Primary Hyperparathyroidism

What is Primary Hyperparathyroidism? Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that raises calcium levels in the blood. Once the calcium levels are above a certain threshold (usually about 2.7 mmol/L) the condition is known as hypercalcemia. The abnormally high calcium levels are caused by the overactive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH), which … Continue reading

What are Osteophytes?

What are Osteophytes? They are protrusions that occur at the connecting point between bones and are caused by a gradual erosion of the joint. This damage is caused by the surface of the joint wearing away over time, leaving irregularities in their shape, causing pain, limited mobility, and an increase … Continue reading

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