NHS Confederation director of policy Nigel Edwards responds to the National Audit 'Major Trauma Care' report. "The progress made to increase the co-ordination of urgent and emergency care means that trauma care has improved and the number of lives being saved is rising. "All local hospitals will ensure patients with the most urgent needs are treated as quickly as possible but there is more to do to make sure systems are joined up the best they can. While direct transfer to specialist services may be beneficial in a number of cases, it may not always be an option, especially in rural areas where immediate treatment and care may be required locally.
How do you change health habits among a population with some of the highest heart disease rates in the world? Tackling heart disease in Kentucky an epicenter of heart health problems the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is helping high-risk patients make radical, lasting changes to improve their heart health. "People have a notion of heart disease as something they're born with, but for most people that isn't true. Genetics play a role, but lifestyle accounts for the majority of heart disease risk, " says Dr. Alison Bailey, Gill Heart Institute cardiologist and director of the cardiac rehab program.
There are four major ligaments in your knee. They are the Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL, Medial collateral ligament (MCL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) Ligaments are flexible bands of tissue that connect bones together and give strength and stability to the joint. When a ligament is damaged, you may experience pain and swelling. One of the ligaments in the knee that people injure most often is the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. The ligament known as the ACL, is located in the middle of the knee. It controls rotation and forward movement of the tibia (shin bone). The most common way you can hurt your ACL is playing sports.
Magnetic knee braces are excellent braces to use if you have a sports injury, severe arthritis, or if you have just had knee surgery. You can use these types of braces if you have a sprain, torn cartilage, or other types of injury that can make your knees weak and painful. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis. It is also known as wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint will cause this. The tissue that cushions bones and joints is called the cartilage. People who experience this type of arthritis are usually overweight or over 50 years of age. Pain from symptoms can fluctuate.
Common ligament injuries are an ACL injury, a PCL injury, or an MCL injury. These injuries can cause your knee to become unstable. ACL injuries, including complete or partial tears occur when you change direction rapidly, twist without moving your feet or slow down too fast. This type of sudden movement can cause the ACL to stretch or tear. A PCL injury can occur from hyper-extending your knee or impact to the front of it. Direct impact from the outside of the knee joint can also cause a PCL injury. An example is playing football. The MCL is usually injured when the outside of the knee joint is struck. This can make the outside of your knee buckle and cause the inside to widen.
What is Frozen Shoulder? When trying to move your shoulder normally causes you pain, you may have this condition. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. With this condition, you may have pain and stiffness in your shoulder. You may also have decreased motion there as well. For example, you may not be able to reach over your head because of the pain and stiffness. Another person will not be able move your shoulder either if they try. This pain is usually felt in the outer shoulder or the upper arm. If you have frozen shoulder, there are typically three phases you will go through: The freezing and painful phase. This can last 2-9 months. Pain is the first symptom.