Lateral Epicondylitis

Elbow Pain Image

Medical Condition of the Elbow Lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition of the elbow. It is also known as tennis elbow because it is common in tennis players. It is generally an overuse phenomenon resulting in inflammation of the epicondyle. Anatomy The elbow joint is made up of three bones, the humerus, radius and ulna. […]

Fat Embolism

Fat Embolism Image

Overview An embolus is something that travels through the bloodstream and lodges in a place where it would not ordinarily be. A fat embolism has nothing to do with being overweight. It occurs when a fat particle or droplet travels through the circulation and eventually blocks a blood vessel. Fat emboli tend to be small […]


Liver Image

Overview The word jaundice comes from the French word jaune which means yellow, describing the colour of the skin, conjunctiva, mucous membranes, sclera and whites of the eyes, of a patient who is suffering from jaundice. Jaundice is a symptom as opposed to a condition. If jaundice is present it means there is an excessive […]

Liver Transplant

The Liver

Overview When irreversible liver failure occurs, the only option for treatment is for the patient to have a liver transplant. A liver transplant is when a patient undergoes surgery to remove a diseased or malfunctioning liver to be replaced with a complete or portion of a healthy liver that has been donated by another person. […]