MRI Machine | MRI Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI Machine MRI is an effective tool in the diagnosis of virtually all bone-related diseases. This is due to the high precision of the imaging technology, which is able to detect variations in bone density, early warning signs of tumours, and complications arising from fractures. The … Continue reading

Fibrous Dysplasia | Bone Disease

What is Fibrous Dysplasia? It is a disease in which certain bones – most commonly in the skull, legs and arms – become enlarged and swollen. This can then result in further complications and prolonged medical conditions. Fibrous dysplasia occurs equally amongst men and women and is mostly seen to … Continue reading

What is Osteomyelitis?

What is Osteomyelitis? Osteomyelitis was once a major cause of death in children. Since the advent of antibiotics, the complications of osteomyelitis have significantly decreased. Osteomyelitis is infection of the bone. It is most commonly seen in children and people who are immunocompromised. It is thought that bacteria enter the … Continue reading

Osteopetrosis | Skeletal System Diseases

What is Osteopetrosis? Osteopetrosis is a disease that causes the density of bones in the body to increase over time. In a healthy bone, old cells will be recycled at the same rate as new cells are created, thereby keeping the total amount constant. However, in patients with osteopetrosis, the … Continue reading

Osteonecrosis | What is Osteonecrosis?

What is Osteonecrosis? It is also known as avascular necrosis, is a condition that causes restricted blood supply to bones, resulting in premature death of cells. The ailment most commonly affects the coxa (hip) and scapula (shoulder), but is also seen in the patella (knee joint), ginglymus (elbow), carpus (wrist) and … Continue reading