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MEDICAL / Pain Medicine
Amputation of the lower limb: postoperative treatment and rehabilitation
Pain management, prevention of venous thrombosis and reduction of swelling in the stump are the p...
The principal treatment responsibility of pain patients lies with the primary health care. Specia...
Cluster headache (Horton's syndrome)
This headache, which differs from migraine, begins at the age of 30–40 years and affects ma...
In Dupuytren’s contracture the palmar aponeurosis is thickened and this causes progressive ...
Ear pain in an adult
Identify the origin of local pain by taking a careful history and by physical examination. Consid...
The diagnosis of fibromyalgia should be established to differentiate it from other disorders that...
Spontaneous frozen shoulder should be identified from three diagnostic characteristics: severe pa...
The majority of patients with myopathies have an inherited disease. Symptoms alone are not usuall...
Fracture of the patella, Fracture of the tibial condyle, Fracture of the upper fibula a...
Lumbar puncture, examination of cerebrospinal fluid and findings
A general practitioner usually has to perform a lumbar puncture only in an emergency setting.
The therapy for mild migraine consists of paracetamol, aspirin or NSAIDs either alone or combined...
Muscle weakness and paralysis symptom
The underlying causes of muscle weakness or a paralysis symptom may include disorders of the uppe...
Myasthenia gravis and myasthenic syndrome
Myasthenia gravis is arare autoimmune disease, in which the function of the myoneural junction of...
Neck and shoulder pain
Acute neck pain usually has a good prognosis and recovers spontaneously. Any factors which may ag...
The mildest contusion injuries, superficial eyelid wounds not extending to the lid margin, common...
Painful conditions of the ankle and foot in adults
Freiberg's disease, supernumerary navicular bone (os tibiale externum), flat foot (...
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) denotes a collection of recurring physical and emotional symptoms at ...
Reviewing an elderly patient's medications
Medication review is the starting point for comprehensive rehabilitation of an elderly person in ...
Reduced function of exocrine glands is usually first manifested as dryness of the eyes (keratocon...
Tension-type and malocclusion headache
Tension-type headache is the most common cause of headache, head pain; however, the underlying me...
Trochanteric pain may be caused by tendopathy or rupture of m. gluteus medius or minimus or by tr...
An underdiagnosed syndrome with pain and burning of the female external genital organs. Up to 15%...
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