, or reaches, other portions of the annulus, significant and severe pain is a near certainty. If the tear increases and becomes … Continue reading "Annular Tear (aka Anular Tear)"

Back Sprains and Strains

Traumatic and serious injuries, such as back sprains and strains, often occur as the result of unexpected circumstances such as a slip and fall or car accident. While not often known to the ordinary person, there are major and important differences between back sprains and strains. First and foremost, a back strain is an injury … Continue reading "Back Sprains and Strains"