David Ravech

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Bone Fractures and Internal Fixation

29th May 2009
The challenge of fractures through the ages has been how to manage the severe pain, immediate disability and long term sequelae of these acutely presenting emergencies, making broken bones clear priorities due to the large number of incidences. The variet... Read >

Treating Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

15th May 2009
Quadriceps tendon ruptures are not common and mostly occur in people who are older than forty years of age. It is much more common in patients with various diseases and who have had degenerative changes in the extensor mechanism of the knee. Ruptures typi... Read >

Hernia – Part 3

10th March 2009
The region of the hernia repair is commonly affected by hardness, swelling and bruising which are related to the clotted blood and fluid under the wound, the stitches pulling the wound together and finally by scar tissue formation. These difficulties all ... Read >

Muscle Strength and Physiotherapy

17th February 2009
Muscle strength is very important for all of our functional activities, from heavy work such as climbing stairs or a hill to fine work such as sewing or typing on a keyboard. While losing feeling in a part of the body can be more disabling, losing muscle ... Read >

Treatment of Joint Position Sense – Physiotherapy

02nd February 2009
A previous article has identified the importance of joint position sense and here we move on to considering the assessment of a deficit and what the physiotherapist is likely to do about it. The physio will very likely concentrate on the problems the pati... Read >

Physiotherapists and a Colles Fracture

20th January 2009
A fall on the outstretched hand (FOOSH) is a common occurrence and often results in a Colles' fracture, a fracture of the distal inch of the radius and ulna next to the wrist. Treatment is immobilisation in a splinting material such as Plaster of Paris fo... Read >

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome – Physiotherapy

29th December 2008
Collagen is an extremely important connective tissue protein in our bodies, making up significant amounts of our skin, tendons, discs and ligaments. Collagen gives structure to these organs, allowing them to heal normally, to have elasticity, to be strong... Read >

Ankylosing Spondylitis by Physiotherapists

28th December 2008
Physiotherapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis by Jonathan Blood Smyth Ankylosing spondylitis belongs to a group of disorders called the spondyloarthropathies, a group which also includes psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis and arthritis related to infl... Read >

Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation – What you need to know

02nd December 2008
Have you been having difficulty sleeping, turning, or bending over lately? Are you constantly plagued by sharp pains in the lower back? If so, you could be suffering from sacroiliac joint inflammation - not exactly something you want to be stuck with over... Read >

Total Hip Replacement Management – Physiotherapy

01st December 2008
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the commonest joint degeneration condition in the world, resulting in huge amounts of pain and suffering, work loss, expense and disability. Ageing of western developed populations, soon to be followed by some developing countries s... Read >

The Treatment of Wrist Fractures by Physiotherapists

30th November 2008
How Physiotherapists Treat Wrist Fractures by Jonathan Blood Smyth Every winter the weather gets cold and icy at some time and we realise that the time has come when we are less safe out and about, that season when people start to slip and fall. Falls... Read >

Helping Shoulder Fractures by using Physiotherapy

27th November 2008
Fractures of the humerus are common and make up about 5% of all fractures, with 80% of them either undisplaced or just minimally displaced. More common in people suffering from osteoporosis, it is common to have a forearm fracture on the same side. Damage... Read >

Physiotherapy Treatment of Sciatica

24th November 2008
The Treatment of Sciatica by Physiotherapists by Jonathan Blood Smyth The lumbar nerve roots emerge from the spine and at this point they are vulnerable to impingement from a disc prolapse, causing inflammation and/or compression of the nerve and the ... Read >

Treatment and Physiotherapy Management of Torn Achilles Tendon

24th November 2008
Treatment and Physiotherapy Management of Torn Achilles Tendon by Jonathan Blood-Smyth The biggest and strongest of the body's tendinous structures is the Achilles tendon in the lower part of the posterior calf. The main patients who suffer from Achil... Read >

How Physiotherapists Treat Neck Pain from Cervical Disc Prolapse

18th November 2008
How Physiotherapists Treat Neck Pain from Cervical Disc Prolapse by Jonathan Blood-Smyth A prolapsed disc or injury to the nerve exit foramen in the neck can give very severe neck and arm pain known as cervical radiculopathy. The sixth cervical nerve ... Read >
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