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Abrasion

Abrasions (also known as scrapes) are skin wounds that rub or tear off skin. Most abrasions are shallow, but some may remove several layers of skin. Usually there is little bleeding from an abrasion, however injury to the head or face often produces more blood loss.

Abrasions are common in bicycle accidents, where an individual will scrape their skin if they are exposed to a hard, rough surface.

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Achilles Tendon Rupture

A condition that occurs when the Achilles tendon ruptures or tears. This tendon is a tough sinew that connects the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. It is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body.

Causes
Condition may occur when rapid stress is placed on the tendon, such as engaging in heavy amounts of physical exertion or overworking an already weakened tendon. When the Achilles tendon is overworked it becomes swollen and weak, making it subject to easy sprains and ruptures.

Symptoms
If an Achilles tendon is only stretched out and inflamed, symptoms can include swelling near the heel and pain associated with movement of the toes and tendon itself. If the tendon has been ruptured pain symptoms become more severe, often resulting in the inability to walk on the affected leg.

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Acute Compartment Syndrome

A pathologic condition that occurs when a compartment (the enclosed spaces in the body that hold muscles, nerves, and blood vessels) swells and increases in pressure, reducing the supply of blood to that area. This reduction in blood cannot therefore supply the muscles and nerves with oxygen and nutrients.

Causes
Typically, compartment syndrome can occur due to muscle injury, causing an increase in pressure and fluid accumulation within the compartment where the muscle is located. As a result, the muscle cells lose their blood and oxygen supply, allowing the muscle to scar down, contract and possibly die in untreated.

Symptoms
Symptoms can include pain to the affected area, a feeling of tightness or fullness of muscles, swollen skin over the affected area and sensation problems.

Treatment Procedures
Treatment of compartment syndrome is done through a surgical process called fasciotomy, where an incision is made in the area to open the compartment of tissue and relieve pressure. Failure to do this can result in serious injury.

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Amputation

The removal of a portion or all of a body part that is enclosed by skin. An amputation is typically an acquired condition performed to stop the spread of a disease or cater to the traumatic injury of a limb.

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Anesthesia

A drug or combination of drugs used to reduce or prevent pain during a surgical or invasive procedure. Depending on the type of amount of anesthesia given, it can help block pain, control breathing and blood pressure and make a patient sleepy or unconscious during surgery.

There are four main types of anesthesia:

  • Local Anesthesia– just a small amount is given in order to numb a small, specific area of the body
  • Conscious/Intravenous Sedation – a mild amount is used to sedate a patient during a procedure. They may become sleepy and not remember the procedure
  • Regional Anesthesia – used to block pain in a specific area of the body, such as having an epidural during pregnancy
  • General Anesthesia – used to block pain throughout the entire body and makes a person unconscious for a period of time
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